My 29th birthday bash was in the middle of January! My friend, Laura, graciously offered to throw me a soiree to usher in the last year of my 20s and what a blast it was! To have most of my favorite people in one room showering me with love and cheer is quite a blessing. My friends, Brad and Joseph, even flew down from Boston and ensured the whole weekend was extra special.
Then I knocked an item off of my 20 before 40 list by learning how to ski.
In June, I attended the black tie wedding of a high school friend. I took full advantage of the opportunity to get all gussied up! After being a bridesmaid 10 times and going to more weddings than I can count, this happened:
Those of you who know me, know I am always on the move! Traveling is my absolute favorite way to spend time (besides music and singing, but that is also done while traveling). 2011 was full of adventures all over the country.
|My high school friends. Ocean City, MD. June 2011|
|UR Reunion, Boston, July 2011|
|Kerry, Swanville, MN August 2011|
|Myrtle Beach, SC. August 2011with my "Moms"|
|Hutto/Austin, TX fun with the Fentons, Sept 2011|
Life came to a screeching halt when I had surgery on Oct 14.
One of the reasons I started this blog was to help me to truly appreciate the life I am living. I started out this blog post thinking the year was awful. And in some aspects, it was. But as I've typed this year in review, I've realized amidst the tough times, there have been some true bright spots and blessings. Most importantly, I am blessed with wonderful friends and family who give me a reason to laugh and smile everyday.
Thank goodness that doesn't change from year to year.