Every year I compile all my favorite photos from the last year. I take a lot of pictures, especially now that I have an iPhone and can quickly and easily ZIP them up to Flickr and Facebook. Sometimes that means I forget all the fun things I do!
It helps that my birthday is January 3, so I usually get to start the year off with either a great dinner and/or a gathering of great friends.
Birthday outing: Painting Pottery and EJ's Diner with Stephanie and Emily.
Birthday Dinner: "Burger Joint" and a "Crumbs" cupcake!
Also, I love winter sports!
Chris and me skiing at Hunter Mountain
My awesome friend Beth got married this year, and January found us up to our eyeballs in silk flowers for her centerpieces.
Apparently it snowed . . . a lot!
March . . . otherwise known as The Month of Beth.
Beth's Bachelorette Party . . .
Reception Set-up . . .
(one of the few pictures of ME!)
March also found us House-Hunting!!!
Easter is a good excuse for Crafts!
Looking back, May have been too early to start packing . . .
(May 16 . . . I can't get to the desk)
(June 3 . . . Chris can't get to his chair)
(June 26 . . . we can't get to our bed)
Katelyn's High School Graduation!
And Finally! Closing on our apartment!
The "firsts" of our new home:
First dinner party with the new neighbors!
(BTW, this was the DAY WE MOVED IN! LOOK HOW MUCH IS UNPACKED!)
July brought the beginning of Home Improvement season!
. . . and somewhere between here, there, and back again . . .
Halloween as a "Bun in the Oven"
oh, and we're still painting . . .
Countdown to Christmas!
Christmas is also a good excuse for crafts.
Couldn't make it to the family Christmas party, so we attended via webcam!
"I'M BLOWN AWAY!" ~ Nana
Finally, a quick trip to St. Paul, Minnesota for Troy and Becky's wedding!
There is a lot to do this year, and a lot to look forward to. But for now, raise a glass of sparkling something, and celebrate the year behind us and the year to come.