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Thursday, December 31, 2009

365/365

Lucy 365/365

Annie 365/365

Today I am thankful for all of the pictures and stories of the girls that I have from 2009. I can't believe that one day they will be able to look back and see a picture of themselves from every single day of 2009. That really is pretty cool. Now I just need to figure out exactly what to do with all of the images. I think I will make a very fancy album for each girl with my favorites of each month. I should have time to work on that in January and February. We'll see when I actually get it done. I am going to try really hard to keep taking pictures of them most days because I love that I have all of these.

I thought it was fitting that Lee Lee was in today's pictures since she is my number one fan on the blog. Thanks for all of the comments, Mom. I am quite certain that she has commented on every single post. Sweet momma of mine.

Holly, Adam, John and Wyatt left today. The chaos level at the house went down tremendously since the kids all kind of wound one another up. Right before they left Lucy and John were running wild having a pillow fight. The noise level around here was never low. I know Lucy and Annie are missing their playmates already.

I have no New Year's Eve plans, which is perfectly fine by me. I have never been a huge fan of NYE. And now it just seems dangerous to even be out and about. I am so old and dorky! :)

I hope that 2010 is a wonderful year for each and every one of you. I think 2009 was kind of a hard year, so I have big plans for this whole decade being just fabulous. Happy, happy, happy New Year to all!! This has been a fun year on the blog. Thanks for sticking with me. I am not going to lie, I would love to hear from lots of you since this is my 365th post in a row.

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152 comments:

Anonymous said...

WAY TO GO!
THANKS FOR A GREAT YEAR. HAPPY 2010!
Jennifer in Indy/Mom to her own 3 yr old Vietnam Annie

Amanda said...

I believe I found your blog a few months into your 365 but I have so enjoyed each post and photo since then. What a treasure to have a picture of each of your gorgeous girls for everyday of the year. And great idea to make albums for them! Happy New Year! Best wishes to you & your beautiful family for your best year yet!

ekrisdinger said...

kelly,
i love your blog and your girls are so adorable! i am going to miss having a reliable blog to check up on everyday when im bored. i think i stumbled upon your blog back in september, but i am excited to see your children grow in the new year! i wish yall the best!

erin
baton rouge, la

Jeanie said...

Thanks so much for sharing yourself and your family with all of us this year. This is my first time commenting, but I've been following you on Google Reader for the entire year. Great job! I am very impressed you were able to stick it through.

Erin said...

You Rock! I came across your blog last November and LOVE reading your posts each day. I also have 2 little girls so I love seeing all the fun stuff you do with the kiddos! I can't believe you made it to 365 - huge CONGRATS!! That is so awesome to have all of the wonderful pictures of your girls. Happy New Year!

lstrevels said...

I am just a luker but I visit everyday your site puts a smile on my face everytime I come here.

NeuroMama said...

Happy New Year! And, congrats on 365 days of posts. I'm bummed that you're not doing it again. I will miss seeing little Annie and Lucy's beautiful faces and your amazing photography every day. Can you at least commit to every other day?!

Raine (aka Neuromama)

Hilary said...

Good job keeping it going for the entire year!
I only found the blog in Sept. so I missed most of the year, but have enjoyed it since then.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelly,
Congratulations on completing your 365 project. I love your pics. Your girls are darling. If you are ever coming to Boston let me know. I have 5 kids and love to have them photographed. I honestly cannot even remember how I stumbled across your blog but I will miss your sweet stories and adorable pics. Thank you for sharing. I wish you nothing but the best in 2010!
Ellen
Boston, MA

Karen in VT said...

Congrats on making it 365! Quite an accomplishment. I have truly loved reading your posts and checkin out your pictures each day, even if I don't comment. You have a beautiful family and thank you for sharing them! I am a SAHM with a 2 year old and twins on the way, and we're hoping to adopt someday. Thanks for all the insight and honesty. Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy 2010...Happy New Year!!

Karen

Anonymous said...

I loved your daily posts!
from mellowandyellow

Brian and Kerum said...

LOVE your blog and your photography! My dear friend, Jill had you on her blog list and I just loved looking at your pictures and the girls (SO CUTE!)so much that I just kept coming back. My husband and I have talked back and forth about adopting, so it was neat to see your view on it from time to time. Good luck with the next year and deciding what to do with your blog next...I know it will be easier on you not to do it everyday, but I will definitely miss it every night!!!

Norah said...

Happy New Year and BRAVO to you for all that you did in 09!

Stacy said...

