Saturday, December 31, 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


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

  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.

  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!

  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!

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

  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.

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

  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

  9. Love the pictures!

    Happily following you back!

  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.

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

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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...
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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!