This year has been one carazy year. Tons of fun stuff to reflect on, so lets take a trip down memory lane, shall we?
January - brought in the new year right. Spent it with family and friends drinking, eating, dancing, singing. It was perfection. I find that over the years, going out and going crazy lost it’s appeal. Staying in and bringing in 2011 at home felt right.
Went on photography adventure with my mom in downtown Birmingham
February – Mom and I with the help of my wonderful husband who drove us to Ohio and waited anywhere between 5-6 hours for us to get through all the lines where we met the Pioneer Woman and got her book signed.
I also started my new job as an HR manager. SCARY!!!!!!!!!
March – Started making my own Ice Chai Latte’s – YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!
May – Mike and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary by keeping it low key. We went out to lunch, saw a movie, had some ice cream and had dinner. YAY!
My mom won tickets to the Oprah show’s very.last.show. no joke. So we took the train down to Chicago and spent 3 days there sight seeing and having a wonderful time.
June – We got rained out in a big way.
July – Did some more with my photography, once again using Birmingham and Royal Oak as my muse
Treated myself to a lovely massage
Saw a Tiger Game with Mike and Family.
- Took our first pregnancy test and it came back positive!!!!
August – We celebrated a bunch of birthdays including
- My dad
- My nephew
We also found out we were officially pregnant!!!!!!! Due in March!
September – Mike and I visited Washington DC and some friends.
October – Celebrated my birthday by visiting Saugatuck on the west side of the state with the Hubs. We stayed at a very cute bed and breakfast, walked around the town, had a delicious lunch and bought a painting for our kitchen. It was lovely!
November – Celebrated our 4th Thanksgiving with one another, Prepared for the holidays
Got a shellac manicure for the first time that lasted like 17 days.
December – Celebrated our 5th Christmas together, started putting the nursery together, paid off 2 credit cards (woot) Saved more money for baby fund, and ate a lot!
2011 was amazing. No joke. I am so grateful to God that he has blessed me and my family with goodness this year. I traveled this year, I met new people, I tried new things, I failed at others, I saw a lot of movies, didn’t read nearly half as many books as I wanted, started a new job, found out we were pregnant, found out we were having a baby boy, kicked ass with our finances, and learned to love more and truly be grateful for all our blessing because life is good. Looking forward to an amazing 2012