Hey Kelly!
Congrats on 365! I don't comment real often, just here and there! But I love your blog and your pics and I enjoy each daily post! The girls are such cuties. Inspires me to become a better photographer, and to do 365 myself! Happy New Year!
Stacy

Meredith Woodruff said...

Wooo Hooooo!!! You made it:)!!! I've loved the whole year of posts! Now you can sit back and relax;)! I don't doubt that you will still be the best blogger I know! We are having a low key NYE at home, too! You just can't beat it! HAPPY NEW YEAR! -memes

Mommyto3inPa said...

I just wanted to drop you a quick note thanking you for letting us watch your precious little girls grow throughout the year. I have loved each and every post and I look forward to many more to come! From our Family to yours ~ Happy New Year!!!

Lisa said...

Congratulations on your accomplishment!!! I wish Eli and I could have joined everyone for the playdate today. It's been so fun watching Lucy and Annie grow through your blog. Still hope to meet them in person some day! Happy New Year to the whole family!

Clare said...

congratulations on a fantastic year of blogging and photographing, Kelly! as a fellow newbie photog, I can certainly appreciate the difficulty of the last 365 days - and I don't have anyone but little ol' me to worry about when I wake up every morning, so you get mucho bonus points for being a photographer, a wife and a mom all at once! you should be very proud of your work and all that you've accomplished. here's to an even greater 2010!

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the updates everyday i really dont know how you do it ... instead you should do a monthly update or weekly it you plan to do another challenge

Gayla said...

I absolutely love your blog and have so enjoyed checking it each day!! Your pictures are beautiful!!

Congratulations on making it a whole year. You have inspired me to give it a try this year and take at least one picture each day.

Selfishly, I hope you still post often!

Gayla
Mom to Abby (6, born in Kazakhstan) and Henry (3, born in Vietnam)

Kelly and Brent said...

I have been following your blog ever since one of my friends started the adoption process and I found out that Lucy and my oldest are only days apart. You should be very proud of yourself with this 365 project. I can only imagine how tiring your days are and having to remember to get a picture taken. But now you have a picture of your children's life for 365 days -- not many people can say that. What a great thing! :) I love following your blog -- please keep your pictures coming...your girls are adorable! I love hearing your stories about motherhood -- it reminds me that I am not alone and that i don't have the only children with tantrums and sassiness :)

Thank you for all that you do. Hope you have a wonderful New Year and I look forward to seeing what you do with La La Photography. I wish I lived in the Fort Worth area so I could hire you!

Jamie said...

I've soooo enjoyed the 365 project but know it is a lot of work with 2little ones! Can't wait to see what you come up with for 2010. Also, I think you've mentioned before that Justin's family is in Oklahoma....if my memory is correct I think you would have lots of people interested in a photography session up this way!!

Jen said...

Thanks for letting us in on your family. It has been fun watching your girls change and grow. God Bless your family in 2010. You made it to 365/365!!!!! That's something to celebrate!

Ohtobebeautiful said...

That's amazing! I really would love to make it a goal to take my daughter's picture everyday just to have all the memories. Congrats on making it through and hope you have a wonderful 2010!!!

it's just me... said...

okay, i just got really misty. (sniff) i am SO proud of you for doing this!! what an inspiration to everyone, and what an unforgettable set of memories for you. okay, i am a huge dork because i have monster tears right now. congrats, and have a very happy new year's eve with your family (the girls and i are having a wild movie night at home with the dogs) and out of habit, i will check your blog each and every evening. love you tons!! -christy

it's just me... said...

oh, and p.s.: lee lee - you are seriously an amazing woman!!! i have only met you a couple of times, but i feel like i truly know you through your words of wisdom and countless examples of love.

bringinghomebe said...

YOU DID IT!!!! WAY TO GO!

I have LOVED every single day of this project. I rarely commented as I mostly read the posts on my phone and commenting that way is a pain, but I did read them. Congratulations on 365 consecutive posts. VERY impressive. I'm gonna miss you next year. :)

Great seeing you today and meeting Annie! Yours girls are even more precious in person.

Candace said...

Congrats on completing your 365 project for 2009! Hope you and your family have a wonderful 2010!

Sharon said...

What a fete! 365 post and pics . . . I bow before thee! I have really enjoyed seeing your girls enjoy themselves and grow and change. . . I am going to attempt the 365 project this year so you have been an inspiration! Look forward to your 2010 entries!

Sharon said...

OOPS!!! I meant to say "feat" not fete!!!!!!

Melissa said...

WOO HOO! Congrats Kelly! I have loved following this year and love seeing Lucy and Annie before I head to bed!

