1/12: {The Way I View} New Beginnings

February 2, 2012

I fizzled out a little early on 2011's Project 52, so I'm going for less commitment but more accountability in 2012.☺

This year, I've teamed up with a dozen of my fellow CMPros for a monthly challenge.  Our project is called The Way I View _______, where we shoot with a certain theme in mind each month, then link up to one another's blogs at the start of the new month.  These girls inspire me big time, and I know they'll help keep me on my toes!  For that I am grateful, because to be honest I spent most of January in a funk, photography-wise.  Short days, cold temps, and a home desperate for post-holiday organization and weeding out... lots of excuses to leave the camera in the bag.  But knowing I needed something, anything, for this project, I finally broke it out last weekend.

January's theme was New Beginnings, and while I didn't come up with anything too relevant that afternoon, I'm so glad I had my camera with me.

Because that same sweet face exactly 24 hours later?
She was lucky; half an inch lower and I cringe to think.  I'm grateful we had my hubby's phone to document how ridiculously brave she was (much moreso than her mommy, whose knees gave way shortly after that last shot when the plastic surgeon began stitching).  Because these photos serve as a reminder that our kids do literally change from one day to the next.  They prove that the best camera out there is the one you have on you☺ and that it can't always be about the great light/focus/composition.  Sometimes, it's as simple as having a tangible memory of the moment.

So cheers to New Beginnings,
to snapping out of my funk,
to getting back to capturing the everyday moments...
...Like when she shows up to the breakfast table, sporting the "hosipal" bracelet she (still!) won't let us cut off and wearing a purple shirt specifically picked out to match her booboo eye.

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Now head on over to Beira Brown's blog, and keep following the circle around!

18 Responses to “1/12: {The Way I View} New Beginnings”

  1. Holy smokes Christina! She is a brave little girl and I love that she matched her shirt to her boo boo eye.

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  2. Poor baby ! I was hurting for her just seeing the photos, so I can't even imagine what it's been for you. She's such a courageous girl ! <3

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  3. Oh goodness, Christina! Having an emergency with a little one is terribly hard. I see that she's loving that bracelet, however. ;)

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  4. Oh no. Poor baby! Awesome picture. WOW!

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  5. "Less commitment, more accountability"--you expressed my feelings EXACTLY! But on your post--OH MY GOSH--I am so sorry you all had to go through this, and at the same time so grateful it wasn't worse! Here's to hoping the rest of your entries won't be quite so dramatic... Can't wait to see!

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  6. Oh wow!!! Poor darling! I love your take on the theme.. and that her shirt had to match her boo boo!!! Great Job!

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  7. She is so gorgeous!! And owie! My youngest has had 2 rounds of stitches (forehead and chin) and I know that weak in the knees feeling!

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  8. what a day you guys had! My son split his eyebrow open in almost the same exact spot & it was just plain frightening! Glad she's recovering well :)!

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  9. Poor Molly AND you! Glad to see she is doing ok now!

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  10. Poor little girl and mommy! Happy to hear she is doing well!

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  11. What a scare! I'm glad she's on the mend!

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  12. Poor little sweetie, glad she's getting better! She's so adorable

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  13. Oh my goodness, what a trooper! I hope it heals quickly. Glad she is doing well now.

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  14. Poor baby. Hope she is ok now.

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  15. She is so brave and I am guessing she gets that from her mom. I have to say, I love a girl who accessorizes too-- especially with a hosipal bracelet and boo boo matching outfits!

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  16. Poor Miss M!! So glad she is on the mend now... And I'm loving her breakfast get-up too!

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  17. So scary! Hope she's all healed up really soon <3

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  18. What an adorable post! Gorgeous colorful pictures of your poor little one, what a brave girl! The first image is beautiful, but I also love that final image - priceless!!! ♥

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