Nate and I are enjoying our last, lazy days days together before the start of 2012. We were lucky enough to both have 10 full days off together! After recovering from all the holiday celebrations (and messes), I've been busy doing lots of cleaning and organizing, going out for lunch everyday, making lots of homemade ice cream, working on a bathroom makeover project, trying to finish my Holidays Memories album, making plans for 2012 and much more! This is the first time EVER that I've taken this much time from work and not travelled somewhere (aside from a small day trip we took)! It's actually quite nice to relax, something I rarely make time for.
As I intially started writing this post, I thought I was going to do some grand recap of 2011. Instead, I think I'll summarize it in just a few words. In reflecting upon 2011, one thing it certainly brought was change. Especially these last few months. Some of it was hard, some of it was sad, but, luckily, most all of it was for the better. Starting in November, my sister got married, followed by my grandma passing away just two days later. I experienced lots of change at work and am left hoping it is all for the better. The most exciting news is that Nate got a new job! We'll (sadly) no longer be carpooling for our daily commute, because he will now be working from our home. I'm so excited and proud of him for finding and chasing such an amazing opportunity!
Nate and I have many plans and goals in the works for 2012, both personally and professionally. I'm anxious for the new year to arrive and to see where it will take us!
Before I go, I will share with you the last Sketchy Thursdays challenge for 2011.
This photo of Nate and I was taken at my paren'ts home in Nebraska during the first of our three Christmas celebrations. I'm hoping to get my Hoiday Memories album wrapped up soon, so I can share all the stories and memories with you! This week's challenge sponsor is Digi Doodle. I used their Ornaments stamp (the branch with the ornaments) on the top and bottom (fipped over) of the page. The papers and most embellishments are from the 12 Days of Christmas Kit by Jessica Sprague and Heidi Swapp.
I hope you and your loved ones enjoy the final moments of 2011 and wish nothing but the best for 2012! It's going to be a good year, I can feel it :)