I know they'll be so thankful you did this! I want to do a 365 of my first kids first year! Now thats said before I even get pregnant we'll see how much it changes!

Have a WONDERFUL night and a good start to 2010!

I hope you'll continue to post a lot this coming year! Your girls are truly adorable!

Thanks for allowing us to follow this year!

Mom said...

Poopsie, Poopsie, Poopsie! Good job! Well done! Congrats! 365/365. Done. The end. Finito! Now, I'm ready for tomorrow!! he he he

This has been a year with ups and downs, but as far as I'm concerned, way more ups. These girls are so blessed, but our family, you and Justin, are the ones who are really blessed. God blessed us all real good!

Happy New Year to all. Good health to all. Love and kisses to all, LeeLee

PS: I'll need at least one more quick blog so that I can be first!!!

ourgoldenchild said...

I have to say I am going to miss my daily fill of you guys...it's been really fun following along.

We are at home tonight too...I agree...I am so worried about people drinking and driving I don't feel safe being out either.

Happy New Year!

jodi3dogs said...

Thank you for a wonderful year of photos! At the end of the day, they always made me smile.

ATL said...

Found your blog in...March? Been with it ever since! Thanks so much for your dedication and something to look forward to after the studying! Your pix are beautiful and showcase your skill and you are an amazing mom!

meli said...

Thank you for giving of your self for a complete year.I have loved getting to share in the little glimpses to the girls growing up.It has made me more aware of taking pics of my rapidly growing 4 and 15 yr olds. thank you again.

Beth said...

Congratulations on accomplishing your goal of pictures and posts every day for a year. You did great!!! I hope to see lots more pictures and posts this coming year, even if you don't do it every day. Good luck with the La La business. I really enjoy looking at those pictures too. Have a great 2010!!!

Julie said...

Happy New Year!!!

I really enjoyed following along this year. And what a wonderful keepsake for your girls.

Ginger said...

You did it, congrats on making good on the 365 project. I will miss your daily posts in 2010. I wish you and your family a wonderful 2010.
Ginger

Anonymous said...

Kelly- I can't believe I won't have your post to check on every night to end my day! I became a follower at the beginning of your project and love your style, attitude and talent! I wish you the best in 2010 and thanks for all of the fun! :)

-Erin in NH

Anonymous said...

Beautiful girls, beautiful pictures! i have enjoyed being a "stalker" to your blog! Happy New Year and Blessings for a great 2010!

Stacie said...

I am an AWFUL commentor but a VERY loyal fan and you were a constant in my life this year! What you did is nothing short of amazing. but you amaze me in all you do from your business to your mothering and positivity! Cheers to you and I hope you have an amazing New Year!

XOXO,
Stacie

Mom2J&I said...

Bravo Kelly! You did it (I think we all knew you would). :)
I have loved checking in on you guys every night. I swear I think I only missed a couple. Your photographs inspire me and I thank you for that. Happy New Year to your entire family!!

sara said...

I am going to miss your daily posts! I hope you still continue to blog often. I also did the 365 project and I am happy to have made it all the way through and thrilled to have all the pictures. I think I will treasure it some day when I look back on a year in my life. Happy New Year!

Nora said...

I've never commented before, but since this is your last post of Project 365, I just had to say a little something! I don't have a blog of my own (YET), because life it insanely crazy. However, when I do start a blog (hopefully this summer), you are my inspiration!!! I want to thank you for your honesty, as it has truly helped me to realize that we all have "those days." Best of luck in 2010 :)

Kate said...

proud of my friend for always doing what she sets out to do! :) happy new year! :) love ya!

Staci said...

Happy New Year!! I have enjoyed all of your posts! You have inspired me to take more pictures of my kiddos and given me many creative ideas of how to take their pic. I'm going to miss your daily posts!! Best wishes to you and your adorable family in 2010!!

Elizabeth, Houston Texas said...

This is my first post but I have followed you EVERY SINGLE DAY of 2009! Great job photographing the girls (your pictures and your girls are beautiful) and a big congrats for day 365!

Manon said...

Happy New Year Kelly & Family! I almost never post...but I do read nearly every day. I am constantly inspired by your photography and your mothering! I love to take pictures of my son but sometimes struggle to pick up the camera each day. This year I'm going to try to do the same 365 thing. Best wishes to you this year from Ohio :)

aimlynn1 said...

I have been following your blog since just after you brought Annie home. I have really enjoyed your blog this year, and it was a privledge to watch your babies grow and thrive. Posting every day of the year; what an accomplishment!

jacqueline said...

