2011 was a fine, fine year

Posted: January 10th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: life | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Happy 2012! Yeah, I’m a bit late with this post, but I couldn’t resist adding a 2011 recap/appreciation rundown, because it was truly a phenomenal year for me. So many big changes, amazing trips, happy feelings, and so on. So here goes.

In 2011, I/we

  • began the year by doing handstands
  • got laid off from Myspace and began a happier new chapter of life
  • visited friends in Italy, saw Naples, Rome and the Amalfi Coast
  • went snowboarding in Big Bear (Julian’s first time!)
  • bought road bikes!
  • gave up sweets for Lent (SO hard)
  • celebrated our first anniversary in Kauai, Hawaii
  • Julian interviewed James Cameron!
  • started running, met my goal, and ran my first 5k
  • decided to go back to school to become a veterinary technician (& got straight As my first semester!)
  • went to Chicago to have fun in the city & visit family nearby
  • said goodbye to Noah, my family’s loving yellow Lab
  • celebrated 4th of July with the beach & Hall & Oates
  • moved to the valley and into our first REAL house, spent a week with my little brother & sister, and welcomed Frank to our family! (all in one week – crazy!)
  • celebrated my 29th birthday at the Gentle Barn
  • had the most wonderful Thanksgiving with J’s family back in Nashville
  • said goodbye to Julian’s Great Grandma Dorty, one of the most unique and inspiring women I’ve ever met.
  • welcomed visits from many friends and family
  • spent an incredible week in NYC and VA over Christmas
  • hosted our first party here at the house on New Year’s Eve

In 2012, I hope to:

  • visit my Grandparents in Scotland this summer
  • make the most of our trip to Mexico (later this month!)
  • be the best Maid of Honor ever for my little sister Ana
  • grow my hair long
  • keep running
  • eat breakfast everyday
  • start volunteering at a veterinary hospital
  • finally hang some art on the walls of our house
  • be a more patient, appreciative, and proactive friend, sister, daughter, and wife


Sometimes, it’s really nice having a blog where you can look back on all the fun experiences you’ve had. It really makes me want to start writing more!


Here’s to another year!


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One Comment on “2011 was a fine, fine year”

  1. 1 Prairie Rose said at 10:16 pm on January 11th, 2012:

    What an awesome year you have had!
    And I know 2012 will be just as awesome for you:)

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