Dec 30, 2011

Goodbye, 2011!

goodbye 2011

Dear 2011,

First of all, let me just say thank you for being one heck of a year and for holding so many memories that I will hold onto for forever. By far my absolute favorite part was getting married to Ryan on July 30th and spending the honeymoon with that unforgettable fresh feeling of "oh my gosh, we're actually married" and just staring at the wedding bands on both our hands. And the five months that followed that have been both blissful {because of so many "firsts" in our marriage} and stressful {because the weight we both felt from going to school, working, and taking care of a place of our own}.

But I can honestly say that every step of this year has brought about beautiful things, emotions, and changes in my life. All of which I feel like will be unforgettable memories. I feel that I have grown so much during these past twelve months. I feel more confidential, outgoing, and I feel like I have been a more loving person to my friends and family. The change is inspiring and I hope that it continues into 2012 and that I continue growing and changing. I went through some difficult times in the beginning of the year, but I can truly say that I now feel stronger because of it. And the changes of marriage have definitely humbled me in a way that I cannot describe.

2011, thank you for all the lasts and all the firsts that happened throughout the year. My last night in the house I grew up in, my last night sleeping alone, the last trip {with Ryan} that we would ever pack separately for. The first night as a married woman, the first vacation with just the two of us, our first night in our own house, our first married Thanksgiving and Christmas. I will never forget those things.

So 2011, you've been really great. I will certainly be sad to see you go but I am very excited to see what the next year will hold.



  1. Aw this is such a sweet post :) Sounds like an amazing year!

    The Other Side of Gray

  2. the {Postscript} blogJanuary 2, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    Oooh agreed, everything with you hubs is the best. By the way, gorgeous header :)

  3. Thank you so much! Happy 2012! :)