Farewell, 2011.

Some years you gladly wave goodbye...
and others are just really good.

2011, for the two of us, 
will go down in the books as a really good one.

We have enjoyed the carefree days...
as we know the tides can turn quickly!

From start to finish, 
this past year has been full of adventure.

The days were stacked with constant change...

{from new cities & new jobs}

the weeks have been peppered 
with the faces of so many people we love...

{friends & family have spoiled us by visiting}

and the months have been comprised of
revolving settings & friends.

{honestly, will I ever travel that much again?}

For the sake of posterity,
here are the highlights of my 2011.



March 2011

April 2011

May 2011

June 2011

July 2011

August 2011

September 2011

October 2011

November 2011

December 2011

Thanks for sharing these events with me...
and being a part of my day.

I may say it often
-but I hope you know it's true-
I love having you along for the ride!

If 2011 has been a rough year for,
I wish you happiness 
and the luxury of a carefree heart
for the new year.

Lots of love...

HAPPY   2012!


  1. Happy New Year to you! Unfortunately, from January 1 on, 2011 wasn't my year, so I have great hopes for the new one.

    Curious if your first comment about "being carefree" might mean what I think it does...

    Regardless, hope it's a lovely New Year's Day for you. :)

  2. What a fun rundown of a very exciting (and royal??!!) year! It sounds like 2011 will be tough to beat but something tells me you will pull it off! :) All the best to you in the coming year. So glad I found your blog!

  3. It was an awful here for me, I'm so glad to see the back of it, delighted that someone had fun and loved every minute of it.

  4. Whoa! That is SOME year indeed. You do have lots to look back on and cherish..so many wonderful highlights and travels!
    I cannot say I am unhappy to close the door to 2011 personally it was not the best year, lots of stress, not being in my "home", and I just know 2012 is going to be banging ridiculosuly good year.....feel it in my bones:)
    Wishing you lifes best in 2012 and may you get to continue making wonderful memories all around the globe!

  5. I loved this post! I was so happy to be a part of this awesome adventure. Stumbling across your blog was one of the best blogging things that's happened this year.

  6. Happy new year. I'm looking forward to following all your adventures in 2012!

  7. This post just made me smile :) Sounds like you had a pretty amazing year. I can't complain either. Here's to 2012!!

  8. Happy New Year!

    I wasnt following when you got 'front seats for the Royal Wedding' ... and I am on my way to check for a post about THAT. :D

  9. Have just stumbled on your blog, it sounds like an exciting year. I hope this year has lots of fun too.

  10. Happy 2012 and may it be filled with more adventures and fun! And perhaps a trip to NYC so we can finally meet!

  11. Wow, quite a year! Enjoyed reading your recap.

  12. Happy 2012 & cannot wait to read about your spring adventures in Paris!

  13. Lauren,
    I have had such fun following you on all your 2011 adventures. Something tells me 2012 will be just as loaded with excitement.

    Here's to you, my Dallas via London friend. One of these days, I hope I can give you a hug in person!

    xo Elizabeth

  14. Thank you for sharing it all with us! Happy 2012, friend, and happy anniversary!

  15. I love the number of times you made it up to Scotland, but I'm going to have to press you for more details on these royal encounters! ;)


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