Tuesday, December 29, 2009

2009 Award Ceremony

It's time to highlight blog posts & photos from this year.
These awards rival an Emmy or a Dundie Award and are accepted with much pride at the Kartchner home.
Acceptance speeches will be cut short and everyone reading is invited to the after party.

The award for the most sneaky & the best button-thrower-all-over-my-office goes to...


Since I've won this award in previous years... I announce with much pride...
the most dramatic performance goes to this cute little runt.

Collin always teases me for saying, "laugh" when I take his photo so...
The best fake laugh goes to Mr. Kartchner himself...


Collin will be disappointed that he didn't win this award... the best kiss of the year...


The best lawn...


The cheesiest & gummy grin goes to...


The best location for an FHE treat and the best 4 quarters spent all year...


Award for stellar self-timer shots...
Having 10 seconds to run and jump into a window definitely deserves an award.
Golfing on Collin's birthday is a close second for a self-timer winner because this was such a fun day!!


Best purchase of the year...




The award for the Best day to be named Liz...

The award for "why are the kids so quiet? What are they up to?" Goes to this memorable moment...
Here's to another exciting year...

53 comments:

Lisa Lew said...

greatness:)

Claudia said...

I love this - immediate inspiration to do "a loom back ..." based on your headliners as a yearly mini album. Thanks in every way for your incredible inspirations & Prost to 2010 and may it bring more blessings than 2009 (was a tough one on my end).

Jamie said...

Oh, I love this so much!!! You have the most beautiful family ever!!! Happy New Year!!!!

reen said...

Awesome!!! Truly award winning photos, and moments!
I also wanted to tell you I got your book, 2 actually, one for me and one for my son's GF. We BOTH love it.

Beth said...

What a cute idea, I think I am going to do the same on my blog. Have a Happy New Year!

Sara Ancich said...

I have enjoyed every stinkin' minute of your blog this year. LOVED it.

Wendy said...

I love your blog and reading about/seeing your family.

Judy said...

Thanks for me making me laugh (especially Miss A with the mascara and Miss Q at the piano). Gonna go thru my photos now and look to see if any will be worthy of any awards.
Happy New Year to you and the family...would love a copy of your book but haven't been able to find it here in Oz.

Sarah said...

That's an awesome post. Great photos!

Have a happy new year!!!

Jocelyn said...

I love reading your blog and this is a fabulous idea...mind if I borrow it???

Jen said...

Love it , love it - OH I just love every minute of it - especially that you jumped into that window in those heels and you look fantabulous! No Really, how'd ya do it! Amazing stuff! You don't know me - I blog stock you! Oh but I did meet you at the Mom's Who Make it Conference - actually i interviewed you for Daria of Boutique Cafe - OH SAY that you remember! PLEAZ!

piradee talvanna said...

wow... just love all the photos and hope it's ok to borrow this idea!!! and wow - love those flowers :)

Jaimie said...

I love these photos and I love that you use the self timer. That has really inspired me to try to get more pictures of the 3 of us/2 of us in awesome places! : ) Also, applause to you for saying Dundies. NICE!

Heather said...

This is a great post! I love it! Especially the mascara picture...you know you have to worry when they're quiet, but sometimes the mess is totally worth those few moments of peace.

Happy New Year, Liz!

Keshka said...

Love this post! The one of Avery on your scrapbook desk is absolutely priceless!
PS--I've been reading your blog but this is my first time commenting:)

Lynn said...

I love this amazing idea!! It's so inspiring and your photos are soooooooo lovely!! What an amazing post!

KellyL. said...

I enjoy your blog very much.. this post was priceless! Great pics-

clippergirl said...

What a fun post! Absolutely awesome pics and what a cool way to display them. Fun, fun, FUN!!!

Mary and Ryan said...

I LOVE this post! Every single picture should win an award for sure! Love you!

doni said...

What fun!

Tiffany said...

Hehe! This made me giggle! Loved this post. Hoping 2010 is just as awesome for the Kartchner fam!

Winter said...

What fun awards! I tell my kids to laugh when I take their pics too! :) Beautiful family!

Shemaine Smith said...

