First, let me just say that I am generally not a fan of really long blog posts. That said, sometimes I just can't help myself. I thought I'd do a little summary of 2011, so I started looking through my blog. Then I got a bit carried away. Then I decided to include a picture for every month. And that is how a really long post happens.
Here's a little month-by-month view of some of my 2011 highlights. This was really fun to do, and I love that my blog helps me remember so many of the good things in my life.
January - We played in the snow, saw a crazy movie, and visited friends.
February - More playing in the snow, more movies, and a Civil Wars concert.
March - I cleaned up my blog reader, had an amazing spa weekend with one of my best girlfriends (we need to plan one for this year!), I turned 37, and we visited my family in North Carolina.
April - I hated Spring (April sucks in New England) and made peace with Spring.
May - I started to learn to use my camera (and haven't made much progress since!), made a list of fun things to do over the summer, saw Joy Kills Sorrow in concert, and spent an awesome weekend in Maine.
June - We played in the rain, and we visited my family cottages on Lake Ontario.
July - My baby turned 2, good friends came to visit, I made lots of popsicles and ran through sprinklers, went to Walden Pond and walked through a wildlife sanctuary, and took a trip to my university town. (July was a good month!)
August - We went to the farm, and vacationed in Italy! Florence, San Gimignano, our villa with an awesome pool, a bonus stay in Paris...
September - We gave Summer its last hurray in Maine, learned more about Pearl Jam, and went on several dates.
October - We visited friends and the Bronx Zoo, saw Crooked Still in concert, picked apples, had fun at the Head of the Charles, dressed up for a costume ball, and went trick-or-treating with the cutest superheroes ever.
November - We spent a nice day in Cambridge and the Museum of Natural History, saw The Wooden Sky in concert, and went to Connecticut for Thanksgiving.
December - We made crafts, watched movies, celebrated my big boy's 5th birthday, baked cookies, went to the Boston Pops, welcomed family, played games, went out to lunch, did some shopping, and tasted delicious chocolate fondue on New Year's Eve.
I also discovered a lot of great music, saw some good movies, and read some memorable books.