Kelly, you truly have inspired me in so many ways. Thank you so much! I really enjoyed visiting your blog every night...it seems like you have alot of fans. Hopefully, you will continue to blog...because our PCs will not be the same without you and your wonderful family. Lots of love...have a happy new year!

Uma said...

Thanks for doing the 365 project, I loved reading your posts every day. I also enjoyed LeeLee's comments. Have a great 2010!!!!

Trying Traditional said...

What an accomplishment! The photo of Lucy tonight is one of my favorites of all year. Your girls are so beautiful and your photos have been great to look at. It has to be fun to look back and watch their little faces grow.

I've thought of doing a 365 for 2010 and here it is New Year's Eve and I still have no direction on a topic...maybe I do not need one. It's a big undertaking and I do not want to take it lightly. I do have a new DSLR (my first) and a project like this will push me to learn, pratice, and learn some more.

May 2010 find you happy, healthy, and blessed beyond measure!

Amy said...

I have never commented before on your blog but found you through a friends blog who also adopted from Vietnam. Congrats on finishing your 365 project. I will miss checking in every night and seeing your awesome pictures. Your girls are adorable.
Amy in Wisconsin

Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed following yourt blog this year! Congrats on making it to post # 365.


Leslie in Nashville

Kelli said...

Way to go! Thanks for sharing your year with us, girlie! Loved it and will miss your daily posts. You have always been an inspiration- from day one of my adoption to all of the bumps there towards the end. And now with photography. Not that I will ever be as good as you but I think I am going to try to document everyday this year- just snuck upstairs and took my first pic of 2010. And I think one of my goals for 2010 is to get you to capture some amazing shots of Aiden Bao! So bummed it didn't happen this fall but it will happen- hopefully this year!

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Thank you!! THANK YOU!!!
I have loved following your blog everyday this year. It is so nice to read a blog that is positive and loving. I love the idea of the photo albums for the girls. I hope that all of your wishes and hopes for 2010 come true!! Thanks for making 2009 fabulous with your blog!

laughingandloving said...

Congrats on making it 365 days in a row! I have enjoyed reading and seeing all of the gorgeous photos. Happy new year!
*Tara in Alabama

Steph said...

Well done! It was fun checking in every day.
Best wishes for the new year!
Steph

Anonymous said...

You made it! Yea! I read every day but don't think that I have ever posted a comment. I have enjoyed seeing the beautiful pictures that you post...

Tommie

M3 said...

Happy New Year! I can't believe your 365 project is over, and will miss seeing the nightly posts.

KrisJ said...

CONGRATS!! You did it!! Just down right awesome that you did it!! I follow a lot of people that tried and you are the only one that finished!! AWESOME LADY!!! I love the idea of having a whole year in photos so Im going to try really hard to do it this year! Seriously it has been really neat getting to read about your day every day, Im going to miss it. I hope you have the best year! I cant wait to see what you have in store for this year! YEAH 2010!!

Jules said...

Congratulations! I have never commented before-though I believe I've been checking your blog daily for the last 6 months or so. Your babies are beautiful and I've truly enjoyed following your tremendous project! Happy New Year!

Missy said...

You DID IT!!! I am so proud of you and am thankful to be able to have found your blog! Everytime I was on the computer at night, I always checked your blog, because I knew there would be a couple of sweeties smiling and you'd have a thankful post. I will miss it, but understand the need to have some freedom.
I hope 2010 is a blessed one for you and your family!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow I cannot believe time has gone so quickly! I have really enjoyed seeing the beautiful pictures of your girls everyday.
I hope you have a fantastic 2010 and I cannot wait to see what you are going to do next.

Dee said...

Thanks for 365 days of sharing your family with mine! You have a wonderful gift for your girls in having a picture of every single day of their life for an entire year. what a treasure

Anonymous said...

You did it!! I have enjoyed following your blog this past year and now that we are all addicted I hope you will post regularly even if not every day. Your girls are adorable and I wish you and your family a wonderful 2010!!!

Margaret from TN

Ronja from Germany said...

I have read every single entry and love your blog. I hope you will keep blogging, even if not every day, but I will still check on your blog regularly!

I learned a lot from you about photography and love to look at your pictures.

Thank you!

Kate said...

Congrats on 365 & Happy 2010! Thanks for the daily dose of cuteness!

Henry's mom said...

Kelly,

Happy New Year! Thank you so much for a wonderful year of blogging... I have enjoyed watching your Lucy and Annie grow. Every night I would link in and look forward to wonderful photo's and updates.

I hope you continue to post often and let us all know when you do LaLa shoots, they are wonderful to see to.

