Tuesday, December 20, 2011

2011 in Review

2011 has treated me and my family pretty well I think. It's always nice to take a moment at the end of the year to recap, so here goes...

Try as I might, I cannot find any pictures anywhere from last January. January is always sort of a sleepy month. But, last January 1st Charlie and I "celebrated" 9 years together, so that's something!


In February we went to Florida for a little weekend trip before Charlie's time in South Florida was over...
March took us to New Orleans where we danced in the streets and ate amazing creole seafood...
Max turned 30 in April...

And we built a fire pit and had our very first fire in it as the weather warmed up...
May was Eric's graduation party...
In June we hiked the Inca Trail to Macchu Picchu
In July we went to Door County with my family

And hosted a college reunion in Columbus

August was full of canning the awesome produce in Ohio
In September we celebrated being married for four years by spending the weekend in Hocking Hills

Watched two of our very best friends get married

And celebrated Charlie's 28th birthday with polka at Oktoberfest
In October we watched Mindy and Matt get married
In November we celebrated Grandma's birthday
Went to Buffalo for Thanksgiving
And took an architecture tour of Buffalo while we were there - this is city hall (there are some amazing buildings downtown!)

December took us to Costa Rica...
Overall I have to exclaim at how lucky and blessed we are. Life gets hard, and sometimes I feel like it is completely out of control and unmanageable. But really, who can complain when you went on 5 vacations, saw two couples get married, got to explore Columbus, learn about Buffalo, celebrate birthdays with your grandparents, hike, can, dance the polka, and lots more that I have not listed here. 

Here's to another year that is sure to be better than the last:)

1 comment:

Tammie said...

Wonderful recounting of the year! I love this blog!