Rejoice in His Blessings this Year. Join Me in #Blessings366

At my most recent MOPs meeting, I was talking to some of my fellow moms and telling them that I wanted a break from social media. Facebook becomes a time suck for me. I get so wrapped up in reading and liking posts that before I know it, I’ve spent an hour getting absolutely nothing accomplished.

So, I had decided that I wouldn’t be doing my “Blessing of the day” in 2016 so that I could keep myself off of Facebook.

One of the moms begged me to change my mind. She told me she had gone through some really hard times this past year, and my “Blessings of the day” posts were what helped encourage her to keep looking up. She told me I had no idea how much those daily pictures and posts had helped her, and she couldn’t imagine not having them to look forward to in 2016.

I told her I would pray about it, and the more I did, the more I knew I had to keep sharing. Not just for her, (though I do love knowing it was an encouragement to someone out there!), but because of the effect it had on me. I was able to look back through this past year and see all God brought us through… and there was a lot! God was so good, and even on the hard days, I was still able to find some kind of blessing during that day. It’s been a great way to remember to be grateful, even when times are tough.

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So, I will keep tradition alive, and I will share my blessings each day in 2016. Because it’s a leap year, I’ll have to change the hashtag, so this year, you can find the blessings at #blessings366 on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

I would love it if you would join me. Your photos don’t have to be anything fancy. Just find one blessing every day and share it using the hashtag #blessings366.

If you are committed to participating in #blessings366 this year, grab the button below and put it on your blog. It’ll help remind you to share your blessings with those around you.

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I am excited to see what the Lord does in 2016, and I’m hoping you’ll be a part of it. Let’s give all the glory to our Savior this year and watch the blessings roll in!

The Year in Pictures…. So far…

I know, I know… it’s only April. But, I wanted to share a special project that I’ve been working on for the past few months. My goal is to take a photo every day of 2012 and document it. So far, I’ve done really well. I’ve taken at least one photo every day, and I’ve uploaded it to an album on Facebook. It hasn’t been easy. And I don’t always use the same camera… sometimes I use my phone, sometimes I use my crappy little point and shoot, and other times I use my professional camera. {You can tell by the variance of the quality of the photos.}

Are you participating in a Project 365 {ummm, guess it would be Project 366} photo challenge? Are you keeping a record of all your photos for the year in one place? At the end of the year, I’d like to put together an album of all the pictures I took. I think it would be a great way to remember this year.

You can view all of my photos here:

Project 2012 – A Photo A Day

Here are a few of my favorites from the album {so far, anyway} :

If you’re participating in something similar, and you’re keeping your photos online, I hope you’ll take a minute and leave a link to your album here:

30 Day Photo Challenge: Day EIGHTEEN

Day Eighteen: Reflections

Reflection

This is another one of my favorites. I took this one in Chicago. I love the reflection of the car in the window of one of my favorite stores! 🙂

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30 Day Photo Challenge: Day SEVENTEEN

Day Seventeen: Emotion

Emotion

Gage was NOT happy getting his picture taken in the basket. I’d say he’s pretty full of emotion!

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30 Day Photo Challenge: Day SIXTEEN

Day Sixteen: Toys

Toys
We’re all about the monkeys here!

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30 Day Photo Challenge: Day SEVEN

Day Seven: Macro

Macro Photo

There’s nothing sweeter than baby feet! I love zooming way in and capturing those itty bitty piggy toes. 🙂

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30 Day Photo Challenge: Day SIX

Day Six: Shadows

Shadows
Shadows
Shadows

The boys and I had SO much fun with this topic that I couldn’t pick just one photograph. Their favorite is the 4-armed monster, but I love them all so much!

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30 Day Photo Challenge – Day FIVE

Day Five: Spring

Spring

Spring to me means that the flowering trees are blooming and beautiful! (I get to sit beside this tree every morning when I do my devotions. I sit on the deck off my bedroom, and I love that I’m surrounded by trees just like this!)

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30 Day Photo Challenge – Day THREE

Day Three: Fire

Fire

Yesterday was hubby’s birthday, and I was able to grab this shot. Happy 30th to the greatest hubby in the world!

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