Love,
Carolyn and Henry

J said...

I've only posted once or twice, but I read your blog everyday. Even when I'm on vacation! I will still check every day this year, just in case you posted.
Jan

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your life and year with us. It has been such a treat to peek into your daily lives. You have a very precious family, both immediate and extended. All the best for 2010 and beyond!!!

~Sherri

Anonymous said...

Yours is my favorite! I have loved getting up each morning to a new post from you. I also have two daughters. I love all things girly! Thank you so much for sharing your day to day life with us. I hope you continue to blog a lot in 2010.

Carmen said...

I started reading your blog when I found you on Sugar Photography, I read Jenn's blog all the time(love her pictures). So I have followed your blog every day since April. I looked at it every morning, I loved all the pictures and the stories. I'm gonna miss your daily blog...

the osbornes said...

I'm going to miss your daily posts! I'm so impressed that you made it a whole year, that's awesome! I think I found your blog sometime in the summer, but I actually went back and looked at all the previous posts from the year :) Your girls are going to love looking back on this someday

Mandy (Duncan) Osborne

Jennifer said...

What an accomplishment to have posted every day for a year! Way to go!!! I so enjoy looking at all your pictures and reading up on your family. Your girls are absoluely precious and it is so neat to see how much they have grown and changed in just a year. Happy 2010

melissa said...

i love your blog, love your girls and love your pictures! i look and read everyday. looking forward to 2010 to see what is in store for all of you- sounds like you have big plans and it will be a great year! even if you don't post EVERYDAY, i hope it is often or i (all of us) will go into withdrawels!

Grandma Sherl said...

I looked so forward to reading your post everyday. You have some wonderful memories for the girls but what a commitment. Wish they had something like this when my kids were little. At least my daughter is doing it for my grandsons. It's so great to stay in touch this way. Happy 2010!

Grandma Sherl said...

I looked so forward to reading your post everyday. You have some wonderful memories for the girls but what a commitment. Wish they had something like this when my kids were little. At least my daughter is doing it for my grandsons. It's so great to stay in touch this way. Happy 2010!

jilljohnandhope said...

You did it! Way to go! I have no idea how you have managed to post every single day. Your girls will treasure this! Will it be hard for you not to post today, or huge relief? I hope it is a relief. Thanks for letting me follow those sweet girls this year!

metaphase said...

Thank you so much for sharing a glimpse into your life each day. I have truly enjoyed reading your posts and taking inspiration from your photos. I wish you and your family only the best in 2010!

jilljohnandhope said...

P.S. I just read through a few comments, and I think Lee Lee has the best quote ever! "God blessed us all real good!" LOVE IT!!!

Jill

Erica said...

Kelly, thank you for sharing the last year with us. It has been a joy to watch your family grow and your craft. I can't wait to see what 2010 brings! Congrats again on completing your project!

Heather said...

Congratulations on a major accomplishment! I just love your photos and posts. I hope you won't leave us hanging on waiting for posts too long in 2010. I also look forward to seeing what's new with LaLa--it was really exciting watching you start & grow your own business! Wishing you all the best for 2010!

My Sweet E's said...

Wow - 365 days is quite an accomplishment! I have enjoyed following you each day and your sweet family. I wish you only the best in 2010.

Happy New Year!

Beth

Tara Neal said...

Alright, Ive been in denial that your year of posting has come to an end. I just wanted to say that Ive read your blog every day for the past 365 days and will continue to read what ever you post here. I have found a place of a loving family, inspiration, encouragement, and real life! There really is nothing better! You remind us to hug the loved ones in our lives, and to be thankful for something everyday! I know you are still going to blog, and take pictures, but I wanted you to know how much Ive enjoyed this past year reading what you wrote! I would LOVE to have something like this of my childhood and I think it is the best gift ever for your girls!
Tara Neal
Michigan

angie said...

CONGRATS on 365!! you did it! i really enjoyed your posts this year and all the great pictures :)

foureverlove said...

Happy New Year! You and Angie @ Lovesispokenhere (a dear friend of mine) have inspired me to do a 365 project. I have LOVED reading your stories about the girls and the adoptions and life in general. Reading blogs is my Saturday morning coffee treat after a long week of teaching, but yours is one I would check during the week when I had the chance....just to put a smile on my face from your sweet girls! Enjoy YOUR year! I hope it's a fantastic year for your family.

Stacey said...

