Monday, January 16, 2012

Because You Love Me

A look back...

 Favorite posts of 2011











Because You Love Me - Jo Dee Messina

I don't know how I survived
In this cold and empty world
For all this time
I only know that I'm alive
Because you love me

When I recall what I've been through
There's some things
That I wish I didn't do
Now I do the things I do
Because you love me

And now that you're in my life
I'm so glad I'm alive
'Cause you showed me the way
And I know now how good it can be
Because You love me

And now that you're in my life
Oh, I'm so glad I'm alive
'Cause you showed me the way
And I know now how good it can be
Because you love me

I believe in things unseen
I believe in the message of a dream
And I believe in what you are
Because you love me

With all my heart and all my soul
I'm loving you and I never will let go
And every day I'll let it show
Because you love me
Because you love me
Because you love me

Just a few (hundred) photos of my favorite memories in 2011.


More to come...

Monday Lovin',


Kelly @ Stay at Home Trader said...

Awwwww! I love this! I don't know anyone who is better at keeping photos of every happy occasion! I loved seeing all the photos, and all the love your friends and family share. Love ya to pieces!!!! Xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Anonymous said...

You, my new friend, had wonderful year filled with family, friends & critter babies!! How absolutely heart warming to go back through with you and look at these photos! Beautiful Maria... just beautiful. Hugs.

Maria said...

I wish I was as good at taking pictures of everything. I love how you have so many fun pictures! I miss you and I hope things are going well! As always, thinking and praying for you!

Kathy said...

What a nice way to celebrate a year in your life! Loved looking at all your pictures!! You are gorgeous!! Love you!!

The Farm-Marm said...

That was awesome! What a year! I love the song, one of my favorites :) Hey, when ya'll came to were ONLY 50 miles from me! Wish I'd known, we coulda done lunch! :)

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

Hi Maria! What a year! What a year! What an amazing assortment of pictures. I am thinking of you and your family. If you ever need anything, please ask:) I only wish the best for you!

Brittany said...

You are so beautiful Maria! I want your wardrobe! Looks like y'all had a fabulous year.

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

I loved your photos! You know how to LIVE your life!

And I think you have a true gift for inspiring others, even through your own pain. I am so happy to have found your blog this year. Hoping you will have a wonderful 2012!

lisa from insignificant at best said...

Oh my that's a lot of photos! :) Thank you for sharing them, though because they were great! You can tell that you're surrounded by a ton of wonderful people! I really love the last pic best, though. The black and white with your little family is just so sweet!

Stephanie of Gumdrop Pass said...

Hey pretty lady! What a fun look back -- I'm so jealous of your ability to capture so many good moments! I have such trouble remembering to take pictures... or just trouble being lazy, I suppose.

I can't wait to see this post NEXT year to see what all THIS year is going to bring you! :)

Aleisha McD said...

I am seeing a trend in every picture: fantastic accessories, fabulous makeup! WOO-WEE, you are smokin'! Um, you know the peacock feather necklace??? Can I have it?? HA HA HA! Enjoyed this post immensely. What a great idea, to look back over the year. Thinking of you tonight...and you bet I'm eating Oreos right now! HA HA! Love ya!

Stephanie @ Blonde Highlights said...

LOVE ALL THOSE PICS! It was so much fun to live your memories with you! Although, is it terrible for me to say that one of my fave pics was the pic of the kitty and the corona!?!?!? It is isn't it!! So much fun to remember the good times! I gave you a little shout out on my blog today (eg: that I wanted to be able to get a dirty martini with you, but it's a little difficult since we live 2000 miles apart! :)). XOXO

lovejoy_31 said...

Beautiful girly!!! You take so many pics. I need to do a much better job of doing that. Thanks so much for the sweet comments on my last post. I figured that writing it all out might help me from becoming absolutely nuts. we'll see.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Maria,
I love all these pictures. It is great that you have them to remember wonderful times in 2011. I wish you and Steve a lot of joy this year and again I thank you for how kind you have been to me giving me support during my challenging times. Take care and Lots of Love & Friendship always.
Your friend from Jamaica,

waitingforarainbow said...

YESSS!!! thank you for this post. I am LOVING IT! Not only do I get a bazillion pictures to look at, I get to go recap some of your favorite posts! I have alll day, so I am really excited lol!!
I think it's really great that you have all of these pictures. You make me want to charge my camera, and start snapping a lot more photos! I think it's really neat that you have so many.
I seriously wish that there was a way to comment on every picture lol, like facebook. There are so many pictures here that I want to say something about!!! I just love em.
And I love you too Maria!! <3 Michelle!

Jenny said...

Wow! Some pretty amazing pics! Someone had a busy year!! LOL!

Following you from the blog hop!

Heather Nelsen said...

Love this post!! I'm a picture taker too. ;) ..You and your husband definitely need to go to the Viking School for a cooking class! It really was so much fun. Check it out for a good date night! ;)

Anonymous said...

Great photos! Love the music on your page too :)

New follower here! I also posted your button on my blog under blog friends. Just wanted to say hello and feel free to stop by :)

Deal Dishin' Momma

Stacey Queen of Rants and Ramblings said...

Such a great post! Found you on the hop... hope you stop by... I think you would get a kick out of my blog...Fluff For the Mindless Reader

The Funny Hun said...

Love the pictures. Found you on the hop. Happy Friday!

KERRY said...

So many awesome photos Maria, I loved them all. I was going to pinpoint some but then I had too many I wanted to mention lol They were all fantastic, funny, cute, filled with love, such great memories of your past year!!
Love to you pretty lady xoxox

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