My photo-a-day project is complete! 366 pictures, one for each day of 2012! I'm really glad I did the project. It was a lot of fun. I was glad to find the Fat Mum Slim website to follow along with her prompts. I don't think I would have been as creative with the project without someone giving me prompts. I didn't follow her prompts in January or November, however. I don't think I'm going to do the project this year. I will, however, try to use my Nikon more. I noticed that my photos on my phone, while sometimes quite amazing, have definitely dropped in quality. I think I'd like to keep my big camera in my car or with me more so that I can photograph more casual, candid photos with it.
This was the only New Year's Resolution I made this year, so I'm glad I was able to stick with it and complete it.
I went with a few friends on a mommy-field trip to the Spode Dish factory in Malaysia. We had the best time and it was an experience I won't soon forget. We met at Becky's in the morning and got our three car caravan ready to go. We said a prayer, did a cheer and were off at about 9 am. We crossed the border without any issues (except for toll top-up cards) and hit the road. In about an hour we arrived at this little side-of-the-road pottery market. It was typical of a third-world place. True Outlet shopping. There was a nice aluminum roof and some big fans to keep us cool. The plates were very dusty from being outside so long but there were so many lovely treasures. We all had a good time just wandering around searching for new dishes.
I was looking for a set of every-day dishes and anything else was a bonus in my mind. Spode is a European brand that outsources production to Malaysia. Their retail cost is pretty high but we got some amazing deals. After we had be…
The Elementary School at SAS celebrated Festival of Stories this week. They had several days and activities devoted to stories, writing, and illustrating. Evan was looking forward to dressing up for the culmination day: Character Dress Up Day. He decided he wanted to be a YOP from Dr. Seuss's One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. He chose the character and assembled the outfit entirely on his own (So Evan) and he was ready at least a week ahead of time. He asked me every single day (even weekends) how many days there were until Character dress-up day. He loved meeting the Author and Artist in Residence (as did Ryan: they had a different author and illustrator visit the older kids) and they even got a signed copy of Todd Parr's book!