Wow 2011, you’ve truly outdone yourself. You’ve given me tears of pain and deep sadness, but you’ve also given me tears of utter joy, laughter, and awe. I feel like I say this every year but 2011 was seriously the best year of my life. So much to be thankful for. So many people I appreciate and love even more. So many memories I hope I never forget, which is why I love this blog.
Here are some of my favorite pictured memories from 2011…
And yet, these pictures don’t tell the full story. The heartache from the loss of a dear family friend back in July. The anger towards cancer that affects our families. The fear from the unexpected need for surgery.
Still, I’m so thankful I got to spent SO much time with my dear family and friends this year. And all the amazing travel (Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Texas, California, Las Vegas, Barcelona Spain, Los Cabos Mexico). The addition of our new puppy (we’re a family now!). Running two marathons. Attending my friend’s Steampunk themed wedding. Hiking and camping all summer long. I can’t even tell you how thankful I am for it all.
Good luck 2012, you’ve got some big shoes to fill :)