December 5, 2011

Memories Dreams and Reflections 1.0 ME!!!

A few days ago I read about a blog hop/exercise that Ashley from Ramblings & Photos is hosting from Staci at Gatorette & Me. It is titled Memories Dreams & Reflections. Technically you are supposed to post all of these pictures in one post, but I am taking a page from Staci's book and doing it one day at a time. These are the prompts.

  1. Me! - picture of yourself (you don't have to show your face). What are you most proud of accomplishing in 2011?
  2. I Love You - picture of your husband, boyfriend, children, pets, etc.
  3. Still Laughing... - a moment you're still laughing about now...tell us a story.
  4. Winter Wonderland - a picture that reflects Winter.
  5. Birthday - share a birthday picture (your own or someone you love).
  6. Friends - a picture with friends (this could be your friends or your children with their friends).
  7. I Was Inspired... - could be a picture of your inspiration (person or thing), or inspired by...
  8. Spring Fever - a picture that reflects Spring.
  9. Travel or Vacation - a picture taken on vacation or on a recent travel experience...even if it was only a few miles away.
  10. Summer Days - a picture that reflects Summer.
  11. A Day In My Life - a picture of a typical day in your life.
  12. All Smiles - a picture that makes you smile or of smiling faces.
  13. Autumn Harvest - a picture that reflects Autumn/Fall.
  14. Family or Home - a picture of your family or a picture that represents family/home for you.
  15. Celebrate! - a picture that reflects a celebration.
  16. Let's Do It Again... - a picture of something you'd like to do again soon.
  17. I Miss You - a picture of someone or something you really miss.
  18. Beautiful - a picture of someone or something you find beautiful.
  19. Dress Up - this might be a picture from Halloween or not...but someone who is all dressed up!
  20. Macro - share your favorite macro or close-up image.
  21. Holidays - a picture from the Holiday of your choice.
  22. My Favorite - share your favorite picture or memory from 2011.
  23. Don't Ever Change - something you love about yourself, someone, or something that you never want to change.
  24. Just Because...So There! - share any picture(s) that you really want to share, but doesn't fit in any other category.
  25. Hopes and Dreams - share what you hope to come or dream for 2012. Feel free to share an image of your choice
Here is my #1 Me!

I've shared this photo before (and very recently) but it is honestly my favorite photo of me from the year.

One of the main reasons I love this picture is because it reflects just how far Evie and I have come since March. Post-Partum Depression pulled me down from the very beginning. Looking back at the person I was for the first 10-15 weeks of my daughters life is like looking at a scary ghost who was pale and translucent in her lifelessness. Looking at that same person now -- all I see is light and warmth, love laughter and happiness. I see a mother and a daughter completely connected and bonded, totally in love with one another. In 2011 I am most proud of the journey Evie and I have taken together, how far we've come little one, how far we've come. 

Come Join in the Fun!!!