Okay, so…I’ve been entirely MIA. That seems to happen this time of year…Too much fun stuff going on!! But I haven’t forgotten about the final installment of the 2011 Review Extravaganza! Today I’ll be featuring October, November & December.
Part 1 can be found here.
Part 2 can be found here.
Part 3 can be found here.
In October, I reflected on all I have to be grateful for by posting My Thanksgiving List.
And then I had just about the longest day of my life waiting for my new furniture to arrive!!
October also brought my family wonderful news when my brother proposed to his girlfriend, Amanda. We’re now looking forward to a wedding just around the corner, on February 11th!
Also in October, I posted my #NoMoreBullies tribute, and confessed to finally falling in love with Bryan Berard. This post is one I’m very proud of, as it garnered attention from the Do It For Daron campaign, the Royal Ottawa Hospital, and CBC’s Battle of the Blades, via Twitter. It drew more hits in one day than any of my previous posts. Thank you all for reading!
I kicked off the month of November with a Halloween recap. I had a BUNCH of adorable little “spooks” at my front door!
And what comes right after Halloween? Well, Christmas, of course. I got started early by posting my way-too-crazy Christmas Wish List.
AND THEN I MET CHRIS NEIL!!!! I know you may have seen this picture floating around here from time to time, but just in case you missed it…here it is again.
(I put this picture in a frame and gave it to my mom for Christmas. Told her it was a picture of me and my boyfriend for her coffee table. And then she reminded me AGAIN that he’s a married man. And I AGAIN had to remind her that I don’t think Chris Neil’s marriage is being jeopardized by me pretending he’s my boyfriend…Seriously.)
By the end of the month, I was lamenting, as usual, my single girl status. Because apparently I need a boy to tell me to bring my snow tires with me when I go to get them changed. And I also need one to put Christmas lights up for me.
And then came December. I celebrated the beginning of my favourite time of year by giving you a tour of my house, all decked out for Christmas.
Here, I managed to incorporate reindeer into the Nativity Scene…
I also posted about a Festive weekend and what I got in the Favourite Things Christmas Swap.
I tried my hand at baking, and realized that I should always listen to Mom. Because Mother knows best!
I reminisced on some pretty epic parties…
And we celebrated my niece’s 3rd birthday!
I took part in the Accessorize Me Swap and absolutely loved what I received!
And then, just like that…it was Christmas!
I haven’t had a chance to do my Christmas recap yet…but I thought I’d share with you some snaps of the holiday fun I’ve been up to in the past week.
It’s been a good Christmas…and I’ll be back soon to post about all the shenanigans.
But for now, there’s movies to watch and more food to eat…and probably a couch that’s calling my name for a nap…
See y’all in 2012!! :)