Looking back at 2011

Looking back at 2011

There are only a few hours left of 2011.. I can't believe it!

You never realize how much goes on in an entire year until you sit down and go through pictures. Going through pictures at the end of each year always reminds me to be thankful for everything I've been blessed with. An amazing husband, incredible friends and family, the best bulldog ever, a new life here in FL, being employed in a tough job market, and our new beautiful home.


January was the beginning of a new year not just for me, but for my health. I was finally starting to feel human again after battling labyrinthitis. Absolutely awful experience, but I got through it and H was so understanding and there for me throughout all of it.

We got tickets from my boss for a Magic game that were only 4 rows behind their bench. They were VIP so it included food and unlimited beer and wine. Amazing night! 

I got to meet Terry Crews

and Hedo Turkoglu! 


We went under contract for our house! 

H and I on our lot

I got to go to another Magic game. This time it was with my team at work, and we were in a luxury suite! Craziness!

We went to City Walk twice...


I had to go to Omaha for work... not really a place I'd ever choose to go to, and I'll never want to go back, but at least I was able to cross off two more states that I've been to. (I've been to 35 and would like to conquer all 50) Plus I met some great girls while I was there, we were all more than ready to go home when this pic was taken at the end of the week :-P


One of our friends from CT was visiting in Daytona so we met up with her and had a beach day. Unfortunately, there were a lot of jellyfish in the water so swimming wasn't really in the cards.

We even found this man of war washed up on the beach.. yipes!

H's parents came to visit and we went to Universal Islands of Adventure and I FINALLY got my letter to Hogwarts!!! :-D


Our house finally started making progress after the permits finally went through

Friends of ours (who recently got engaged! YAY!) came to visit and we went to Aquatica

So much fun!

H trying a firecracker salmon roll


We closed on our house!!

My bf from high school came to visit and she was starting her 2nd trimester here and looked fabulous! I met her son last week when we were home for Christmas. 

My brother graduated from the Marines!

So proud of him!


One of my bf's from college came to visit

At an ice bar


H's bf came to visit as a surprise for the weekend... classic!

I met JJ Redick from the Magic

Miss these two goons together!

We went on the Carnival Dream with friends from CT and stopped in Cozumel, Honduras, Belize, and Costa Maya, Mexico. Beautiful new ship and great ports of call!

Getting ready to go ziplining in Honduras


Tailgating a UCF football game with new friends



We went to a fundraiser with friends and got great food and drinks and played black jack for the cause

There were nights out and wine tastings with new friends


The best month of 2011! We started spending more time with new friends that have been so much fun! We had Christmas parties and a fabulous trip home to CT.

Hope everyone has a safe and happy new year! I have to go get ready to go out tonight and wear my new sparkly dress! Pictures to come! 

2009... we got engaged
2010... we got married
2011... we bought our 1st house