Project 365

Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words.

I have had some extra time lately… Really I don’t know if its extra time or if it is just that I am not making time to do the things I really need to do. Maybe I am just in a funk… Which given our upcoming milestone it’s been almost 18 months since Jody grew his wings, this might just be what I need!

But I came across a blog. Titled Dear Stevie… Started by a mom, Kristin, whose daughter was born sleeping on August 15, 2010. See her post Dear Stevie

In loving memory of her Angel Stevie I will start project 365… To take her words…

So beginning today, I am going to take and post one picture, everyday, for the next 365 days. By September 28, 2011, I will have 365 pictures that represent 365 day’s worth of feelings and experiences.

 

A disk of Jody's images on my desk... September 28, 2010

 

A picture I always love to look at. September 29, 2010

 

Nurse Dana... September 30, 2010

“We have told you about Nurse Dana… Lately she keeps popping in to our house through newspapers, neighborhood announcements and many other ways. We have to believe she will be with us when LR is born! Or we pray that she is!”

 

LR's coming home outfit... October 1, 2010

“So this is LR’s coming home outfit… We took great care in picking it out, now it’s hurry up and wait!”

 

The Terian’s favorite breakfast treat!!! October 2, 2010

I have been making breakfast potatoes forever! They are by far Jennifer’s favorite breakfast, and on occasion Joey’s too!

 

LR's scans... Sit on my desk to remind me... She is real! October 3, 2010

I have to be honest, these sit on my desk as a reminder that she is HERE! It really still has not sunk in that she will be here in just 5 more weeks…

It finally RAINED!!! October 4, 2010

I have been hoping for a change in weather recently. It is still blazing hot in Phoenix… Today my wish came true!

 

2nd day of rain!!! Yah I am loving it! October 5, 2010

I know it’s silly, but it just started pouring. I have so been waiting for the rain and the cool down.

 

At a loss today... October 6, 2010

Today I guess I am fresh out of words… First off on the picture I cheated. This is an old picture, it’s one of the lilies we planted around Jody’s tree. But so fitting. I try not to talk about other Baby Loss Mama’s… today my heart is just breaking. Amy and Finn are the precious Angel twins of a dear friend. One who I have just come to adore. Yesterday they went to join their brother and sister in heaven. So today I deserve a cheat, because documenting the years journey this is part of it. My prayers are with Zoe and her family as they celebrate the life of their wee ones and mourn their four angels taken too soon.

Jennifer's cell project - October 7, 2010

Okay, so I am a tiny bit late. But honestly our internet was down last night. Jennifer spent hours in the kitchen making an animal cell. She was very precious while concentrating so hard to make the thing perfect!

 

Carla is the WINNER!!! October 8, 2010

Not to brag or anything, but I was the winner this round!

 

Celebrating the pending arrival of LR... October 9, 2010

Today we gathered with family and friends to celebrate the pending arrival of LR. We were so blessed to be surrounded by love.

I am behind, Sunday was a difficult day for me being Jody’s 18 month anniversary. But I have still been taking pictures just not getting on the computer to post. So here is me playing catch-up!

 

Monday was a lazy day!!! October 11, 2010

 

Soccer have taken over our lives... at another practice. October 12, 2010

 

Ribbon Wreath.... Made for LR's arrival October 13, 2010

When Jody was born the hospital staff placed a sticker on our door. Though the sticker was beautiful it indicated we had suffered a loss. I felt like we needed something on our door, consistency is key for me since Jody. So I made a ribbon wreath, nothing special this indicates we have a new arrival!

The BIG 3-0!!!! October 14, 2010

So we have back to back birthdays! Joe celebrated his day yesterday and well mine is today! I woke up to this sign on the cabinet! Tee hee hee!!!

 

Just a picture of LR!!!! October 15, 2010

Today we had an opportunity to see precious LR again! We weighed in at a whopping 6lbs 11oz… just amazing we have watched her grow so quickly.

 

I think this is the most silly chair I have seen!!! October 16, 2010

So yesterday we were at B&J’s and Joe was talking about this chair. Once he said there were 6 cup holders I had to call “bull-shit”!!! Boy was I wrong, we got quite the laugh out of it today!

 

Honestly... I have 3 weeks left and this is a picture of the only place I want to be! October 17, 2010

Ahhh… my own little slice of paradise!!! This is really where I would like to spend my next 3 weeks!

 

Joey made dinner!!! October 18, 2010

Joey gets a little board, so this weekend while Jennifer was away at a sleep over he made pigs in a blankey! To show off his talent he made Jennifer dinner to night! She is not too happy because she and hotdogs are not fond of each other!

 

My guilty pleasure over the last two weeks... October 19, 2010

Whoppers!!! Need I say more?!?! Sad to see the box empty!

The weather has brought beautiful rainbows to the valley... October 20, 2010

I love love love seeing rainbows… The meaning alone of God’s message. But more so because each time I see them I think of precious Jody…

Another one... Smile October 22, 2010

Might be two days in a row, but I am telling you I LOVE them!!!

