365 Photo Project

In my 101 in 1001 list I said I was going to do the 365 Photo Project.  Well, with the motivation of my friend/twin Dorsa, I’m doin’ it!  The point of it, for me atleast, is to document each day, not necessarily take amazing pictures.  So here goes it…

: : : : : : :  May : : : : : : :

May 20, 2012 :: Toby looks like he is 80 years old. He and I stayed at home all day- my allergies were so bad from the day before, I couldn’t go outside. :/ Ready for allergy season to be over!

May 19, 2012 :: Our friends Lucy and Mike got married on Saturday. It was such a beautiful day!!! Congrats woo and mike!

May 18, 2012 :: Toby jumped in the dog contest at Dominion RiverRock. I took a screen shot of one of the videos, haha.

May 17, 2012 :: The first peony bloom! I didn’t think they were going to bloom this year because I planted them late. So excited!

May 16, 2012 :: This is a delish recipe I’m hoping to make for my fam for memorial day at the lake!

May 15, 2012 :: Toby giving me some smooches :)

May 14, 2012 :: Brandon left for Front Royal. Sad day :(

May 13, 2012 :: Brandon and I got pizza from my favorite pizza place, Mary Angela’s and took it to the Carilon. It was such a nice day and no one was out there!

May 12, 2012 :: Esull and I were in charge of the kiddos Sat AM while the boys packed up Katie’s furniture. We took them to Gillies, caboose park and to Adam and Steph’s old apartment. Ethan thought we were going to get to go inside and take a tour :/ I had to explain that someone was living there and we can’t just walk through their house. :)

May 11, 2012 :: We went to Mill Mountain and had breakfast before Katie’s graduations. I had the best chai EVER. I don’t have any pics of Katie on my camera and I can’t seem to round one up.

May 10, 2012 :: Blacksburg!!!

May 9, 2012 :: Toby took a bath so he could be fresh for his Blacksburg trip.

May 8, 2012 :: A bee burrowed in to our fence. I’ll show him!

May 7, 2012 :: Brandon took our friend Tim to the airport and he made us a ‘thanks for taking me to the airport cake’ haha.

May 6, 2012 :: Fam pic!

May 5, 2012 :: Steph and I went to Blacksburg for Katie’s lingerie party. We went and got pedicures and dinner before the party. :)

May 4, 2012 :: Toby hugging me.

May 3, 2012 :: My new awesome chevron rings!

May 2, 2012 :: Toby basking in the sun.

May 1, 2012 :: Got a pic with Ferd! We had our Haiti reunion dinner. Unfortunately, we didn’t get a whole group shot.

: : : : : : :  APRIL : : : : : : :

April 30, 2012 :: Brandon scored me a projector! I’ve always wanted one – to paint cool things on the wall and such and now I can!

April 29, 2012 :: Lots of Toby pics these days.


April 28, 2012 :: We did a lot of this this weekend.

April 27, 2012 :: Toby going on a car ride.

April 26, 2012 :: I really like aqua and coral right now and NEW shoes!

April 25, 2012 :: Last day at market!

April 24, 2012 :: My boss and I went to market in Highpoint NC and I found the sectional I want! We will be ordering it soon!

April 23, 2012 :: We got to see NEEDTOBREATHE and Ben Rector again! We were in the front row! It was AMAZING!!!!

April 22, 2012 :: Toby not excited for his hair cut. :)

April 21, 2012 :: Went on a walk with the hubs and dog.

April 20, 2012 :: We did a guys/girls night with some of our friends. The guys stayed at our house and watched the kids and the girls got to go out! This little one was not happy to be woken up.

April 19, 2012 :: Only pic I got today was my outfit :) I’m loving the coral/aqua color combo right now!

April 18, 2012 :: LY, Woo and I went to Buz and Neds for dinner! We also went to Burlington Coat Factory in hopes of finding some dresses (ehhh it was really crummy) but we did have luck at Ross!

April 17, 2012 :: My mom’s beautiful view from her porch. I wish I could be there more often.

