Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Memories, Dreams, and Reflections 2013


I'm participating in this fun meme for the third year in a row. Enjoy!

1) Me
 My friend Steve took this picture in April.

2) I Love You
 I love this picture of Jake because he's really in his element.

3) Still Laughing

 I could fill several posts for this prompt alone with pictures of the little guys, but these were two pictures that came to mind right away.

4) Winter Wonderland
 We had our first winter 13-14 snow in November...not cool. (And we had...a lot of snow in December. Still not cool.) Good thing it's pretty.

5) Birthday

 Jake and I went to Lake Geneva for my 30th birthday in March. We enjoyed dinner and dessert at one of our favorite restaurants in Milwaukee, The Pasta Tree, the night of my birthday.

6) Friends

Jake and I are blessed to have a lot of great friends in Milwaukee.

7) I Was Inspired...
 Milwaukee continues to inspire me every single week.

8) Spring Fever
 This picture is from the first truly warm day that I got to take pictures this spring. It was also the day that my friend Jen was blessed to have her wedding.

9) Travel or Vacation
 The furthest that Jake and I traveled this year was Chicago. That's kind of hard to believe. As I've either lived in Chicago or been visiting it every few months my entire life, it doesn't feel like a big excursion. Hopefully our travels will take us a little further in 2014.

10) Summer Days
 I'm blessed to have so many amazing memories of picture taking excursions and other happenings around Milwaukee this summer with family and friends.

11) A Day In My Life
 It is extremely rare that this does not happen at least once a day. You can read more about a day in my life right here.

12) All Smiles
 Happy Bethany getting ready for the posed church pictures after the ceremony.

13) Autumn Harvest

14) Family or Home

15) Celebrate

16) Let's Do It Again
I'm looking forward to having some non-wedding related fun with my brother and sister-in-law now that they are married and done with crazy wedding planning.

17) I Miss You
 I'm cheating and going way back in the archives for this one. I've been very fortunate to see a lot of my immediate and extended family multiple times and spend a lot of time with my Milwaukee friends this year. So I was at a bit of a loss. That's a good thing. These are two of my best friends from undergrad, and I would give a lot to get to hang out with them once in a while.

18) Beautiful

19) Dress Up

20) Macro

21) Holidays

22) My Favorite
Surprise, right?

23) Don't Ever Change

 I hope that these guys keep their kitten spirit for many years to come.

24) Just Because
It's become something of a tradition to post a duck photo for this prompt, so I'm going with it again this year.

25) Hopes and Dreams
This is the last picture that I took with my kit lens. That was in May. I can't wait to see where I am with my photography at this point next year.

I hope that you enjoyed reading about my memories, dreams, and reflections for 2013. Stop by Ashley Sisk's blog to check out other submissions for the meme.

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  1. Gorgeous photos of a happy, busy year...More for 2014 I hope.

  2. There are so many great pictures here! I noticed a lot of them are of warmer weather, which I don't think is a coincidence. Haha. Happy New Year!

  3. OMG love the refrigerator pic -- that's just too hysterical! I wonder how much food he sampled....

  4. Wonderful year! Hope the next year is just as great!

  5. Dear Rose, Thank you for sharing your photos. I love looking at pictures.
    I wish you all the very, very best for the coming year. Lots of good memories, good health and good cheer. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  6. What a great roundup of photos for your year! Looks like it was a very happy year and I hope this one is too!

  7. I love your holidays shot, and the ducks are beautiful! Your kitties are so entertaining! I can't believe the one in the fridge! Too funny.
    Best wishes for 2014!

  8. That photo of you at the top is very cool! Love it!
    Haha, one of the kitties actually explored inside the fridge?! Can't get enough of your kitty photos, they are adorable :)

  9. This is a really fun post and a great way to do a retrospective of your year!

  10. your furry friends always keep you on your toes with the camera. Wonder if he? was in there for a long time... Love looking at your photos. Many happen clicks to come {:-D

  11. You have so many beautiful photos but your cats really cracked me up!

  12. Your "still laughing" is the best one I've seen yet. Those two photos together tell a hilarious story! Wishing you many more great moments in the new year to come. Happy New Year!

  13. Happy New Year! Love the cat on the couch (with and without Steven) and the wedding dance photo. And of course, the AMAZING black and white Chicago photo ---truly a work of art.

  14. Great recap! The colors in your Inspiring photo are inspiring for sure! And I love the photo in Autumn Harvest!
    Happy New Year Rose!


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