Saturday, December 31, 2011

Why 2011 Was A Good Year


  • We started 2011 celebrating in Vegas {and remember MOST of it}!

  •  In January, I also got to meet up with some old friends in our hometown.

  • I spent at least an hour feeling like a kid again, getting to bounce in a bounce house!


  • I tried "Spotted Dick" for the first {and possibly last} time in my life!  Not that tasty, but we had joke material for WEEKS!!

Nothing EVER happens in March...I must change that for 2012!

  • Now I remember what I did in March - plan for the Celebrity Dinner, a 1st time dinner/auction fundraiser that I put together with 2 of my friends from work.  
          In one night {and over the course of 6 months planning} we raised $20,000 for our high school!

  • Who could ever forget this day in history??

  • I celebrated being married to this guy for 6 years!

  •  We also moved out of my parent's house {after being there almost a year} into a cute townhouse that we are loving!

  • We also bought out 1st ever NEW washer/dryer combo!  All our other sets had been great, but they were older hand-me-downs.

  • My dad helped me start my 1st ever herb garden.  I have the black thumb of death when it comes to gardening, so this was a HUGE step for me!  I must say, I have done very well {and thanks to Gary, who also kept these herbs alive}.

  • We went to Alcatraz with my mom & dad.  One more thing Gary can check off of his Bucket List.

  • I turned 31, which I celebrated in......


  • .....with my mom for her 50  45  39th Birthday!


  • Thanks to my school, Gary & I got an opportunity to take a brunch cruise around the SF Bay.  Everyone MUST do this at least once in their life...where else can you get pictures of views like this?

Yes, this is UNDER the Golden Gate Bridge!

  • We did this fun wine weekend event with my mom & dad.

  • My mom & I stomped grapes {I would NOT drink that if I were you}!

  • I think Gary found his new favorite winery!

  • Tried out a new, local brewing company, which we are now hooked on!


  • My mom & I took our 3rd annual shopping trip to SF.

  •  I went with my Leadership class on a weekend retreat to the middle of nowhere and LOVED it!

  • Enjoyed Christmas with our family & friends!

Looking back, I realize what a great year for Gary & I.  We spent a lot of time with the people we love the most, we got back on our feet {financially & mentally}, and overall had a positive outlook on things.

Hoping your 2011 was as fulfilling as ours!  Cheers to an amazing 2012!

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