Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Memories, Dreams, and Reflections 2012

This was such a blast last year that I decided to participate again. Enjoy!

1) Me
I took this picture in early September at the Kenosha lakefront.

2) I Love You
This is from our recent trip to San Antonio.

3)  Still Laughing
Why get up when you've figured out a way to do two awesome things at once?

4) Winter Wonderland
We had about the perfect first snow this year. It lasted long enough to be pretty and was light enough not to cause too much chaos.

5) Birthday
I am not a huge fan of cake (more specifically, frosting) so I usually opt for another dessert for my birthday.

6) Friends

We are blessed to have a lot of good friends in Milwaukee.

7) I Was Inspired...

I am continually inspired by some of my favorite places in Milwaukee.

8) Spring Fever
This is another one of my favorite places in Milwaukee.

9) Travel or Vacation

Jake and I got to take a couple vacations this year. We went to the Wisconsin Dells for a long weekend in August and we went to San Antonio (and Austin) this past month.

10) Summer Days
I love summer so much.

11) A Day in My Life
Do I need to say anything about this one?

12) All Smiles
My cousin is blessed to have two little kids. This is her daughter Charlotte.

13) Autumn Harvest
One of my last fall photo shoots before the weather turned cold.

14) Family or Home
 You've seen about ten variations of this picture this year.

15) Celebrate!

I'm pretty proud of everything that I put together for the parties that we hosted this year.

16) Let's do it again...
I had no idea that the annual RSA softball tournament would be so much fun. We're looking forward to the 2013 tournament.

17) I Miss You
I can't believe that my brother and his girlfriend's visit to Milwaukee this summer was already nearly six months ago.

18) Beautiful
I can't explain exactly why this picture makes me so happy.

19) Dress Up
I dressed up as the Morton Salt Girl for Halloween this year.

20) Macro
This photo shoot completely changed what I thought that you could do with macro with a point and shoot.

21) Holidays
This is another point and shoot photo that completely blew my mind.

22) My Favorite
I have so many favorite photos from this year, but this is one of my most recent favorites.

23) Don't Ever Change
I'm not one of those people who laments kids growing up quickly, but it's still amazing how fast it happens.

24) Just Because...So There
I used a duck picture for this prompt last year. As I took a ridiculous plethora of duck pictures in San Antonio last month, I figured that it was only appropriate to use it again.

25) Hopes and Dreams
I have a lot of hopes and dreams as well as, you know, tangible goals, about my writing for 2013.

I hope that you enjoyed this!  Stop by Ashley's blog to check out the other submissions for Memories, Dreams, and Reflections 2012.


  1. That photo of Angel laying in her box made me smile. So sweet!
    Love the photo of you and your hubby beneath the sparkly trees!

  2. What a great look back on 2012! And it's so great to see how your photography has come so far this past year too!
    Love the Christmas shot in San Antonio :)

  3. You had a very good year! And I hope that 2013 will be even better!

  4. Wonderful recap of your year! I know 2013 will be just as fine!

  5. That was fun to see your year in pictures! They all made me smile! Especially Angel in her box! :) I hope summer comes quickly this year!

  6. great pics! love the spring and travel shots!

  7. How neat! I am going to have participate in something like this sometime. I especially felt drawn to #8. The water is beautiful.. where exactly is that? Thank you for sharing all of the wonderful photos :)

  8. Of course I love the picture of Angel and the one of the fireworks is awesome.

  9. that was great! Your photography is wonderful and I love your macros. The fireworks going off fits into the professional category! Nice, too, to have someone taking photos of you and Jake. I don't have many photos of myself... {:-D


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