Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011

a recap of our 2011
{this is a REAL post so don't say i didn't warn you}
in january | i lost my graphic design job. i was laid off which at the time was terrifying but a blessing in disguise-- as i had big plans for my year.
in february | i started this blog & slowly started milliemorganmedia. wow, i had no idea how fast it would take off in a year. i thank you all for the support not only with my blog but my business. milliemorganmedia had so many wonderful clients in 2011.
in march | i started a new job taking school photos. i loved this job. i adored this job. i never realized how important photography was to me, until this experience. interstate studio- i thank you for this experience.
in april | i planned my first baby shower, madison had her first dentist appointment, and i got to take prom pictures--which was my most fun day on the job
in may | madison had her very first dance recital & we went to the beach
in june | madison started soccer
in july | we celebrated matt's birthday, my birthday, & our anniversary by taking a trip into the city of charlotte for a long weekend. it was perfect. we also decided it was time to for another baby so on july 12th- we got mirena taken out in hopes of adding to our family.
in august | madison turned 4 & went to bible school. we had a huge superhero themed pool party for her & i must say, it was a great. we also found out we were pregnant. 
in september | i photographed my very first wedding and madison started pre-school. the doctor also confirmed our pregnancy with the due date of may 26th and we got to see our baby.
in october | we were busy-- traveled to nc, friends got married, photographed more weddings, had more sessions, pregnancy appointments, etc. nothing too exciting happened in october just a lot of morning sickness.
in november | i got offered a job. i turned down the job. we lost our baby. 
in december | we mourned, we celebrated, but most importantly we remember how truly blessed we are to have such caring & wonderful family & friends. 2011 had plenty of ups and downs but we're ready for a fresh start in 2012 with a lot of resolutions and plans. thank you for your support friends & family--- bring it on 2012! 









{for a photographer, you'd think i'd have more photos to share but here are just a few of my favorites from 2011---ALSO i watch and listen to this song every new year so i thought i'd share it with you} 


happy new year | see you 2012



16 comments:

  1. that picture of your daughter in the pink is HILARIOUS! love it!
    happy new year!!!

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  2. Beautiful pics. Love the one of all your family all. Thanks for visiting my blog and for the sweet comment. Newest follower too!
    Happy New Year.
    Veronica

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  3. Mandie, thanks for the recap of 2011. Great post. I am sorry you lost the baby. That had to have been heartbreaking. As we soon enter 2012, I look forward to more posts, and hope you have a blessed year!

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  4. Looks like you had a great 2011. Although I am sorry about the loss of your baby. I wish you peace and happy blessings this new year!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am now a follower of your blog. :)

    Happy New Year!

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  5. In LOVE with this post, sis! :) <3 you....what a crazy roller coaster year you had!

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  6. Sounds like you had a busy/great and hard year. Thank you for sharing some of those more personal moments in your life.
    Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  7. Love the year in review! Your pictures are gorgeous. Looking forward to reading more in 2012.

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  8. Hey, your pictures are GORGEOUS! Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower! I'm now following you too! Can't wait to see/learn more about your blog!

    Sarah@Adventures Of Our Fami-Ly

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  9. Love the pictures!

    Happily following you back!

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  10. I am so sorry for the loss of your baby! I adore the photo of your daughter as a pink superhero!! Cheers to a wonderful 2012.

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  11. I LOVE that superhero photo!!!!!!!!! And the one with the black glasses! Love!

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  13. Thank you so much for joining my linky party! This post rocks!

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  14. I LOVE REAL POSTS. Sometimes I think I write them too often. But sometimes I realize this is a wonderful way of chanelling all the ups and downs, laughter and tears life brings as we grow. I am always thankful to find real posts such as this one because it reminds me I am not alone. None of us are. Thankyou for following...
    right back at cha!
    xo
    clau

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  15. Wow, you have a year all right. I am so sorry to hear of the lost of your baby, I can't imagine and don't know what else to say but sorry. I wish you nothing but the best in 2012! I command you for your bravery in writing and sharing as well as find positivity in all you were handed in 2011. Good on ya!

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