Monday, January 12, 2015

Five Faves

I first saw this idea on Alison's blog although it apparently originated with Jo who morphed a meme to fit her needs - and I thought the idea had huge merit - both as an incentive to take more and better photos AND as a way to stay at least somewhat current with scrapbooking.

So my plan - somewhere near the beginning of each month, post my five favorite photos from the preceding month.  Then, during the month, scrap them and share the pages. Now December wasn't a particularly good month for me. I was sick for most of it. I did not take a single photo on Christmas day. Not one. And what Jay took... meh.  But I still managed to find five favorites for the month...

I had a little helper while I was trying to finish off the girls' t-shirt quilts that I made for Christmas. Any idea how hard it is to sew a seam with a cat on your quilt?

Jay's annual "Birthday" photo with the girls. Okay, it didn't get taken until December 23rd, but hey everyone was dressed up for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert, so the timing was good.

And yes, we managed a little sisterly love for the holidays.  I wasn't feeling up to being a photographer, so the composition is terrible, but I'm very grateful to have the three of them together looking happy!

Becca snapped this photo on her iPhone in the parking lot of the Wells Fargo Center when we were on our way in. Literally on the fly. Which gave me no time to pose or fake anything... And I LOVE it!
Does it still count if I wasn't the photographer? I think so.
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra.  I was queasy the entire concert and the smell of stale french fry oil that permeated the place sure didn't help. But I still enjoyed the concert!
So there you have it. My five favorites from December. Which I hope to scrap at some point this month. Wish me luck!!!

16 comments:

Karen said...

Fun photos, and my fave is the one of you and your daughter, and YES, it definitely counts if you're in it. In fact, you ought to try to be in one of the five every month. If you're like me, the number of photos that include you are few and far between!

Maya Oren-Dahan said...

Love the photo of you and your daughter! Beautiful! Oh, and the cat is my second favorite :)

scrappyjacky said...

Yes....I love that photo as well....definately counts.

Sian said...

I am wishing you luck! I know you'll do it too. And I like the suggestion of trying to include yourself in one of the five every month. Now I'm looking forward to the pages

Sian said...

ps: hope you are feeling a lot better

Alison said...

Hope you're feeling better Cheri..I have managed two of my five so far...hoping to start the third tomorrow...love your choices! Xx

MonicaB said...

Hope you are feeling 100%. Great photos, I really love the one of the concert.

Melissa said...

Of course it counts even if you're not the photography - you get to be in the photo!! I've seen this idea a few times, too, and think I might join in & pick my five faves at the end of January.

debs14 said...

My favourite's the impromptu one taken on the phone. I love seeing 'selfies' - please include one every time!

Barbara Eads said...

You have a beautiful family!

alexa said...

I think including yourself as one your the five faves of the month would be a great aim :). I've enjoyed spotting the family resemblances too.

Miriam said...

What a great idea Cheri, Alison & Jo and one I think I will join in with. My favourite is the one with you in it and I agree with Alexa aiming to get myself in the five would be great.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

What a great selection Cheri. Looking forward to seeing them scrapped.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the second, third and fourth photos!
Rinda

Missus Wookie said...

I like the idea of including you in the five and getting them scrapped. I was realising how little I've photographed my family now they're all off doing other stuff.

Hope you are feeling better.

Carola Bartz said...

It's a good idea to pick your five favorite photos of the month before and then scrap them. I hope you have succeeded - and if not? There are worse things, right? BTW, I like the photo of yourself with your daughter.