87 Days of Summer – Part I {Days 1-20}

There are many different photo projects out there.  I have participated in many: 365, 52 weeks, 10 on 10 and more.  I did the 365 project with an app called my365, capturing one image everyday.  Using my phone only made it less of a commitment and I always have my phone with me.   .  I am happy to say I completed it with a very high success rate – capturing 97% of the days if I remember correctly.  Now the 52 weeks project was a different story.  The object of my 52 weeks project was one photo each week for a whole year…the photo had to be of me and my children.  As the photographer in the family, I am often not in many photos.  One year I made it to 12 and the next year I made it to 3 or 4.   Someday I may try again but not any time soon.

This year I decided that I really wanted to capture our summer.  I saw some people posting about the 100 days of summer…but I decided to be more exact.  From the last day of school in the spring to the first day of school in the fall, my kids and I have 87 days.  Hence my 87 days of summer project.  My goal is to mostly take shots with my camera as opposed to my phone.  But I am human and sometimes the phone works just as well for the purpose of the project.

Enjoy days 1 thru 20.

1/87 {first and last} – first win, last game of the season

Portage AYSO soccer

2/87 {author} – before bed story writing

3/87 {sleeping bag 2-man luge} do not try this at home

3_87web4/87 {Fort Read} #notmyrealcamera #iphonetotherescue

4_87web5/87 {morning rain} …in their nightgowns

5_87web6/87 {dancer}  dress rehearsal 

excel dance photo7/87 {BFF} at the dance recital 

we love excel dance8/87 {recital} Gymnastics year end recital at Branch with Miss Jess

branch gymnastics kalamazoo9/87 {purple} Channeling cousin Aria

9_87web10/87 {mommy and me pedicure} #iphonepic #forgottotakeapicwithrealcamera

Vina Nails pedicure11/87 {touch the sky}

11_87web12/87 {the wild adventures of Mr. Toad}

12_87web13/87 {tandem}

13_87web14/87 {proud}  Most Dedicated Gymnast trophy in her group

Branch trophy15/87 {recipe} Both girls picked a recipe to make out of a cookbook from the library.

15_87web16/87 {photobomb}

16_87web17/87 {sister slumber party}

17_87WEB18/87 {sisters}

18_87WEB19/87 {chalk mermaids}

19_87web20/87 {swimdate}



  • Staci - July 9, 2014 - 9:43 am

    What a great project and I love these. Great summer you are having already!!

  • Jennifer Olsen Dunlap via Facebook - July 9, 2014 - 2:32 pm

    so much fun! So glad you’re doing it!

  • what a fun project!!! I wish I could make myself do something like this!

  • Amy Forbes Wells via Facebook - July 9, 2014 - 9:35 pm

    Fun! And good for you for keeping it up. 🙂 No summer slump for you, huh? 🙂

  • Jessica Hutter Hamlin via Facebook - July 9, 2014 - 9:35 pm

    SO fun!!!! Loving the pictures!!

  • Corine Bianco Tran via Facebook - July 10, 2014 - 9:32 am

    Love the pictures!

  • Andrea López Burns via Facebook - July 10, 2014 - 4:37 pm


  • Kim Schmidt via Facebook - July 12, 2014 - 5:23 pm

    Love this and how you are being creative with your images too!!!

  • Erica Ruffner Pitcock via Facebook - July 12, 2014 - 8:22 pm

    Love this!!

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