i decided (or rather, i'm pretty sure God decided) that the word of the year was more.
(little did i know...)
and i participated in a gigantic city-wide snowball fight (can't wait to make that tradition!)
we had a sweet valentine's day (which somehow i never got around to posting about...)
we started a marriage prep class
we got engaged
newfound recipes were buffalo chicken stromboli, creamy broccoli soup and sausage ravioli lasagna
i did a little reflecting
we had a scare with emi, but she turned out to be as healthy as can be!
i turned 30
i found and shared recipes for adults-only brownies and chicken burgers with garlic-rosemary mayo
longed for the ocean
loved that earth day collided with good friday
i discovered instagram...uh-oh! (if you have it, i'm msmsctchr)
had a few moments where God reminded me He had this
wrote about professional vs nanny life (little did i know i'd be striking the balance between these two worlds within months)
cicadas came and went
and i found inspiration in a bowl of pasta
i shared a sweet story about a teenagers prayer for me (us)
i started a new nanny gig
i shared a starter dream list about a place to live when we started apartment hunting. little did i know...
i tweaked and made my own recipe for chicken cordon bleu soup
u2 came to nashville! (and we went. a-mazing)
i learned some stuff from the kids i nanny for
bought my wedding dress and selected the bridesmaids dresses
i went on hcg and started losing weight and feeling fabulous
we picked out our wedding rings
i started a new part-time office job that has turned into much more than that...which i have yet to share here. oops.
augustwe had our first shower in indiana and took some time to hang out with friends while we were there :-)
we took our engagement photos
i went with my (future at the time) mother in law to atlanta to the women of faith event (which i recapped in september here)
i went to the beach with natasha (and never posted about it...oops!)
lots of wedding planning and hcg diet info...i ended up losing about 25 pounds!
i shared the amazing story of provision with our house
i also shared recipes for stuffed mushrooms, beef flank steak wheels and tabouli salad
and a lot of wedding planning and prep happened :-)
we got married :-)
and honeymoonedi shared my recipe for black pepper chicken
i shared recipes for spanakopita and creamy pesto chicken
we participated in the hike for the homeless again
we drove to birmingham for a burger
recipes were posted for blueberry crumb breakfast cake and peppermint joe-joe truffles (or oreo truffles)
we celebrated christmas (a week early) in indiana with my parents and some good friends
we had a great first christmas together, and got to celebrate with anthony's extended family as well
(and emi loves the tree)
2011 HAS been a year of more...more than i could have ever imagined. thankful to a generous Heavenly Papa who has covered every step of the way.