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25 Dec, 2013

Christmas 2013, one hour at a time

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Challenge me, challenge you

Merry Christmas! Just for the record, the eldest woke up the earliest today. The rest of us are pretty tired. Piper has been very confuzzled. 8:00 a.m. – the stockings are already unwrapped, and we await company. 9:00 a.m. – THE UNWRAPPING 10:00 a.m. – brunch in the making 11:00 a.m. – toy testing 12 […]

Regular readers already know how this works. The Hourly Photo Challenge is you, me, and a bunch of other people, taking one photo every hour on the hour throughout the day of whatever we happen to be doing or looking at that very moment. Here are my results last year. It is an amazing way to document a day […]

25 Dec, 2012

Christmas Day 2012 – one hour at a time

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

8:00 a.m. – Peeking at the cinnamon buns 9:00 a.m – Breakfast is over! 10:00 a.m. – Fave gifts 11:00 a.m. – Lunch prep (here’s the recipe – and here are the results) 12:00 noon – Dish duty 1:00 p.m. – Rinsing the bird. Ew. 2:00 p.m. – Glass cake! 3:00 p.m. – Ironing 4:00 […]

Since tomorrow will be the 12th day of the 12th month of 2012, Annie asked me if I was going to be undertaking another photo challenge. How could I not? The date: December 12, 2012 The deal: Take one photo every hour, on the hour, for TWELVE hours. The photo should be of whatever you happen […]

25 Dec, 2011

December 25, 2011 in photos

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Challenge me, challenge you

One hour at a time (as per this post). I’ll be uploading with my iPhone as I go! 7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. That’s it! I’m off to […]


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