Friday, December 31, 2010

Memories, Dreams and Reflections 2010

I’m participating in “Memories, Dreams and Reflections 2010” on Ashley Sisk’s blog. Going through the archives (ok, really just the last couple of months because of the hard drive issue) and previous blog posts was lots of fun. I debated back and forth on about every image and know as soon as I click “publish” I’ll want to change some, or most, of them. But, that’s ok because it’s been great to go back and look at 2010 in pictures.

Happy new year ya’ll!


My favorite part of myself is my eyes. I’m  proud that I’ve survived this year under a few pretty rough circumstances. Life can be tough, but minute by minute, day by day, we’ll get by!



I Love You

Of course I love my family, but I love PAALS dogs too. Service dogs rock!



Still Laughing…

Nothing’s more funny to two boys than both of their zippers being down at the same time. This picture cracks me up every time I look at it.



Winter Wonderland

This is not your typical winter shot, but it is a winter shot. I’ve posted it several times, but I just can’t get enough of it.




I turned the big thirty-five this year and had a totally frosting-heavy cake and loved every bite of it.




Charlie’s BFF moved a few weeks ago. I’m so glad we have pictures like this so they can remember their wonderful friendship.



I Was Inspired...

to keep taking pictures of this stunning sky.



Spring Fever

Do you know what that beautiful pod will turn in to? A bunch of bananas! Spring is such a time of rebirth. It is such a refreshing time.




This was the second year we went to the Emerald Coast (panhandle of Florida). The clear water and peaceful place where we stay are so relaxing and calming. I think I’ll start planning our trip there for this summer.



Summer Days

Water, water, water. Since we live in the “famously hot” city, we are always either in the water or indoors in the summer.



A Day In My Life

Looking upward, thanking God for His gifts, asking for His strength to come upon me and others, is part of my daily life.



All Smiles

You know how it feels when your face literally hurts from so much smiling? That’s exactly how I felt at Ryan’s 2nd grade Christmas performance. It was seriously that cute!



We had a beautiful long fall this year. I love that most of the fall we’re still in t-shirts and flip-flops.




These two boys (plus my husband) are my family. I know you knew that, but I just wanted to state the obvious. ;)




Every Saturday night here at Mt. Horeb United Methodist church is a celebration. We go to the contemporary service and have the most amazingly gifted praise band that makes worshiping like a celebration.



Let's Do It Again...

This is the day it hailed. The boys had so much fun and were so intrigued by the hail. I love to see them laugh together like this.



I Miss You

Oh summer, how I miss you so! You are so green and have such amazing things to photograph.




The way the sun is shining right through this leaf is just so beautiful.



Dress Up

My little clone trooper (or is it storm trooper or Commander Rex or…) is waiting patiently to start trick or treating.




The detail of this caterpillar awes me.




Our tree is heavily decorated with ornaments the boys have made. Part of me would really like to have a grown-up, beautifuully decorated tree, but this has so much more meaning for us.



My Favorite

There were too many favorites to really just pick one. I chose this picture of the SC State Fair because we always have such a great time there every year.



Don't Ever Change




Just Because...So There! 

Technically a bad shot, but look at that smile!! Seriously, it doesn’t get much cuter than that!



Hopes and Dreams

See that little glimpse of a rainbow? My hope for 2011 is that we all see a bit more of that rainbow!


Stop by Ashley’s beautiful blog for more “Memories, Dreams and Reflections”.



  1. I really loved this - every single moment. Thanks so much for participating and I hope you have an incredible New Years!

  2. These are great selections, every one of them is perfect. It's really neat to see your boys having so much fun together in many of the shots (although having a brother myself I'm sure that's not always the case)

    Happy new year!

  3. Happy New Year!!!

    This is an AMAZING selection of shots!!! I love them all!! Your cake shot makes me want to go grab some frosting and a spoon! :)

  4. I enjoyed your collecion of photos and reading a little about each one! Your photos are wonderful! I look forward to checking out more of your blog.

