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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Top 11 of '11

I'm not usually one to make New Year's Resolutions. Although, I do take the week between Christmas and New Year's and think about the direction I want my life to be going in the coming year. 
The first few days of each new year I try to spend reflecting, 
and then setting loose goals and standards, if that makes sense. 
There's no "I will lose 20 pounds by the end of 2012" (although that would be a good!)

Instead, I try and determine what is really important to me, and find ways that I can make those things the center of my attention, time, and devotion. As with almost every year, family is my top priority. 
My husband and my daughter mean everything to me, and they deserve my very best. I often give and give to others, and my devoted husband and loving daughter get what's left over. 
Obviously this is my top "goal" for this give my very best of me to my family! 
Next, I'd like to focus on photography. This one is two-fold (okay may three- or four-fold, even): 
1) My dad and I started a photography business this year, and I need to hold up my end of the bargain in learning the skills and putting them into practice
2) I want to learn how to take inspiring photos of my family so that I have beautiful, 
priceless pieces to look back on. 
I took a beginner SLR class this last year, and I loved every minute of it! So, I know that this hobby also brings me joy.

To really get me in the spirit of family, photography, and combining all of the things that I love, I chose to participate in the Top 11 Photos of ''s simple. Choose your favorite 11 pictures of your child(ren) from 2011 and post 'em! Then link up your post over at and check out other people's posts. I think of it as a way to reflect on the past year, and also a way to inspire me to spend more quality time with my family and brush up on my photography skills in the coming year.

Here's my top 11 of '11:

I can't wait to see what memories 2012 will bring!

Naptime Momtog



WeeMason Man's Mom said...

Oh my gosh, what a cutie!!! I've been trying to pick favorites on each post, but I love too many of these! So cute!!

Best wishes in 2012 to you guys!

Barbara said...

I LOVE this idea....I just love the pictures you take Amanda!!! I'm working on mine now. Happy 2012!

Sarah said...

Such awesome shots. I love the last two. She is sooo sweet. Thanks so much for linking up with us.

Jenn said...

Hey Amanda, just discovered your blog this evening, such wonderful photos. My littlest dude is just a few days older than Elliot...such a great age!

Amber said...

Well, isn't she an absolute cutie! I love the potty shot :)