Saturday, January 1, 2011

Project 365 - Week 1

 Week 1

 Well, although there is only ONE day of the year in this week, it is still our first week for P365.  This will be my 3rd year to do this and I am really excited.  Today at my open house, I had my 365/2009 book on the coffee table.  It seems like every person picked it up and just ooo'd and awed over it!!  I even had one friend say she is going to join us and went right out to her car, got her camera and came in and took a picture!!!  I love it!  Now THAT gets me excited to do it again.

I hope if you are reading this, that you are joining me for P365.  If not, I hope after reading this that you will consider it.  What is P365?  Well, we take a picture a day for a year.  On Sundays, we all link up here to show our week's pictures.  I also keep all my pictures on my P365 blog (you can click my tab to see the last two years) I really can't think of a better way to document your family's every day life.  And who knows, after linking up with us you may meet some new friends that just might impact your life....I know I did!

Here's my week:
 Walked by the dining room and Jared was putting together his lego from his stocking.  Boys never out grow legos!!
 Our band had Christmas off so our worship pastor asked Jason to play with him for church.  I love seeing my son up there!

It cracks me up how much fun we have playing the Wii.

Christmas came down today.
I am always glad to have that done!

Jason made waffles for everyone this morning.

Can I just tell you how much I am enjoying my TV in the kitchen!!!

This is my Wii character.
Doesn't she look like me?
Jason and I have been playing Frisbee golf this afternoon.
 I am sick today with a bad cold and trying to get read for your New Years Day Open House.  The peas are on to soak and I a going to ball drop for me!

 Happy New Year!!!

The turkey is frying....

 ..the food is set out...
black eyed peas are done!
We are ready to party!
Our open house was so fun this year, about 60 people came through.  I even had a friend from out of town surprise me and stop by on her way through LR!!!
The perfect start to the New Year!
Now it's your turn.  Link up below and share you pictures....even if it's just one!!!!


SusanD said...

After a year hiatus, I am joining you again. Thanks for hosting this again, Sara. Blessings, SusanD

The Bug said...

OK, I'm an idiot - I called mine week 53 LOL. Well, it sure felt like 53 weeks.

Wish I was at your open house - we had Taco Bell instead of black-eyed peas. And nothing green at all.

Rhonda said...

I'm going to join in this year! Thanks for hosting! Maybe, I'll get better at taking pictures too! That would be cool!

LuAnn said...

I am a veteran here - starting my thrid year and LOVE it !! And you will too if you are just starting.

Thanks so much Sara for continuing this.

Hope the open house went well.

Our turkey was great yesterday - the skin is the family favorite.

April's adventure said...

Man, so much pressure. Can I take this week to ponder the idea??? It is just day one, I thought I had all week??? I did join Beth Moore's year long Siesta scripture memory group.

Mimi said...

I just did my first P365 post! I'm super excited to join in this year.

I would love to try a deep fried turkey sometime.

Hugs & love,

Tori said...

Your Mii is cute! Can she cook like you? :)
Glad you are enjoying your tv in the kitchen. You definitely spend a lot of time in there!
Oh how I missed the black eyed peas this year. I had to work all day so couldn't make it to Kim's.
Have a super week!!

The DG Family said...

Yummy to all that food and I hope you are feeling better. Thank you so much for creating P365 and sharing the idea with fellow bloggers! I will be embarking on my second year and have enjoyed it thoroughly! Happy New Year to you and yours! :)

Lisa said...

Its so cool to see your kids around the house, just doing their thing. We don't have a Wii but it looks like a great family event.

You are so ambitious to be hosting this. I credit Rachel at Our Adoption Journey for first helping me find you through this project and I'm so glad I did on many levels.

You are a dear friend and I can't wait to see all the good things God has in store for you this year.

RaD said...

I couldn't get my Mii to look like me, but it is cute - blonde with pony tails.

I your New Year's tradition is great! My house is too teeny tiny to do something like that, but it would be fun.

Ladynred said...

Congratulations! I'm joining in again..Happy New Year!

BARBIE said...

I would love to join you for this! Do I have to post daily, or can I do a recap at the end of the week? I've missed today, but hope to have six lovely photos by the weekend. I'm grabbing your button for my sidebar!

Kim said...

Hope you're doing better!

Our friends put up Christmas decorations before we arrived and I'm not taking them down until tomorrow :)

I can't find black-eyed peas here and just drooled when I saw you photo of them soaking. LOL You can tell I'm a southern girl :) Sounds like you had a great time yesterday!

I just love it when the kids cook for us, and I know you do too.

I'm ready to start P365 for the year but may be late posting this week again. Our company is here through tomorrow.

