I know it's cliche, but y'all...where did this year go? It sort of feels like I was just summing up 2010, and now here we are and it's time to do it for 2011. Instead of breaking it down month by month, I think I'm going to do just a "favorites" of 2011. These are some memories that stick out from the past year. Some are big, some are little. But they're all special!
Let's start with the biggest moment...moving to Charlotte!
I think it is safe to say that we both love our new city. It's been a big change, and hard at sometimes, but this move was definitely a good change for us. We are both happy at our new jobs, we love all that the city has to offer, plus lots of new friends...I'd say we're doing pretty well!
To go along with that first one, starting a new job!
I am loving my new school. I definitely miss people and things about my Virginia school, but I also realize that I couldn't have found a better public school to work at in Charlotte.
Adding 4 more paws into our home...
This bottom photo is Rosie and I on her second day with us. It's so funny how she has become a very natural part of our family. Getting a second dog was a big choice to make, but I am so glad we did it. She has become a very special part of our family. I love this wolf dog.
We had a lot of chances to see and spend time with extended family this year, and we're so thankful for that.
Call me crazy, but I have been lusting over this vacuum for a few years now (basically since August 14, 2007...the day after I got Layla the sheddiest dog of all time). It has lived up to all of my expectations!
Lots of time with friends, but still not enough
Purchasing a grill...
This thing made our summer so much more fun!
Going back to Virginia and meeting my sweet friend's baby girl on her birthday...
Some stellar pumpkin carving for our new front steps
And of course, lots of fun adventures together...
Virginia Beer Festival
Wedding in New Hampshire
Wedding in Richmond
Trip to Asheville to see The Biltmore
Not quite an adventure, but man, I just love our Christmas card pictures!
What a year. I cannot wait to see what 2012 brings us. Hopefully as much fun as we had in 2011.
Happy New Year!