Monday, January 2, 2012


2011 was such a great year.  we were blessed with so many things this year and i couldn't imagine 2012 being able to top it except that now we get to spend the year watching avery grow up and that's pretty amazing.  2011 brought the end of grad school (yay!), a few weekend trips to the mountains, family visits, and of course a baby.  we are very lucky people and i try to remind myself of this every day.  

in january we said goodbye to my family after a wonderful christmas visit, i started my last semester of grad school, we visited hawaii again, and we experienced some record cold temperatures during which our pipes froze and eventually burst.

in february we celebrated valentines day with lots of cheese and wine, said goodbye to some friends, and  charlie got used to me studying all the time again.

no tv on the mantle!

in march i studied, worked, made cupcakes, and hiked sanitas on a random afternoon with the dogs.

top of sanitas

in april i found out i was pregnant which meant that i did nothing other than work, study, sleep and attempt to find food that didn't make me sick.

in may i started feeling much better.  i graduated (although i didn't attend my graduation), we told family and friends we were expecting a baby, and celebrated our second anniversary with a weekend in glenwood springs.

Charlie & Sopris

in june we made a trip home to see my sister graduate high school and meet our new nephew.  we also bought a new grill and spent almost every weekend either hiking or at the reservoir.

boulder res.

happy graduation


we celebrated the fourth of july by camping at glendo state park in wyoming.  we also had friends and family visit, and saw steve miller band at red rocks.


we spent august watching thunderstorms and getting things ready for baby avery.  i also made a trip back to maryland for a really nice baby shower thrown by my mom.

baby shower

in september i turned 28 and charlie made me fajitas, we kept getting things ready for avery, grilled more meals, and soaked in the last of the warm weather.


we continued our halloween tradition of making riceballs and carving pumpkins in october and spent a relaxing weekend in steamboat springs.

cookin riceballs.

gold creek waterfall

we cooked our second thanksgiving dinner in november, decorated for christmas, and started to count down the days until avery arrived.


december was spent waiting for avery, we were so happy to finally have her here on the 20th and to have my family here to celebrate christmas with.  we couldn't have asked for a better end to 2011.



1 comment:

CT mom said...

Wonderful year! You look great , Danielle :> Thanks for the photos and "the little things" I remember napping with my babies is the BEST!