Saturday, December 31, 2011

Goodbye 2011.....

What a year of huge life changes 2011 has been! Some of them have been wonderful changes and others have been devestating, but together they've made 2011 a hugely eventful year for us. A brief month-by-month rundown of our 2011....


My brother came home for the first time in 5 years! We were super-excited to see him!


I won a giveaway over at Dragondreamer's Lair through which I got my awesome Paula Dean Cookware from CSN Stores. The Hubs and I took a Valentine's trip to Savannah. I suffered my first back spasm.


Vegas Baby!! The Hubs' boss took us to Sin City and we had a fabulous time. My RE nixed any further treatment until I lost at least 30 lbs. I started a new eating/exercising regime.


Night out in Savannah with The Hubs and a good friend (now former). I participated in the A to Z Blogging Challenge.


I lost a little bit of weight and changed my regime slightly.


My dad had a stroke and was admitted to the hospital. We were very worried.


My dad eventually is released home from the hospital. I participated in a local musical. I revealed that we had been potentially matched with an expectant mother for adoption!


My dad passes away after having a massive heart attack. I'm devestated.


I'm still shell-shocked from my dad's death and feel devestated. The Hubs and I move into a new house closer to work. Two of our dogs (one of ours and one of my mom's) died. One was hit by a car, the other was bitten by a snake. Seems like we can't catch a break from the heart-wrenching bits of life.


We finally make the call to start the adoption process through the State of Georgia foster care. A random ovarian cyst has me awaiting a referral to a cancer specialist. My dad's headstone is finally erected.


My best friend (apart from The Hubs) abandons me to go galivanting off to Afghanistan (okay, so he actually left to take a job, but I miss him!!). I participate in NaBloPoMo. The cancer specialist gives me the all clear. We attend adoption orientation. I turn 33. The Hubs and I celebrate 9 years of wedded bliss. We celebrate Birthdayversary in Savannah.


We celebrate our first Christmas without my dad. I spend New Year's Eve cleaning my house and taking down my Christmas decorations in order to start the year out fresh before heading to a New Year's party. We leave the party early and come home to ring in the New Year with Dick Clark, Ryan Seacrest and the city of New York on Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve while devouring a bottle of the most delicious champagne I've ever had and wearing funny glasses.

New Year 2012
Happy New Year! Wishing you a stupendous 2012!


Chrissie said...

Happy New Year to you too. Wishing you a 2012 full of hope, peace and love.

randomdanni said...

Aww! What a great picture!! Happy New Year to you, my dear!

Kristin said...

My dear friend, I hope your wishes and dreams all come true in 2012.

Happy New Year!

Emily said...

Love the pic of you 2 in your crazy glasses! Happy New Year! Hoping and praying 2012 brings you what your heart desires!

Jjiraffe said...

What a year. I am so sorry your dad passed on, but am hopeful for the other opportunities you're working on. I hope you have a wonderful 2012!

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