Sunday, January 1, 2012

Memories, Dreams, and Reflections: 2011

One of the things that inspired me to even start this blog was Ramblings and Photos and her weekly Scavenger Hunts.  I've obviously been slacking, but I still love perusing her blog each Sunday and checking out everyone's shots.

This past week, I was on winter break and so I made it my mission to participate in the Hunt.  Of course, with my luck, the Hunt is on break too!  Bummer.  I did, however, find this awesome activity and couldn't wait to get started.

Me! - I am definitely most proud of simply starting this blog.  It has made me more aware of what I'm doing and given me the opportunity to meet some awesome new people.

I Love You - These three handsome men are my world, and I just love them to pieces!

Still Laughing... I can't help but crack up every.single.time I see this shot.  And you know why he was crying?  Because I tried to wipe the sauce off of his face and he wanted me to "leave it there."  Silly boy.

Winter Wonderland - Funnily enough, this Winter shot was actually taken in October!

Birthday - Ryan turned 5 this year.  I didn't want him to wait until dinner to blow out his candles, so I stacked some cinnamon rolls and threw on a few candles for a little birthday party.

Friends - We are missing a pal here, but this is a shot of me and 2 of my 3 closest friends.  Love these chicas!

I Was Inspired... This cell phone shot was taken the afternoon after Hurricane Irene ransacked much of New Jersey (and other parts of the country, of course, but I only live in one state!).  If this isn't a symbol of inspiration and hope, then I don't know what is.

Spring Fever - My monkeys love hanging out on their swingset!

Travel or Vacation - I love this shot of the CN Tower in Toronto!

Summer Days - I think this shot speaks for itself. :)

A Day In My Life - Another cell phone shot!  I really don't know what I'd do without my daily cup-o-joe.

All Smiles - I have yet to decide which face makes me smile more. :)

Autumn Harvest - It was so freaking hot that day that it hardly seems appropriate to share this photo under the "Autumn" tag, but hey - pumpkins aren't very summery!

Family or Home - This was taken on Ryan's birthday at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC.

Celebrate! - Happy Birthday, Ryan!  These are slices of the delicious cake that my awesome sister-in-law made for him.

Let's Do It Again... - Yay beach!

I Miss You - This is my youngest, so I technically don't miss him because he's right here with me, but holy cow, do I miss this age!  I love where my boys are currently (5 and 2-and-a-half) but I sure do miss these teeny, squishy babies!

Beautiful - My mommy.

Dress Up - May the force be with you.

Macro - This is from the butterfly exhibit at the Bronx Zoo.

Holidays - Danny takes a break from the egg hunt to give me a little smile.

My Favorite - One of my favorite memories might just be from a few days ago when I was about 18 inches away from Daniel Radcliffe.  And dudes?  He totally autographed my nook for me.

Don't Ever Change - Cliche, I know, but I just adore our little family so much and while no one is perfect, I hope we're always this happy.

Just Because...So There! - This picture still cracks me the hell up.

Hopes and Dreams - This isn't my photo (see below) but it's a great representation of what I hope to achieve - balance.  I wear multiple hats in my life, and it's a constant struggle to keep so many balls up in the air.
(photo from Breaking Muscle)

Wishing you the best in 2012!