Memories, Dreams, and Reflections

1. Me! 
Picture of yourself (you don’t have to show your face). What are you most proud of accomplishing in 2010? 
{Self portrait September 2010}
What I’m most proud of accomplishing for 2010: I’m most proud of how I’m starting to come to terms with what happened during Ruari’s birth. I feel good. I’m happy. 

2. I Love You
  Picture of your husband, boyfriend, children, pets, etc.
{Picking out a Christmas tree 2010}

3. Still Laughing…  
A moment you’re still laughing about now…tell us a story.
{Ruari Halloween 2010}

I pretty much laugh ANY time I see this photo. She did not like her poodle costume for Halloween. 😀

4. Winter Wonderland  
A picture that reflects Winter.
{Mike and Ruari on Thanksgiving 2010}

5. Birthday  
Share a birthday picture (your own or someone you love).
{Ruari’s first birthday.}

6. Friends 
 A picture with friends (this could be your friends or your children with their friends).
{NW blog meet up October 2010}

I just LOVE this photo of Ruari and Bennett (a Sorta Fairytale). Look at those chubby legs!

And, I had to share a second photo from that weekend:
{Lindsay, Amy, Melissa, Jill, Mandy, and me.}

Those ladies are pretty awesome.

7. I Was Inspired…  
Could be a picture of your inspiration (person or thing), or inspired by…

I always just love this photo. It inspires me to think about the photo I’m taking before I even take it. The lighting… the angle… my camera settings. So simple, but so pretty.

8. Spring Fever 

 A picture that reflects Spring.
{The cherry blossoms in our yard are totally Spring!}

9. Travel or Vacation  
A picture taken on vacation or on a recent travel experience, OR of a place you’d like to travel.

Mike and I are pretty much broke and can’t afford to go anywhere…. so this really wasn’t taken on a vacation… it was taken on a date we had without the baby… 15 minutes from our home. 🙂

10. Summer Days 
 A picture that reflects Summer.
{August 2010}

11. A Day In My Life 
 A picture of a typical day in your life.
{Self portrait: October 2010}


12. All Smiles  
A picture that makes you smile or of smiling faces.
{Ruari teaches us how to ride a tricycle in December 2010}

13. Autumn Harvest  
A picture that reflects Autumn/Fall.
{Halloween in my town.}

14. Family  
A picture of your family or a picture that represents family for you.
{Christmas 2010}

15. Celebrate!  
A picture that reflects a celebration.
{Ruari’s first birthday.}

16. Let’s Do It Again… 
 A picture of something you’d like to do again soon.
{Coffee with a Canine!}

I’d like to eat this donut again…. Mmmmm….
17. I Miss You 
 A picture of someone or something you really miss.
{My sister, Nicole on Mother’s Day 2010}

I miss my sis. She lives in New Zealand 95% of the time. I don’t like this… Well, I like it because that’s where her fiance is from and he’s pretty awesome (don’t tell him I said that! ;D)… but, she’s too far away. 

18. Beautiful  
A picture of someone or something you find beautiful. 
{8.5 months.}

19. Dress Up 
This might be a picture from Halloween or not…but someone who is all dressed up!
{Farley dressing up for a party. December 2010}

20. Macro  

Share your favorite macro image.
{Cupcake from Thanksgiving weekend 2010.}

21. Holidays  
A picture from the Holiday of your choice.
{Our 2010 Christmas card taken in October.}

22. My Favorite  
Share your favorite picture or memory from 2010.
{This is my favorite photo of Ruari. I just love it. Taken April 2010.}

Even though this photo is not the best quality… It’s my fave. I always come back to this photo as my favorite.

23. Don’t Ever Change  
Something you love about yourself, someone, or something that you never want to change. 

Dear Ruari,
Yes… I’m afraid you are already showing signs of sharing my sense of humor!  I don’t think you’ll be able to avoid it. Sorry! 😀 Well, saying “Don’t ever change” to a baby seems weird… but, I will say it: Don’t ever change! Obviously you’ll grow and change with time… But, don’t ever lose that excitement and sweetness. You are a pretty amazing human already.
– Mama

24. Just Because…So There! 
 Share any picture(s) that you really want to share, but doesn’t fit in any other category.  
{My sister and I in doll form.}

This is what my sister and I would look like if you sew us together.

25. Hopes and Dreams  
Share what you hope to come or dream for 2011. Feel free to share an image of your choice.
{Frozen. December 31st 2010}
My hopes and dreams for 2011: Just to enjoy as much as I can! Life can be crazy rough, but I love it.

    Memories, Dreams and Reflections

    Announcement: Things to look forward to in the new 2011! Remember the Holiday Card/Photo challenge? WELL… we (well: me… Ruari doesn’t really help) are going to start a new challenge this next week! The Valentines Photo Challenge! AND yes: there will be LOTSO prizes. I’ll just give you a quick sneak peak of a few of the sponsors we have….

    I hope to see you all in this Valentines Photo Challenge!

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