Most of you know what Instagram is, or have at least seen people post pictures from it on Facebook. It's a picture app for any iDevice to make your really crappy iPhone pictures look somewhat presentable. And for those who take really great pictures already, they can add an effect to make it look cooler. Some hate it because they think it makes a crappy picture look even crappier, but it actually does the opposite. You also have a newsfeed where you "follow" people who use the app as well. You can only post pictures and then you can comment or "Like" your friends' pictures and they can do the same to yours. I've found I've kept in touch with more people from out of town with this program than even blogs, Facebook or online games (like Scramble with friends or Words with Friends). It is much more personal, and I seriously love it. If you have any iDevice, I suggest you sign up. I actually love it more than Facebook and it doesn't take up as much time as Pinterest (even though I'm not on Pinterest, I've heard it sucks you in).
A fun thing a bunch of us participated in during January was something called "A Photo A Day Challenge." It's continued through March, but it seems like most of my friends and family were doing the January one. It was a bit hard for me because I traveled on January 10 so I missed a few days here and there.
I thought it would be fun to post them all in order here. Like I said, there were some I missed, but I actually took the pictures. And a few have one or two extras, even though the rules said only one a day. I found other ones that would work too. So I've posted them below and for the most part posted my original "caption" that I used for that day. For those of you who think this post is gonna be "old news", think again! You may see a few surprises. :)
Last thing-On someone's post I explained why I thought this whole concept of Photo A Day was fun. Someone had criticized and told us they didn't want us to... that we should be more creative. Here's what I wrote to them-- I actually think its a cool concept to get people seeing the world around them that don't normally do. Not everyone stops to look for these things. And for those who do see creative things everyday, I love being able to see the same topic, but thru everyone's different eyes and surroundings.
So there you go!
|Day 2- BREAKFAST #1|
Spanish Eggs and Rice - A Family Favorite
|Day 2- BREAKFAST #3|
Breakfast of champions-French toast with butter syrup
#inevermakehotbreakfastduringtheweek #kidsonbusat655 #mustbetestingweek(This was something I just posted on March 14 but thought it would be to post here too.)
|Day 3-SOMETHING I ADORE|
Seriously, how can you not?
|Day 5-SOMETHING I WORE|
Nothing special. I stole it from my mom's drawer (I was still in California) and I love it. Don't worry I gave it back.
|Day 7-FAVOURITE #1Cafe Rio- in California! Sweet Pork Salad. Be still my heart.|
|Day 7- FAVOURITE #2|
This is sheer heaven on a plate. I literally swoon and faint by the mere thought of this dessert.
|Day 8 - YOUR SKY|
Typical California palm trees. Gonna miss 'em.
|Day 9-DAILY ROUTINE|
Watching YouTube videos of Thomas the Tank Engine. He would do this for hours if I let him. Thank goodness for the iPad so he can choose them himself.
|Day 10 - CHILDHOOD |
Nighttime shenanigans with Spencer while we jetlag. 12:32 a.m. We won't be going to bed soon. Spencer just slept for 10 hours. Couldn't wake him. When I tried, he told me "leave mommy! Close door!"we'll be up for awhile. :)
As much as I hate waking Spencer from the depths of sleep, he is super cuddly when he's sleepy (well all the time actually)
|DAY 14- SOMETHING YOU'RE READING #1|
One of my favorite sights-both girls enthralled in reading. Wanna know what the girl in the front seat was reading? See next picture.
|Day 15-HAPPINESS #1|
Happiness is when we're on the mend with sleeping thru the night (jetlagging). 10 hours last night!
|Day 16- MORNING #1|
Spencer's bus comes at 7:05 a.m. Tuesday-Friday. He's on it for an hour picking up other kids. He used to hate it but now he likes it.
|Day 16- MORNING #2|
Picking his seat on the bus and saying goodbye.
|Day 17- WATER|
I found this gem on the side of the house when I came home from the states. First thought, "Oh, THAT'S the thing I knew I was forgetting something when I left."
|Day 18- SOMETHING YOU BOUGHT |
All new MAC makeup on an excursion with my sisters in California!
|Day 19- SWEET|
My favorite everyday German candies
|Day 20- SOMEONE YOU LOVE|
Spencer's early development teacher Ms.Markeson. You have no idea how much this woman has done for us and Spencer. She is a godsend and has a special place in our hearts.
My date for tonight
(Actually posted on Valentine's Day)
|Day 22- SHOES|
My black boots Nikki Schultz gave me for Christmas. I seriously wear them so much. Thank you!
|Day 23- SOMETHING OLD|
Brian's parents' upright piano from 1812 that never goes out of tune.
|Day 24-GUILTY PLEASURE|
|Day 25- SOMETHING YOU MADE #1|
Quilt for Baby Harlow DeRoest
|Day 25- SOMETHING YOU MADE #2|
Yo Gabba Gabba Pajama Pants for Grandpa
(this was a picture in the unfinished stages)
Spencer's first day of playtime, aka Occupational Therapy. He LOVES the ball pit.
|Day 27- LUNCH|
Bruschetta Burgers and Italian Pasta Salad
|Day 28-LIGHT |
(Originally posted on Jan. 12 while we were jetlagging)
1:45 am and everyone is in bed! This is a miracle!
|Day 29- INSIDE YOUR FRIDGE #1|
Fridges here are small. Shop at both German stores and American
Need I say more? Although, it only snowed 2 or 3 times this winter. I can't complain. I just don't like driving in this kind of weather.
|Day 31- NO TOPIC GIVEN|
(Originally posted on January 12)
Loves when my husband picks up the mail and comes home with these babies! They'll be gone in no time.