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#CatchTheMoment365; Week 50

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What do you know, it’s already January 13th (Happy Birthday Brandi).  I started out the year blogging strong, well I blogged on day 2, but nothing since.  That’s kind of how life has gone for me in general.  I figured that once the hustle and bustle of the holidays were over I’d get a break and reprieve before life got crazy again.  Not so much.  2015 came roaring in past 2014.

*Sigh*

With that being said, I’m still behind on last year’s photo challenge.  I am proud to say that I took a photo every day for 365 days, the blogging is what is slightly behind!  This week’s photos are from Week 50 of 2014, December 12 – 18th.  This was my final week of work before getting some time off for the holidays and working from home.

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For more information on this project please visit one of the hosts by clicking the badge below!  Feel free to come join us and our 365 day journey behind the camera lens!

Catch the Moment 365

with Mindi at Simply Stavish, Sarah at Nurse Loves Farmer, and Stephanie at Behind the Camera and Dreaming.

How does this work?  Everyday I am posting a new pic to Instagram, Twitter and my personal Facebook page with the hash tags #365DaysofCori and the official challenge hash tag #catchthemoment365.  On Friday’s I will do a recap of the previous week’s photos and *hopefully* give a little more insight into each one, why I took them and any history behind them.

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2014 Blog in Review

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I say this every year, how is it possible that I am sitting down and writing my 2014 Blog in Review?  Has it really been 365 days since I wrote 2013’s?  That just doesn’t seem at all plausible, but alas it is and here I go.

During 2014 my blogging changed a bit, while what I blogged about during 2014 didn’t change the look of it did.  I took on a 365 day photo challenge (and by golly today is day 365 and I will post my final photo) and instead of posting lots of single event posts, most were my weekly photo updates.  In each of these posts I shared the previous week’s seven photos and told the story behind each one.  In one way this was a fun way to recap more of what I did throughout the year, it made my blog look different.  Instead of having lots of completely different blog posts the majority of them had the same title, some variation of Catch The Moment | 365.  That being said my review is also a bit different.  Instead of highlighting one event, for most months I had to pick my favorite week and then try to put a theme together!  In the end I think I did a pretty good job, but still different.  But different is good, right?!

Without further ado, here’s my 2014 in review:

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january

Lessons Learned; Second Chances
Originally Posted: January 29, 2014

february

Catch The Moment | 365: Week 5 {#CatchTheMoment365}
Originally Posted: February 7, 2014

march

#CatchTheMoment365 ~ Week 10
Originally Posted: March 14, 2014

april

#CatchTheMoment365 ~ Week 14
Originally Posted: April 11, 2014

may

400,000 Diaper Donation!
Originally Posted: May 7, 2014

june

USS Turner Joy (DD-951) Visit
Originally Posted: June 18, 2014

july

Kennewick 9/11 Memorial
Originally Posted: July 1, 2014

august

#CatchTheMoment365; Week 32
Originally Posted: August 23, 2014

september

Why Cloth Diapers Aren’t the Answer #DiaperNeed
Originally Posted: September 10, 2014

october

#CatchTheMoment365 ~ Week 40
Originally Posted: October 23, 2014

november

#CatchTheMoment365 ~ Week 45
Originally Posted: November 19, 2014

december

#CatchTheMoment365; Week 48
Originally Posted: December 29, 2014

Wow, what a year 2014 was!  I can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store for me!

Happy New Year!

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In case you missed my 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Blog in Reviews, be sure to check them out!

#CatchTheMoment365; Week 49

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Whoa, look that’s two posts in two days.  Something must be terribly wrong with me!  No, more like tomorrow is December 31st and I’m three weeks behind on posting my Catch the Moment photos to the blog.  I had hope to get all caught up, but it just never happened.  The good news is the last three weeks won’t be far behind!

Week 49 contained a lot of Christmas from movies, looking at Christmas lights, putting up the tree and helping at a holiday gift program that allowed parents in need to pick out new gifts for the kids.  It was truly a magical week!

Oh, and make sure you stop by tomorrow to see my 2014 in Review post!  Yes, that will make it three days in a row, maybe even one on January 1st!  Look out!

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For more information on this project please visit one of the hosts by clicking the badge below!  Feel free to come join us and our 365 day journey behind the camera lens!

Catch the Moment 365

with Mindi at Simply Stavish, Sarah at Nurse Loves Farmer, and Stephanie at Behind the Camera and Dreaming.

How does this work?  Everyday I am posting a new pic to Instagram, Twitter and my personal Facebook page with the hash tags #365DaysofCori and the official challenge hash tag #catchthemoment365.  On Friday’s I will do a recap of the previous week’s photos and *hopefully* give a little more insight into each one, why I took them and any history behind them.

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#CatchTheMoment365; Week 47

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Checkout that date. December 4, 2014. D.E.C.E.M.B.E.R. The 12th Month of the Year.

I love December, it’s the best month of the year, well after August!  I love all the decorations, festivities, time with friends & family, music, remembering Christ, and the presents aren’t that bad either! But before that I have a crazy December ahead of me.

I will be working 60+ hour weeks for the next couple during the busiest time of the year at Eastside Baby Corner.  One of my biggest jobs is coordinating collection drives and 80% of them care delivered in December.  Actually let me rephrase that, 80% of them come in on one day and this year that date is December 18th, the last day we accept donations for 2014.  On top of that we have to do a full inventory of our 8,000 +/- square foot warehouse which always brings out the best in me.  And this year I’m helping the local food bank during their holiday giving program.  Work during December is going to be insane, but before I know it it will be gone, Christmas will be over and we will be waking up in 2015 and that is crazy talk!