 

Soccer again... Love that some one took this! October 23, 2010

Thank goodness I have only 12 days left… I do not know how much bigger this belly can get! Happy Anniversary to my sweet husband! He is just perfect for me and even more he knows me better then anyone. I am blessed!

IHOP... October 24, 2010

As a special request Joey asked to go to Ihop for breakfast. Know why? Why no other reason then they have a pancake that has candy corn! It was funny!

 

A beautiful sunset... October 25, 2010

Mondays have been difficult on me, but honestly when greeted with this sunset leaving the house who could be ungrateful for Monday?

I have two for today!!! October 26, 2010

#2!!! October 26, 2010

 

More Jennifer costume shopping!!! October 27, 2010

For the most part Joey is pretty good! But man can it get boring for the little guy when his sister is dragging him from store to store! We finally have her costume… FINALLY!!!!

This is just wrong... and yes that is my daughter!!! October 28, 2010

Pretty funny, I busted Jennifer with socks and flip-flops! Just wrong!!!

Serious... he is stinking cute!!! Nothing further needs to be said! October 29, 2010

 

How could you not love that face? October 30, 2010

Buster… AKA the Couch King…. He is just precious!!!

Trick-or-Treating... October 31, 2010

Holy smokes… I have been pretty bad about posting!!!

 

Here is my shadow since I have been working from home! November 3, 2010

Our last non-stress test... November 4, 2010...

We have been visiting Dr. A weekly to monitor LR. Today is our last test! We are scheduled for Monday to induce… Come on Monday!!

 

Here we are... November 5, 2010

At room 321 about ready to deliver LR… This is the room Jody lived his entire life in.

Picture taken by Angelina... November 6, 2010

Angelina came to visit us at the hospital today and took this picture. Julianna is 17 hours old in this picture. (forgive me for I have cheated!)

She is home!!! November 7, 2010

A moment we have waited for over the last 9 months. She is home!!!

Jen, Julianna and Buster... November 8, 2010

We were worried about Busters reaction to having a baby in the house. But he seems to be pushing her right out of the way!

Veteran's Day... November 11, 2010

It’s Veteran’s Day and I have missed a few posts. Forgive me as I have had not sleep. Our neighborhood is decorated so beautifully for these holidays.

November 15, 2010

Happy Birthday to my beautiful daughter... November 17, 2010

November 19, 2010

Not the best picture, but she looks so cute!!!

The girlfriends... November 20, 2010

Jennifer has been soaking in her sister… As Kathy (Grandma) would say these two girlfriends are just lovely…

 

At the dentist with the snots... love their train... November 22, 2010

We made turkey place cards for Turkey Day!! November 25, 2010

Love when she is sleeping... November 28, 2010

Please forgive me for being behind. With Julianna, work, home and everything else going on thing are a little overwhelming. I will keep posting just not daily.

Jennifer fluffing the Christmas tree. Nov. 29, 2010

 

My new best friend the BOOT!! Its like walking on a pillow! Sexy and fashionable! November 30, 2010

These guys truly smell. You can't see the cows but if this were a scratch & sniff you would know their there! December 1, 2010

All three little snots! December 2, 2010

Karly made her arrival today! The girls are just 27 days apart. We are so happy for our friends Kim & Bobby... Bobby's caption to this picutre was Best friends and they don't even know it! December 3, 2010

I think these are the cutest thing! Look what her little feet say! December 4, 2010

Our 30 day well visit. 9lbs so she has grown. Not looking forward to her 2 month shots... December 6, 2010

Just because that collar makes the outfit look like a clown suit! December 7, 2010

Our elf on a shelf is back... Man are the kids being good! December 8, 2010

And the tree is finally decorated... December 9, 2010

Jennifer's first dance... December 10, 2010

My dog is always snubbing me!!! I call him and he goes to Joe!!! December 11, 2010

 

7 thoughts on “Project 365”

  1. I am doing a similar project right now, we are now 29 days in and I love it! Here is the link to the pictures that have been posted thus far, there are 3 that haven’t been added yet…http://envisage2010.blogspot.com/search/label/Tracey

    I am not far into the project yet but, I already love that I can look back and see the pictures and once you look at them it brings back all the memories of that day, your feelings, the events and people you are with. Good Luck with it!!! 🙂

  2. Kristy Branham said:

    what a wonderful idea;-)..and what a beautiful picture of you and jody;-)

  3. Carla- what a wonderful idea. I love catching up with your blog and always wish you the best in this pregnancy. I am still struggling and maybe if you don’t mind I will start my own Project 365…especially since over the next year my life is going to change in so many ways with so many uncertainties I think it would be neat to keep track of everything we go through. I have the birth of Kaleb to look forward to and hoping he will come home from the hospital, and so many emotions to get out there. Let me know what you think!

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