Saturday, December 31, 2011

Last Day of 2011

Today is the last day of 2011.  Sorry, folks, but I do have to do an end-of-the-year recap.

This will always be the year "We bought a house."   It's been a very exciting time in our lives, and a period in time I will never forget.  I'm proud of the fact that we took an idea, a desire, and made it happen.  There were some naysayers who thought that in this economy we'd never sell our condo.  But we ignored that negativity, and it sold in three weeks.   Who would have thought we could find a house we liked and could afford in the six weeks given us until our condo closed?  But we did.

And we've been so very happy here.  My dreams of a big yard and BBQ's has come true.  As has dreams of having all our children together.   And most of all, I've enjoyed being hostess to family and friends.   It's been a blast.

We also had some very important weddings this year.   My son Nick married his wonderful girlfriend Kelly in a ceremony in September.

Hubby's daughter Wendy married her boyfriend Allen in May:

And my niece Jessica married Kyle on the Fourth of July.  Emily was the flower girl.

We did have some times of sorrow this year, as we all do.   Hubby lost his lovely Mom in April.
And in between all this excitement, we had our usual adventures.

We went to watch our daughter Jamie play football

One of those games was in Montreal, so we made what has become a yearly trek

Our plan had been to go to Niagara Falls for our fifth wedding anniversary.  We decided to buy a house instead.  But we did manage to steal away for a weekend in Booth Bay Harbor, ME.

And interspersed in all of this was the usual joys of life.

Grandchildren's birthday parties

Some trips to the beach

A trip to Boston

Backyard BBQ's

Our own headline show at the Bull Run

A Red Sox Game

The Topsfield Fair

And so many, many more moments that were special in their own ways.   It's been a wonderful year.  I have more blessings than I can count.   It's hard to believe another year is over.

And already, we have something special to anticipate in 2012.  Our second grand-daughter will be born the end of January.  

I wonder what other exciting adventures the New Year will bring?


tag vennard said...

thank you for another beautiful wonderful year darling! nice "recap"! im happy to be part of your year and im so lucky to have you in my everyday adventures!
i love you memere

Anonymous said...

Your niece looks awfully young to get married!

Kaye said...

Here's hoping for another year of bliss for you and yours! A healthy happy and joyous new year.