embrace the camera: jan. 13th

it's thursday, and you know what that means.
embrace the camera, ya'll.

today's pictures are a few more from our beach trip a few weeks ago.
kohen loved my lap...and i loved that he loved my lap.
mr. anderson snapped a few pictures too...
geesh, i love that kid.

okay, so now it's your turn to embrace the camera.

last week we had the most entries we've ever had...78!
way to go, embracers...i love that people are understanding the importance of capturing yourself on camera.
so, can we beat 78 this week?
here are the rules:
1.  take a picture with you and your kids/spouse/family member/friend/whatever.
2.  blog about that picture and include a link to our blog, or grab our button.
3.  link your blog post up on mr. linky below.
4.  visit the other embracers...give each other lots of compliments about how good we look with our greasy hair and sweatpants velour jogging suits on.  cause yah, we need a little boost when it's been days since our last shower.
5.  have fun!


  1. can't WAIT to join in on this fun when our adoption goes through!!!!! Lord willingly by May I should be able to!

  2. Note one advantage to being up at 5:30am first in the linky line up!!


  3. I love the monkey face shirt! As always, your pictures rock!

  4. YIKES. My url is wrong the first time... feel free to delete.

  5. emily, I have to admit I was excited when I saw your comment on my blog yesterday! I think what you're doing with embrace the camera and your adoption are great things! Keep up the good work!

  6. CUTE pictures!

    Also,I recieved the stylish blogger award and I am now passing it on to you! You can check out my blog to pick it up.

  7. Kohen is so adorable! I love the picture that Mr.Anderson took, it's precious!

  8. I love your pictures!

    I wish I lived that close to a beach!

  9. Cuteness! So the upside to being in Florida is the BEACH! We totally don't have beaches in Kansas. Just embracing the positive for you=)

  10. Amazing photos!

    You are lucky that Mr. Anderson is good behind the camera. My husband doesn't have the patience.

  11. So cute and I love the monkey shirt!!

  12. Seriously, his eyes get me every time!! :)

  13. Emily!

    Thanks SO SO SO much for the tip on Cocoa Beach - I just added a link (Beach Babes!) from a photo my hubby took of me and my girl at Cocoa Beach last week on our vacay. It was fun!

    Thanks again! Our trip was wonderful! Orlando was such a nice, sunny, break from our very dark, gray Seattle winter!

  14. Aaahhh!! I miss the beach so much! I'm jealous that you guys are still warm enough for it. I live over by pensacola, it's been freezing. literally.
    Cute pictures as always =)
    Oh, and I'm glad I'm not the only one who cant resist those julius monkey shirts... ha

  15. so cute!! i want to join in on this & not sure what i'm waiting for!

    also? i miss the beach.

  16. I just have to say how much you have inspired me to get IN FRONT of the camera! I did open my blog back up so you can look if you want! I am getting in LOTS of photos lately!

    he is ADORABLE emily!

  17. i want to live by the beach and i want to be as cute as you. the end.

  18. I just stumbled randomly stumbled on your blog and um, I am slightly addicted! This was my first ETC challenge-love the idea!

  19. LOVE your blog! So glad to have found it :)

  20. Thank you, Emily! I've started the embrace the camera today & it's helping me realize that my daughter (even though she is only a newborn) will want to see me with her as a young mother. Also, to enjoy the little things - like basking in the sunlight each & every morning while I give Aripsemae her morning bottle.

  21. Thanks for "hosting" the Embrace on Thursdays... I feel so connected with so many people that I may never meet...yet it's fun to share life!
    Great idea!
    Great pics!

  22. What gorgeous pictures!!

  23. oops, i just linked to your embrace the camera but need to change the link...wrong one. Not sure how to edit this...
    I'll try fixing again tomorrow...sure love your bloggy!

  24. so cute!!!! LOVE the lap shot:)

  25. Adorable photos!! I totally love this idea! How creative. =) Your blog is awesome!

  26. I wish we lived close to the beach. Can't wait till summer when I can go more often. Grady hated the beach this past summer. Cried the whole time :( This summer should be better!

  27. I love the picture of him on your lap! Precious!


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