2011: Highlights and Lowlights

Highlights:

  1. RJ arrives! (January)
  2. An ahh-maayy-zing winter cruise that included visits to the beautiful islands of Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, and St. Maarten (January)
  3. The transformation of our main floor with fresh coats of paint (winter/spring)
  4. I found a job (February)
  5. Running the Minneapolis marathon (June – also see #4 under Lowlights)
  6. My first garden (summer)
  7. Life in Spicyland is born! (July)
  8. U2!  In the rain….ahhhh…. (July)
  9. Torchlight 5k (August)
  10. Foo Fighters!  (September)
  11. Another unbelievable vacation to Boston and Cape Cod (September)
  12. Twin Cities 10k (October)
  13. A month of unlimited yoga at Corepower (November)
  14. Turkey Day 5k (November)
  15. The Pete Taylor Media Room dedication for David’s dad at Iowa State (December)

Lowlights:

  1. RJ scratches our new furniture and breaks stuff (ongoing)
  2. Training for the Minneapolis marathon in pretty much the crappiest springtime weather ever (February-June)
  3. We said goodbye to David’s Grandma Roberta (April)
  4. Running the Minneapolis marathon (June – also see #5 under Highlights)
  5. A new air conditioner – house $$$, uggghhh (June)
  6. The tree incident – house $$$, uggghhh (July)
  7. We said goodbye to my Grandpa Dick (July)
  8. We said goodbye to my family’s orange tabby Fargo Lily (September)
Fargo

Wasn't she a pretty redhead girl?

What were your highs and lows of 2011?  What are you looking forward to in the new year?

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