Thursday, December 30, 2010

2010 Review Extravaganza!! Week 4

It is the 4th and final week of the Review Extravaganza! This week we are reviewing October-December. I will share my recap first, then get to the business end of it. These three months are filled with a lot more pictures than my other recaps.. as well photography took over a big part of my life these months.


I began October with a bang by telling you all a tragic tale, I was quite proud of the style I wrote it in and well there is a surprise ending.. definitely a must read.

I officially launched my photography website!!

Celebrated this cute boy's birthday, recaped in this and this post.
And my other guy turned 5 months old and I got one of my favorite pictures ever!

We went to Chicago for my little sister's wedding and I took her bridals
And it might have been my birthday...

And Halloween!

In November-blogging took a bit of a back seat.
My photography and my baby took over my time quite a bit..
but I did blog about:

Lots of baby milestones-
Ryder ate his first baby food, moved into his own bedroom, and turned 6 months old
I did Ryder's 6 Month Shoot
And I blogged about Aunt-Flo being a guy thing

There was Thanksgiving..

And my girl's 4th birthday! Complete with her tree cake as requested


I told about the funny things Alex said over the year

I did a photo shoot of my three kids
you can see more pictures here
I began, with the help of some great ladies, the 2010 Review Extravaganza.

I gave a bunch of tips during a hopefully useful photography lesson.

I showed our Christmas Decor with this fun video

And then there was Christmas of course!

I cannot believe this year is virtually over!! Thank you all again for reading my blog throughout the year, for leaving comments, and for writing great posts that make me smile and laugh.

And thank you to everyone who has participated in the Review Extravaganza. It was a lot more fun since I was able to do it with friends.
Shortmama, MiMi, CA Girl, Emilisq and Sami all agreed to join in this craziness with me.

This week's review is for October, November and December. I know there are a few of you who have been playing along this whole time who did not get to link up last week due to sickness and with it being Christmas weekend; so if you wrote your post last week and did not get to link up you can link up twice today. Plus as a bonus, this week's linkey is going to be open through Monday morning at 10:30 AM.. gives you a little bit of extra time to link up.

And it is also your last chance for your bonus vote. If you follow all six of us ladies hosting this event, and leave a comment on THIS post saying you are doing so, then you will get a bonus vote. I will be tallying up all of the votes and drawing the winner next Wednesday.


  1. Those pictures are so CUTE!!!!
    You are incredibly talented!

    Now I gotta go check out the photog site!

  2. Those pictures are great. I follow all the host ladies. This has been a very fun recap, thanks for hosting!

  3. LOVE those pics!! The 5 month pic of Ryder is awesome. Oh, I wasn't thinking when I linked up the first time...I linked it back to you. *sigh* I must still be tired. Can you remove the first link for me?

  4. Beautiful photos. I love the outfit for his 6month shoot.

  5. Oh the poop story! How could I forget that one!! You may never live that one down. I love LOVE that 5 month pic of Ryder. Best shot! What a year it has been, and I am glad to have shared it with you! XOXO

  6. Yep. That 5 month old picture still makes me laugh.

  7. I can see why you love the 5 month photo! It's priceless!

  8. I have LOVED looking at your life in pictures. You take beautiful photos but your subjects are gorgeous too! The 5 month picture of your babe cracks me up! You can almost hear it!
    And the poop licking story. BEST post ever. LOL
    Have a great new year friend and thanks for coming up with such a fab idea for the last few weeks!!

  9. What amazing pictures for 2010!! I hope 2011 is filled with wonderful times too!!

  10. You are such a talented photographer. I can't imagine that your sister could have found anyone to do a better job on her photos.
    I wish you all the best in 2011.

  11. I seem to have disappeared since my computer broke. Boo. But to save time, I am just going to comment on this post. Your Christmas looks divine! The 12 days exchange is a genius idea, and I am sure made you feel so special and loved (not to mention having made a new friend). Your children (as always) make me smile, and your photos are phenomenal!

    About the extravaganza... I didn't have a post for last week, but can I please oh please do one and add it to the linky? I really wanted to play along, but getting my hands on a computer (especially since the hubby is in school for programming) is rough. Oh please! And if not, I will just sniff, and enter for this week, and cross all my fingers and toes in hopes that I can win. :)

  12. I still absolutely love the last pic of the three kiddos! So precious!