Katie: The Year in Review

We took 4,878 photos of our kids over the past year.

And that doesn’t even include iPhone photos.

I sat down today to choose my 12 favorites of Katie to share with you here and quickly realized that it wasn’t possible.

I went from 120 to 93 to 48 and finally trimmed it to 23.

I couldn’t bring myself to cut anymore, so here are my final selections of the little girl who changed my life.

Four and a half years ago, she made me a mother and I will spend the rest of my days showing her how grateful I am to have her in my life.

Thank you so much for looking back through the year with me!

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    There's no one I'd rather have by my side in the kitchen.
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    I'm certain that those eyes could convince me to do anything.
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    Our California girl had a blast in the snow at Lake Tahoe.
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    We went through three rolls of easel paper this year alone.
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    Easter basket happiness!
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    There's so much of her that still seems like my baby.
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    I love when she's so lost in a project that the rest of the world just stops.
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    Katie loved these birthday cake pancakes that kicked off her special day.
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    Our sweet girl turned four. Time truly flies.
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    Katie loved celebrating National Backyard Campout weekend.
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    The expression on her face in this photo makes me weak. How I love this girl.
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    I love that look of pure happiness on her face.
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    Katie's first ballet recital. I think I cried from beginning to end...I was just so proud of her.
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    Best cure for boredom? Water!
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    There's something about her expression here that makes it impossible to know what she's thinking.
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    We camped several times over the summer and Katie is never happier than when she's in the middle of the woods.
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    Back to Lake Tahoe...this time for some fun on the beach.
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    image-159 her easel.
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    These moments when Katie and Matthew snuggle together are just magic.
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    When I tried to get her to look up at me, she replied "I'm working, Mommy."
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    Preschool pictures sure have come a long way!
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    Katie was elated to participate in The Nutcracker this year.
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    What a year it's been. I am so grateful for all of the small moments that make up these wonderful years.

For photos of our entire family from 2011, please come visit me on in these small moments.

You can visit me here and find me on Facebook and Twitter too!

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