Monday, December 29, 2014

Review Extravaganza 2014: Final Week

This is it! The final week of the 2014 Review Extravaganza. (#2014RE)  I hope you have had a great time recapping with us, or if you haven't yet, jump in and recap the entire year (you have until Friday to link up).   This is also you last week to get as many entries as you can into the giveaway.  You can see all of the great prizes here.
I always love looking back at the year as a whole as it is amazing how time and perspective can change things.  It is also so great to be able to meet new bloggers who link up with us.  Grab the button for the post, and join in recapping October, November and December.

***Tomorrow will be my monthly meme 10 Things to Smile About This Month******** 


Started off with some humor in The Costco Trap, I decorated for fall and my oldest had a birthday!

Did a newborn shoot, which I think will always be one I remember and love
See more pictures from this shoot here 
We were busy with school (Alex got student of the month), soccer, and even an 80's murder mystery party. .... oh and I might have had a birthday too.
Our 80's outfits
And of course the month ended with Halloween....

including a stylized pirate shoot I did.

Pictures from the month


I looked for tender mercies, my son lost his pants, and I shared our family pictures and told why every photographer should be shot.
I told you 5 things you may not know about me and did a lot of photo shoots this month....
My in-home "studio" for newborn shoots
One of my favorite photo shoots, wasn't necessarily for the actual pictures but because why I was taking it; I was taking pictures for my daughter's baptism invitations with the beautiful dress my MIL made.

Alex's soccer team ended the season undefeated, I went on some field trips with Ryder and got to have a lunch date with my bestie CA Girl when I was scouting out photo shoot locations in her city. 

I told you about The Talking Challenge

There was Thanksgiving, followed right by Alex's birthday (which I didn't blog about until December).


Eric's parents came into town and went with Ryder's preschool class to see the Nutcracker.

Parties- Eric's work party and a church Christmas party

And it snowed in California.. well at my kids' school at least

There was lots of events and parties at school too and I photographed my church's Live Nativity they do every year.  
Ryder's preschool class

I shared a video I made- The Christmas Gift

And there was Christmas of course (which I will be blogging about later this week.

So join in and recap the year with us!  You have until Friday night to join the fun.

You have until the end of the week to get all your extra entry points! 2014 Review Extravaganza


  1. Once again, so many beautiful pictures! Love the 80s outfits.

  2. I love the 80's outfits!! So Cool!

  3. Alex's baptism dress is so beautiful! Was it made for her, or was it purchased? And that infant photo is probably one of my favorites. I love your posts! I really need to free up some time so I can visit blogs again. :) Thanks so much for letting me host with you!

  4. Oh that firefighter/baby photo is so incredibly precious! Some great Halloween pics there too, what fun :) once again, thanks for hosting this awesome and so much fun linkup. It's been so great to look back!

  5. I love all of the photos you shared! Sounds like these last few months were wonderful for you guys :D

  6. Your children are so adorable in their halloween costumes! And that newborn photo is beautiful!