Thank you for sharing your life with us, complete strangers! I started following your blog while you were in Vietnam and after watching how you dealt with that tough situation, I was hooked. Have enjoyed all 365 days and watching your girls grow thru the year. Still would LOVE to know what band Justin plays for - quite the mystery! I'm a bit inspired to start a blog, but feel like I need to start it today! Can I do that?? Looking forward to what this next year will look like on your blog. I'm keeping it in my reader. Thanks for the fun!

barbara said...

i just found your blog a few months ago through my daughter. she had been reading for quite a while. we love it. it's been so fun just knowing that everyday there would be something to read. and i love your mom being named leelee because my grandmother name is bebe and that made it even better. haha. your girls are precious so please continue to post pics of them and of all of your family. have a wonderful new year.

Jena said...

Hey Girl-
I am still in awe that you did this!
Congrats on the accomplishment, and happy new year!

Anonymous said...

Loved seeing your year through pictures! Hope you have a happy new year! Please don't leave us hanging for too long without some pics. :)

LCM

Shades of Gray said...

Congratulations on finishing your year! I will miss seeing a new sweet picture of your girls everyday! Have a happy happy 2010!!

Brian & Delyn said...

Congratulations on your 365 project! What dedication it took to fulfill it. I loved seeing the pictures of your girls and your photography is wonderful! Thanks for sharing!!

Stacy said...

Totally impressed you made it through the whole year! That will be really neat to compile a scrabook or such of the best shots and such a great thing to have for the girls. What a year!

Misty said...

I can't even remember how I stumbled accross your blog, quite some time ago. (Before you started your 365 challenge)
I just wanted to say that I have LOVED hearing and seeing your story unfold. Your girls are stunningly beautiful, and your photography inspires me. Thanks for sharing, and HAPPY 2010!!!

Cam and Bird's Mom said...

Kelly,
It would be a shame not to print your blog from this year. What a memory. I'm going to try to blog better in 2010. I'm not committing to every day, but at least 1-2 times a week. Happy New Year!

Amy :)
www.hambaby.blogspot.com

Emily said...

congrats kelly. just amazing that you made it. your albums are going to be a treasure.
now put your feet up today..you deserve it!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for a year of wonderful pictures and stories! I found you through a friends blog who also adopted from Vietnam. I am with the other commented, if you are ener up in the Portland, OR area, I'd love to have photograph my daughters!

Thank you again,
jen in Portland

Anonymous said...

Thank you for a year of wonderful pictures and stories! I found you through a friends blog who also adopted from Vietnam. I am with the other commented, if you are ener up in the Portland, OR area, I'd love to have photograph my daughters!

Thank you again,
jen in Portland

Natalie said...

Way to go Kelly on making it to 365 posts, what a great accomplishment! I have enjoyed your blog so very much this past year! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Kira the great said...

Well, I have been following your blog silently since right before Annie got home. I randomly came across it on a photographer friend's blog...it became part of my day really! Now that I am pregnant with my first child, you have given me TONS of neat ideas for pictures and if I have a girl, TONS Of ideas for clothes. LOL. I have really enjoyed seeing your kids grow and seeing you go through REAL LIFE problems as a mom. It is a nice break from all of the what seems to be perfect families with perfectly behaved children out in blog land. I hope you and your family have a Happy and Safe New Year!

Cheers,
Kira- South Carolina

Anonymous said...

Love your blog! I am so sad that it's over! Every night before bed, I would check your blog to see your beautiful pictures! Your daughters are so adorable! I will miss my daily post, but will look forward to when you do post!
Here's to a great new year!

~Sharon

thurmans said...

Congratulations on the year end and Happy New Year! Isn't it a cool feeling to know how many project 365's you have now inspiried! Wish me luck!

Nicki said...

You didn't come up in my feedreader for some reason but I had to come over on my own to wish you a HUGE congrats! You and Kelley were such an inspiration to me making it all the way to the end, especially knowing how doubtful you were in the beginning! I really can't wait to see what you do in '10!! Happy New Year!!

I think we should all give you 365 comments for your 365th picture post!

Courtney said...

Great job. I use blurb.com and they are nice hardcover books. You could just make the same book for each girl. That way they will have the memories of them together and what they did every day for a year. I did 2 books already. They turned out great.courtney

Anonymous said...

Thank you. I have really enjoyed coming here each day. It felt like having a very steady friend. You deserve much credit!

raisingpate said...

Happy New Year!!! Congrats on making it 365 days. Hope you won't be quiet for long ... your blog is so much fun to read. Take care ( :

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your everyday life with all of us, me and my girls have really enjoyed it! Have a great 2010!

Sarah - Missouri
Harper 5 years and Tenley 20 months

Jill Box said...

