Monday, June 27, 2011

Weeks 24-26: Three weeks in one

Wow, first off I can't believe that I am halfway through my 52 week project. While I admit I haven't been prompt about getting the photos posted I am thoroughly impressed with myself that I haven't missed a single week yet. The last three weeks have been rather busy for me two road trips and the start of my kitchen remodel. More details in the photos below..

Week 24: Sekiu at Night
June 17-18 I participated in the Photo Center Northwest's Longshot fundraiser. 24 hours where you go out and shoot, one photo from the 24 hours will be selected by the center to be auctioned off in their annual fundraiser. Some friends and I decided this would be a good opportunity to drive out to the coast. There is no way we could manage 24 hours non-stop so we booked a hotel in Sekiu. Where is Sekiu you ask - it's here. This photo was shot at night shortly after we arrived at our hotel.
Week 24: Sekiu at Night

Camera: Canon 7D
Location: Sekiu, WA

Week 25: What the *$%& was I thinking
As you may recall I decided this summer to remodel my kitchen. The project kicked off on Monday, June 20th. The week was mostly about demolition, a little more destruction that I would have hoped for but I survived and the kitchen is now being reassembled. Here is a before photo as well as a few of the work. You will most likely see an after picture after the project has completed. Daily photos are also being posted to Facebook.


Week 25: Before

Week 25: Before


Week 25: What the *$%& was I thinking

Camera: Canon 7D
Location: Seattle, WA

Week 26: R&R
With all the demolition and chaos at my place I was in need of some rest & relaxation. Luckily I had booked a weekend out at Lake Chelan with some friends. Amazing how 3 hours from Seattle the weather is so completely different -blue skies & warm - almost like summer. The majority of the weekend was spent doing very little. You may surprised to hear that I only took 16 photographs over the 2 days compared to 100 the weekend before. Sitting on the beach I noticed some parasailers.

Week 26: R & R

Camera: Canon 7D
Location: Lake Chelan, WA

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Week 23: Indulgence

I have very little will power when it comes to cupcakes. This week I indulged in a Rhubarb Raspberry from Cupcake Royale. It tasted as good as it looks.

Week 23: A little bite of heaven

Camera: Android camera phone
Location: Seattle

Monday, June 6, 2011

Week 22: Sisters

I am incredibly lucky to have two sisters that are among my best friends. Seven years ago we instituted a tradition of a sister vacation. Last weekend marked the fourth annual sister vacation and it was a blast. These trips are a great way for us to unwind, relax, laugh, be silly and catch up. The destination for this year's adventure was St Louis, MO. Why there and why in the middle of a heat wave? I have a goal of visiting all 50 states Missouri was one of the few I have not yet been to, and in St Louis you can see the confluence where the Missouri meets the Mississippi river. For the heat wave we couldn't predict that would happen.

One of the perks of all the travel I do is the rewards points. For the second year the vacation was mostly covered by points. When the hotel, car and 2 flights are free we are able to splurge a little bit on the things that really matter like food! We had an amazing lunch at Bogart's BBQ, a dinner at Bridge where we got a giant cheese and charcuterie plate, and found out that Panera bread originated in St Louis as the St Louis Bread Company. With all this talk about food you might expect that the photo of the week would be of some of the amazing eats we had but no it's not.

It has to be a portrait of the three of us (Heather I hope you approve). This was taken in the pod on our way up to the top of the Gateway Arch.

Week 22: Sisterly Love

For those of you paying attention to the blog this means I lied and this is the second self portrait I've posted.

Location: St Louis, Mo
Camera: Canon 7D

Additional photos of the trip to St Louis will be posted to my photostream later this week.