Monday, January 2, 2012

2011 Year in Review

Happy New Year! 2011 was a wonderful year for us!! So many things happened and we were able to do a lot of fun things. Here is our year in review:
January: We celebrated 2011 by letting the kids stay up until midnight for the first time; Lily began ballet/tap classes, Zach received his First Reconciliation; Zach and Riley both raced cars in the Pinewood Derby.

February: We helped Jeff celebrate his 35th Birthday; had fun in the snow; Jeff taught Zach how to cook on the grill.

March: We were in the St. Patrick's Day Parade with Grandma Logan; the leprechauns visited us again this year leaving footprints and gold; I turned 33; and we added a patio in the backyard.

April: Riley turned 6; Zach got glasses; we celebrated Easter; and helped celebrate at Aunt Amy & Uncle Sam's wedding.

May: Zach received his First Communion; Lily got her first "big girl" bike; Zach was a narrator in his play at school; and Riley graduated from Kindergarten.

June: We set up our backyard pool for some summer fun; Riley & Lily ran in the Tot Trot; Zach & Jeff went to Scout Camp (Zach's first overnight camp); and Lily turned 4.

June/July: Since we were in St. Maarten in both June & July, I put these pictures in their own collage. We had fun swimming in the ocean, playing on the beach, and exploring the island!

July: We celebrated the 4th of July with lots of fireworks; had a water balloon fight with the cousins; and participated in the Summer Olympics that Aunt Dianna organized.

August: We went to the Sternberg Museum; attended a Chief's game (Lily's 1st); and the boys started school (Zach in 3rd grade & Riley in 1st grade).

September: Lily & I (with Aunt Mary & Johnny) went to Botanica for the 1st time; Lily started in the Dance Academy at the YMCA; Zach started back in scouts as a Bear Cub; Riley started scouts for the first time as a Tiger Cub.

October: We started October by Jeff fixing our swing set; we went to Walter's Pumpkin Patch for the 7th year in a row; the kids had a sleepover in a tent in the backyard; for Halloween, Zach was a pirate, Lily was Rapunzel, and Riley was a vampire.

November: In November, Jeff & I went to Texas to meet our new niece Madison; we celebrated Thanksgiving with family; we also had Zach's birthday party.

December: Zach turned 9; Riley got his very own library card; Lily had her first dance recital; and we celebrated Christmas with our families.

We ended the year on New Year's Eve with our own little celebration:

While this covers a lot of what we did and what happened, we were blessed with so much more. 2011 was a great year, and we look forward to 2012!


  1. I LOVE Zach's sophisticated face in the last picture. Happy 2012!

  2. It's a Wonderful Life!!