Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas 2011 Recap

We had a lovely holiday weekend celebrating my in-law's 40th Anniversary and Christmas with our families.  We have been blessed beyond belief.  Here's to hoping this upcoming year will be just as great for our families and friends.

Taylor decorating our tree:

Leaving milk and cookies for Santa:

Santa's been here:

For me??

So excited to go for a spin:

Taylor with her great-grandparents:

Ashley on Christmas Eve:


40th Anniversary:

Taylor and her great-grandma:

Photo Challenge: Fave Photo From December

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My pretty Christmas Angel

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Santa Pics Through the Years

2007: Taylor, 10 months old

2008: Taylor, 22 months old

2008 Bonus: BFF Addison & Taylor

2009: Taylor (almost 3)

2010: Taylor, almost 4

2011: Taylor, almost 5

Bonus 2011:

Bonus 2011: Cousin James, 21 months & Taylor

Taylor finally got over her fear of Santa Claus on her 5th visit!  She got up the courage to ask him for a pink bicycle.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Photo Challenge: Pets

The Paper Mama's weekly photo challenge is all about pets!

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My niece and daughter loving on Bernie the Beagle, Oct 2011.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Woo Hoo!

My photo from my previous post was selected as one of Chelsey's of The Paper Mama favorites for the weekly challenge of favorite photo from the month of November!  Thanks Chelsey for the weekly challenges.  I just bought my first DSLR a few months ago and am brand new to learning how to use it.

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Photo Challenge: Fave Photo From November

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I'm linking up with Chelsey again this week for her The Paper Mama's Photo Challenge.  This week's theme is your favorite photo taken during the month of November.  This photo must be based on your child or pet.

My favorite photo is one I took of Taylor while out for a ride on her grandpa's boat in mid-November.  It was our first weekend of coolish weather here in Florida.  I took my camera along in hopes of capturing a few photos of the usual wildlife:  lots of wading birds, turtles, and alligators.  As we were cutting through a canal between two larger lakes, we began passing lots of other boaters.  Taylor got a big kick out of waving to everyone we passed.  They got a kick out of her friendly enthusiasm.

Photo is edited using Paint The Moon's Vanilla Pop action for PS.