5 on 5: december

And just like that, 2016 is gone.  For me, it was a long and difficult year that was plagued with sickness and injury and loss.

I spent much of December grieving the year so that I could enter the new year in freedom and hope.  While I loved these five images in color, I felt black and white was more fitting to how my December felt.






As the new year begins, I look forward with expectation and hope to what will be. I am not so ignorant to believe the past does not shape our future, so I also look back to see what consistencies have been there for me. There are many sure things my past has held- my faith, family, and friends… and this beautiful blog roll.  We celebrate our fifth year together this year.  It makes my heart happy to have looked back each month with such lovely and talented ladies.  Start with the brilliant Vanessa and then click on through to the rest of the ladies.  You will not be disappointed.



Staci Lee

I like my cameras old, my shoes comfortable, and my whiskey neat.


  • love your heart dear friend. these are beautiful, quiet and have a lovely hint of hope to them all. Wishing you joy this year. much love- V

  • This does feel like a cleansing, a deep breath, a release. I hope that your launch into the new year is rejuvenating and beautiful.

  • Yes…so much to be grateful for as we look back and the future is hopeful because of Him. I love the simplicity of the black and white….there’s always something wonderfully calming about it. Congratulations on your 5th year! I admire your commitment. My group has started our second year and I am so thankful for your encouragement to embark on my own last year! Thank you!

  • I think many of us can relate to your words, and I don’t feel like I am quite out of the rut, but the clouds are starting to lift overhead. And five years!? I can not even believe that! Feels like we just started this a few months ago.

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