Every January brings a time where I can breathe in between all of the work that still needs to be done.  It is a time where my mind wanders and dreams of what’s to come.  It is a time where I want to catch up with Gabe and Claire…experience their world a bit more.  The fall is such a busy time for us that there are times where the camera doesn’t approach their faces at all…and that bothers me.

I somehow came across Kristen Cook’s photography blog.  It may have been a random find, but for me it was perfect timing.  Each year she does something called ‘Photo-A-Day’ where she takes a photo of her children every day for the month of January.  I loved this idea and decided to embark on it.  I know it will be something that I can look back on years from now allowing my heart to relive one month with them at these ages…the missing tooth, the expressions, all of it.

If you are feeling inspired to join me, leave a comment, or send me a note (  If the interest is there, a challenge may take place…thinking along the lines of a random drawing for some CPD credit? ;)  Let me know!

If anything, maybe you will enjoy a peek into our daily lives.

Claire was actually full of smiles before this photo.  All she wanted was for me to open her Luna Bar.  Yes, you heard me right. ;) 

Gabe’s photo happened a bit later…his schedule is a bit different since he is in school.

Sarah - Love this idea…. and am going to try my best to do this as well.January 4, 2011 – 2:54 pm

Jennifer - Love that you’re doing this! I’ve started it as well, but am planning (hoping? Praying? Dreaming?) on going the entire year. Then turning cthe blog into a blog book. Mine is at jenniferconklin.typepad.comJanuary 4, 2011 – 12:08 am

Jenni Hufford - 1) Yes, I am IN for the challenge. 2) incredibly jealous of claire’s hair.January 3, 2011 – 11:05 pm

Vangie Lindner - Good idea–boy my photo albums would really be full if I had done this. . .can you imagine if I had more kids.January 3, 2011 – 10:23 pm

Jennifer - Oh what the heck, im in!! Let’s make this a contest!!!!!!January 3, 2011 – 9:53 pm

Jamie - I want to do this, I want to do this! Do I post the pic on my blog daily? I love the idea! Of course, my pics will NOT be this wonderful, but I can def. do my best! Love the idea!January 3, 2011 – 9:34 pm

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