Day 376 – Preparations

September 16th, 2018 – It’s five weeks until the wedding. It’s one of those events people tell you is going to be the most important moment in your life. Honestly, my fiancee and I never thought it was going to even be an event in our lives.

Asks us ten years ago, when we first met, and both of us would have said we didn’t expect to be dating, much less getting engaged. As our relationship progressed, we felt that marriage was the most logical step for us. We didn’t really need a ceremony, a trip to a court house and grilling burgers in the afternoon would have been more than enough.

But after announcing our engagement to our family, did we realize how much more important having a ceremony was to them than it was to us. So we are now a few weeks away from our wedding. We finalized our catering services, got our outfits, booked our venue, prepared our guest list, and dropped more money than we preferred.

Part of today my fiancee and I took a walk to catch the Wooly Bears coming out for the season to try macro photography out. We wanted to make this our last free weekend to go out and shoot some photos. Next weekend we have a multi-day hiking trip set, and the weekend after that is our survival class. Our September is going to be over, then the month of the wedding will begun.


Day 368 – Jesus Christ Superstar

April 1st, 2018 – It’s Easter again, but this year is comparatively whiter than the last. My fiancee and I decided to have another search for an Easter movie. This time, it was Jesus Christ Superstar. We started out with cooking a seafood brunch for my fiancee’s mom then going on a hike around a nearby nature preserve. We then scavenged various book stores before finding the film.

We got to my parent’s place in the evening where we enjoyed a hefty meal and watching the film.

Day 367 – One Step Forward

March 25th, 2018 – In recent events I have found that a lot of my investments in various projects is finally starting to pay off. Today I realize I am going to have to start taking some time to plot out when to dedicate my time to these projects to assure they can all launch instead of being shelved and forgotten.

For my Photography project I started to organize various aspects that will go into getting it launched then did some more scouting. My fiancee and I hit up a local park in Roseville called the Harriet Alexander Nature Center. We were fortunate enough to have taken this trip on a day they were hosting a Maple Syrup tapping event. We got our fill of cider and maple syrup popcorn during our photography trip and snagged some unique photos of the trail.

Day 365 – Winter in the North

February 17th, 2018 – This weekend my fiancee and I traveled up to the northern part of the state to embrace the peacefulness of nature in the winter. For these several days it was hiking, photography, and cozying up in a cabin in the woods.

Today we were hit with a snowstorm so heavy the flakes fell horizontally. We waited out the storm until it was just light enough to jump in our car and travel out into the woods. There we spent the next hour photographing the snow covered landscape.


Day 364 – Photo Gallery

February 8th, 2018 – Today I finished the last of the functionality for a photo gallery I programmed for a friend in return for some graphic design work he had agreed to do for me. I took on this project as it required me to utilize concepts and tools I never familiarized myself with before. It ended up being a lot of fun, and I’m glad it turned out.

I recorded a video demo of the project. I plan on doing a total of 12 new and challenging projects for 2018, and this will mark the first.

Day 363 – Meet-Up and Walkabout

February 3rd, 2018 – My photography loving friend and I decided to do some photo work after we finished with a coding meet-up in Minneapolis. The weather was well below zero and windy, so we did not expect too many people to be outside. It was perfect to capture the areas near the busy city while having everything coming off as absolutely barren.

It was freezing, but I felt we managed to expose ourselves to beauties you can only get when you endure the worst of winter.

Day 361 – Collaborative Shots

January 6th, 2018 – After telling my fellow photography loving friend of my new camera, he has been excited to go out and do some shoots together. Today he invited a college friend of his to go out to the outer limits of the city and experiment with city, nature, and self-portrait shots. We wandered for over an hour to experiment with different types of shots.

Despite the cold weather, his friend was always smiling.