Sunday, January 15, 2012

Memories, Dreams & Reflections

    This is me.  Holding newborn Stella... watching the outskirts of Hurricane Irene.
I Love You
My beautiful kids.  I am so blessed.  I love you (Maemae). and you(H). and you(Stells).

Still Laughing...
(Henry and his Dutch boy hair cut...oh my.)

    Winter Wonderland - a picture that reflects Winter.
    I totally failed at this one.  I literally took NO pictures of snow or anything wintry this year... crazy!  This photo is a pic of sparkly red Toms that Maeve got for Christmas.. it was the most "wintry" thing I could come up with.  Bad... I know.
    Maeve had a great birthday this year.  A Disney princess makeover.  I think we're going to make this a 4 year old tradition (for the girls at least!)
    So we moved.  And Emily (my little sister) has become one of my best friends.  I love her.  And we do the most random things together. 

I Was Inspired...
As you can tell by this entire set, I have been very inspired by living at the beach.

Spring Fever
ahhhh this was taken back in Michigan!  I remember it feeling SO good outside- for the first time in months! :D
    Travel or Vacation
    This was taken on our trip down to Florida for Ryan's job interview... little did we know, where we were "vacationing" would soon be our new home.

Summer Days
This is pretty much how we spent our summer here in Florida. IN WATER!  :)
    A Day in My life
    We go to the park just about every day.  (Stella's strapped to me in the baby bjorn)
    All Smiles

So the thing about Florida, is that there aren't really changes in seasons.  Halloween felt like summer... there aren't changes in tree colors (well a teensy little bit- but not like up north)... and this was about the most "fallish" picture I could come up with.

Family or Home
This was pre-stella... so we're missing her in the picture... but this is our home now.  And this is (most) of my family:)

                                                                   Let's Do It Again..
Taylor Swift concert.  Yes.  Let's do it again Emily!

   I Miss You
My other sister, Meghan... she lives in MS... and I miss her.  All the time. :(

This was the most beautiful thing I saw in 2011.  The face of our new babe.

                                                                          Dress Up -
My mom, sis and Maeve... dressed up for the Alligator Farm!


                                                                         My Favorite
Thank you Emily for taking this picture.  It's my fave. from 2011.  This was me, seeing Stella for the first time.  There is no moment more beautiful or poingent. 
Don't Ever Change
If I could just figure out a way to keep Stella a baby forever.... ;)
           Just Because So THERE :)

Hopes and Dreams for 2012


Doing this little photo challenge (by Ashley Sisk)  I've realized that my most fave. photos were taken with my cell phone... not cool!  And that's because my point and shoot broke... so really, I only take pictures of my kids when its "planned."  All the spontaneous moments were captured by my yucky cell phone camera.  First thing on my list in 2012, is getting a point and shoot... and keeping it in my purse 24/7.  :D

1 comment:

  1. WOW - you've had a beautiful year. I just loved every single shot. Beautiful Beautiful!