April 16, 2012 :: Some of my sibs video chatted with my mom and me for her birthday!

April 15, 2012 :: A bunch of us went to Qdoba after church.

April 14, 2012 :: We (almost) knocked off #1 on that list! B put in 5 can lights in the kitchen. It’s so bright and AMAZING!!!!

April 13, 2012 :: I went over and hung out with the G girls. Ava wanted to take a million pictures of us with our sunglasses on :)

April 12, 2012 :: I didn’t wear this today but I tried it on to confirm that I totally love it and don’t regret spending so much money on it. It’s so bangarang.

April 11, 2012 :: Brandon and I were supposed to go to an invite only preview for a restaurant and we got there and it was cancelled. LAME. So we consoled ourselves with Krispy Kreme. I totally regret that.

April 10, 2012 ::We found this baby birdy nest in my window boxes. I had to move them so I could put the new flowers in there (I had gloves on) and the mama bird never came back. I even put it back where it was. Sad. The birds that never were.

April 9, 2012 :: Yes I did buy this fabulous HOKIE (but not technically) skirt. IM SO READY FOR FALL!!!!

April 8, 2012 :: Brandon and I wen’t out to PF Changs and acted like 5 year olds.

April 7, 2012 :: Before and after of my yard! My mom and I worked all day on it. Looks much better! I think I’m going to put a border between the flower bed and grass to give some nice definition.

April 6, 2012 :: Toby and Brandon waiting by the window for my mom and his cousin dogs. :)

April 5, 2012 :: We ate at a new restaurant called Blowtoad and had the most interesting pizza. It is called “Bleu Balls”. It is made with blue cheese, caramelized onions and…… Rocky mountain oysters orrrr bull balls. Haha. They tasted like mushrooms. I was so weirded out but it wasn’t bad!

April 4, 2012 :: Drew buddy came over for dinner and a movie while John and Mindy went out to dinner and see the Hunger Games. He had a lot of fun drawing on our chalkboard and playing with Toby!

April 3, 2012 :: We went out to celebrate Laura’s 26th birthday at Magpie!

April 2, 2012 :: Brandon made an awesome pasta dish and we had apothic. DELISH.

April 1, 2012 :: We put in a medicine cabinet in our upstairs hall bath! Finally! No more medicine tool box!!!

: : : : : : :  MARCH : : : : : : :  

March 31, 2012 :: B and I went furniture shopping on sat. A mattress and furniture in the same weekend, you say!!?! Brandon has ants in his pants- he’s on this ‘we’re going to get this done’ kick. Which is fine with me! Finally new furniture! I am 90% done picking it out! We’re thinking to get this chair in a turquoise velvet!

March 30, 2012 :: Brandon and I went mattress shopping before my soccer game. Seriously one of my biggest fears/dreads. I really dislike mattress salespeople because they’ll do anything to get a sale! But we finally bought a mattress after 4 years of putting it off! Go us!

March 29. 2012 :: I went downtown for a meeting and there were two cops on horses… random… on the cobblestone part of downtown no less.

March 28, 2012 :: We had crazy thunderstorms and Toby was so scared. He kept jumping in my lap and trying to burrow under the blanket. :)

March 27, 2012 :: Brandon made me a Berry Chocolate smoothie! It was sooooo good. He made it in our Ninja blender (the biggest one I think) – 1.5 cups milk, 4 T cold hot fudge, filled the rest with frozen raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. IT WAS SOOOO GOOD!

March 26, 2012 :: We went over to B’s parent’s house to celebrate his 27th birthday! He’s so old! When did that happen??

March 25, 2012 :: We went bowling after a delicious brunch at Delux. Dorsa and Erik had to leave early to go back home. (this is a scan of my polaroid- that’s why it looks so awesome)

March 24, 2012 :: We went to go see the Hunger Games movie!!! We might have been first in line and it was AMAZING!!!!!!! How can I wait for the other two to come out???

