Twelve on Twelve

So, I’ve been blog-stalking Katherine’s sister Elizabeth about as long as I’ve known Katherine, to the point that I feel like I know her and her adorable daughters personally, though we’ve never met. Because I’m quite sure I’d like her a lot if we did actually know each other, I also feel a little bit guilty about not officially participating in the Take Twelve Photo Challenge she helped put together. The idea is that you take twelve photos on the twelfth of each month, and then scrapbook them in a way that captures your memories of an ordinary day.

I love the idea, but I think the only thing that is going to get me scrapbooking again is if all of my college girlfriends miraculously managed to live in the same city again and we all got together on Wednesday nights like we used to do when we lived in Chicago. But since that’s not likely to happen anytime soon, I just don’t think scrapbooking even twelve photos a month is in the cards for me this year. I thought about it, I really did. I just finally decided that it was going to be one more thing I would feel bad about not getting done, and I really don’t need any more things on that particular list right now. But I was intrigued by the idea of capturing an ordinary day in twelve photographs, even if they never make it off my computer. So, with credit to Elizabeth for the idea, and to Katherine for the inspiration, I got my camera out this morning and got started.

It was fun. I was surprised that it actually took all day to take the pictures. Around 4:00, I realized I’d only taken a few and looked around for more inspiration. The photos aren’t great quality – I still have a lot to learn about my camera – but all in all, they pretty well captured my day.

Without further ado:

1. Morning
2. Last night’s rain on the den windows
3. Sermon prep
4. Prayer shawl
5. Sunlight in my office
6. Christmas thank you notes, finally done
7. A handmade stole
8. Attack of the giant bee
9. Practicing our words
10. Dad’s home
11. Family game night
12. Bathtime