  5. Awesome photos!! I really love your every day photo. So neat. Of course I loved your leaf photo too. Those were my favorites this fall. Happy New Year!

  6. I love Ashley and loved all of your photos! Happy New Year!!!

  7. Beautiful! I really loved all your outdoor shots, those last two skies are amazing!

  8. All the photos are awesome! But the rainbow shot is my favorite. I hope you have a great 2011.

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  9. Your pictures are amazing! I especially love the "I love you" shot. So awesome!

  10. Wonderful pictures, I love the autumn shot, the colours are glorious.

  11. These are all so great, Sarah! LOVE the day in your life. Wow.

    P.S. We have Stanley! :)

  12. Great shots! The sky is amazingly gorgeous where you live!

  13. I love all these shots, nice reflections! Do you live in Lexington? Because I think I am moving to Irmo?

  14. wow these are great shots, what an amazing collection, loved them all!

  15. These are all so great! I think your favorite is mine too!

  16. I miss summer, too! And "technically" bad shots are not bad. I adore the emotion in that capture. Great smile! Great work!

  17. Happy New Year! Love your "beautiful"shot

  18. Love your winter wonderland shot, so pretty.
    And the Spring Fever, that's bananas?! Really!
    A Day in my life and Don't ever change are just incredible.
    And the rainbow in the clouds,that's one of my favorite things, to see the rainbow in the clouds like that.

  19. Looks like you had a great year! I like your eyes shot and the boys' zippers down picture. That made me laugh, too!

  20. All of your photos are amazing!

  21. Fabulous pics! I love love your sky pics... especially the rainbow !! Your church pic is fabulous too.. especially with the moon and all! =)

  22. i love your favorite and your winter wonderland. and, i had no idea that is what bananas look like before they actually turn into bananas. great photos.

  23. I looked for an email for you but didn't see one. If my husband takes the job he was offered in Chapin he would move by the end of the month. I would have to stay in GA and sell our house. Do you like the area? You can write me here, I can pick your brain about the area :)
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  24. Great photos. Your winter sky shot is breathe taking. Your boys are adorable too.

  25. So many beautiful shots! I love your favorite shot of the year too! :-)


  26. Awesome collection of memories!

    Glad to hear someone talk about something they like about themselves instead of something they hate... quite refreshing! :)

    Love all your shots about you boys - just fun and laughter!

    Beautiful sky shots! Doesn't God paint the most beautiful skies? :)

  27. So many beautiful shots and memories, but I love "A day in my life" and "Autumn."

    Photos are so wonderful as they tell fun stories.......all on their own....the commentary is just bonus. Thanks for making me smile.

  28. Gorgeous photos! I loved all of them!

  29. I love your "still laughing" and "macro" shots!! Oh, and also the vacation one!! These are great:) {And now I want to go swimming!}

  30. Beautiful shots!!! I love the perspective you took on a day in your life.

  31. Great shots! I love your winter wonderland!

  32. Beautiful shots this year, I love the bokeh. Hope you have a wonderful 2011

  33. Great collection of images. I love the leaf you chose for "Beautiful: Lovely.

  34. What Great photos! I love all the sky shots stunning!

  35. Your "Don't Ever Change" is beyond awesome!! Wow. I would love to be able to capture something like that so well.

  36. I LOVE the "beautiful" picture! Stunning!

  37. LOVE your shots .. "beautiful" and "me" are my favorites! I reall hope your 2011 is as awesome as you are ! ;)

  38. Great shots! Really loved your winter wonderland and beautiful shots!

  39. I have an affinity for taking photos of the sky, too... love your shots, especially the last one with the hint of rainbow. That is *awesome*! I also love the photo of your church. Happy New Year! Jessica

  40. Sarah, these are WONDERFUL! I sooo wish I had done this reflection of my year. What an awesome way to look back. Gorgeous photos!

  41. What a beautiful year in pictures. I enjoyed so many but smiled at your flip flop comment. I am in NC and laugh at how hot it was in November :) Happy New Year!


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