Sunday, January 1, 2012

goodbye 2011

Not my favorite year.
I am not sad to see it go.
However, we did have some great moments.

We got Atticus.  Attackacus.  Crazyboy.  Love in orange fur.

Chris turned 34.
We built a killer snowman.
We had our first sleepover. 
The Ellie's went crazy!
I turned 34. 
I went on my annual wine trip with the girls.
We had our first hike of the year.
It was warm enough to wear short sleeves.
Someone turned 5.
We planted our flowers.
Cinco de Mayo at Paiges.
Memorial Day in Indiana.
Our elephants came back and my girl and I played hookie to be there opening day.
Ellie learned to swim.
She was in Uncle Mark and Aunt Amber's wedding.
 We went home for the fair.
Chris and I celebrated 10 years in Mexico.
Pony Camp.
Ellie started Kindergarten.
She loves it!
She thinks winter break is entirely too long and she is ready to get back.
She made a new best girlfriend.
And we made some new friends in her parents.
Aren't new friends nice?
Ellie had her first school dance.
She was a dolphin trainer for Halloween.
Jeff and Megan's wedding.  My favorite night of the year.
So much fun.
Time with family for Thanksgiving.
We went home this year and I managed to not take a single photo.
Christmas with a 5 year old is just the best.
Every day was fun.
Wondering what Benjamin was going to do.
Anticipating presents.
Laboring over the List for Santa.
Making presents for our favorite people.
December was good.
So while 2011 wasn't my favoriteyearofalltime, it was still good.
Lots of good memories were made.

I will be back soon with my plan for 2012.
It's big.
I am in a rut and I am gonna bust free!


C. Beth said...

What a great way to wrap up the year. I know it was a hard one but this highlights the beautiful stuff. :)

Toni said...

This is a great post. I need to take more pictures.