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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 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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#CatchTheMoment365; Week 19

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Wow, here are we are midway through May already, the year is almost over and I’m almost at the halfway point of the #CatchTheMoment365 photo challenge.  The year is just flying by and *ahem Kim* I am still going strong with the photo a day challenge!  (and she said it couldn’t be done – ha!)

Here I go with week 19…..

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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 and 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.

Happy Friday!

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#CatchTheMoment365–Week 14

Well I did it, I made it to day 100 of the Catch the Moment Photo Challenge!  Woot!  Woot!

I’m super excited for next week because Alex will be home for Spring Break and I haven’t seen her since January 3rd!  Her plane lands in about 12 hours and I cannot wait!!  Bring on week 15!!

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For more information on this project please visit one of the hosts mentioned above or click the badge below!  Feel free to come and 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 the photos, why I took them and any history behind them.

Happy Friday!

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Graduation Party

The Saturday after my graduation (06.16.12), I had my grad party.  I was THRILLED to have so many people attend and share in my graduation festivities! 

We had yummy food!  My dad made his amazing flank steak and bbq ribs, corn, salads, chips and of course a ton of drinks! 

Even the weather played nicely and we had a beautiful afternoon, which was lucky as it rained the days leading up to the party and about the time the party ended through the next several days. 

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate with me!  I had a great day and enjoyed spending it with those close to me!

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This post concludes my graduation fun posts!!  Can’t believe it’s over now!  Time is just flying by!

 

Summer Daze Fun Photo Party

This post is part of Summer Daze – a fun photo party! hosted by Kristi {Live and Love Outloud}, Alicia {Project Alicia} and Rebecca {Bumbles of Light}.

This post is also part of Wordless Wednesday on the following blogs:
Parenting By Dummies & Seven Clown Circus
And Then, She {Snapped}
Live and Love…Out Loud
Crazy About My Baybah!
Carrie with Children
Project Alicia

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Moving Day

Yesterday, I moved.  I moved out of my parents house.  Yes, at 25, I was still living at home.  Slightly embarressed, but hugely scared to go out on my own.  I was comfortable in the room that had been mine since I was 13.  I figured, I’m never home, so why pay for rent when I have free room and board here.  However, that gravy train sailed, and as much as my parents loved me, they were booting me out.  Granted I’ve known for 6 months this was coming, I didn’t really believe it.  But yesterday the day finally came!

On Friday, in my Creative Writing class, we were asked to do a journal entry off of William C. Williams’ (yes, an original name!), famous poem This Is Just To Say“.  Our proffessor urged us to write some sort of apology or our personal interpreation of his poem.  Mine was based off of my moving the next day (again, remember I wrote this Friday afternoon!).

I haven’t started to pack and moving day is tomorrow!  My room resembles more of a messy exploded bomb, then an organized, boxed up one.

 To make matters worse, I work tonight so by the time I get home I’ll be to tired to pack.

Where to start?  My clothes, clean or dirty?  My dresser top, filled with momentos of my childhood?  My closet and the shelves of old scrapbooks, yearbooks and other specifically saved artifacts of my past?

Am I not packing because I am to busy?  Or is it because I’m not quite ready to pack up my childhood?  Tomorrow will be here no matter if I’m ready or not.  It’s time to move forward.

Well, the tomorrow, I spoke about came and went.  I survived and got a good portion of my room moved.  I will work on it more tomorrow after church.  It’s happening and I am rolling with the bunches.  I have to admit, I’m really excited now.  Loving my new room, my roommate and the house! 

I think my dad is starting to get antsy and fear I’m not actually going to move.  He’s now spent over $1,000 on me to move out (he wants me out that bad, he’s willing to buy my way out of his house :D), and yet it won’t be until tonight that I’ll stay at my new place!  I gotta say I love my daddy!  I will miss them, but we’re less then a mile apart, I’m not moving to far away and my mom has warned me she’ll be over a lot to hang out and snuggle!  I love my mommy!!

Erin and Alex helped me move and I greatly appreciate their willingness to be my minions for the day!  Muchos ladies!  Here are a few photos of my progress (or lack of) today! 

My room when Erin showed up to help me move….did I forget to mention I hadn’t started packing?  Oh and if you look real close to my tv you can see I Love Lucy on, I love that show!

Erin trying to make sense of where to start with my clothes.  I have a serious clothes addiction and have way to much.  I did however donate a huge black bag full of clothes with more to come as I finish up the last few loads of dirty laundry I have!

 My room tonight after a couple of trips to my new house, and several loads of laundry were done here.

Alex trying out my new queen sized bed :D I’ll miss my sister!

I’ll definitely post more pictures in the coming days of my new room and house as things fall into place!!  Until then….. 

CKC 2010 Scrapbooking Layouts

Wow, what a whirlwind weekend at the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Bellevue!  Brandi and I cropped and shopped until we dropped … yes I should go into poetry I know!  Anyway, this year I’m excited to say I “won” and did the most layouts between the two of us!  We both did 8 legitimate layouts (pages), but I did one pre-done one that I just stuck photos to, to win the race!  YAY ME!  (Yes, everything is a competition between my cousin and I!  Who was the subject of the most layouts?  Emmalee.  Poor Emma has basically ZERO pages to her name, while Miss Madison has probably 6 entire full albums just of her (she has 2 of just her first year!)….so it was definitely Emma’s turn to get some layouts done!

 

pretty in pink Pretty In Pink
June 2009 ~ Emma @ 6 months old
~Blogged about it HERE~

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Emma about 18months – this past summer at Kim’s house
~Blogged about it HERE~

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Emma @ 10months – November 2009
~Blogged about it HERE~

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Emma @ 6 months old ~ July 2009?
*Gimmee Layout – I did this as a Make ‘N Take during the convention shopping portion.  Brandi said I couldn’t count it towards one of my finished layouts, since all I did at the crop was slap on some photos!*

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Emmalee’s first Mariners Game – a Family Affair!
Emma @ 5 months old – May 2009
Madison @ 4 years old

Meeting Emmalee
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Self explanatory, our family going to the hospital to meet Emma for the first time!
January 3, 2009 ~ Madison @ 2 years old
~Blogged about it HERE~

 


Linking up with my Bestest Blogging Buddy Kristen today with her Homemade Pact Tuesday!!

Betcha Can’t Not Smile…

….when you check out these beautiful smiles…

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Today is Project Smile over at A Beautiful Mess, I’m definitely one who loves smiles, so I wasn’t about to pass up this chance to share some beautiful smiles with you all today!!  I hope you all take a moment to notice the little things in life…beautiful smiles!  They are always there for you, ready to lift you up!!

Don’t forget that tonight at 11:59pm PST, my Life360 Giveaway ends!  There is still low entries and I have 3 sets of ID Bracelets to giveaway!  So if you haven’t had a chance to enter, here is your last chance!  Click HERE to enter!  Don’t miss out!

SMILE EVERYONE!!

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