365 Days of Happy
My 2015 New Year Resolution was to maintain this 365 Days of Happy album—one image for every day of the year of something I was happy or smiled about.
Clarification, because some have pointed out that not all images in this album are photographs, and some photographs were not taken by me. I chose very early on that I wasn't going to restrict this project solely to photographs I snapped. I was quite content to allow someone else's photo (someone involved in what that day's photo was about) or a screenshot of a computer or phone showing that day's topic.
New Year's Day Trip to Magic Kingdom, January 1, 2015
Lori and I had been gifted single day passes to Disney World by our friend, Jeff, more than a year ago. I was fearful the passes had expired. Thankfully, they hadn't; although they were only valid for Epcot, Hollywood Studios, or Animal Kingdom ever since Magic Kingdom cost about $5 more for a single day. We were able to pay the difference and had a 14½-hour visit to The Happiest Place On Earth™ 😉 It was extremely busy, but I've seen worse. Perhaps just a little bummed I didn't get to ride the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, but I had absolutely no desire to wait in line for it. The queue was never less than 90 minutes and was 110 minutes much of the day. I figure it'll be there for a LONG time, and I'll find a way to return to Magic Kingdom one day.
Savannah, Georgia, March 29-April 1, 2015
This year's annual communication council is in Savannah. It's my first visit to this beautiful city.
MayDay SwimDay, May 1, 2015
My friends Luis and Marisol will soon be leaving Florida as Luis takes a position in Massachusetts. This day was a make-good on the thought to do some photos of their kids in the pool as Marisol has been teaching their swimming lessons. But add in Marisol's sister, Kathy, and Luis' sister, Rosa, plus Marisol and Kathy's mother—and let's just say there was a lot more fun to be had than just smiling at the kids. 🙂
Beach Vespers, Bethune Beach, June 6, 2015
A wonderful evening with family, friends, and two beach baptisms.
InfoComm, June 17-18, 2015
My first visit to the InfoComm convention. In spite of having been once to NAB, once to MacWorld, and twice to the Adventist World Session, I still don't consider myself an experienced convention goer. Nevertheless, I had a great time.
Byers-Bidal Wedding on Carnival Sunshine Cruise Ship, June 19, 2015
The bride was a friend of my wife's. This was my very first time setting foot on a cruise ship. Now to someday actually go on a cruise!
Road Trip and San Antonio for 60th General Conference Session, July 6-13, 2015
My first visit to San Antonio and a first family road-trip vacation for me, Lori, Meg, and Adri. Lots of sightseeing (especially the Alamo), sore feet from hiking through the exhibit halls, and Saturday services in the Alamodome.
Stand Up Tour, Orlando, David Jeremiah, October 29, 2015
Friends from my church had a batch of pre-ordered tickets for David Jeremiah's Stand Up Orlando event. We treated it as a date night which included a Gaither Vocal Band mini concert.
SeaWorld Holiday Visit, November 29, 2015
One last visit before passes expire.
The Holy Land Experience, December 10, 2015
As this year's Christmas social, my office funded a trip for employees to spend the day at The Holy Land Experience (a theme park near Mall at Millenia owned by Trinity Broadcasting Network).
Miscellaneous/random shots taken in 2015 which I did not include as part of any other set of photos.