Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011 - A Year in Review

2011 was just like every year since we had kids. It flew by! I love starting a new year and am not ashamed to admit that it’s mostly because I love getting new day planners and calendars. There’s just something so… refreshing and optimistic about resolutions and clean, new pages.

Here are some of the highlights from the last 12 months:
  • We went to Disney World for the first time! Very magical and not relaxing in the least but totally worth every. Single. Penny. 
  • Jay and I went to Jamaica with Mitch and Mindy in June, and we both gained at least 5 lbs totally from alcohol.
  • We celebrated Addi’s 5th birthday, Jay and I’s 33rds, Sam’s 3rd, and Jay and I’s 8th wedding anniversary.
  • We got a new pet. And Jay killed Handsome the fish while we were in Indiana for Christmas.  Ooops.
  • I ran my first ½ marathon and signed up for a 2nd for next year. 13.1 miles never felt so good.
  • Addi completed her tap and ballet class and performed at the Peoria Civic Center in front of 3,000 people.
  • Addi started kindergarten and had mostly good reports ever since.
  • Jay stepped into this century and upgraded to a smart phone. He can now text AND take pictures! And he didn’t get this phone out of some random desk at work!
  • Sam became potty trained. We are saving a ton on diapers.Jay stood up with his friend Justin in their wedding.
  • We managed to stay pretty healthy through the whole year. THAT we can TOTALLY do again.
  • I blogged, scrapbooked, and crafted. A Lot.
  • Sam is finally showing her true colors and has an attitude fitting of a three year old. It’s frustrating but all she has to do is say “ephalant” instead of elephant and all is forgiven on my end.
  • I started a new job in January and loved it. And Jay got a promotion and started his new job in October.
  • We almost bought a swimming pool for our house. Almost.
  • I thought I totaled Murray the Murano, but after 8 weeks and $10,000, we got him home safe and sound.
  • I saw Oprah!
  • And finally, we ended the year celebrating with good friends, good food, good booze, and each other.
Here’s to another great year!

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