Out of all the years in my life that I want to remember, 2009 will be among the top five that I carry around with me until I die.
Kids: Created by us
Memories: Recorded by me between 1.01.09 – 12.31.09
Music: Ghostwriter RJD2
Love: Out there for the taking.
Jason Bustin played by himself.
(edited 1.5.10 : Thank you very much to everyone. I have enjoyed this alone, and with members of my family, more times than I can count. Jeff has asked me to do slideshows for all the years I have digital photos. How great would that be if I could accomplish it?
For everyone who asked about how I put this together, it was a very simple process of going through a year of photos and copying favorites into a new folder. Then, I went through them again and whittled down to just about 150 (I think?). Then I resized them, and dragged them all into iMovie. Spent about thirty minutes getting the timing right and finding a song. Exported to Vimeo. That was that. Took me about two hours to complete.)
I think all of your kids are adorable but I can tell that little Anna is your G-L-U-E!!!!!!!!! She is so freakin ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Her personality screams out of her eyes in every picture I see of her…even when she is solemn!!!
Happy New Year to you!!
Beautiful review, pictures, family. Happy 2010!
Tara, Love the video of your family. Looks like a great year for the Whitney clan! Thank you for posting so we could enjoy. Here’s to you and another great year in 2010! Jane
What a nice thing to be able to say about a whole year.
Just found my goal for 2010.
L O V E it!!
May 2010 be another such year for you and the family!
beautiful video! it inspired me to go on my muvee program and make one of my own!
love and hugs!
tara pollard pakosta
oh how i love this.
oh how it made me miss you more.
oh how blessed i am to have you in my life.
oh how i am crushed out at your braids.
oh how that last kiss made me swoon.
oh how cool your kids are.
I adore you :)
your heart…it spills out and over into everything you do. inspire does not suffice for how i feel when i get the chance to peek into your world…how i long to DO life beautifully like you do. your babies radiate the love that has been spilled into every corner of the life you make for them. i love who you are and how intentional you are about living. thanks for sharing.
this just makes me all teary eyed…and want to do my own for our family:) thanks for sharing your love!
Tara, you inspire. Happy New Year!
Love this!! I need to make myself a slideshow!! :)
Love your perspective and your realness. You are the real deal girl! Keep on doing what you are doing! I always leave your blog feeling happy.
PS your family is beautiful : )
Awesome video. Happy New Year to you and your family.
Okay so I’m sitting here crying after watching that video. Seriously Tara you know how to grab the person, pull them in and wrap them up in your world, all while touching their soul. Simply amazing. xoxo
well, what can top that? you have inspired me to take more photos of my fam. in 2010. this year was chaos for me, what i think 08′ was for you. im hope to follow your lead for the next 12 months. happy new year. xxoo
Beyond cool. U so rock.
That was awesome! Love you guys. :)
You are amazing. And your family . . . . just beautiful! I’m wishing you 10X the happiness and success for this year that you had in 2009. THANK YOU for posting your beautiful captures and inspiring me! Happy New Year!
It doesn’t get much better than that…your kids are so lucky that you are saving their memories to cherish forever!
Happy New Year…your talents inspire me!
Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful!! And I’m so happy you found SNOW in 2009!! :) Congratulations!! :D
i’m a better person for having watched that!!
Shame on me for not commenting more often. Your blog inspires me so much. Just the simple beauty of life that you portray with honesty in your photos and words. Love. and Thanks.
wow what a year!
This was so great – thanks for sharing your family with us! (What did you use to make this? I have no clue about making movies, but I’d like to try. . .)
I loved watching your littlest one go from 2 front teeth, to missing one, to missing both! You inspire people you don’t even know.
So lovely, Tara! And, now that I’ve met you, I watch it and think, “That feels just right!” Happy New Year!
my faves are the two bw’s of the boys and then every single image of all your kids together:) Beautiful
ooh i love this!
I love it. It’s beautiful. You inspire me so much :)
if i one day just show up with a small suitcase wanting to move in…it is totally your fault, your family life looks amazing in the most simple and down to earth way.
excited to follow your work into 2010!
love it too!!! Happy new year to your family!
What a fabulous montage of photographs! I hope 2010 brings you another stellar, top-5 year!
No wonder I love you so!
Happy New Year Tara! Have a beautiful 2010!
That was awesome :) Thanks for sharing you made my day
Wonderful. I loved it all! The colors, the food, the places, the relationships, the smiles, the whirlwind activity of a family of SIX and the down time, too. What a great way to remember 2009. As always, I am inspired.
love it!! thank you for sharing!! happy new year!! very inspiring!!
Tara–that video is AMAZING!! What a wonderful way to remember the year! I love everything from the music to the way the photos move in & out. You did a truly marvelous job creating that! Would you mind posting how you created the video? Gives me the desire to keep my camera out and around more often this coming year and to do the same for the next year!
Thanks for the inspiration!
yay to 2009! horrah for 2010 to come!
left me with goose bumps, I wanna be a part of your family :) Happy 2010!
ah, i heart your family so much. thank you for letting me be a part of it through your photos.
happy new year!
Thank you for sharing your wonderful family, talent, smiles and photography. May you have a truly blessed 2010, too! :)
you are just one of a kind! fantastic!
I need to do this with my family photos! Very nice pics!
WOW Tara girl… this is well just breathtaking.. I love the ways you capture your family.. I need to get better at capturing mine each image is like a work of art.. really.. captured with so much love.. Thank you for Sharing these.
Hope 2010 brings you much love and happiness
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