two-thousand-eleven, you've been good to us.

Rung in the New Year right with a totally rad 80s Party!
Took the 30 for 30 challenge...and then swore i would never do it again.
then got cultural with cousins at a Chinese New Year Party.
Welcomed SPRING with open arms!
Verizon got the iphone and so did we.
Old Money recorded an album.
We graduated from ASU and BYU-Idaho,
moved back to Arizona and left our Idaho mansion behind,
and took a much needed grad trip to Laguna Beach on our way home.
My sister and I threw pretty much the cutest a Cinco de Mayo party for the family, ever.
Had the best 4th of July ever with our best friends and family.
Hiked the tallest peak in Arizona, Mount Humphrey in preparation for our next adventure...
Havasupai with our Jack, Jenny, Luke, and friends!
Celebrated our 1 year anniversary at Disneyland and were thoroughly impressed with the staff that kept wishing us a happy anniversary. Marriage is THE BEST!
Explored Prescott by ourselves,
and Jerome with friends.
 Watched the last Harry Potter and cried.
Found some of the GREATEST (La Grande Orange) restaurants in the Phoenix Area (a few more here, here, here, and here.)
forgot how old i was, then figured out i was 22 just in time to turn 23.
Got jobs and bought a place and found our time for adventures greatly compromised...

It's been an exciting year and we're looking forward to what this new year will bring us!
(I'm especially hoping it brings us a finished house!)

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Rachel said...

I love all these recaps- it's so fun seeing what everyone accomplished in a year! Thanks for sharing! 
mine's here: http://herthreadedneedle.blogspot.com/2011/12/2011.html 

Triskay86 said...

I love the way you put together your photo collages! One of my goals this year is to do a better job making my blog enjoyable. I hope this year is just as fantastic for you as this past one was! (and I totally sympathize with your "found our time greatly compromised" part.) Here's my year-end recap: http://triskay86.blogspot.com/2011/12/goodbye-2011.html

Liz Barclay said...

love this! looks like it's been a good year :) here's mine: 

Irene Navajas said...

I like your photo collages and your blog! it's a good year review. I made mine in Spanish though (http://meheperdido.wordpress.com/2011/12/31/adios-al-2011/) and I'm really happy to say that I had very bad moments AND very good ones. I'd highlight losing my first love but finding a great guy who's in love with me and makes me happy every single day. He's one of the reasons I'm extremely excited about 2012, that and getting a job! :)

Rebekah Norton said...

Your year looks like so much fun!


ruthie said...

So cute! and to think I miss the first half of your year! I love your blog :)

Here's my wrap-up:

jenni austria germany said...

my fav photo is OBVIOUSLY the baby ashley one.... i'm giving you a little shouty-shout today on my blog...stay tuned!

Karen Stack said...

You have the best life, so jealous! Hopefully someday I will be as cool as you! 

Julie Herbert said...

Recaps are my favorites! Your post reminded me that I forgot a very big milestone in my recap... turning 30! Or perhaps I just tried to forget :)

shannon said...

Love all the cultural parties you had!  Looks like so much fun.  You had such an eventful year.  Happy 2012!


Cydnee said...

LOVE your 2011 recap. Looks so fun!


Paige said...

mine isn't as cute as yours because i was too lazy to put pictures in. haha but here it is :)


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Michelle said...

what a perfect year, so many cool adventures. wishing you two an even lovelier 2012!

Jo said...

What a great. Here's to an awesome 2012! Here's our recap: http://southafricameetsbelgium.blogspot.com/2011/12/2011-in-review.html

ThreadsAndButtons said...

Your absolutely awesome 2011 recap has reminded me of two things.  1. I need to take more pictures of the awesome adventures my husband and I have together.  2.  My husband and I need to take more awesome adventures together.  Ha!  I hope your 2012 is even better than 2011 was for you!

lacyinthesky said...

What an awesome re-cap idea!! I think I need to do this too!! Thanks for the idea!! Looks like a fun year!! Best wishes for 2012

Lauren Short said...


great pics! :)

alexis said...

Wow what a year! your house in idaho was GORGEOUS! But I'm glad to have you back in AZ so i can hear about all the fun things you find to do here! And you really have a talent for party planning! My link is here! http://alexislaughs.blogspot.com/2011/12/youre-mean-one-mister-grinch.html

Britney G said...

love this recap. can i puhleeezzee have your closet?!

Chelsey Oliver said...

My favorite part is that you cried during the last Harry Potter, because, embarrassingly enough, we all know I sobbed like a baby... long live HP!

victoria vida said...

Time for adventure compromised? I would say you had a very adventurous year! Moving is always one! I am in awe at your year! I cannot wait to travel and GRADUATE!!
Biggest Love,
Victoria from Unlock Your World www.vi-key.blogspot.com

Michaela Willard said...

Hooray for a great year! :)

Jessica Inman said...

I have thought about doing the 30 for 30 challenge, but it seems intimidating!
It looks like you had a wonderful year.  Hope 2012 is your best yet!

Triskay86 said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Just wanted to tell you- you should visit NYC! I know it's quite far from where you live, but it's a lot more affordable than people imagine once you're actually there. I started a blog to give tips and recommendations to friends here in Virginia who wanted to know how I visit so often and for such a low budget (seriously, last trip - $150 plus food) but it has a lot of "getting around," "to the airport and back" and other tips! The link is under my blog header on http://triskay86.blogspot.com and is: http://VAtoNY.blogspot.com Message me if you ever want any personalized recommendations, I don't have time enough to update that one very much!

Jess said...

Here's our link! I read yours and couldn't believe I forgot to mention HP7...oh well. I'm glad I wasn't the only one who cried my eyes out! 


Ashley DeHart said...

ew, wasn't the 30 for 30 the worst, in a good kind of way? You guys definitely had some amazing adventures!

You can see my recap here: http://jeffrepeat-ashbash.blogspot.com/2011/05/u2-esday-get-it.html

Ashley DeHart said...

what in the world...wrong link! it is:http://jeffrepeat-ashbash.blogspot.com/2012/01/2011-year-in-review.html

Fridaywereinlove said...

I'm a new reader, just tipped off to your blog as someone who is a AZ local who goes on a lot of fun dates- a girl after my own heart!  My husband and I blog about dating pretty exclusively, but did a 2011 recap too.  Thanks for some great date ideas and fashion inspiration!