Kelly, I have been a faithful reader of your blog since you were in Vietnam with your adoption for Lucy. I have so enjoyed watching Lucy and Annie grow and change each day. I have never commented before but since you posted for 365 days, I could surely let you know how much I have enjoyed reading your blog. Thanks for allowing me to see into your life. Happy New Year!!

Amy said...

Congrats on the completion of your 365 posting! I started to do a 30-day post..well, I made it 3 days into it. I just post stuff whenever...Hope you and your family have a wonderful 2010!!
Amy

Lynn said...

you did it!! I am going to miss this so much but I hope you will still check in with new pictures of the beauties when you have time. Thank you for sharing what you are thankful for each day and for opening your lives to us all! Happy New year and I hope this year will bring many blessings through your business and your family!

Shelly said...

Congrats!!! You made it, and it was so fun following along! You have an amazing little family! God bless in 2010!!! Thanks for letting us follow along!

buttercupsisters said...

Good for you, Kelly! What an accomplishment--you made it! What an inspiration of dedication....I won't lie though, I will miss reading every day. But you deserve a much needed rest and I'm sure we will all be here when you'd like to share. I can't imagine how hard it must have been to post even though you really just didn't feel like it some days. I am going to try to do better this year--I figure if you can do it every day for a year, I can at least try for each week!
Happy 2010!!! I have a feeling it's going to be a good year. :)
Kim

Little Miss Magic's Mama said...

I'm gonna miss my daily visit to the blog. I have told SO many people about your blog and it is linked to Miss Magic's blog (link her blog to yours if you want to). I LOVE your photography and I wish I could bring Hg to TX for a photo shoot...maybe someday soon?
Happy New Year and I too want to make 2010 the year to win at life...whatever I set my heart/mind to! God Bless you and your family!!!!

Shannon Devine
Little Miss Magic's mama!

ScratchNeedles said...

Happy New Year! Im going to miss your daily blog, I love catching up with another mum in the world and seeing how you do it. You really are an inspiration! Thanks so much

Rach x

Elizabeth said...

Wooot WOOOT!!! You did it! Wow. Amazing. Unbelievable. So awesome.

Really proud of you! Cheers to a really fabulous 2010.

Liz

Sandra & Steve said...

Happy New Year to you and yours!

Ruby's Fairy Godmother said...

Kelly,
What a priceless gift you have given to your sweet baby girls. A photo journey of a full year in their lives! Its that a neat gift! You are an outstanding photographer!
I am going to miss seeing these little sweet girls everyday. You have a such a sweet spirit and comes thru the lens and these little girls learning from you! Have a wonderful 2010 and thank you for sharing you beautiful life with so many of us!
Norah

figuringitoutaswego said...

Now who's blog will I get to check EVERY SINGLE DAY?
Congrats on sticking with your project, that is a pretty amazing feat you accomplished. I enjoyed following along!
Have a fabulous 2010!
Ashlea

Megan said...

What a fun way to spend a little part of our day for 365 of them! Thanks so much and I have thoroughly enjoyed it!

Kristi said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for allowing all of us to be inspired by your photography and your family! May God bless you in 2010!
Kristi

Jacob, Angie, Dakota, and Austin said...

YOU DID IT!!!! I cant believe it. More power to you. I would love to be able to do it too but oh so know i wouldnt be able to. I cant beleive it had been 3 years that i have been following your blog. Time sure goes by quickly. Have an enjoyable day with your family and a safe trip back home. Look forward daily to all of your posts. Brooklyn asks quite often, "What is Lucy doing today/" it is so cute and yet we have never met.

Take care and happy new year to you and yours.
Angie

Leslie & Shaune said...

your girls are beautiful andi've enjoyed all your posts this past year.

Happy 2010!

Ashley said...

Congrats, Kell!!! And happy new year's!!!

Anonymous said...

So sad to see your project 365 end. I have enjoyed watching your girls grow and will miss seeing your amazing pics everyday! Nikki in Georgia

Anonymous said...

YAY, Kelly! Amazing that you were able to do this. It has been so fun to see your girls grow up over the last year...and to read about you. Hope that 2010 is an amazing year full of love and happiness!!

Julie McKinney Scarborough

Willis said...

I can't believe you did it! Congrats!!

magslog said...

Congrats on completing 365 days in a row. I think I read them all! C'mon, do another 365!!

Dawn said...

Happy New Year Kelly...sure will miss your daily posts. Have you considered turning your blog in to a book for each of the girls. I know there are online sites that can do this, then they would have the story as well as the pics. Happy 2010

Geneva said...

