2011 recap.

 01. 01. 2011:  1st meal of the year--pho!

Valentine's Day weekend.

Cutest niece in the world comes to visit.

Happy 3-year anniversary to us...

...which led to this!

TF + TF-H reunited again.

 We visited Olivia, Beverly, and Adam in Boston!

The belly gets sassy.  (P.S.  It's a GIRL!)

Thanksgiving trip to Asheville, NC.

Christmas card photo.

Back to the future.

Holiday crafting...

...and baking!

Halls decked.

I can't even describe to you in words how much     s     t     u     f     f     actually happened to us in 2011.  Instead, here is a photo log to give you a general idea of how crazy whirlwind our year all went down.  And now it's NYE 2012.  Isn't it insane how quickly the year went by?  Tonight, we plan on a very low-key evening with close friends, dinner, and sparklers at home.  How will you spend yours?


...is anyone still out there?

I started this blog as a way to sort of just ramble.  And in the process, I found inspiration and a whole bunch of amazing readers who have become a part of my life in a very real way.  But somewhere along the lines, I temporarily lost momentum and then (admittedly and sadly) just decided to blog intermittently until my daily ritual of setting time aside to communicate to all of you suddenly became an afterthought.  I looked forward to writing every day.  I enjoyed sipping a hot beverage in the morning, rifling through other blogs, and having some genuine "me" time.  So what happened?  Honestly, I couldn't tell you.  I truly have no legitimate excuse for forgoing a passion I once had and now, am desperately trying to rekindle.  I'm guilty of being lazy.  For that, I apologize.

I don't want to make empty promises saying that I will post on a daily basis, or that you will definitely be hearing from me all the time.  However, I do want to be more on top of it.  So much has happened.  I repeat:  SO MUCH HAS HAPPENED.  And it would be foolish of me to keep all of the exciting news and happiness to myself.  I would still like to share things with all of you, if you'll still have me.

As you can clearly see, I've changed the layout of the blog...again.  I want a fresh start, a new page.  I want this blog to be more personal and intimate.  I want to feel like you're meeting up with an old friend or, if you're new to the blog, that you're meeting a new friend for the first time.

That's just the beginning.

The end of 2011 is nearing.  It's pretty amazing how quickly this year flew by and I have a feeling that time will not continue to slow down.  2012 is shaping up to be pretty awesome and it hasn't even arrived.

I hope you will forgive me and to those readers who are still remaining loyal, I thank you thank you thank you so much for your patience!