Out with the old. In with the new.

Has it really been almost one year since I last did a post. Yup. Pathetic, isn't it? Oh well - Out with the old (i.e., not posting). In with the new (i.e., posting). To make up for lost time, I'll do a brief recap of 2011 so we can close the book on that chapter and open the door to the next!

Finished out 2010 in New York visiting the huz's family. Trip was planned as a week-long stay. Turned into almost a 2-week stay due to a crazy snowstorm that shut down the NY airports for a couple days. Although we were anxious to return to our dogs and get back to our own home, we decided to make the most of it and took a train for a romantic night stay in the big city.

January 2011 - Sick dog gave us quite the scare, but everything turned out okay.

February 2011 - Decided we needed a proper vacation just the two of us, so we booked a trip to Italy.

March 2011 - Pipe burst in basement bathroom. Not fun, or cheap. Considered cancelling trip to Italy. Decided against it (so glad we did!). Had all new carpet installed in the basement, as well as new walls/baseboards/lighting/mirror in the bathroom. We also decided to move the washer and dryer to the basement. Fun times.

April 2011 - Amazing trip to Italy. Here are a few photos to make you jealous.

May 2011
- The huz was brought on as a trainer at CrossFit Seattle, and given the opportunity to do what he loves for a living. We also celebrated our 2 year anniversary this month.

June 2011 - We celebrated my birthday with close friends at Olivar in Capitol Hill. Exactly what I needed. Good food, good company, and good conversation.

July 2011 - The huz's parents visited, and we took them on a seaside adventure to San Juan Island.

August 2011 - The huz's sister and her boyfriend visited, and we took them on a true Pacific Northwest adventure - camping. There was beer, brats, lawn sports, and river kayaking.

September 2011 -  The huz made the difficult decision not to return to teaching, but instead to pursue CrossFit training full-time.

October 2011
- We celebrated the huz's birthday, and I surprised him with a flight home for his niece's 1st birthday/Halloween costume party. It was a surprise to his family as well!

November 2011 - Thanksgiving was quiet this year, but lovely. Just the two of us, at home with the dogs. Yes, I did still make a turkey. This girl needs all the practice she can get!

December 2011 - My parents flew in for Christmas, and we took them on a mountain snow adventure to Leavenworth. The Sleeping Lady Lodge was the perfect escape. The added bonus was that my brother was also in Seattle visiting his wife's family and we were able to steal him away for dinner at Spring Hill, and then again for board games and family festivities!

And that, my friends, brings us to the close of a wonderful year. Now...bring on 2012!

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