Thursday, December 29, 2011

Year in Review

What an amazing year 2011 has been! I always love the end of the year and the start of a new one. A perfect way to start new goals and start fresh. Here is a little of what happened to me this year!
I experienced my first official runner's injury which is still returning off and on. This injury found me a new love with the swimming pool!

Craig and I enjoyed way too much tailgating and attended way too many weddings with many more to come

I was able to rock it out with my girls a few weekends over the course of 2011 including fun girl trips outside of Nebraska

The biggest event of 2011 for me was my trip to Costa Rica with Craig and I got engaged!

Sporting a new diamond ring to take back to the states
Our home town covered in water due to major flooding this summer
Baby showers and going away parties for friends
I have had the chance to teach two amazing classes of students this year

Cooper joined our family, he is no longer a puppy but a 1 year old 90 pound dog!
I could post picture after picture, but I don't feel like boring you. Not only have I had a great 2011 I have learned a lot of life lessons this year as well. I have learned that less is better when it comes to any form of exercise. I have learned that to love someone means putting them in front of your own wants and needs sometimes. I have learned to move from my comfort zone and adapt to a smaller community. Finally, I have learned that close family and friends don't come around often and it is important to hold on and spend time to the ones you love the most.
So what does 2012 have to offer me...well just a few important exciting events
-Getting married on Feb. 18th!!
-Buying our first house after we get married
-Returning to school this summer for another endorsement in education
-Applying to a new school district closer to home
-Attempting to have our first baby!!
I am very excited for 2012 as you can see!
What do you remember most of about 2011 and what are you looking forward to for the new year?


  1. What a wonderful year you had! And your 2012 plans look fantastic!

    Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming marriage! That's awesome :-) YAY!!

    You rock!!

  2. Congrats on your upcoming wedding! Weddings are so much fun :)

    We are going to start trying for our first baby next year too!

  3. Thank you for this recap lady! Overall it looks like 2011 was a good year for you...yes you had some tough times and set backs, but I know you are on your way to a new and healthy stage of your life

  4. I remember when I first started following your blog and it was the engagement post - that was so exciting!! You have such an exciting year to look forward to!!!

  5. what a fun year! I love Copper :D lol so cute and you look great in your swim gear

  6. Looks like a great year if you ask me! :) Happy 2012!