March 23, 2012 :: Our friends Dorsa, Erik, Richie and Alaina came into town! We went to New York Deli mainly to get photobooth pics!

March 22, 2012 :: I planted some peonies my friend Jackie gave me. Hopefully they’ll bloom this year!

March 21, 2012 :: For Brandon’s birthday we celebrated with hail and mass flooding! Crazy weather! But really we went to sweet frog and had little ceasars. It was completely nutritional.

March 20, 2012 :: I went out to dinner with Mindy at PF Changs and I finally got lettuce wraps! They were so good! I sort of missed the crab won tons though ;)

March 19, 2012 :: I’ve been painting my nails so much and I lurve it!

March 18, 2012 :: We took this polaroid at Bdubs. Adam took the pic and was like wow, i just can’t miss this opportunity. I got mad (not really) at him bc he wasted a pic but turns out he didn’t waste one at all!

March 17, 2012 :: St. Patricks day/ Shawns birthday!!! We went out to Bdubs for like 2 hours and got tired so we went home (haha we’re old!). We also wore these fabulous mustaches into bdubs. People weren’t staring at us or anything… :)

March 16, 2012 :: B and I went to Baltimore to visit my older bro and his fam and one of my younger bros and his fiance. When we got there, Katie walked in and we were basically wearing the same thing! Haha, twinz!

March 15, 2012 :: I went over to Elizabeths and we went over to Mary and Chez’s for dinner. After dinner some more people came over and they did car bombs. That’s city livin’.

March 14, 2012 :: We had Alan and Jackie over for dinner but I ALWAYS forget to take a pic. UGH. So I usually have a million Toby pics from each day that I have as a backup. He was just standing there with his angry bird dangling from his mouth.

March 13, 2012 :: Finally! Hunger Games Nail Polish by China Glaze is out!

March 12, 2012 :: We went out to dinner with our friends the Donahues! It has seriously been a year since we’ve seen them- SO BAD!

March 11, 2012 :: Dorsa and I exhausted after working on our Pinterest challenge craft and also being up till 3AM (Daylight savings time- it was really 2AM but we jumped ahead and lost an hour).

March 10, 2012 :: B and I went to DC for my twinsies wine and cheese party! Later on in the night we went outside to their fire pit and roasted marshmallows.

March 9, 2012 :: Shawn and Katie came over for ‘craft night’! We worked on wedding reception decor and invitations.

March 8, 2012 :: Toby chillin’ on my lap while I’m workin’ on the computer.

March 7, 2012 :: Brandon, Toby and I went on a walk after work because it was so nice outside! Please excuse Brandon’s slightly confused expression and the GINORMO bags under my eyes.

March 6, 2012 :: Katie and I went out looking for ideas for their wedding reception. We got a lot of good DIY ideas! (This is a pic of the card where she asked me to be her matron of honor! I am SOOOO excited and honored to be a part of their day!)

March 5, 2012 :: Tobes gettin’ some snugs :)

March 4, 2012 :: Most of us played our fair share of board games and video games but the cutest thing was to watch E and K play old school mario bros. They are so good!

March 3, 2012 :: We celebrated Shawn’s 24th and Brandon’s 27th Birthday at my mom’s house this weekend. Everyone was there including Katie’s parents except for Stephanie. :( We missed you Steph!

March 2, 2012 :: B and I went to a furniture factory in Hickory, NC to look at furniture for our family room. It is so cool to see how furniture is made.

March 1, 2012 :: We went to Brandon’s parent’s house for dinner and saw this awesome dog on the way. It was sitting in the drivers lap and was wearing one of those big plastic things around it’s neck.

: : : : : : :  FEBRUARY : : : : : : :  

February 29, 2012 :: Brandon is using the ‘wand’ that Kayla made for me as his bookmark in his bible :)

February 28, 2012 :: A pic of my outfit- can you tell I’m ready for spring?

February 27, 2012 :: We finished our last day with shootin’ guns and shine! Haha, I shot a gun for the first time (it was awesome) and we bought moonshine (legally!).

