no! this is me in a nutshell….Austin Powers reference? No? Ok, moving on…..
2011 was exactly like I thought it would be. One of the biggest years of my life.
Why is that? MARRIAGE occurred!
Overall it feels like 2011 was a year of two halves….the first half being all about the wedding, planning, preparing, anticipating. The second half was all about what happens next…
All of it was freaking awesome.
Started the year off right on the 2nd with a day of celebrating Paul’s birthday at the spa. Massages and Facials. Lots of crying took place,
98% most of those tears took place on Paul’s face b/c of the facial (extractions are just so…whats the word…invigorating? no, that’s not the word I’m thinking of….) and also the men’s bathroom at the spa was not near as nice as the womens bathroom. Guys want 8 showerhead showers and steam rooms and curling irons and lotions in their bathroom too!! Geeze!
Engagement pics also took place in January. Here are a couple faves:
We had these taken in Downtown Seattle which is where we “met-up” on our first date…we originally met online AND neither of us were serial killers! Sweet!
In case you were wondering, our photographer for engagement, family and wedding pictures is Angie Arms. She is the BOMB!
Trip to Alb to celebrate my birthday and also for Paul to meet the rest of the fam and friends. He passed inspection and was given the stamp of approval (even by Grandma!) WINNING!
The day we got back from Alb, this happened.
Decided Paul needed a commuter car for all his driving back and forth (70 miles each way) to my house
took some family pics
found our rental house to live in after wedding!
finalized seemingly never ending wedding details, took another trip to Alb for my bridal shower, and had a co-ed wedding shower in Seattle with friends…
June ended before it began. I found a renter for my condo quicker than I expected and had to get all of my stuff moved out BEFORE the wedding which wasn’t originally planned. So now that was happening the week before wedding. Yikes! Got it all taken care of though thanks to my awesome friends. Then….
Family came into town, plans came together, rehearsal dinner took place.
Honeymoon in Montego Bay, Jamaica
Super chill month. We needed it. Played some softball, that’s about it.
In August we went camping. Every time I see this photo I think of the 1800’s. No idea why.
Paul and I also spent a lot of time on our bikes at a trail near our house.
Did a sprint Triathlon
Caught a cold
Maroon 5 concert (while sick with above mentioned cold)
Was hired as a teacher at Bellevue College in the continuing education department. First class that I will teach is in Feb 2012!
Began hosting small group at our house on Monday nights. Got new tires for Purple Passion, Death Cab for Cutie concert, quick overnight trip to Oregon
Not sure why I have ZERO pictures of any of the above? #fail
Paul away at training most of month (sad face)
Was invited to do a guest lecture for an Introductory HR class at Eastern University
Did a service project with our group from church
My good friend Nancy came for a visit and we went to see The Nutcracker. It was….different, but still really good!
Paul came back from training…HAPPY FACE!
Whew! Yep, another awesome year in the books.
Can’t wait to see what 2012 has in store for me, my goals and my family!
What was your funnest memory from 2011?