Sunday, January 1, 2012


If you want to see happiness, here it is.... or at least for me. Look at all those beautiful people on our fridge! I LOVE to check the mail and December is the best time to do it! I think we had a card in our mailbox each day. {Thanks to those who sent us a card!!}
Thursday we celebrated our friend Laura's 30th birthday at Dresslers here in Charlotte. Yay!
I had to inform Andrew that New Years Eve is one of my most favorite days of the year. We walked to Caribou for a late afternoon coffee and talked about what the next year holds as the sun set. Then he suggested that we go get flowers. So we did.
This is how we celebrated the end of 2011: I made my traditional NYE dinner that takes forever {but so worth it} and then made a chocolate honeycake from a Moosewood cookbook. I like how a lot of her desserts have honey as the sweetener and not refined sugar.
Our home.
I have to admit that I shed a tear as we entered into 2012. I mean, 2011 was so good to me! Engagement, marriage, new apartment to decorate, new job, so many examples of God's faithfulness and provision. I did this last year, but looking back I think these small and big things meant the most in 2011:

1. My NYC friends {and other long-distance friends & family} traveling up/down for our wedding. It was and is still so sweet to me that they came. It meant so much.

2. Debt free! Oh hallelujah! I don't mention money hardly at all, but this year we paid off my remaining college debt and can now go into 2012 with no debt. It's an amazing, freeing feeling.

3. The every day life with Andrew. There are so many times when we look at each other and say, "are we really married?!". :)

Happy 2012!


ginna said...

My fridge looks about like that too! I love it!

Suz said...

We share the same Christmas card excitement. I've been meaning to take a picture of my cards before taking them down...I've already taken my holiday decorations down, but couldn't part with the cards just yet.
My father in law (married almost 40 years) always says it's the "everyday" that matters most in a marriage, so you are off to a great start! :)
I'm betting y'all might buy a house in the next year or two, so enjoy being debt free while it lasts. ha
love ya