February 26, 2012 :: We had a nice relaxing day on Sunday. We started out at Pancake Pantry (which we went to THREE times while we were in Nashville. Can you say fatties?? I think we ate double our recommended daily caloric intake just at breakfast.) I also got a shirt that says “Don’t pat my pancakes.” Its pretty awesome.

February 25, 2012 :: Brandon and I toured the Ryman Auditorium (where we saw NTB). We then got in the car and drove an hour away to the Jack Daniels distillery. We got to see how they make Tennessee Whiskey!

February 24, 2012 :: Brandon and I started our second day in Nashville by going to Antique Archeology which is the store for the show American Pickers. We met and got a picture (obvi) with Mike! He is so awesome! We ended our amazing day with going to the most amazing concert! We got to see Ben Rector (who is awesome) and Needtobreathe (my favorite band other than Taylor Swift)!!! They were incredible- so good that we’re going to see them again!

February 23, 2012 :: We began our 5 day trip to Nashville, TN and on the flight Brandon read Erasing Hell by Francis Chan. This page came up right as we were talking about our pup, Toby. :)

February 22, 2012 :: My boss and I went to the Washington DC Design Center. I took a pic with some Lilly P fabrics to send to my sissy :)

February 21, 2012 :: Toby woke up to a beautiful snowfall! He only got to play in it for about 10 minutes though :(

February 20, 2012 :: I bought 3 new essie colors!

February 19, 2012 :: We got to stop in Baltimore on the way home and see Steph, Shawn, Ethan and Kayla.

February 18, 2012 :: Sweet, sleeping Lilly. She is ADORABLE and I LOVE HER SO MUCH!!!

February 17, 2012 :: Sissies on a walk.

February 16, 2012 :: Took a pic of my outfit because I like it :)

February 15, 2012 :: I went to dinner with my friend Mindy but I didn’t get a picture of us! Lame. This pic of Brownie will have to do.

February 14, 2012 :: We went to B’s parent’s house for dinner. We got uncomfortably close to running out of gas.

February 13, 2012 :: B and I celebrated Valentines day one day early at La Grotta. He gave me (us) a trip to Nashville!!! and I get to get cowgirl boots!!!! and see Needtobreathe!!! OMMMGGGG!!!

February 12, 2012 :: I got a mani/pedi with my girl Hillary. I love the color on my finger nails (Essie- Brooch the Subject). I love the color on my toes too but I have no clue what it’s called.

February 11, 2012 :: B and I went out to lunch with my mom at The Conch Republic. I got plantains so I was a happy girl :)

February 10, 2012 :: Haha, Brownie just sittin’ on the table because all dogs do that right? Don’t answer that…

February 9, 2012 :: I had dinner with my bestie. Its been like a kajillion years since we’ve gotten together. We’re dumb- we live 20 minutes apart.

February 8, 2012 :: I made the most amazing caramelized banana pudding. Here is the recipe: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/caramelized-banana-pudding-50400000119142/

February 7, 2012 :: Sleepy Meepy

February 6, 2012 :: Had my favorite beer – Franziskaner Weissbier. It’s sooooo good.

February 5, 2012 :: We had about 30 some people at our house for the superbowl. These little kiddos thought that it was so funny that they were in Toby’s house.

February 4, 2012 :: Our team of 28 plus Greg and Cathy (the missionaries we stayed with) on the right.

February 3, 2012 :: This is Mika. This week we worked on Vilner’s house. He and his wife and 3 kids (29-23ish) live with him. His oldest son abopted Mika because her mom had 16 children and couldn’t take care of her.

February 2, 2012 :: This little guy was watching us as we were unloading the truck.

February 1, 2012 :: The lady that lives in this house is a widow with tuberculosis. All 4 of her children also have TB.

: : : : : : :  JANUARY : : : : : : :  

January 31, 2012 :: Top left- finished covering house with toll, top right- someones house, bottom left- Jou, bottom middle and right- roof we put on someones house- she was so happy she made us rice/beans/salami- first risky meal I ate out of someones tent :) but it was delicious

January 30, 2012 :: On monday, we put new roofs on two houses and put toll (tin) on the exterior of one of the houses. Walencia is the little girl that followed me around for most of the day.

