I love going through my pictures for the year and reminiscing about the year. 2012 will go down as a year full of change. We went from a family of 3 to a family of 4, I left my secure government career for a high stress challenging private sector career, and we moved to Tampa. So without further ado...
1. Me! –
I took one picture a week while I was pregnant with Lucas and this was the last one. I was in active labor and still managed to get hubby to take these pictures. (I was having a contraction during the 2nd pic, LOL)
2. I Love You –
The only love missing is my hubby!
3. Still Laughing…
I was trying to get maternity shots and I asked hubby to pose so I could get the settings in the camera right and this was his pose. Love it, he is silly.
4. Winter Wonderland –
There is not real winter in Florida but we went to see some Christmas lights and the boys were able to get a picture with Santa.
5. Birthday –
Lucas was born 5/30/2012 and it was one of the happiest days of our lives! This is a picture less than 24 hours after he was born still in the hospital.
We have started celebrating 1/2 birthday's. This was Nic's 3.5 birthday.
6. Friends –
These are my girls of the "Inner Circle" and we are there for each other no matter what. Love them.
7. I Was Inspired… –
I tried to take newborn like pics and this the best I could come up with. Oh well, they are good memories.
8. Spring Fever –
I was in a photography slump this year so no pics just for the heck of it. This picture was taken in April so it is my spring picture.
9. Travel or Vacation –
We took a quick trip to Disney in March, Nic loved it.
This was taken during our Babymoon. We went on a cruise for 4 days...it was just what we needed before Lucas was born.
10. Summer Days –
It was a hot summer in Lakeland and even with a newborn, we would go to the park almost every weekend and enjoy the outdoors. Nic's favorite was the splash park.
11. A Day In My Life –
At my new job I usually will eat outside and enjoy the Florida winter.
12. All Smiles – a picture that makes you smile or of smiling faces.
This is Nic splashing in our pool in December! Only in Florida. Can't wait for the summer.
13. Autumn Harvest –
This year we didn't carve pumpkins for Halloween or do anything "Fallish". But this is Nic wearing Halloween socks in mid-November. It is as close to "Fall" as we got. LOL
14. Family or Home –
This is a family shot we took at the beach on Thanksgiving day. We spent a quite holiday at home and the day was beautiful.
And this is a pic of our new house. One of our favorite parts of the house is the back yard!
15. Celebrate! – a picture that reflects a celebration.
This is a silly picture of my siblings and me dancing on Christmas Eve. It is not Christmas unless we are all together!
16. Let’s Do It Again… –
Leo and I went on a babymoon before Lucas was born and I know he is itching for another adult only vacation.
17. I Miss You –
I stopped running at about 5 months pregnant with Lucas and have not really picked it back up since. I miss jogging and hopefully I'll get back into shape for 2013.
18. Beautiful –
This was the view from my back porch in Lakeland. I loved waking up to look out and see what kind of sunrise it would be.
19. Dress Up –
Nic was the cutest dragon for Halloween this year!
20. Macro –
This is the closest thing I have to a macro shot.
21. Holidays – a picture from the Holiday of your choice.
Taken on Christmas Eve!
22. My Favorite –
One of my favorite shots of Lucas and Nicolas!
23. Don’t Ever Change –
Lucas has the best smile/laugh/happy face. I wish that he continues to be a happy little guy and brightening our lives!
24. Just Because…So There! –
One of the few non-kid pics I took this year.
25. Hopes and Dreams –
My hopes for 2013 are simple; spend time with my family and friends, watch my boys grow, be a good mother, wife, and employee, and start running again. Hopefully I can manage them all.
With the boys on my side, I know it will be an awesome year!
Happy New Year!
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