Friday, December 30, 2011

2011 Recap

When 2010 was drawing to a close, I thought that 2011 would be a thousand times better than the year we were leaving. 2010 was a tough one for my family, and losing my father. 2011 was supposed to be the year that I got beyond that tragedy and started to move on. I guess I can say that I did do that, to an extent. I know that my heart will always ache a little bit when I think of my dad, and that’s ok.

I’ve seen a bunch of other bloggers review the past year with various pictures and links to their previous posts and I thought that would be a nice thing to leave you all with before I head to Disney World tomorrow with the family for a New Year’s celebration trip.


A. Summer palace (47)

We rang in the New Year in a hotel room in Spain, before heading back to the states for the year ahead.


I hung out with the law school kids a lot, watching the Super Bowl and cheering on the law school intramural teams with my favorite number 42 leading the pack!


I gave up soda for Lent. Little did I know that in a few months, I wouldn’t be drinking regular soda due to the Weight Watchers program and wouldn’t miss it a bit.


The highlight of this month? Faith Hill in concert. Oh my goodness, I was in love! I want to attend more concerts this year but the budget may not allow me to. Why are concert tickets so expensive?

Another highlight? Just another reason why I don’t like to answer the phone. Mom was ok but we had a bit of a scare.


B's Wedding 02

May was the month of weddings – number one that I coordinated, number two that we attended, and number three that I coordinated. Add a few graduations in there and it was a month of traveling!


I showed my OCD about organized and redid my closet on a random weeknight. I wouldn’t recommend it.

We also marked the one year mark since my father’s death. That was a toughie.


This was a month of adventures to Branson and the ER, adventures in finding (or not finding) a safe deposit box key, adventures in Cardinals baseball games, and of course, adventures with a quesadilla maker.



I came clean about my high school obsession with mums, along with the rest of Texas high schools. If you’re not from the South, please go read about this one and tell me I’m not crazy!



We spent my 28th birthday in the most magical place on Earth and I was pretty much obsessed with the towel animals we were graced with each day in our hotel room at the Polynesian.

At the end of the month, I had to travel to KC to say goodbye to the sweetest grandmother a girl could have. It was another tough one.


Husband and I got to watch our beloved Cardinals WIN a World Series game, IN PERSON!


Given the recent intersections our lives have taken with death and dying, I spent a few days getting our affairs in order, because you never know.


First picture of us together

I’m up to installment six of Our Love Story and I’m loving the fact that I can relive our courtship here! We’re up to the “shopping for rings” part!

So 2011 was a pretty crazy one – I wonder what 2012 has in store for us?


  1. You did have a crazy 2011- but it seemed like a good one! Wishing you all the best in 2012...

  2. You had some fun things going on in 2011! Enjoy your trip to the World!

  3. Sounds like 2011 was a pretty great year! I hope 2012 brings you peace and happiness!