Have a great week!


This was so much fun. I cannot wait to see what I have done in 365 days. Thank you for doing this Sara.

Lori said...

Made it Sara!! I can't believe that year one of 365 is over. I want you to know what a blessing you are and how much I appreciate that you are hosting this... Happy New Year! Sometime I need to try black eyed peas... give me the recipe?

Rebecca Jo said...

WHOO HOOO - another year! Thanks for hosting the P365! I'm just excited on the same week number - FINALLY! :)

I am determined to get a wii now! I played one for the first time New Years Eve... THAT is some fun!!

Happy New Years lady!

Rita said...

Sara, that week looks alot like ours - Legos and Wii! I am so glad to have all the decorations down too!
Thanks for hosting P365, I will not be joining in again this year, but it has been very fun (and good for my photo skills) and I will check in to your year! Have a great one!

McCrakensx4 said...

Such a great week! I am gonna do Project 365 again this year! I had such a great time doing it this past year...made me very thankful for the little things in life! I bet you loved having your kids home this week...I can tell in your pics! We love to play our Wii too! And what a fun way to start off the new year...with an open house. Here's to a blessed 2011!

H-Mama said...

Wii and family just go together, yes? ;) Love all your pictures this week! Jason is a pretty well-rounded guy... waffles, music... love it. ;)

We took Christmas down today... I was never more ready to see it go in the attic! Love the tv in your kitchen! Fun!!

Beverlydru said...

I admire your faithfulness and inspiration to others. And I really enjoy your photos. I'm still a dufus with the camera so have to pass. I thought twice though. : )
Happy New Year!!

rita said...

Such hospitality, even when you're sick!
I agree, TV in the kitchen, or audio books, help get the work done.
We had waffles this evening with some family members and friends that watched the Colts game here.
Last Sunday we were enjoying the daughter's Wii. Haven't seen the Mii they made me yet. I requested a younger looking model.
Thanks again, Sara.
Hope you get to feeling better real soon!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

I'm all in from the very beginning this time, yea for me!

Totally late to the party though, maybe next time I can get it done can only dream.

My Christmas is coming down tomorrow, I left it up longer this year because we were having out family thing on New Years day!

Don't ya just love seeing your boy leading worship??? How great is that!


I'll have to come back and visit everyone else tomorrow I'm spent tonight!

He & Me + 3 said...

We love playing the wii too. Such great family time.
Hope you are feeling better.
The party food looked great. Gosh I am so hungry.
Happy New Year!

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

Ms. Sara happy new year.You created a very nice meme and i wanted to join this when I first saw it in different blog post but it was in the middle of the year when i saw so i waited this day to join and start from the very beginning of the year. Goodluck and thanks for hosting. Im joining project 365

You have wonderful kids and family. It looks like they enjoyed bonding with their parents more than their friends

Debra said...

Happy New Year Sara! It looks like you had a wonderful week, with the exception of getting sick...I hope you feel better soon. I'm joining in for P365 and I'm a newbie, so I'm looking to you, to show me the ropes. lol I'm praying I stick to it, til the end! :)

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

WOW! Is all I can say. 365 has totally grown, I had some time this morning so I was able to give everyone a visit! Took me almost an hour!

You totally rock for hosting this again this year.

Thank you for being our365 encourager and look at all the new folks who have joined in this year.

Way fun!


skoots1mom said...

what a great turn out for your new year...

Angie said...

Thanks so much, Sara, for hosting again this year! Last year was my first and I really enjoyed capturing each day with a picture. Looking forward to doing it again!

Happy New Year!

fransmomma said...

gah! i should have linked up, ut i saved my one picture and lumped it in with this weeks pictures.
glad to be back! :-)

Kim W said...

I just had to comment on this to thank you for starting the New Year's Day black-eyed peas tradition with us. Seventy friends came to our home this year and raved about how good the black-eyed peas were and how much they look foward to coming over and spending the day with us. (I think I'm going to have to make 4 bags next year. Yikes!) I think about you at various times throughout the year, but ALWAYS on New Years Eve as I'm sifting through the peas getting them ready to soak. Thanks to you and Steve for being such a blessing to us in so many ways!

poison_ivy777 said...

This is so great! I had heard about a Project 365 through a scrapbooking friend of mine (I'm an avid scrapbooker myself) but she had a certain twist to it for scrapbookers and photography lovers - when you are either one of these above mentioned or BOTH you typically are behind the camera. So they took one picture a day of THEMSELF! She had so much fun doing it that I am doing it this year and through another blog I follow found your blog! I never knew so many people did this! I'll be linking up when I can!