To celebrate 2011 and another year passed, I went through my photos to see what happened in our life together as a newly married couple. It really was a fun exercise, because life gets so crazy busy and it can pass in a blur, so it was great to stop and reflect. This isn’t everything but it’s a glimpse at the good bits. (As you may have read my hard drive took a turn for the worst and died on New Years Eve, so I lost the 2011 photo collage I created for this post, instead I have only the words I wrote and your imagination to guide us.)
- Jeff and I went to my hometown, North Bay and spent a few days at the beginning of January with my Mom & Step-Dad – it was cold and icy and I loved it. We hit up Grecos and had some yummy pizza and we met my cousin Shannon’s children Abby & Liam – awesome! (photo of Waterfront harbor at sunset)
- In February we had some warm and sunny weather, so Jeff and I went for a stroll on the beach and found our favorite spot on Kits Beach to have a little quiet moment on the sand. (photo of us lying in the sunshine & sand)
- A goal of mine this year was to practice doing vignettes and to work on my photography skills, I was really happy with my improvements. I love taking photos of food and flowers the most, maybe because I find portraits to be more challenging (goal for the new year perhaps). (photo of some tulips I took practicing my vignettes)
- Every spring I look forward to all the cherry blossoms exploding opening to show us a new season is upon us. (photo of the cherry blossoms at Burrard Skytrain station-so lovely)
- In May we really started pulling our wedding plans together and one huge step was sending out the beautiful invites my super talented husband created. (photo of me mailing our invites)
- Oh the Canucks, they really took our fair city on a wonderful roller coaster of fun and tears! The playoff run was thrilling and wow my liver hated me for awhile after. (photo of my gals & our Canuck shirts-hot!)
- I started a love affair with oysters this summer and could not get enough of them. One highlight was going to Larabee with our good friends James & Nikie and eating fresh oysters from the sea – they had a cucumber taste it was so strange and great. (photo of fresh oysters & a nice glass of white)
- In August we had one crazy busy month full of fun and madness, my girlfriend Nikie and I both had our bacherlettes and I was also a part of her wedding party which was such a honor – fantastic moments. (photo of Nikie & her bridesmaids)
- September had to be my favorite month of 2011, Jeff and I got married on a perfect sunny day, on the beach in Delaware in front of some of our most favorite people in the world – it was the best day of my life and I am so blessed to be married to a wonderful man. (photo of us married)
- Jeff started playing hockey in the fall and it’s been really great to see him find so much happiness doing it. Plus I get to sit in the stands and watch him as a proud hockey wife! (photo of Jeff playing hockey)
- November was a month of reflection and quiet for me, I spent a lot of time at home reading, cooking and crafting. I read The Night Circus and I let my imagination run wild with it, such a fun read. (photo of me as a reveur)
- I think December is one of my favorite months of year because it’s such a crafty time of year, not to mention I love Christmas music. This year we had Jeff’s parents with us over the holidays and we had a delightful and relaxing time together. I also did a fun photo shoot with Jeff to celebrate our first married year together. (photo of us by the Christmas tree under a bunch of paper snowflakes)
So that wraps up 2011 and some of the moments we had together, it was a challenging year full of really big highs and a couple lows that taught us both a lot about ourselves. I’m looking forward to starting a brand new year with new goals, dreams, challenges, lessons and of course more laughter and love with each other and our family and friends.
We wish you all a Happy New Year with tons of happiness, good health and love. Oh and don’t forget to back up your computer once a month – first lesson of the new year.