Memories, Dreams and Reflections

To start the New Year, I thought summing up 2011 would be the perfect thing! So I decided to participate in Memories, Dreams and Reflections, with Ashley Sisk. She has a list of 25 things to find in our photos from 2011. It’s open until the 15th! Here’s what I came up with:

1) Me – Let’s just say, I’m never in front of the camera! Always behind it. If it wasn’t for Gina snapping this of me when we were walking to our  cars, I wouldn’t even have this one. lol.  I did crop out one of my boys though. He wasn’t part of the prompt. 😉  What I’m most proud of accomplishing in 2011? They actually aren’t my accomplishments but my boys. My life revolves around all 5 of them! ( I’m including my hubby as one of the boys ). I such a proud mom and wife!

2) I Love You: A photo of my hubby, doing what he loves to do.

3) Still Laughing: There are too many to chose from, so I let the boys pic this one. The older ones said Not Me! And Taylor said, Pick Me! So Taylor it is! This was Taylors first day at the park this year. He was begging me to go! So as soon as it was warm enough, we went. And he spent almost the entire time spinning in circles on this thing, trying to get as dizzy as possible.

4) Winter Wonderland: This was a storm from mid-April. The picture was in between storms. This is half of our backyard. We lost 6 trees that day.

5) Birthday: Mason turns 10!

6) Friends: These 2 will get into so much trouble together when they’re teenagers!  lol

7) I Was Inspired: After reading the Friday Night Knitting Club series, I had to learn!

8) Spring Fever: For mothers day I got some potted flowers for the back porch.

9) Travel or Vacation: A trip to the cabin means lots of fishing! Logan caught dinner. 🙂

10) Summer Days: Lance learned how to kneeboard before the boys did!

11) A Day in My Life: My life revolves around my boys. And 6 months out of the year, we are consumed with football. Trevor is #60. This is one of many tackles he made.

12) All Smiles: Trevor had just finished football practice and came and sat next to us to watch Masons football game. He’s laughing because we were down wind of him…

13) Autumn Harvest: this is the collage of highlights from the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge

14) Family or Home: A picture that I took of our boys on Christmas Eve, with my broken camera, wishing I had my main camera back from Nikon. But at least I got this one of them!

15) Celebrate!: Taylor at preschool graduation, waiting for the program to start. He was nervous about singing his solo because he was sick, and his voice was gone. But he croaked it out! lol.  I cried. =)

16) Let’s Do It Again!: This was Taylors first trip to the zoo! He LOVED it!  One of our favorites was this young giraffe that was very interested in us!

17) I Miss You: It’s been a couple of years since I’ve seen my dad. I hope to change that this year! Miss you dad!

18) Beautiful: Our newest addition. Isn’t she a beauty?

19) Dress Up: Halloween, of course!

20) Macro: It tried to run away 😉

21) Holidays: My bff during the holidays. lol

22) My Favorite: Our boys walking through the woods with their grandpa

23) Don’t Ever Change: Not the best photo, but a sweet memory. He’s the only one of our boys, that’s not afraid to tell me he loves me in front of people. He wants them all to know!

24) Just Because… So There!: Did you ever play frogger as a kid? Whenever I go to my moms house that game pops into my head. Just replace the frogs with peacocks, and I’m driving one of the cars!  They sure are pretty though!

25) Hopes and Dreams: My hopes and dreams change as life grabs us the horns. As long as we always land on our feet, and we’re together and happy, what more could I hope for? Although this summer, When Logan graduates High School, life will change for all of us. Both scary and exciting! Can’t wait to see how it all plays out!


  1. Turned out fantastic, sniff..:) I love your reflections and all the photos. You’re loved!

  2. What a lovely reflection to go with so many amazing photos! I thoroughly enjoyed reading/looking at this.

  3. WOW – you had such a beautiful year. I loved looking through your 2011. I hope that 2012 is an even better year!

  4. Came by on the Super Stalker Sunday Hop 🙂
    Following GFC, FB

  5. wow, wow, wow and wow! They are all fantastic but that winter wonderland image is AMAZING!!!! You rock!

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