2011, you were jam packed with memories. You brought me peak anxiety levels and also showed me how amazing life really is. You brought a first birthday, first steps, family road trips and local food trucks. You helped me find my style and helped me figure out what it is I really want to ‘do’ in my life. You brought me diy heaven and you brought me an amazing wedding that I’ll be remembering forever. You brought me a love of coffee that I never thought I’d acquire- that could be a problem. You brought me closer to the family I’ve known all my life and closer with a whole new half of my family. This year was a good one! I’m pretty stoked on all of the sweet things that are going to happen to us in 2012!
I score this awesome old blackboard for $2 at a church yard sale last summer while we were in Maine visiting my mom. My mom, sister, niece and I all went and we scored big time. I mean, it was the motherload of yard sale finds. I’m tempted to plan any visits up there around that annual sale…
Anyway, since Max has been eating things less and less, I decided to break out the chalk and let him go to town. I wrote his name a drew the heart, but all the other lines are all him.
Even though Christmas is over for this year, I still wanted to share this really awesome version of Blue Christmas. One of my favorite daily reads, Skunkboy Creatures, recorded this song with her husband. Their two-person band is called Gift Horse. I just love it!
Last Sunday we headed over to Aunt Sue and Uncle Rodney’s house for a Christmas get together with the whole Furtado clan. It was a lot of fun! I am really glad I got to go! She really knows how to throw a holiday party! There was a gigantic, beautifully decorated tree, decorations everywhere and tons of gifts- the kids were really excited! They had lots of food and all so delicious! Of course, I forgot to bring my camera so there aren’t any photos from me but hopefully someone else has some. I did grab a photo of Max before we left the house in his Christmas sweater. I tried to get one without the bon bon in his mouth but dude was not having it.