Wow. It’s December 19. Where in the world did this year go? It’s been such a life-changing year for our family and in a good way. I am so thankful for the things God has allowed into my life and I know that I am where He wants me.

I wanted to share with you just a few things that I’m thankful for this particular year. Yes, I know Thanksgiving was over a month ago, but one can still be thankful.

1. My son – Wyatt. He’s full of personality and everyone he comes in contact with, he puts a smile on their face. He’s the perfect combination of me and Jon. He’s so full of potential and I’m so incredibly thankful that God put him in our lives.

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2. My supportive husband Jon. He supports me and puts up with my long hours at the computer, often doing the little things that I just didn’t get to for the day. He’s a fantastic dad and loving husband.

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3. My clients. Without you, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I’m truly thankful for each and every one of you. I look forward to what 2013 will bring and I hope I can continue to capture your family’s memories for you.

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4. Friends. Both photographer friends and family friends. I appreciate your honest feedback, critiques, and encouragement. I appreciate you allowing me to bounce random ideas off of you for my marketing or promotion, which products to offer, and those famous “if it where you. . . what would you do” questions. Thank you for pushing me to be better.

I’m grateful for the photographers who have helped me grow this year. For the ones who have allowed me to second shoot with them and pick their brains. For the ones who have encouraged me in ways you probably don’t even realize.

Here’s to 2013 being a fantastic year!