Thursday, June 25, 2009

1 of 52

Forever In Blue Jeans

********************52 Weeks********************
52 Weeks is a year long challenge for YOU to be in a picture once a week for 52 weeks. We are always the ones behind the camera, this is YOUR chance to get out in front and be in the pictures with our family. We are glad you are joining this challenge. More importantly your family will really enjoy having you in the picture. Thanks for playing along! Oh, you can just jump in now with 1 of 52, you're not getting off that easy! Now go take a picture!**************************************

I am starting this challenge with many mixed feelings. In someways I feel I may be biting off more than I can chew. But who am I to back down from a challenge? :) Maybe I'm more afraid of seeing MY face on here every week. Seeing MY imperfections that my loved ones seem to never notice or mention. This may be the 'boot-in-the-hinder' that I've been needing all along. So many times I have pictures I don't post, because- there not MY finest moments or the background (meaning my house) is far from perfect condition. I teach my children perfection is not necessary.. as long as you give it your all, do your best, that's all that matters. Maybe I need to teach myself that lesson.

That being said... photo 1 of 52 is of me and Carolyn. Our 2nd child of 4. Our 1st girl. Full of spirit, spunk, love and giggles. She keeps me on my toes, but out of all 4 kids, it is probably safe to say, she is the "mama's girl"... at least most of the time. She is my princess playing in the dirt with her ponies.


  1. I am so glad you are entering this challenge!
    You will have so much FUN, and that is a promise!!! I L☺ve to take Family Picture, oh wait, let me rephrase that "I L☺VE TO TAKE PICTURES of EVERYTHING", L☺L and since I started this challenge I l☺☺k forward every week to take my special picture for this meme.
    You have a ♥BEAUTIFUL♥ Family and your Princess is PRECI☺US!! Thank you for sharing!

    Your new follower,

    Have a ♥L☺vely♥ Thursday!

  2. Yeah!!! I am so glad you have joined the challenge. I really appreciate what you wrote in your post. Trust me on this, it gets easier to be in the picture each week! And how great for your family!

    Great first picture, you two are so cute! Very adorable!

  3. So, so, so glad you are playing along! This challenge really makes you realize how often we are the ones behind the camera.

    Great first picture with your little Carolyn!

  4. Welcome and what a beautiful picture of you and your daughter!

  5. Nice...maybe i'll do it :D

  6. I've seen this challenge on other blogs but haven't given it to it yet. i may have to.

  7. aw! Happy you joined the challenge! It's so much more than "just a picture with mom in it every week"! It's made me so much more aware of opportunities for photos, & looking back at older pictures, It's made me realize what I've missed & try to do better at capturing! Also everyone's creativity with thinking "outside the box" is wonderful!

  8. Welcome to the challenge! You're liable to make some great "friends" here. ;) Love the picture of you and Carolyn. Looking forward to getting to know your family.

  9. Welcome to this super fun challenge! I love it; so much fun! Great picture of you and your little one; she is a cutie!

  10. Good for you to face your fear of messy house and less than perfection and jump in. I can't wait to see what you end up with!

    Good mama to practice what you preach to the kids, too.

  11. Such a great pic and sentiments about reality versus perfection.

    Your kids will thank you one day for having taken photos with you in them...some of my most cherished things are old pics of my mom or dad or grandparents with me...

    I've been doing this challenge for a couple of weeks and now it is second nature for me to get in the pic!

  12. Glad you joined, Heather. My kids are older and I look back through scrapbooks and it's very rare to see me with them. This one is cute of you both...