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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Hello as the start of the New Year I’d like to wrap up 2011 with some of my favorite photos. Unfortunately 2011 was not a great year for pictures as the camera on my cell phone quit working about 3 months in. I also have a Nikon D40 but I was too afraid to carry it around in my everyday purse. However both of those tiny problems are fixed. I recently purchased an Iphone and cannot stop taking pictures and my boy Gunnar bought be a wonderful camera bag from JoTotes for my Christmas Present. So I am looking forward to all the beautiful pictures to be had in 2012. 

One of my favorite pictures this last year has to be of my new niece. I was able to offer my sister a photo shoot of her and Lilly. The pictures turned out great and it was a wonderful learning experience.

This is another great photo from this last year. This is a picture of Gunnar we found an old playground and spent the afternoon like little kids climbing on the monkey bars and sliding down the slide.

This picture was taken when Gunnar and I took a lunch picnic date to a little pond near our house. We fed the fish, turtles, and birds it was incredibly relaxing and gave us a great memory.

My grandparents celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary this year. I was lucky enough to be in attendance and snap this cool picture of their cake.

This was taken in the lobby of the French Lick Hotel and Casino this past week. The restoration they have done on the building took my breath away. It is beautiful and full of history a great place to go visit.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at some of the images that I am most excited about from this past year.  It is day two of 2012 and I am well on my way to some great pictures for this year. Thank you all for stopping by.


My Christmas was amazing this year. I was able to spend time with family and friends. We watched a marathon of Christmas Movies and then we played games. I think one of my new favorite traditions with my mom and aunt at christmas is having a glass of wine while we finish wrapping the presents while watching White Christmas.  I know I have been trying to get away from just blog posts that update where I am and what I’ve been up to but I’m so excited about this I want to share. I was inspired over this Christmas. I had time to look around and check different things out and I think I came up with my first DIY Idea for this blog. I hope this is the first in a long list of many ideas for DIY.

As for Christmas some of my favorite gifts to give this year were the gifts I made. My dad who is an endless source of inspiration for me graduated with his college degree in 2011. I was lucky enough to take the trip to North Dakota for his graduation. I took lots of pictures while we were there and for Christmas I put it together in a scrapbook so he would always have the memories to look back on. 

The other gift I put together was for my sister. I had a little help from Blurb with this gift. My sister gave birth to my niece on October 17th 2011. I was lucky enough to spend most of her first month with her and was able to gather a great number of pictures. I put together for my sister a book of all Lilly’s pictures from her first month. She was very touched by this gift. 
Here is  my niece at one month with her Mommy’s baby picture on the left. I am so lucky to have such a great family and to make so many wonderful memories with them. And look two posts in one month. I hope this trend keeps on going!

Have a happy NEW YEAR!!!

Ah, the end of a long week and the beginning to another weekend. We have big goals for this weekend and week to get ready for Christmas. We need to get last minute gifts and bake our winter treats. I’m excited that presents are showing up under my tree.

Merry Christmas everyone!