Awesome post! I'm going thru photos as we speak for my Years best...post. You always inspire me and your blog music ROCKS! I steal DH's laptop just to have your blog on and scrap to it often so thanks for the great tunes!

camille said...

That was fun I did not want it to stop.
My best pics were taken by you and Collin.
Thanks for capturing great pics love Ya

Jane said...

BRILLIANT!!

essie said...

WHAT i would give to have my hubby be somewhere stationed in the US (instead of Germany) today so i could call you and set up a photo shoot....
*sigh*
maybe one day my teeny little dream will come true!
until then, happy new year, happy photo snapping, happy family living!
thank you for sharing your talents
:o)

Sarah said...

This was so cute- TFS! Gives me an idea for one of the million mini albums I have laying around that are naked right now! :) Happy New Year!

Alikym said...

Too, too gorgeous! Photos and moments that inspire and make me smile. TFS. Happy 2010!

Nicole Renee said...

Loved these moments, can't wait to see what happens next. " )

Holly S said...

Absolutely wonderful!! Great shots and perfect categories! Enjoyed them!

kreativeimagination said...

Lovely family pics. It always has been a pleasure to read your blog. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Joyce said...

How fun! Ya know, if you buy a remote for your camera you won't have to run and jump into window frames! I got a remote for Christmas & I'm so excited to try it out.

Collin said...

Wow...I don't know what to say. I have so many people to thank. First, I'd like to thank my razor blade for going dull so i couldn't shave before this photo. Second, I'd like to thanks the wonderful Rhoad family for making cinnamon rolls i eat way too frequently that go straight to my fat cheeks. Lastly, I'd like to thank Captain Kangaroo for giving me the courage to grow my hair out to an extremely ugly look.

Is there an after party?

Aubrey said...

this is supah adorable. I might have to snag this idea for inspiration!!! And I am looking at the self timer in new ways now. Thanks!

iamahoneybee said...

fantastic!
All of them are great but I just love the self timer shots. those 10 seconds can be so tricky!
You guys have to get a remote!

Jendcnguyen said...

Absolutely awesome & fun!! Great look back over the year! =)

Nancy W said...

OMG! That was so much fun to see and read! You are so creative! Hugs to you all from Conroe, TX!

Lacey said...

Love it!

Ashley said...

What is the paint color that you used in the first photo (office photo)? I would LOVE to paint my bathroom or bedroom in that color!! It is SO cute, just like your kids! Thanks! :)

Tammy Morales said...

Liz, I found your blog only this year and have truly loved following along. Thanks for all the inspiration during 2009 and I look forward to all the moments in 2010.

Thanks for sharing this fabulous "Best" series. Mind if I use this concept too?

Here's to you and your family...

Cheers!

Author said...

Love the "award" winning posts/pictures!!!!

Jeanneoli said...

Great post! I really love the fake laugh:-)

Scrapamum said...

That was an utterly fantastic post! So fun and cute!

Lealoo said...

These are so amazing -- great idea!

Jessica and Jim said...

I SOOOOOO just copied you!! I hope that's OK. You know what they say though, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery! Thanks for the spectacular idea!!

Cherie said...

And the award for the best blog ever goes to you! Thanks for all the inspiration!!!

elizabeth said...

Thanks everyone SOOOOO much for your comments! This has been such a fun year! Happy New Year everyone :)

AJ said...

You and your family are so precious. I wish I lived close by...it would be so fun just to spend a day with yall.

worldinapapercup said...

You have a beautiful life and are such a beautiful person. Best wishes to you for the new year!

Yanely said...

Love the pictures!!! Such a great idea :)

Mari said...

Dear Lizzy, thank you for your gorgeous ideas, thank you for sharing that positive view of life with all of us, for your imagination and creativity, thank you for helping me creating new memories to share with my daughter. Enjoy your babies every moment, time goes by sooo soon (my only baby girl is now 18!) Happy New Year, the best for you and your family, may God Bless you, today and always.

Mari

Haberdawoman said...

Awesome post!!!
Here's to another great year!

Valerie said...

Totally awesome post with beautiful photography!