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September Top 5 Quarterly Link Up
Giveaway, Quarterly Top 5

1. This photo was taken on the 4th of July after we had dinner. It was so fun to sit on the seawall with my family and watch the waves crash and the sunset.

2. I know this isn’t photography genius but this is so Kate. She is chatting on the phone with my parents while being completely decked out in her fancy outfit :O)

3. I was a little obsessed with leading lines this quarter. We are huge baseball fans in this house! Emma loved going to Kate’s baseball practices and asked each time if she could play too.

4. Do I even have to say why I love this photo? Emma loves her daddy so much!!

5. This photo shows how grown up Kate is looking these days. I wish she would stop growing up! In fact, I asked her once if she would stop growing up and she cried and told me she wanted to grow up :O)

Here’s how it works:
  • Go through the photos you have taken of your kids or pets (I remember how my pets were my kids before my kids were my kids :O)  Just choose photos taken from July 2011-September 2011.
  • Post your top 5 on your blog or flickr account on September 28th – October 5th
  • Link up with the linky either here @ Click it Up a Notch, Amber’s Articles, or Nap Time Momtog
  • Put our button on your post.  If the button is not there you will not be eligible to win
  • Comment on at least 5 other entries. That is the fun part!

Since we love you guys so much we were able to get some fabulous sponsors for this link up! Check out these amazing prizes!!

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As always, please remember this is NOT A PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST! The winners will be chosen randomly. That means we will have 5 winners!! So what are you waiting for! Start searching through the past three months of photos and select your Top 5! Be sure to add this button to your blog!!

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33 Comments
  • September 28, 2011 at 8:25 AM

    LOVE that first photo of your girls together! And Kate is looking so grown up and beautiful in that last shot :)

  • September 28, 2011 at 8:39 AM

    Great shots. I love the first two. Adorable!

  • September 28, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Love these shots especially the one with the baseball. Love your perspective!

  • September 28, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    I love these shots – so full of life!

  • September 28, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    Gorgeous set Courtney, all beautiful photos and so creative. Your girls are so gorgeous!

  • September 28, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    What an amazing collection of photos! I love leading lines too.

    I love them all so beautiful :)

  • September 28, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    HEHEHE…..I can’t believe Kate cried when you asked her not to grow up.
    I adore the photo of Emma with her daddy. Sooo sweet. I have always been so close to my dad, so it is sweet to see the daddy/daughter relationship through photos.

    I just love your set.

  • September 28, 2011 at 7:54 PM

    Your little girl in Heels LOVE IT! If I wore heels (ha) My little girl would have them right on. It is so amazing to see how they grow right before our eyes. While looking at my pictures I can see especially how my little girl has grown just from January till now. SIGH… that’s why I got to keep clicking!

  • September 28, 2011 at 8:31 PM

    I love the second picture of her all dressed up in mommy’s shoes. That will be one to treasure as she gets older.

  • September 28, 2011 at 9:20 PM

    Courtney, the first photo is simply stunning! Great job!

  • September 28, 2011 at 10:59 PM

    Great shots, I really like all of them but the first 3 i love!

  • christina
    September 28, 2011 at 11:37 PM

    I LOVE that first photo! I think it should be printed on a big canvas and hanging on a wall for sure!

  • September 29, 2011 at 1:02 AM

    I love that first shot on the seawall! It’s such a gorgeous background to compliment the girls!

  • September 29, 2011 at 6:16 AM

    wow… these are all just wonderful and such beautiful captures!! i am totally loving that first one!!

    • January 24, 2012 at 11:56 AM

      Imprevsise brain power at work! Great answer!

  • September 29, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Your pictures are so fun. Love the dress-up one. Thanks for hosting this link up. This is the first I’ve participated in and will plan to do more as they come up.

  • September 29, 2011 at 3:10 PM

    Love all your photos! Beautiful, beautiful collection! I so adore the 1st and 3rd ones!:)

  • September 29, 2011 at 9:40 PM

    These are so wonderful, Courtney! I absolutely adore that 2nd shot.

  • September 30, 2011 at 3:29 AM

    I apologize, mine linked up twice!

    Loving everyone’s entries!

  • Gretchen
    September 30, 2011 at 8:09 AM

    My entry posted twice. Is there a way that you can delete one of them?

    • September 30, 2011 at 1:06 PM

      No problem, Gretchen! We’ll delete it :O)

  • September 30, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Your photos are always such a pleasure to look at. Those b/w shots are perfection. I especially love the moment you captured of Emma with her daddy. :)

  • September 30, 2011 at 4:29 PM

    My first time joining in on this and so very excited! So incredibly difficult to narrow it to just 5 and I picked some less traditional pictures than I normally would have.

  • October 1, 2011 at 6:53 AM

    As always, I love your Top 5 and am continually inspired by your talent. Thank you for hosting this forum and sponsoring the giveaway; you girls are awesome. This has become my favorite thing to participate in during my 365 journey, and I look forward to the end of each quarter just so I can compose my post and showcase my Top 5, so thank you.

  • October 1, 2011 at 9:09 AM

    I love them all! Your photos have so much personality! Such perfect memories for your girls :)

  • October 2, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    These are all so wonderful! I love the second photo – with the phone and high heel shoes. Such a sweet moment captured forever.

  • October 2, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    The #2 photo of Kate is just priceless :) It reminds me of our oldest daughter–she is very much a girly girl and LOVES dressing up :)

  • October 2, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Oh my goodness, I almost forgot about this link up. Forgot we just went another 3 months of this year. Not sure what made me think to come over and check it out. Glad I didn’t miss the linkup date. will have to work on my post.

    The first shot is really cute, but I think the second shot is priceless. Such a sweetie wanting to be all grown up.

    • October 2, 2011 at 5:03 PM

      Oh, I’m glad you didn’t miss it! Looking forward to seeing your shots!

  • October 4, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    These are all gorgeous but I’m in LOVE with that second shot. Adorable!

    Thanks for hosting the fun :)

  • October 6, 2011 at 7:09 AM

    Okay, I sort of linked up the wrong post (I linked up my WW post as I was going through sites and linking up and forgot which page i was on, sorry I got distracted) can you just delete that please. I am so embarrased. I will be linking the right post up shortly.

    • October 6, 2011 at 8:19 AM

      No problem :O) We’ll take care of it! Thanks for linking up :O)

  • May 3, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    OMG I miss the view… I used be live by the ocean..Almost tears in my eyes.. BTW thank you so much for sharing pictures. so pretty.. Love it!!

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