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Top 12 of 2012 - Ramblings and Photos

December 28, 2012
Categories: Felicity Tags: , ,
Top 12 of 2012
Top 12 of 2012
I can’t believe that 2012 is over. It seems like just yesterday that I was announcing my pregnancy…and now I have a six month old! 2012 really was a year worth remembering. Truth be told, I’m equally excited to share my top 12 photos with you as I am to see what your year looked like (especially considering I missed most of it due to my new full time job aka MOM). There are no prizes this go round, but here’s how it works:

  • Go through your 2012 photo archives.
  • Choose your favorite TWELVE photos and post them to your blog or Flickr account through Thursday, January 3rd.
  • PLEASE only use photos that include YOUR CHILDREN and/or PETS.
  • Accompany each photo with a short explanation (or caption) of why it was selected.
  • Link up with Amber at Click.Pray.Love, Sarah the NapTime MomTog, or me at Ramblings and Photos.
  • Be sure to include the 2012 Top 12 banner or button in your post.

Now let’s get to some photos – I hope you won’t mind if I start my year in June…and if Kitty Paw takes a break this go round. While she’s definitely still a loved member of our family, Felicity hogged the spotlight. Little stinker!
IMG_8018 RS
This is one of the first photos I took of Felicity when we came home from the hospital. She was so tiny that we had to roll her newborn gown sleeves up several times. A few days later, my mom sent some preemie gowns which fit much better.

Our Little Family RS
Lucky for us, Sarah Halstead and her family were in town shortly after Felicity’s birth. Interestingly enough, we’d talked about doing my maternity photos during this visit. I remember telling her that we better do them sooner than later because I wasn’t so sure I’d still be pregnant by this point in the summer (or just too miserable). Thank goodness she did take my photos earlier, right? I’m even more thankful that she was in town to take our first family photo.

Felicity smiles in her sleep
This is still one of my favorite photos of Felicity for the year. She was almost 2 months old and still wearing newborn clothes (She was 9 lbs, 8 oz at her 2 month checkup). I remember just wanting to watch her as she slept – so sweet. Okay, I still watch her.

This is one of the first times we ever captured Felicity smiling on camera. We would live for the moments where she’d give us a big smile…and that we captured it on “film” is just priceless. Love it.

Both my husband and I love love this photo. I have a vertical version on her first year calendar…and one framed…and a magnet…and some wallet sizes laying around. Maybe next year I’ll get more creative, but I love this first Halloween costume.

I don’t remember if I shared this exact photo or not. This is Felicity and her cousin, Logan. My mom wanted her grandchildren in their Christmas pajamas for a Christmas card. I told her that if we waited until that night, she was definitely going to have a crying baby shot – she thought it’d be perfect. Needless to say, everyone who received her card…LOVED it.

I can’t forget this shot – I really love this onesie. Actually, I think I need to order some onesie extenders just so she can wear this one again.

Can you tell that I was really having fun with this one? Like mother, like daughter. Just wait til she has longer hair and I’m taking “hair blowing in the wind” photos.

Another favorite – Felicity’s Great Aunt Teresa gave her this cute tutu and I’ve been waiting nearly six months for her to be able to sit up and wear it well. So glad I waited because this shot turned out almost exactly as I imagined it.

Sisk Family Portrait
Ahhh, a family photo. We took this one in front of our family cabin over Thanksgiving. It then became our Christmas card this year.

Felicity in Stripes
Someone said to me after seeing this photo, “hey Ashley, ya think that bow is big enough?” Why yes…yes it is big enough. Actually, have you seen high school and college girls wearing bows again? Apparently it’s back in style. Felicity is just trying to keep up.

Finally, Felicity’s first photo with Santa. She won’t remember this moment beyond pictures, but I was absolutely thrilled to capture this moment. And what a beautiful Santa he was. We’ve already decided that brunch with Santa will be an annual thing. I can’t wait!

With that said, I’m going to refrain from going into a photo explosion…especially since I have Memories, Dreams and reflections coming up in a few days. Until then, link up your own favorite shots from the year. With any luck, I’ll be sure to look at every single one of them. Have a great weekend!


    What a wonderful year of pictures of your beautiful daughter Felicity (even if it started about mid-year). Well done on the Santa shot – beyond this year she will not be as cooperative if she is anything like my kids.

    Ashely – thank you so very much for hosting the weekly Scavenger Hunt. I have enjoyed connecting with others on a weekly basis and have enjoyed the baby bump countdown, and of course, Ms. Felicity’s appearance into this wild and crazy world.

    Wishing you a very Happy New Years!

    I knew as soon as you announced your pregnancy that you would have an endless supply of adorable images to share. LOVE all of these but the crying babies is so classic. Love her little camera onsie too.

    I love them all! I really love the nerd glasses. It’s been so fun to watch Felicity grow!

    Oh my goodness!! She’s gotten so big! :D

    Love the crying cousins. :D And the tutu shot! Adorable!

    Love them all Ashley. I was so honored to take that family photo for you. :) Have a great weekend.

    Your little girl is just so precious! I love all the pictures you share with us. I’m also glad furbabies are acceptable for this.

    Felicity certainly loves the camera. What a cutie. Love the shot with the glasses and the crying baby photo…well those are always fun.

    Your baby girl is just delightful! And I’m so glad my rejoining the blogging community coincided with your Top 12 post :)

    These are all adorable! I can’t believe how much Felicity has grown in a short time. She is precious!

    look how much she has grown in such a short time! And that harir -didn’t any of it fall out? You are so lucky!

    So many wonderful photos! How she has grown! Love the crying baby photo! Her pouty lip just cracks me up. :)

    I’ve loved watching her grow! Merry Christmas and happy new year Ashley!

    It has been months since I checked in…. Fleicty is growing so fast. I cannot believe she is six months already!!! Happy New Year to you.

    Oh, I haven’t been on blogger in so long! Look how big she is, Ashley! Such a beauty! Wonderful shots!!

    She is so beautiful! I’ve loved watching her grow in your photos this year. She’s just the cutest little thing! I’d definitely get the onesis extender for that precious little outfit! Too cute to only wear a few times. Hope you guys had a wonderful Christmas!

    She’s just so precious Ashley, and growing up so fast! Love the tutu + pearls :)