i know what it’s supposed to be. i get it, and i love the concept. but here’s the deal with a normal 365 project: it takes something i adore – something that makes my heart pitter-patter – and turns it into a line item on my to-do list. then i lay my head down on the pillow somewhere around 12:30 or 1 in the morning and realize that not only did i not shoot today’s 365 photo, but it’s not even TODAY anymore. stress, people. it’s stress.

enter my 36/5 project. the goal? shoot 36 photos in 5 months. or 5 photos in 36 days. or if i’m feeling crazy, shoot 36 photos in 5 days!


and iphone pics don’t count. (oh snap!) i’m going to pull my real camera out and take real photographs of my real life and the people in it. (writing it in bold italics makes it seem more official.)


so here it goes…day 1.

i pulled him out of the bathtub and wrapped his dark skin in a bright towel until the circle of his sweet face was the only part showing. we cuddled like that for a few minutes while he made his quiet sighs of contentment. then i put him in my bed while i went to grab his jammies.


i praise god for the gift of a baby boy who used to lay in a dirty crib in an eerily quiet ethiopian orphanage. a boy who now calls me mommy.

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3 Responses to my 36/5 project {the beginning}

  1. Alicia says:

    Hey Micah! So precious!! He’s growing so fast…miss y’all!

  2. Anna says:

    Love. Love him. Love his smile. Love your family. Love the lens ;0) (all in varying degrees of love of course!)

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