Thursday, December 29, 2011

2011 Recap

I have been seeing so many of the recaps- AND, I love them!  So, I decided to recap our 2011 for you.  I know this is what everybody says, but when looking back at pictures to put in this post- I can’t believe this year is finished!!  It seriously just seems like yesterday we were building our house!  Carazy how fast this year went! 

December, 2010
I started this little old blog!  I had been blogging for over a year on a private website.  I decided to take my marriage blog to blogspot because I followed so many friends on blogspot.  It has been so much fun getting to know all of you.  And thank you for all of your sweet words and advice!

We brought in the New Year in Naples Florida last year.  We were visiting our friend, Mike, who is going to law school there.  *Side Note- Mike is coming tomorrow to visit for New Years, and we are so excited to see him!!!

January, 2011
London Nicole was born!  She is my 4th niece!  It is amazing how she looks soooo much like my brother :–)

Brutus started taking more to his newest cousin, Zeus!  He was soooo little here!

February, 2011
Derek and I took our first cooking class together.  It was something I’ve ALWAYS wanted to do!  Of course, it was pizza!  YUM!

After looking around for houses, we decided to build.  At the end of February, we picked a lot and we were ecstatic to say the least!!!

March, 2011
Derek and I took a trip to Chicago.  We LOVE Chicago!  This time, we made a stop by Sprinkles cupcakery.  So good!

April, 2011
As President of my graduate class, I planned the last event for our class.  It was the last semester for our didactic portion of our Master’s Program so we had a supper to conclude our time at the University.  It was such a success and so much fun.  In fact, the Chair of the program said it was the best last event they have ever had!

May, 2011

Derek’s birthday!  Unfortunately, the day after his birthday, his lung collapsed.  It was the first time for him to be in the hospital so it was pretty scary.  A day after he was discharged, it happened again!  This time he was forced to have emergency surgery to make sure it never happened again.  Luckily, his experience was pretty positive and he now feels better than ever!

June, 2011

We MOVED!  Ugh, moving is awful!  Not to mention I had just started my residency so it made moving really bad!  However, it was so much fun seeing our house come together and we were nothing but excited to move in and start putting our house together on the inside!

July, 2011

My Dad and Step-Mom, Susan came to visit from South Dakota.  Derek and I were so excited to show our house off and also excited to have my dad help with some projects.  He helped us with our dining room and office.  This was a special visit because it was right before it was decided he needed a bone marrow transplant.

My birthday!  Derek surprised me by taking me to a wine tasting and having a lot of my friends there!  We had so much fun and also won an iPad!!  Definitely icing on the cake that night!

August, 2011
Derek and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary!

September, 2011
This month was filled with house projects.  Hanging pictures, painting rooms, organizing storage/garage, etc!  Literally, we were doing house projects every night during this month!  We still have a lot to do but are very happy moving at a slower pace now!

October, 2011
The infamous keg picture…..the only picture we took during our big house-warming party!  Although I felt horrible that night, it was so great having our friends come over and check out the house!  Thanks to everybody who came!

November, 2011
We got our landscaping!!

Well- that was our year!  Hope you enjoyed the recap…I know I enjoyed going through my pictures and remembering all the events this year!

Hope you all have a great New Years! And here’s to wishing for happiness, health, and success in 2012.


Allison said...

Love your house!! I had know idea your husband went through everything he did! I am glad that he is doing a lot better now.

Lauren @ A modern day wife's journey said...

What an amazing year you have had, hard to believe it's almost 2012 crazy! :-)

Courtney said...

Your house is seriously gorgeous!!! Looks like you guys had a great year :)

Anonymous said...

love love love your blog! Your year looks great! Your house is gorgeous! Also, where are you doing your residency at? I'm assuming you went to college to be a doctor?

Kristen said...

Looks like you had a great year. Definitely the year to build. ;)

Steph said...

What a year it was! I can't wait til the day Corey and I can decorate a brand new house! Cheers to 2012!

Miss Monica said...

You and Derek had a very exciting year. And I am happy to have experienced those moments with you guys. Your a great couple! See you in 2012

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

I've said it before, but I LOVE your house! The chair rail and two/tone pain in the dining room is gorgeous!

Carlie said...

That was fun to read to get to know you better! I am glad everything turned out okay with your husband's collapased lung. That would be scary! What did you graduate in? That was a nice compliment for them to say it was the best ending party!

Meg {henninglove} said...

you had quite the year for sure!! congrats on a great year hope 2012 is even better!!

alicia said...

aww love this- happy new year!

Michelle P said...

Great pictures, looks like a good year!

Elle Sees said...

you definitely had more ups then downs...i can't wait to see what 2012 brings!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Definitely an awesome 2011! Wishing you an awesome 2012!!

Anonymous said...

Looks like this was such a great year for you! And your house is beautiful!

Wishing you a very Happy New Year! :)


Kristin said...

Your house is gorgeous!! And what a overall great year you had!!

Sean Marie said...

What an exciting year! Happy 2012 to you, your hubs and pup!

Katie's Kollections said...

You're house is darling! Happy New Year!

Sara Szatmary said...

AMAZING!! Your home is beautiful!

Megan said...

Looks like an amazing year! I just love y'alls house!! And I hope 2012 is even better!!

Sam {} said...

your house is so dang cute!! what a big year for you. hope 2012 is a great one :)

dave and jenn said...

Fun, fun! I wanted to do a recap (and probably should have) but I ran out of time... Hmmm, maybe I'll do one mid-January. :)

Love your green dress in the April picture!