2011 in a nutshell

This quite possibly was the fastest year of my life.
I cannot believe today is the last day of 2011.
Here is a look back.


We started 2011 with the goal of taking a photo a day for the entire year, which is what the blog consisted of in the beginning.
We also headed out to Frisco, Colorado to celebrate the twins’ 6th birthday and play in the snow!


Our dear friend Stan turned 40! We partied.
The Packers beat the Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.
We saw Wicked at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre in Orlando.
On the last day of the month I peed on a stick and our lives changed forever!


We spent the entire month of March hiding our pregnancy from friends, which means I was drinking “vodka” tonic and “vodka” & Sprite.
St. Patty’s Day was celebrated at an Irish bar that is now closed. Sad.
Of course, we watched countless hours of March Madness basketball and Stetson announced they are bringing football back!


Headed to Miami for a fun weekend of baseball & beach!
We finally shared the news that we were expecting!
I headed to New Orleans for the first time for a work conference.


Maggi & Greg came to visit!
We saw Cirque du Soleil at Downtown Disney and went to the ICE Bar on I-Drive!
We found out we were having a girl!!
It’s crazy to think back to when we found out and the fact that the “girl” is now Kenley!


We were all over the place in June.
Greg went to upstate New York for a double bachelor party and
I headed to Indiana for a double bachelorette party!
I also went to Connecticut for a work conference.


We celebrated our third wedding anniversary and the 4th of July in Anna Maria Island with my family.
We made major headway on the nursery and other baby-related tasks.
Alicia came to visit!


It was a pretty uneventful month. We finished up the nursery and did some other home improvement chores, including our office makeover.
The fall semester started back up and we both were pretty busy at work as I made my way into my third trimester.


Quite the opposite of August, September was insane.
We headed to Indiana for Celeste & Curt’s wedding over Labor Day weekend and threw in a baby shower while we were there.
Greg headed to New York the following weekend for Vin & Lauren’s wedding and I stayed back.
We had our prenatal education courses at the hospital to get prepared for the babe.
I had another baby shower here in Orlando while Greg headed to North Carolina for Mango & Karen’s wedding,
the same weekend I had to miss Meghann & Sean’s wedding in Indy because I couldn’t fly.


By far the best month of the year for several reasons.
We got to see the Colts play in Tampa against the Bucs on Monday Night Football.
Greg and I both celebrated our birthdays.
We did some other home improvement projects while I was seriously nesting.
Kenley Dee was born on October 19th at 6:25pm.


We spent the month adjusting to a newborn and celebrated our first Thanksgiving!!


It has been a busy month. I did some more home improvement projects.
We met so many new people, had our first road trip, and our first flight!
We also celebrated our first Christmas!


Needless to say, it’s been an amazing year.
Hope you all have a safe and happy new year!
See you in 2012!

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