Hey Kelly. You know I am lousy at posting any comments,but I honestly love looking at your pictures and reading (or trying to read your post...while chasing Matthew and Marli) all the time. I am so happy we got to meet one another this year, and am beyond thrilled that we have one of your beautiful examples of your photography skills hanging above our fireplace that I STILL sit and stare at !!!!
Your girls will certainly one day love that you have been so dedicated to making sure they have these beautfiul memories to treasure ! You have done a wonderful job on keeping up with your blog this year.

I hope your family has a fabulous new year !!!

Love,
Geneva

Denise said...

I have to admit that this is the only blog I have continued to follow on an almost daily basis. Your pictures are always great, and your words are an inspiration.
Blessings to your family!

Anonymous said...

I'm new to your blog and I will enjoy looking at all of the post from this past year. Beautiful photos! Beautiful girls!
June

MKH said...

oh gosh, I hope you make it down to my comment-there are soooo many! congrats on such a wonderful accomplishment! I enjoyed every post and you really put your heart into every one. thanks for brightening each day of this year for me!

Fox Point Four said...

Loved your blog this past year! Your girls are beautiful!! Thanks!
Betsy

Anonymous said...

YOU ARE THE AWESOMEST I AM SO SO SO PROUD OF YOU AND YOU ARE PRETTY HOW IN THE WORLD DO YOU DO IT ALL? SO HAPPY TO BE PART OF YOUR LIVES, COME HOME SOON, WE MISS YOU!!!!!!!!!!

Kim B. said...

Wow, I'm going to be post 137! Look at how many of us have enjoyed getting to know you and your wonderful family. Thanks so much for sharing and may 2010 bring you much joy and happiness.

Olivia said...

Congrats on finishing up the year! I have truly enjoyed reading about your girls every day this year! You have been truly blessed by these beautiful girls! Can't wait to see what 2010 holds for your blog.

Kylie said...

Way to go Kelly! Your pictures are always beautiful. Of course you do have beautiful subjects.

Kylie

Michelle said...

Congratulations on your big accomplishment!! I have so enjoyed reading your daily posts...they have encouraged, inspired and challenged me! I love how you always start it out with what you are thankful for...such a great reminder to us all. I have followed your blog for 3 years now and will continue to do so!! May God bless you in the coming year!!!

Michelle
mom to 2 boys and a 3 year old girl from VN

Amanda and Chris said...

I don't post very often...but I am a faithful reader! Thanks for all of the great photos/stories. And congrats on making it to 365! Very impressive :)

Anonymous said...

I also found your blog maybe a year ago or so... I just love popping in to see what you and your beautiful girls are doing each day. It's just nice to visit and always leave with a smile on my face, it's just an uplifting, pleasant place to come!

I live in Ohio, but I wish we were closer so that you could photograph my 2 boys, ages 7 and 3.

I hope the new year brings you all abundunt health and happiness!

Jenni in Ohio

Kate said...

Wow, I am commenter #142, so I guess it's a big crowd! Just wanted to say that I've enjoyed peeking in on your family from time to time throughout the year and have really enjoyed your photography, of course. Happy New Year.

Mallie said...

Your daughters are absolutely gorgeous! I found you through Sugar Photography's site when you first brought Annie home. Thanks for posting awesome pictures and funny stories of your life! Congrats on making it the whole year!

ourvalentinesdaytreat said...

Congrats on completing your 365 project, Kelly!!!! I'm catching up on the last month of blogs and have enjoyed all of the photos at once. As always, your girls are beautiful and you're amazing. :)

Stephanie said...

Kelly! I've been out of town and am just back in front of the computer to see the 365th post! Great work this year. Thank you for making me smile every day and inspiring me with your beautiful pictures! Can't wait to see what 2010 has in store for us all! :)
Stephie

Michelle said...

Happy New Year. I really enjoyed your 365. Your photography has been an inspiration to many including me. You have a beautiful family.

myminivanrocks said...

I've loved seeing all of your pictures!

beckarecka said...

I am just catching up after being out of town. Congratulations on posting every day. Amazing! Happy New Year--I hope its fantastic.

Melanie said...

I've been following your blog for quite a long time now...but I've never really stopped to comment *shy*.
I love your photography and your girls are just adorable =)

Chelsea T said...

Congratulations on a huge achievement for 2009! So much admiration for your determination and consistency.
I hope 2010 and this decade will be a great one for you and your family.
Chelsea.

lizbeth m said...

I enjoyed your blog so much but now I miss it... :)
Hope you and your girls are doing great!!