Thursday, January 5, 2012

Year End Letter

I almost hate to say goodbye to 2011.  2011 was good to me (despite the fact that I turned 30).  I ended the year much, much happier (and twenty pounds lighter) than I began it. 

Some of the highlights for me:
  • The previously mentioned weight loss.
  • Plus the even greater weight of depression lifted. It feels good to be happy. 
  • Spencer started teaching (as a grad student) at OSU. 
  • We got rid of the last of our baby stuff. 
  • The kids started at a new school this year. It's an improvement from the last school on so many levels.
  • All three boys are in school.
  • I made new friends.
  • I surprised myself with how much I loved girls camp as an adult (I hated it as a youth).
  • I re-claimed my love for motherhood. 
  • Spence and I both had a brother get married.  We happily welcomed two great sister-in-laws and enjoyed the time visiting family.
  • I fell in love with Chicago while Spencer was there speaking at a conference. I hope we can find an excuse to live there one day.  
  • And all of the little things along the way made for a great I'll include way too many pictures that I failed to post while I was too busy living the good life to update my blog.
Holiday baking with new friends

 Girls Camp

The Santa Maria

Summer Fun

80's Kareoke Night

Running around downtown

Soccer Season

The Zoo

Playing in the Mud

Lightsaber Duals Before Church

Taking Flat Stanley on a tour of OSU for our cousin

Columbus Museum of Art

Exploring Chicago


Birthdays (I think I posted pictures of Reid and Parker's)

Apple and Pumpkin Picking

Winter Concert at School

An unplanned twin day

Playing in the Fountain

New Years Eve
We ended the year the same way we rang it the company of good friends. Here's to 2012 bringing even more happiness and adventures!