January 5, 2012

Happy New Year!

 Welcome to 2012!  I hope you all enjoyed the holidays.  We went home for Christmas then spent a week in Chicago where we rang in the new year (photos coming soon)!  2011 was a year of some pretty big "ups" and "downs."  The year started out with two family friends passing away, then my mother-in-law being diagnosed with breast cancer.  We went to 5 weddings (6, if you count watching the Royal Wedding live on TV)!  Both Matt and I started new jobs.  We took a week long road trip to Yellowstone.  We celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary and bought a house, which we are now busy remodeling.  This year was filled with great memories, but some of the "downs" have really impacted my family and I.  I am looking forward to a new year and new beginnings!  It is my hope that 2012 will be a year of health and happiness.  I learned this past year that our time on this earth can be cut short so we should enjoy each and every day we are given.  My resolution is to be thankful for my blessings and enjoy every moment to the fullest.  May this new year be filled with all good things for you and your loved ones!  Thank you for your support and kind words over the last year! 


  1. Looks like a wonderful time! My brother lives in Chicago, and I always love visiting him. It is such a great city!

    Happy new year! I hope yours is off to a great start!