Mamatography Week 20

This post is part of Mamatography 2012, a project hosted by Diary of a First Child. The goal is to document the entire year of 2012 in photos. Paired with my participation in fellow Coast Guard Wife Courtney Kirkland‘s 52 Faces project and her Move to Manual series, I am definitely learning more about my camera, my photos, & my kids, and I’ll have plenty of great photos to document 2012. 
Please visit the links at the bottom of my post to see other Mamatography posts!


We have had a rainy, cold summer week here in Maine.

Daddy and Joseph playing with our “new” Imaginex castle and dragons and little people.

 Abbey ready to go for a walk in the rain (yes, this was all her idea, and yes, we did end up going)


One shiny day in the midst of all the rain and chilly weather was Abbey’s Atlantic Olympics at her gymnastics training center. These are iPhone pictures, so not the best. I did catch some video and I’ll share that next week.

Balance Beam

Joseph has been teething a set of 4 molars all week. . . they are so swollen – I feel bad for him!

But sister is ready with lots of hugs and games of chase to distract her little bro. Kisses!

Abbey and Joe are easy to photograph after their naps, when they tend to stand and lie still . . . (below).

That was our week. How was yours!?

Are you up for a challenge? One that will take something from you every day, but give a whole lot back too? How about joining me for the photography challenge in 2012 then? A photo a day of whatever your day involved. You can jump in any time through the year!
If you’d still like to join us, you can start at any time, just sign up here and our host will email you further information.
Without further ado, here is the current list of all participants for Mamatography 2012 so far!


  1. Wow, there are some real beauties in here. Particularly like the moody B&W – really seems to put me right there, with you, feeling myself into the scene.

    Thanks for this beautiful peek at your life.

  2. Beautiful photos! It’s funny – I think Amber necklaces are like an ID saying ‘hey, I have alternative parents’. I love it! :)

  3. I don’t know much about gymnastics, but Abbey looks uber graceful on the beam :) Love Josephs kisses too! Lovely photos as usual :)

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