It's been a long time, but I have decided to give this another try for the new year. 2011 was quite a year and 2012 has a lot of potential ;-)
In 2011 I...
...was snowed in for three days in January. This was the first snow in this house, and it was so beautiful for the first day - then I got serious cabin fever!
...went on B's birthday trip to Gatlinburg and stayed in a cabin with friends for the weekend. We cooked enough food for an army, played video games, watched the superbowl, and enjoyed the scenery.
...planted a garden! We had so much fun growing our own squash, beans, tomatoes, okra, cucumbers, and peppers. The zucchini, okra and watermelon were disappointing, but we learned a lot about what to change for next year.
...added a member to our little family. Killer is a Manchester Chihuahua, and the sweetest little doggie you will ever meet! He keeps us entertained with all his antics and is always ready to play with his toys or snuggle up on the sofa.
...went to Italy!! This was my first trip abroad, and I cannot wait to go back. We stayed in an apartment in Florence with my parents and a friend for a week, with an overnight trip to Rome and day trip to Pisa. I might do a recap post with more pictures someday, or you can look at my facebook album
...last, but not least, on October 23rd, got engaged! I can't wait to marry the love of my life in 2012 :-)
This post barely skims the highlights of a year that FLEW by. We spent many happy hours with friends and family, worked on DIY projects around the house, welcomed new babies, celebrated weddings, and said goodbye to my dear Grandmother just before Christmas. We have been blessed to have each other this year through good times and bad. 2012 here we come!!