Sunday, January 1, 2012

Out with the Old [2011]

I look back at 2011 and wow it has been a year full of change, growth, love, forgiveness, grace, faith, friends & family and a most of all joy!

-celebrated the new year embarking on a new adventure, student teaching
-met my firsties. fell in love.
-went to a few osu basketball games
-spent 10 straight days in my pj's with the best of girlfriends [snow storm 2011]
-celebrated kim's engagement
-spent spring break at home with my family
-ran in remember the 10 in stillwater, ok
-caleb asked me to be his wife [finally]
-started planning my dream wedding
-applied in many different districts in tx for a teaching job
-said goodbye to 22 wonderful 6 year olds, an amazing first grade teacher, and a loving school. student teaching ended but it was an experience I will never forget.
-wore orange and graduated from the best university in the nation.
-moved home to tx after 4 amazing years in stillwater, america
-got a job interview [prayers answered]
-interviewed and got my dream job [bigger prayers answered]
-traveled back and forth to ok for best friends weddings
-spent way too much money decorating my classroom
-went to galveston for some much needed relaxation with family
-spent quality time with family at our lake house
-enjoyed setting up my very own classroom
-anxiously met my 3rd graders [smitten]
-spent too many to count hours teaching 8 and 9 year olds more about life then about school
-witnessed osu have the best football season in school history
-my heart broke when we lost to iowa state
-celebrated my 23rd birthday in austin, tx with my sis who was sick in the hospital
-remembered my nanny on her 97th birthday and the one year anniversary of her death ["because I knew you, I have been changed for good." -wicked]
-stormed the field when osu beat ou in bedlam
-sat on the edge of my seat hoping & praying we would jump alabama for the national championship
-had a wonderful thanksgiving with all of my family
-sent out our save the dates [marry christmas]
-had a very merry christmas and received some pretty great goodies
-rang in the new year with caleb, linds & chance at the dallas stars game. suite style.

It was a wonderful year with so many monumental moments but I will say I am so looking forward to 2012. I will become Caleb's wife and we will start our own happily ever after...

Happy New Year!!!


PK said...

I've been meaning to tell you, your Save the Dates were adorable! Can't wait to see you say your vows and marry your best friend! Love you and Happy New Year!

Erica said...

Completely agree with PK your save the dates are fabulous! Happy New Year. We were both sitting on the edge of our seats when they announced the BCS championship game.