Saturday, December 31, 2011

365 days later


It's New Year's Eve.

I am so proud that I finished this project. By my calculations I did miss a few days - about 4 or 5 total, but with a move, vacations, and a toddler, I'd call that a success.

There were definitely days that it felt like a chore to snap a not-so-great photo of something (and you can tell which those were!), but overall, I have grown a lot in my photography over the year.

I got a wonderful new camera this fall, flash, two new lenses, am and still learning to use them all together.

It's been a great year with big changes. William went from a toddling little one year old to a running, jumping, chatterbox of a two year old delight. We moved to a new town, Esch started law school, and my business exceeded our goals by quite a bit.

Can't wait to see what the next year brings for our friends and families.

And finally, no drumroll required for this one, just a food shot to round out the year. I tried a VERY yummy black bean and jalapeno hummus today to take to our friends' house for New Year's Eve tonight.

I may be seen later this evening snapping shots of bubbling champagne, or our little guy playing with his friends, but I wanted to be able to make the final post on the actual, final day.

2011, you were a great year.

2012, looking forward to meeting you tonight!

Taken 12/31


Happy birthday, Esch!

We had a yummy dinner (garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, marinated and grilled lemon pepper shrimp) and Daddy blew out the candles... William's favorite activity.

Taken 12/30

Choo Choo!

Taken 12/28

Playing with Pop-Pop's train.

Friday, December 30, 2011

2nd Christmas!

Taken 12/27


taken 12/26

Christmas boys

My guys on Christmas morning.

Taken 12/25

Christmas Eve Tradition

My grandfather read my brothers and I "The Night Before Christmas" every Christmas Eve when we were little, and this year William was treated to the same. He was absolutely rapt while his great-grandparents read him the poem. I will never forget this moment!

Taken 12/24