January 29, 2012 :: We walked around after church in the tent city nearby. I love every single kid we met.

January 28, 2012 :: At the airport- 4AM- getting ready to fly to Haiti!

January 27, 2012 :: Brobro’s in town!

January 26, 2012 :: Toby posing in front of the new chalkboard for his first day of school!

January 25, 2012 :: Brandon cleaning the paint off of the edges of our chalkboard.

January 24, 2012 :: I stained the wood for the supports and frame for our chalkboard!

January 23, 2012 :: We went out to Don Pepes with Craig. We go out to dinner a lot, I’m realizing. It needs to stop.

January 22, 2012 :: B and I running errands after church to get ready for the B’s coming over for dinner and the Raves/Giants Game.

January 21, 2012 :: We went out to dinner at Havana 59 with B’s family for Jordon’s graduation celebration. B and J smoked some cigars. Seriously I can only tolerate that about once a year. But I definitely enjoyed yucca fries and plantains.

January 20, 2012 :: We went to PF Changs for dinner. UGH SO GOOD.

January 19, 2012 :: Went to Whole Foods with my boss today. It’s so pretty in there :)

January 18, 2012 :: Hot chocolate with cool whip and cinnamon at work :)

January 17, 2012 :: Just a little snappy of my pup. :)

January 16, 2012 :: B and I went to dinner at Julep’s with a friend. Such amazing food and wine!

January 15, 2012 :: B and I went to lunch with his family at Perlys. It is sooooo good – especially their Downtowner and Jefferson sandwiches.

January 14, 2012 :: B and I went to the Buffs to watch the Broncos/Patriots {Pats won :( } game and we had a little time to play with Doo before he went to bed.

January 13, 2012 :: This is a little bird feeder that my little buddy Drew made and gave to us for Christmas! I finally hung it outside yesterday- I’m such a slacker!

January 12, 2012 :: Nothing crazy awesome happened today so I took a pic of my hair. :)

January 11, 2012 :: I got 12 inches cut off my head! I haven’t been able to style it yet so I can’t wait to try tomorrow! My new stylist, Jason said if I want to come back and get bangs he’d do it fo free! I’ll live with it for a few days and see how I feel.

January 10, 2012 :: I’m cuttin’ this tomorrow. I’m thinking shoulder length. I’m nervous and my hands are starting to sweat but I’m gonna do it. I may have already crossed the line from non home-school to home-school hair.

January 9, 2012 :: I hung out with this guy tonight (my bro bro Tyler). We went to our Haiti prep meeting, along with Brandon!!

January 8, 2012 :: B and I watched the help. It was really good- almost as good as the book.

January 7, 2012 :: A bunch of my family and Katie’s family went out to Halligans for drinks. They have a real firetruck inside that serves as the bar!

January 6, 2012 :: B and I went to Don Pepe’s for dinner! I ate way too many chips and white sauce.

January 5, 2012 :: I went out to dinner at Cafe Caturra with Brandon’s parents/brother (B is on a biz trip) and we went to Shyndigz for dessert! I got the cake with fruit in the middle. Sooooo good.

January 4, 2012 :: We started driving at 8:30AM in New Orleans and arrived in Richmond at 3:00AM. We drove through 7 states (6 of which I got a picture of their welcome signs- Darn you South Carolina- I missed ya!).

January 3, 2012 :: VT vs. Michigan at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, LA. Amazing trip – not so amazing end of the game.

January 2, 2012 :: We arrived in New Orleans around 1:30PM, walked around for a bit. Met up with my brother Tyler and his friends for dinner and drinks. This is Brandon and I at Patty O’Briens.

January 1, 2012 :: The only picture I have from Jan 1 is the creepiest picture of my dog, Toby. It looks like something from a mystery or horror film. Haha, oh well!


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