Saturday, December 31, 2011

Au Revoir 2011!

See you later 2011! I'm looking forward to 2012! I know I say it every year but I am...I am really looking forward to hopefully a new shiny sparkly year ahead! I can feel it, it is going to be better. However, taking a few minutes to think about all that we have done over the last year, well, it wasn't so bad. Here we go, a few moments of 2011 that I love and made me smile!:)


We spent the New Year's in the Netherlands with Beau and his family. My second time visiting Amsterdam during a day out with Beau's college friends, and another reminder of what a cool city it is.

My girlfriends from Washington come to visit and even though I had to work most of the weekend, I was able to show them a little of where I live and my life here.

My college girlfriends come to visit. We were so excited to celebrate our mama to be Brandi and spent a day driving up to Palm Beach and window shopping around crazy Worth Avenue.

Yep, Kate Middleton become the Duchess! I threw a fabulous Royal Party, you can see it here and here. Kate and William cookies, lots of teacups and flowers and some fun stuff by Miss Merry Laura!
We flew to Boston to celebrate my papa's 60th birthday! A game at the Fenway park with personalized party decor just for my sweet Dad, what a fun weekend!

Beau and I ran the Seven Mile bridge run in the Keys. We fell in love with Islamorada in the Keys and returned a few weeks later with his parents. Honestly, its beautiful and so close to us! 2012, I must visit more often!

After studying abroad in London during college I was SO excited to spend vacation back in the UK! Honestly, London, well I love that city! It's like NYC but British, can it get better? A few days in London shopping in their amazing stores, drinking cocktails and visiting with Beau's friends.
We went to Ireland and stayed at amazing hotel that was once a castle, yes, I felt like a princess. The sheep were so pretty running around the fields....everywhere!
I travelled to Washington to celebrate my best friend since 2nd grade's baby shower! William {get it Will-yum!} was showered with love for sure! Check out his cute little life here. I couldn't be happier for the Rose family!

Floridian Weddings launched, love this blogger pic of Laura and me that Robert took in my back yard! I had introduced myself to Laura a few months back and we clicked, our love for weddings turned into the fabulous site. Honestly, one of the best things that has happened during my move to Florida, hands down, yes! Make sure to follow us here! Thank you ALL for all of your support, our site continues to grow day by day!
Baby Sam arrived early to my best friend Brandi, healthy and adorable he was a little guy! I also got a little guy, Oliver arrived at our house and we love him every day...our puppy! I went to adorable Newport, RI for my first time to celebrate one of my besties at her bachelorette party.
A big month for me! Beau turned 34 and I turned.......30! I had talked about the big 3-0 for months and months and months! After a big debate of what to do and what to purchase {hee hee, remember this post}.
My birthday present to myself arrived, all shiny and red!
Beau and my DC girlfriends had planned a whole weekend of fun! I went to the Design Sponge Book Signing, a day at the Virginia Wineries and an amazing private wine dinner in Virginia with all of my favorite ladies!
Beau, he is the best!

My family came to Florida for my actual 30th and we rang it in pink all weekend long!

We travelled to Martha's Vineyard for Emily and George's wedding. We finally got to meet little Sam!!!! And we fell in love with Martha's Vineyard and now I want to live there;)

Auntie Christa with little Sam. Too cute.

Some of the gang after a long bike ride in the Vineyard....way to go soon to be mama Jenn!

And here she is, the stunning Bride! Congrats Emily!!! I posted a bit about her wedding here, it was beautiful!
I put together an amazing photo shoot with Laura full of sparkles, bubbly and lots of love! It is excited me again about what I love to do...more to come on that later:)

I went to Washington for a quick visit to meet little William Rose, caught up with old friends and was so glad to discover the amazing Fifteen Eleven shop in Old Town, can we move there?

We enjoyed every second with our puppy Oliver....after chewing lots of flip flops and breaking a few things....he is still adorable! I mean, how cute is he in the Pumpkin Patch!


Beau had to work all weekend so decided to go to Virginia for Thanksgiving to celebrate with my parents at their new house, my Gramie and my sister. A beautiful and relaxing weekend in the North, I loved it. Horses in their backyard, really! Such a nice holiday. I always wish I lived closer to my family!
More to come about my amazing Christmas in Cleveland, but honestly, it was such a wonderful holiday! My whole family and Beau's parents came from Holland. My oldest sister went all out {not surprised!} and it was a fun filled holiday full of cocktails, karaoke and too many cookies. A 20 hour drive, 14 hours with Oliver, it was still wonderful!

CHEERS TO 2011!!!! Hoping 2012 is ten times even better!!!!


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