Friday, December 24, 2010

Photo Round-Up

Becky over at Small Bits is hosting the State Department Weekly Round-up this week and her theme is on photos. This time of year, I can not help but reflect on all that has happened through the year… how can I choose just one photo? Some, who have great photography skills and good cameras, may not be too impressed with some of these shots – that’s not the point. These photos capture a few of my favorite moments from 2010.

Gladiators in Jerash   (January)

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Kittens in a window

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Flowers

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Visiting Pandora (this movie was a big hit with our family…on the big screen, and on my new phone, which came with the movie installed… I told Santa we might need a copy for our library).

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Kittens in a sink

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Happy Anniversary

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and a pinch for St. Patrick’s Day

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Easter eggs in our own backyard, first time ever

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Pink toes

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Curls, lace, and nail polish go a long way towards making sad girls happy again

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End of School!

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Peaceful kitties

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We did so much in the summer (July – August)! Aqaba, Petra, a visit with Brad’s cousin, an awesome US road trip… this is my favorite moment. The kids contemplating their first ever snorkeling attempt at a reef in the Red Sea. It really sums up the spirit of new adventures.

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Back to school

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Sleepy September… ah.. blessed routine!

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Ninja

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Kitten -

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Kittens in training

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The quiet, normal, regular, plain ol’ family times at home… these are very important to me. It makes me feel this content.

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May your holidays be blessed, and I hope you are rounding out 2010 with as many happy memories as we are this year. Merry Christmas everyone!

8 comments:

Becky said...

I love it! (esp. the gladiator pic)

Becky said...

AH HA! I LOVE that your blog can talk to me. You are tech guru woman.

This week’s State Department Blog Round Up is here:

http://smallbitsfs.blogspot.com/2010/12/state-department-photo-round-up.html

and you’re on it! Please let me know if you have any objections and would like to be removed. Thanks!

spectrummymummy said...

Wow, you packed so much into one year- it has me yearning to get back overseas again!

Connie said...

:) Hi Becky! Thanks for hosting the round-up! And for the guru credit(!), but honestly, my best talent is simply picking the tools that do stuff automatically, so I do not really have to know what I'm doing. ;)

spectrummymummy - It has been a very full, very good year! I know we are blessed to have the opportunities that we do.

Merry Christmas to you both!

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Limningedge said...

Connie
A slightly belated Christmas Blessing for you and yours, and all the very best for 2011

Christine said...

Love all the photos! We just watched Avatar again.

Merry Christmas!

Jill said...

Love the photos ... looks like you had an amazing year!

Here's wishing you a very happy new year! May 2011 bring you nothing but joy.