Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Memories, Dreams, and Reflections 2012


2012 was a year of growth, learning, hurting, healing, and a whole lot of leaning on God.  It was a good year and a hard year, a blessing and at times a trial,  yet an amazingly strengthening year. 

2013 is here to stay, but here’s one final shout out for my families past year. I’m linked up with Ashley Sisk and joining in with others as we reflect on 2012 through photography.



1. Me!



2. I Love You – My beautiful family….Joel and are precious little miss… 

Joel and sis-edited


All my children, Joel, and my mom and dad,  enjoying a walk on the beach.

Lake Superior-edited


My 3 sisters, my brother, their spouses and children and my mom and dad…. the most important people in my life!




3. Still Laughing – in August we had a family get together.  Someone off the cuff said something about a race and before we knew it old and young were lining up on the road.  Some were more serious than others and we got to laughing.  All the children old enough to run thought it was the BEST thing ever and wanted to run again, the older and more winded voted them down!  But, a rousing game of Capture the Flag took over and the surrounding fields were filled with shrieks and laughter.

Family Reunion-5-edited


Family Reunion-3-edited




4. Winter Wonderland – we just received 4 inches of snow and I made a trip down the road to capture a winter photo of one of my favorite old barns in my neighborhood.

winter barn-web 



5. Birthday – I don’t get all crazy over my photography when we are doing birthdays.  I actually use my on-camera flash (gasp), because we always celebrate at night and I am not going to drive myself and everyone else crazy striving for a perfect photo.  My kids birthdays are for them not about me capturing a professional looking photo.  And so my birthday photographs always look like snapshots, but I’m okay with that!

Caleb- birthday-11



6. Friends –   I don’t have a single photo that I can share that shows my friends or my children’s friends…. but my two sons are friends and I love to watch them hanging out together.




7. I Was Inspired… – by Macro photography and had to try it out this summer.  I have much to learn, but I had fun capturing some close up shots this summer.

butterfly weed




8. Spring Fever –

sweet almond-1-w



9. Travel or Vacation – Mackinaw Bridge that connects the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan.

Vacation Sept 2012-bridge-3-w




10. Summer Days






11. A Day In My Life – feeding the hungry, voracious boys in my home!  This is one of our favorites, Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal.

PB baked oatmeal




12. All Smiles




13. Autumn Harvest

harvest 2012-1-hd



14. Family or Home

kids- walking down road



15. Celebrate! – I don’t have any pictures that I could find that shows celebrate, so this one will have to be for celebrating new life.

Canadian Goose Family



16. Let’s Do It Again… –  Vacation in the UP!

Vacation Sept 2012-Lk Superior shore line-w



17. I Miss You – SPRING…




18. Beautiful –  summer light!




19. Dress Up – What?! Dress up to play in a mud puddle? Yep! I dressed her up on a unseasonably warm day in February and let her play in the puddles. She loved it!





20. Macro




21. Holidays

December 2012-gingerbread men-w



22. My Favorite – my beautiful family that I was blessed to take photographs for.

lincoln-48 blk & wht



23. Don’t Ever Change – 

How you think so intricately and all the deep questions you ask…


Your gorgeous smile and contagious laugh…



Your silliness, I love how you clown around…. 



Your kind heart and sense of humor… 

I-hd-2-SycamoreLane Photography



24. Just Because…So There! –  one of my favorites that does not fit into any of the categories.




25. Hopes and Dreams – For 2013 my hope is that my family will continue to live strong with integrity, deeply committed, and absolutely in love with our Lord and Savior.  With God in the center everything else will fall into place….Beauty unleashed.

autumn glory- SycamoreLane Photography



Happy New Year!


Linked up with Ashley Sisk:


  1. Hi Jenn! You are such a talented lady! Gorgeous pictures!!! Love them all. But "Celebrate" melt my heart :) and your "Me" is SO beautiful.

  2. Thanks for sharing your beauty. This was so fun to scroll through and enjoy with my morning coffee! Happy New Year, friend!

  3. These are all so great! What a wonderful year! Love the ducks from behind and all the nature shots! Here's to a great new year, Jenn!

  4. Your photos are so beautiful!!!!! As is your family, Jenn! Thank you for sharing! Happy New Year!!

  5. Oh my word! Your photos blow me away and I love your chickadee header. Love all the family photos and the one of everyone posing before the race is too funny! Love those memories. And for some reason the one of "I" made me tear up. He looks like a man...well, I guess he is, isn't he. Love you dear sister and friend!

  6. WOWEEE!!! You certainly had a GORGEOUS year in photos! Have to say- my fav is your selfie though. What amazing eyes you have!

  7. Your pictures take my breath away!! They are GORGEOUS!!!

  8. Gorgeous, as always. DO you ever get bored of me saying that?? :) You are beautiful sweet Jenn.

    Love you!

  9. dearest, Jenn
    The photo of you...breathtaking! Now I see where your sweet little girlie gets her gorgeous looks from!
    Loved all of the photos. Your photography is really so very good.
    I pray you have a beautiful New Year. One that grows you, moves you, teaches you, and loves you.
    I'm thinking of you today and your family.
    Happy New Year!

  10. Hi Jenn!

    The first picture that caught my eye was the barn. The minute I laid eyes on it I was comforted. It invokes feelings of home, then I scrolled through your blessings, and I loved "meeting" you. You live in Michigan? I'm in between Flint and Detroit.

    Your new follower,

  11. I love the winter wonderland and spring fever and all smiles shots! Great job!

  12. Your blog is still my all time favorite. I took a little bit of a break from writing, but today, I am back. Here is my new page. theheartofashley.blogspot.com

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

  13. I really did enjoy all your photos. So many amazing shots. I have to say you really do know how to use that camera of yours. Wishing you and your family a happy 2013!


  14. 1. You are beautiful. 10. That sunset(?) is absolutely stunning. 15. I love love love this!

    This link-up looks so fun, but I'm imagining how exhausting it must have been to pull all those photos from your archives. I think I'll enjoy looking instead of playing this time!

  15. What a beautiful look back, Jenn! LOVE that winter wonderland.

  16. Lots of beautiful images in this collection! :)

    Have a wonderful 2013!

  17. Lovely photos! I especially liked the summer light photo for beautiful.


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