Friday, December 30, 2011

Goodbye 2011!

I must say that I've really enjoyed 2011, but I'm looking forward to 2012! 
Mostly I'm looking forward to marrying my sweet fiance, but excited to work on my book, get fit, take students on a mission trip to Manhattan, and to spend lots of quality time with wonderful friends and family!

However, 2011 was one of my favorites so far!

Here are some of my favorite highlights:


Made my first fondant cake


Met some of my cousins! Love the White brothers!

Broke a (personal) bowling record

Made an ice cream cake for my students

Visited Radnor Lake for the first time
Saw The Civil Wars again
Celebrated Valentine's Day
Went to Mobile, AL for a conference with Ileia

Tried gumbo for the very first time
Went to Atlanta for our 2 year anniversary!
Atlanta Aquarium
Saw an awesome dog contest in Atlanta

My parents moved to a ranch!
Stayed up all night watching this with a bunch of my students!

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Fell in love with this little guy! I wish we could have come home with me!
Did a "make your own meal" breakfast at the PFunky Griddle with my mom and dad

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Played a bunch of disk golf

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Baby Jennifer graduated!

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Look at her!

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We bought Oliver a new pool since he missed his old real pool!
Made fast friends with these two!
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Attended several Sounds games!
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Tennessee Arts Fair

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Got EIGHT feet away from Bono! U2 was awesome!

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U2 stage!

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4th of July with J. L. and family!

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Had my first time hosting potluck dinner

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Went to Holiday World


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Holiday World with Jenny and J. L.! 

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Got to see all of my mom's family in Wisconsin!

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Went to my aunt's surprise 70th birthday party!!
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Went to Chicago


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Saw THE Oscar Mayer wiener car!!


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My new students arrived in August!

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Music City Roots Festival

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My 24th Birthday!

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Saw Maya Angelou

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Titans v. Broncos game!
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Halloween 2k11

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Church lunch at a farm!

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Culture Fair

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My sweet Jenny turned 22


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Annual Turkey Trot 5k
We got engaged! Hard to beat that!!
I'm saying goodbye to 2011 and hello to 2012 with some of my dearest friends!
What are you doing?

7 comments:

Reb. G said...

What a year! I'm glad to have been part of some of these :) I love you so very much!

reninreallife said...

Looks you had quite a year! I hope 2012 brings you even more happiness and fun times. :) How exciting that you got to see U2 AND The Civil Wars in concert. I'd love to see them live - along with the Eagles, Aerosmith, Ray LaMontagne, Priscilla Ahn, and Rachael Yamagata. I wouldn't mind going to see Taylor Swift, either! Anyways, I hope you have a wonderful New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Be safe and have fun!

Jessa Belle said...

Congrats on your engagement! You've had such a beautiful year! Cheers to another in 2012! Beautiful Photos! Happy New Years Eve!

Love & Lollies... Jessa

Confessions of the Cupcake Countessa

April said...

Looks like 2011 was great to you! I hope 2012 is even better! ;)

don vito andolina said...

Hola,preciosas y profundas letras van desnudando placidamente la pura y agreste belleza de este blog, si te va la palabra encadenada, la poesía, te espero en el mio,será un placer,es,
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gracias, buen día, besos trepidantes...

amyschmamey said...

Ok. 2011 for you ROCKED! Loved looking at all of your adventures. HOpe your 2012 is equally as amazing for you!

Charis said...

Looks like you had a fab 2011 Nicole! I may be slightly jealous that you saw U2! Amazing. Happy new Year x