Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 in a nutshell...

What a year!  
Lot's happened around the world, as well as in my little world.
We watched Japan get rattled and destroyed during one of the biggest earthquakes in their history.  Osama Bin Laden was killed, the war in Iraq came to an end, our stock markets took some scary dips, and we lost one of the most intelligent creators of our generation, Steve Jobs.  With all of this unfolding around the world... my life had some ups and downs of its own.  {mostly ups, thankfully}

In my little world...
We celebrated the kick off of 2011 in San Francisco, watching the fireworks and spending time with our friends C&K.
I got a new job in February working for a non profit organization that I am extremely passionate about... it's been a great fit for me.
I travelled to 9 countries during a month long trip to Europe with my best friend (TL) and celebrated my Birthday in Paris.
 {Started in Germany}
 {ended in Ireland}
My precious nephew Ryan turned two.
My college girlfriends and I took a weekend to relax and catch up in Los Angeles.
One of the best days of my life happened on July 16th, when I watched my sister Julie tie the knot to her husband Matt... and the festivities leading up to her wedding take the cake for some of the most fun celebrations I have ever been a part of.

TL and I visited Hawaii to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary in September.  I fell even more in love with this guy this year.

My sister Kelly shared the news that she's expecting her 2nd little baby boy... due in March.

My girlfriends and I took our annual girls trip to Vegas.

I got a second part time job as a morning traffic anchor working back at a television station in our area {again} and have been fortunate to work with some incredible people.
I spent many happy hours, movie nights, and bunco nights with a wonderful new group of friends in my neighborhood... we've gotten very close.
We took a trip to Disneyland with our close friends Sabrina & Justin to see it lit up for the Holidays.  Boy was it beautiful!

The year ended on a high note... getting to spend the holidays with all my family together.  It was the cherry on top of it all. :)
This year we are spending New Years with my MIL to celebrate her Birthday and bring in 2012 with a bang!

Thank you to those of you I have met through this blog, those of you who provide encouraging words, and follow along on this journey with me.  I love this community of women that I have come to know.  You are a source of knowledge, creativity and support for me.  Thank you!

Cheers to a new year, a fresh start, and many new adventures!

29 comments:

Sacha....xoxo said...

so beautiful, thank for sharing your year and for followed me back. It had been so wonderful to be your blog friend since April :D x

Kimberly said...

you had a great year! hope the new year is just as good to you.

Happy New Year!

Simone said...

You are a sweetheart....quite a year, loved looking at all your photos again:)

I hope 2012 is a wonderful year for you, TL and your lovely family XXXX

Rebecca said...

Looks like an amazing year =]!

Liesl said...

What a year you had indeed and what great pictures! I love that you were able to visit 9 countries in just one month...how FUN!!! I hope you have more adventures and travels in 2012!

Liesl :)

Tickled Pink said...

What a wonderful year!! So much to be thankful for!

Megan said...

You had quite the year! Hoping 2012 is even better :) Happy new year!

Megan

Jenn :D said...

What a fun year!! I can't wait for all the adventures to come this year! Go niners!!

Lindsay said...

I loved your recap! You had an awesome 2011! Happy New Year!

Traci said...

You've had some great travels this past year, it sure does look like fun!

Leah said...

What a year! Wishing you the best in 2012.

Denise said...

Happy New Year, what a great year you had - here's to another wonderful one for us all :)

Kristin said...

Loved reading this!! You are one lucky girl!!

Jax said...

Great post, friend! I think I missed the part time job! That's exciting! Many cheers to a new year to your and TL!

Christina {Carolina Charm} said...

what a huge year!!! I can only imagine how much better 2012 will be! Happy New Year! xo

Abbey said...

What an amazing year!!! Happy New Year! :)

Carolyn said...

Looks like you had a great 2011! :) Here's hoping 2012 is just as good!!

Lori said...

Cheers to you Tracy and to a great 2012! xo

Nicole Marie said...

such a fun weekend we had in LA :)

hope i get to see you before i leave for spain or maybe you and tim should just come visit me in spain! ok yeah that sounds like a plan :)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

You had such an amazing 2011! I can't wait to see what 2012 brings you!!

Sarah Mina said...

Sounds like you had a great year! Best wishes for 2012!

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Steph said...

While it may be tough to top the wonderful past couple years you have had, may your 2012 be the best one yet! Love you!

Ashley @ With all your Heart said...

Looks like you had an amazing 2011! I hope that I get to see you more in 2012!

ashley said...

sounds like a pretty amazing 2011!-- I just moved to SF myself! :) love the city--spent my nye in the city--it was such a blast! :) happy new year!

Mrs. Pedersen said...

Looks like you had a wonderful year. Here's to a wonderful 2012!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

What a fantastic year!! I have a feeling 2012 is going to be great too!

Jamie said...

What a great year! So happy I got to see you for some of it :)

Bre said...

Are you still doing the morning traffic anchor? What station? I wanna tune in :)

Stephanie said...

Yes I realize we are well into 2012 by now but I just LOVED all these pics!! Your sister's wedding was GORGEOUS!! Love the purple. The boots. Ahh!

You are so dang cute! You little traffic anchor, you! ;)