I chronicled the 40th year of my life with photographs by committing to taking one portrait per day for one whole year. Sounds easy enough, right? Some days I took lots and sometimes it was a struggle to get just one. The idea was born when I decided that with limited time I had to carve out some time for myself to focus on a personal photography project, and to record the changes in our small children. It began with some very lofty ideas, but in the end what I created was an intimate collection of photographs of our LIFE> Our everyday life - a toddler unraveling the toilet paper rolls, eating barely-ripe tomatoes off the vine in the backyard, nursing my younger daughter, blowing out birthday candles, splashing in puddles, baking cookies, a campfire, walks in the woods, adventure…from the mundane to the magnificent – it’s all there. I had two camera failures which I had to improvise with film for several weeks at a time, and a hard drive crash half way through that was a challenge, too.