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Memories, Dreams, and Reflections 2012

Just like in January 2012, I have again enjoyed reflecting over this past year while finding photos to match the themes listed by Jaymi over at Live.Love.Travel...
me in 2012...Alaska, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean, Home
me 2012
i ♥ little Alaskan Princesses
still laughing at the hobo sign (not visible is an actual hobo next to the sign, digging through the dumpster)
winter wonderland...the only snowflakes last winter
birthday present of NASCAR driving experience
friends encourage you to keep going to reach your goals (FlatTop Mountain, AK)
i was inspired to make the boys' memory blankets {finally}
spring fever broke out bad for me when in Cape Town, South Africa
vacation to South Africa
summer days of sun and swimming suits
a day in my cream treats are always requested
all smiles...NBC's mission team to Alaska
autumn...Mom's mums in Indiana
moms mums
family...Candace and Murray Skyping with family on their wedding day
celebrate...happy dance over my first passport stamp
let's do it again...visit to TX
i miss friend Stacey
beautiful day on Shell Island
dress up in your best penguin suit
macro...lilacs in Anchorage
holiday in Amsterdam
on holiday in Amsterdam
my favorite from Cape Town
don't ever fun to be around
PicMonkey Collage2 just because I haven't shared quite enough photos from South Africa :)
Monkey Valley Resort, South Africa
hopes and dreams for the future...a trip to Paris


  1. oh wow I'm so jealous of all your travel pictures! The South Africa ones are amazing! Cape Town is very high on my list of places I want to go! The Shell Island pic is so beautiful too!


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