Saturday, December 31, 2011

memories, dreams and reflections 2011

WOW!  What a year this has been!  We've had a lot of ups and downs....but we have an abundance of love.  We are so lucky for that.  I'm looking forward to 2012, and the possibilities it may bring.

All the best to you and yours!

1. Me
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(taken by Jack....most recent shot of me)

2. I Love You
(my family)

3. Still Laughing
(love the glasses!)

4. Winter Wonderland
(from Valentine's Day)

5. Birthday
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(taken to document this boy as he turned FIVE two weeks before Christmas)

6. Friends
(Friends since birth)

7. I Was Inspired
(inspired by all of the Scavenger Hunts hosted by Ashley sure helped out when I was in a rut!)

8. Spring Fever
(we escaped to Vancouver Island to find it was very late for us)

9. Travel or Vacation
(again on the Island)

10. Summer Days
(First slip 'n' slide)

11. A Day in My Life

12. All Smiles
(love the natural hard to get in front of the camera these days)

13. Autumn Harvest
(we went with some wonderful friends to a Pumpkin Patch)

14. Family or Home
(Lily and her cousin.....they're finally at an age where they love to play together)

15. Celebrate
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(We celebrated the marriage of my brother-in-law....Henry and Dan stood up for them)

16. Let's Do It Again
(We're planning our next visit to Vancouver / Vancouver Island)

17. Beautiful
(the view from my husband's parent's deck)

18. Dress Up
(I dressed up Lily - and let her "style" her own hair for her THREE year old portraits)

19. Macro
(a pest in our backyard this summer, made for a fantastic macro......and a LOT of mosquito bites!)

20. Holidays
(a very noisy shot -ISO4000- of my youngest + oldest in front of our Christmas tree)

21. My Favourite
(Favourite shot of Lily as she turned three)

22. Don't Ever Change
(I'm having such a hard time with these three growing up)

23. Just Beacause
(one of my favourite shots of the year)

24. Hopes and Dreams
This year I hope for less struggles.  Good health.  Growth - spiritual, mental and physical.  Fun memories.  Snuggles.  Even more love.

Thanks for joining me on my trip down memory lane!

xoxo charmaine


tiarastantrums said...

lovely set of shots - Happy New YEar

Saun said...

Nice series,wish that was my view from my deck.Love your spring and friends shot.

Ashley Sisk said...

I'm reminded of why I love your work so much. It looks like you had an incredible 2011 and I hope 2012 is even better.

Naomi said...

Beautiful set of shots! Happy new year to you!

koreen (aka: winn) said...

So amazing! I was going to say #11 was my favorite, but then I saw more and more I loved!

I did my own dorky version of the year in review. ;)

Buckeroomama said...

Ooh, I remember some of these and the ones that I haven't seen before, I love to bits, too!

Your macros are awesome!

Have a wonderful year, Charmaine!

What I Did Today said...

May all your hopes and dreams come true this year! Happy New Year! That winter wonderland/valentines day shot is breathtaking.