{stories and snapshots from my new york city life.}


2011: Year in Review

Anyone else notice that the older you get, the faster time seems to pass? How is it the last day of the year already?

I'm glad to say that this year was a great one for me, but I'm also getting eager to wrap up this whole holiday season (sorry, it's true). I feel a little off-balance, off-schedule and off my normal pants size. Cheers to 2012 giving me a swift kick of energy, chutzpah and much-needed motivation. But until then, let's take a quick spin around 2011 one more time.

January--The year got off to a very chilly start in NYC with tons of residual snow leftover from 2010.

February... Chinese New Year Lunar Parade in Chinatown

March--Took a trip to Pennsylvania's Amish Country

April= Flowers...

May= Donuts

June--First trip to the Coney Island Mermaid Parade

and many trips outside the house to savor the best parts of summer.

July--Dad and wife Angie came for a visit to NYC

and I hosted a dinner party for my parents to meet Vin's. (It went well:)

I also took a really fun day trip to Mystic, Connecticut with some girlfriends. 

August--Got hit with a major surprise when the counseling 
center where I'd worked for 3 years suddenly closed...

but managed to soak up a little more leisurely summer fun before starting my new job a few weeks later.

September--Fell head over heels in love with Barcelona. 

and the next month found myself dodging flurries during "SnowTober".

In November, I felt warm and fuzzy with gratitude for a bounty of food and friends.

In December, I visited my hometown in Texas to see livestock and a Victorian Christmas festival.

Then I really got in the spirit of the season at our Ugly Sweater party.

I spent last New Year's in a bedsheet toga. Tonight I'll be at a very small gathering of close 
friends in my favorite city in the world. Thanks 2011--you done me right!)


  1. Looks like a magical year! Happy 2012!

  2. time may be flying by faster as we get older, but with pics as beautiful as those it is easy to reminisce. so glad you had such a wonderful year. looking forward to stalking your life in 2012. perhaps we shall meet again?


  3. Great pics! My husband and I went to Barcelona earlier this year too, and had a great time. And yes, I definitely do feel that time moves faster as I get older... it's kinda scary actually. Hope you have a wonderful 2012!

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  4. Seems you had a fantastic year! Here's hoping 2012 is just as wonderful!

  5. A photo-rific year indeed! Happy New Year to you and Vin, looking foward to seeing ya tomorrow!!

  6. These are some pretty awesome photos - I love the Amish country ones and the one of the balconies in Barcelona! Great toga by the way ;) Happy New Year! :)

  7. Happy New Year! I love these pictures!

  8. Great pictures! Hope 2012 treats you even better! =)

  9. Such great photos! You've captured some of my favorite places and activities- so it really touched me to get the visual stream. Lynnee

  10. Your 2011 was strikingly fun. I'm impressed with the number of fun experiences you crammed together. I wish you the best in 2012.

  11. By the way your pictures of New York make me quite nostalgic.