Friday, March 2, 2012

month in photos :::february edition:::

i did it! i did it!
with the help of my trusty new
i have to admit...
i am horrible at taking pictures, and even worse at having them developed!
i cringe to think at the thousands of pictures that are stranded on my cameras SD card, never to be printed.
this photo challenge gave me hope. ;)
not perfect by any means, but our life.  documented.  YES!!!
february just so happened to be the craziest month ever for us, with three out of our four kids birthdays, valentines day, and sickness.  a lot of it! :)
we made it through and it's already march?!?, but i'm really stoked to have these collages.
a forever reminder of this season in our lives.
it's a big one! 
at the end of the year i want to print them all off, and put them in some sort of cute, handmade album.
wouldn't it be cool to look back and see your year in pictures?
i think so!
i thank the Lord for creative friends who encourage me, and give me such great ideas. 
i am soooo totally grateful.

 clockwise from the top left hand corner...

1.    happy valentines day!
2.    teenager
3.    morning plans and coffee, of course!
4.    quiet morning with my girls
5.    happy birthday, jack!
6.    the best daddy EVER!
7.    elly's birthday
8.    home school with henry
9.    meaningful birthday gift for elly   {bracelet from Becky}
10.  gift to my valentine
11.  my love
12.  carnival birthday fun!
13.  my loves on valentines day

and because february is SO very full...

1.    hank's shiny eyes. :)
2.    trip to target
3.    birthday boy breakfast
4.    my new fave...pad thai!
5.    self portrait? ;)
6.    maddie's cupcake bash
7.    leg warmer love
8.    elly belle and her new handmade{by her} cowl
9.    favorite banner
10.  funny photo booth with the fam...i almost peed my pants i laughed so hard!
11.  taco birthday dinner {maddie's request}
12.  my sister-in-law hannah...a kindred spirit
13.  my joys

muah! muah! muah! to all of you that encouraged me to do this!
i am forever grateful! must head over to amy's and read her blog today{and everyday}. ;)
tomorrow is her birthday, and she also shared her beautiful salvation testimony with us.
her story is amazing, so if you want to be encouraged...head over there.
don't forget to wish her a happy birthday, too!
i am humbled and thankful to have such wonderful people in my life!

last, but not least, i have some awards to give!  yeah!
several weeks ago amy and jessica each gave me this award:

Liebster is German and means 'dearest' or 'beloved' but it can also mean 'favorite'. The idea of the Liebster award is to bring attention to blogs with less than 200 followers. 

how sweet is that?
you girls sure know how to make a girl feel loved!

The RULES are:

  1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
  2. Reveal your five picks for the award and let them know.
  3. Post the award on your blog.
  4. Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the blogshare-other bloggers.
  5. Finally and the best rule of all.......have fun and spread the love!

now it's my turn to bless someone else!
here are a few blogs that i really enjoy.

have a wonderful day!
it's snowing out again{march 2?}and it's time to make some lunch! 


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  1. Love the pictures! The mustache picture is great! Don't you love trips to Target? I do. That's why I go there. All the time. And I LOVE reading your blog, so I didn't think twice about giving you the award! :)

  2. What a beautiful month of sweet memories!
    Thank you for the lil mention of my post. You're a great cheerleader! Thank you girl!
    Can't wait to check out those blogs!!
    Have a delightful weekend!!!

  3. your photos are priceless Mary! and look at you go with the month in photos! Woohooo! :) :) super excited to see what your March looks like. Happy Sunday. :)

  4. fun stuff! don't you just love these photo collages?? i feel so "with it" doing a consistent photo documentation...but it's really not hard. i love that :) your pics are adorbs this month.

  5. I love love love all your pictures! Ain't it fun being intentional about taking pics of our everyday lives? I think these are gonna be some of favorite memories to look back on years from now. I cringe like you when I think about all the unprinted pictures I have on my computer! Before digital I had film developed at Walmart every week and then put in an album immediately! They knew me by name in the photo department..seriously. I'd walk up and they would hand me my blue and white envelope filled with goodness without me even saying a thing. :)

    And....I am SO honored you picked me as a fave of yours! I'm just now getting caught up with emails and my blog reading today and was just tickled when I saw this! Wow ! :) :)

  6. great pictures!

  7. i know...i'm so thankful for my phone and the pictures it takes!


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