 

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For more information on this project please visit one of the hosts by clicking the badge below!  Feel free to come join us and our 365 day journey behind the camera lens!

Catch the Moment 365

with Mindi at Simply Stavish, Sarah at Nurse Loves Farmer, and Stephanie at Behind the Camera and Dreaming.

How does this work?  Everyday I am posting a new pic to Instagram, Twitter and my personal Facebook page with the hash tags #365DaysofCori and the official challenge hash tag #catchthemoment365.  On Friday’s I will do a recap of the previous week’s photos and *hopefully* give a little more insight into each one, why I took them and any history behind them.

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#CatchTheMoment365; Week 46

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Look at this, I am posting week 46 during week 46!  Yay!

Week 46 included The March of Dimes’ World Prematurity Day on November 17th.  Over the past several years I have participated as a blogger for the event, but this year I wasn’t able to join in.  However, I made sure I participated on Twitter and my picture of the day was four, well eight, of the closest preemies to me.  If you want to read more about these preemies and their stories check out the links below:

Each one of these preemies left a lasting impression on me and my heart.  It’s amazing to see how such fragile babies can grow up to me such strong and amazing little people!  These are some amazing success stories and I love each one of them!

 

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For more information on this project please visit one of the hosts by clicking the badge below!  Feel free to come join us and our 365 day journey behind the camera lens!

Catch the Moment 365

with Mindi at Simply Stavish, Sarah at Nurse Loves Farmer, and Stephanie at Behind the Camera and Dreaming.

How does this work?  Everyday I am posting a new pic to Instagram, Twitter and my personal Facebook page with the hash tags #365DaysofCori and the official challenge hash tag #catchthemoment365.  On Friday’s I will do a recap of the previous week’s photos and *hopefully* give a little more insight into each one, why I took them and any history behind them.

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#CatchTheMoment365; Week 43

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Hey look, two #CatchTheMoment 365 posts in 48 hours! I told you I was determined to get caught up!  The positive is I am almost caught up (just need to post the current week’s post up), the downside is nothing new has happened to chat about here

Lucky for you, my big mouth doesn’t have much to say tonight! Oooohhhh, actually one cool thing that happened this week – we hit day 300 in this challenge!  Yes, day 300!  Take that Kim Alvarado, I made it to day 300!

Here’s what week 43 looked like in my life ….

 

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For more information on this project please visit one of the hosts by clicking the badge below!  Feel free to come join us and our 365 day journey behind the camera lens!

Catch the Moment 365

with Mindi at Simply Stavish, Sarah at Nurse Loves Farmer, and Stephanie at Behind the Camera and Dreaming.

How does this work?  Everyday I am posting a new pic to Instagram, Twitter and my personal Facebook page with the hash tags #365DaysofCori and the official challenge hash tag #catchthemoment365.  On Friday’s I will do a recap of the previous week’s photos and *hopefully* give a little more insight into each one, why I took them and any history behind them.

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Pumpkin Poop

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or more commonly known as pumpkin guts!

Sweet Emmalee was excited to scoop out the Pumpkin Poop tonight when they came over to carve pumpkins!

I think this was the first year that the girls actually partook in the actual pumpkin carving process.  In the past they have enjoyed the idea of scooping out the “pumpkin poop” and carving the pumpkin, but once the tops were cut off the pumpkin and they looked inside they quickly changed their minds!  Chickens!

2014 was a whole new year for them.  This year they were all in!  The both scooped their pumpkins and then assisted in the carving of them!

Emmalee chose to draw a face on her pumpkin and Brandi carved it out, while Maddie & I each picked a pattern off the internet and carved them.  In the end I think all three turned out pretty darn well!

Mason didn’t help, but did enjoy emptying out my mom’s linen napkin drawer, throwing the napkin rings all over the kitchens and watching them roll across the floor!  He did join in for a couple of photos on the front porch after they were done.

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Pumpkins from left to right: Maddie’s witch, my owl and Emmalee’s queen!

Every loved the final products, especially the girls when we lit the candles and turned off the lights!  Mason enjoyed the pumpkins until we turned the lights out and then he panicked.

I hope you all have a wonderful, safe and DRY Halloween!

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#CatchTheMoment365 ~ Week 39

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Well, I’m chuggin’ right along trying to get all caught up.  Who cares that we are currently in week 41?  I continue to plug along and still haven’t missed a photo yet!  Slowly but surely I will get caught up!

For those of you who read about my last blog post, I’m excited to announce that the event brought in over $18,000 in donations!  That money will be cherished and allow Eastside Baby Corner to purchase more car seats, diapers, Pack ‘N Plays, formula and much more for kids in need living in King County Washington.  I’m so honored to be a small piece of this amazing organization!

Week 39 was another great one for me!  Here’s what I did that week…

 

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For more information on this project please visit one of the hosts by clicking the badge below!  Feel free to come join us and our 365 day journey behind the camera lens!

Catch the Moment 365

with Mindi at Simply Stavish, Sarah at Nurse Loves Farmer, and Stephanie at Behind the Camera and Dreaming.

How does this work?  Everyday I am posting a new pic to Instagram, Twitter and my personal Facebook page with the hash tags #365DaysofCori and the official challenge hash tag #catchthemoment365.  On Friday’s I will do a recap of the previous week’s photos and *hopefully* give a little more insight into each one, why I took them and any history behind them.

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