Monday, January 2, 2012

Fabulous 2011

I started this memorable year, not remembering how the night ended.
Last New Years we spent the night in Lancaster at a bar called Annie Baileys and I got shitfaced off the best cosmos I've ever had.  We crashed at our friend Mandy and Evan's house, where I apparently showed my lady bits to Mandy.

Keeping it classy like always.

However, that night we did meet a wonderful chick named Kaitlin and she and our friend Mike have been dating ever since!


We also found the house we eventually bought and our dear friends Bonnie and Andy gave birth to their daughter Cora Claire!


February was a quiet month filled with packing and giving up coffee for Lent.




At the end of March, we kicked of Weddingpalooza with my friend Traci getting married in a cozy ceremony and a reception filled with awesome food.




April was a pretty busy month;  we said farewell to Falconhead and hello to Falconhead Cottage .  


We also  ripped up the carpet in the living room on Easter, and made a walk-in closet out of a small third bedroom.  

In May we began preparing for our housewarming party by painting our living room.  Two days later we found out I was five months pregnant.


I also proved that at five months pregnant, I could still rock a wedding dress.

June rolled around and I quietly celebrated my 30th birthday and JEGs and his friend Mike replaced the subfloor while I attended multiple wedding showers.  We also created a Big Azz To Do list.



In July JEGs and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary, my friend Meg got married and we finally replaced the carpet in the living room.  We also welcomed this little bundle of fur into our lives


August was filled with marital bliss as my friend Jamie got married and a week later our friend Mandy tied the knot as well.  JEGs and I scratched off another thing from our To Do list and created a closet out of a nook in our bedroom.  Mother Nature also let Philly know that she rules supreme by shaking the Earth and throwing a hurricane our way.  I also participated in a photography shoot for a calendar with pregnant bellies




September I was really freakin pregnant and totally over it.  Ten days before my due date, we hustled out to Chester County for one last wedding, and it was so worth it.  We also added an office nook to the kitchen.



Ten hours into the month of October, I became a mother.



November came and I went back to work.  We spent Thanksgiving at my brother and sister-in-laws house where I had many people to hand my babe off to so I could spend some time with my nieces and nephew



As this year came to a close, I half-ass my way through Christmas,  painted the bathroom and my best friend surprised me with an engagement announcement!


To say that this has been an exciting year would be an understatement-- this has easily been the most insane year of my life.  I am excited for 2012 and I have a lot planned:  hopefully with a good tax return, JEGs and I can tackle a couple bigger projects on the house, and I feel good things are on the horizon.

Wishing you all a wonderful and healthy new year!

Always & Forever,
  ME

6 comments:

melissamevans said...

What a fun and exciting year 2011 was!....can't wait to see what 2012 holds : ) Happy New Year!

Shannon said...

It seriously was wedding central for you guys this year. And baby central too eh? Craziness! You got a adorable house and even more adorable wee baby in just one year! So happy for you guys. Can't wait to see what you guys do to top it this year.

And um, let's hang out soon. Dinner?

Oonafey said...

Man, you have had a crazier year than I have... That's saying something. I'm so ecstatic that everything has turned out as well as it has for you and JEGs. Here's to a great 2012!

*claire* said...

sounds like you all had a pretty eventful year! i'm sure you're excited to see what this year brings!

Amanda said...

Yeah, I'm going to say 2011 was one of the most eventful years of your life...

here's to 2012 and doing some big things.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Wow! 2011 was quite a year! Happy New Year, friend!