Thursday, January 12, 2012

our 2011 in review

With life being so crazy lately I haven't had time to put this post together. Better late than never though, right?!


Seriously, this is all I've got for ya. I don't remember a whole lot from January, and I wasn't really into blogging at the point. This is why I blog! So that I can remember the little details in our lives :)


  • I started to struggle with serious skin issues. This is the first time I've ever had to battle myself, I didn't like me very much. 
  • We road tripped to Park City. It was my first time hanging out in the town.
  • I learned how to shoot with a bow and arrow. LOVED it.


  • We went to St George and got to see my bestie be sealed to her late husband for eternity!
  • I took the spinning instructor class. (I'm going to start teaching classes when we move, yay!)   


  • Eric turned 25!
  • I learned how to shoot a hand gun.
  • My face started to heal, along with my attitude.


  • We celebrated our 3 year anniversary!
  • Went to a beautiful tulip festival with our family.
  • Eric took me to my first ever baseball game.
  • We visited in my grandparents in Colorado and explored Mesa Verde, and Arches National Park in Moab.


  • It finally warmed up for us enough to enjoy the great outdoors!
  • We hiked to a waterfall.
  • Went swimming with family.
  • Eric played baseball.
  • I got more into blogging and started making amazing bloggy friends!
 Eric will kill me for this one.... but I love it ;)

  • We took advantage of the amazing weather and spent as much time as we could outside. We explored the mountains, went boating, and swam as much as possible!
  • We celebrated our country's freedom on the 4th of July.
  • We went to Tuacahn and enjoyed a musical at their outdoor amplitheater.
  • Eric's life became even busier when he was called as young men's president for our church. 

  • Eric took me to my first ever drive in movie theater date!
  • Eric's little brother got married and we got a new sister in law!
  • We went to the county fair.
  • We spent more time outdoors at baseball games and swimming.
  • We started making tons of amazing friends in our neighborhood.

  • Eric and I celebrated a fake anniversary weekend :) We spent a night in Salt Lake and the next day in Park City.
  • Got to meet my bestie's new boyfriend. (Of course just when she moves up here, we're moving back down south.)
  • We visited the UP house.
  • I got crafty! 


  • Ran my first race, a 10k!
  • Celebrated Halloween festivities with friends.
  • Spent a weekend with my parents hiking in Zion.
  • Met bloggy friends in real life!
  • Eric took me to my first ever hockey game, LOVED it.
  • Went to my brother and sister in laws Halloween party.


  • My sweet Grandad passed away at age 97. This was my first time experiencing death within the family :(
  • We road tripped with Trevor and Alycia to Colorado a couple times. I think the boys got sick of me and Alycia gabbing their ears off ;)
  • We went to more hockey games.
  • Celebrated Thanksgiving with my family.
  • I got crafty for Christmas.


  • My little brother came home from his mission in Chile!
  • We went to our first ever ugly sweater Christmas party.... but we didn't have ugly sweaters :)
  • We looked at Christmas lights.
  • My bestie and little bestie moved up here!
  • We celebrated Christmas with Eric's family!
  • We brought in the new year with games, food, just dance on the wii, and amazing friends/family.

2011 started out pretty slow for us, but it got more exciting as the year went on :) Overall it was a very easy going year with a lot of tiny firsts. We definitely had trials and overcame some obstacles, but I am so grateful for everything I learned in the year.
2012 has already been a shocker for us. I know some big changes are coming our way and to tell the truth? I'm just as nervous as I am excited to see what's in store for us! Obviously we're moving.... but I can also tell you that Eric will be finishing school AND we'll be spending a week on a beach. Can't wait to share what else we have planned this year :)


Alexis Kaye said...

good year! so crazy busy! i can't believe your husband is YM prez!!!

Venassa said...

Wow you've done so much! Shooting guns and bow and arrows, and hiking to a waterfall? That is so cool. Your Halloween craft is awesome!

Meghan said...

It sounds like you've visited some great places! You look so happy in each photo - I hope 2012 is even better!

Melanie said...

Ahhh... I loved reading this! Dude, I so need to do this, I forget EVERYTHING.

So glad I met ya this last year girly! You are such a real, beautiful, positive person! MwaaaH!

Savannah said...

What a fun year! (I just posted my 2011 year in review tonight too. Better late than never, right?)

Love the wreaths that you made! I'm inspired!

Pamela said...

Gosh I just love yall :) hah!

from head 2 toe said...

What an exciting and fun year! Woo! Here's to another in 2012! And, best wishes on your upcoming move!

Natalie Kay said...

Fun stuff! I wish I could have gotten to know you sooner! I'm glad you're such an avid blogger so I can keep up with you and all your funness! :)

J and A said...

Such a great recap! :)

Shannon Marie said...

I love the recap idea! I may have to do this for 2012 :) Also, your Halloween wreath was too cute!

Elisha said...

the UP house!!! =D

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great year...
1. You have beautiful hair!
2. The wreaths you made are so cute!
3. Some couples don't look good together, but you and the husband are so cute together! You look so incredibly happy! I love when you can tell a couple is truly happy, and that is exactly what I see in your pictures!

jennifer blair said...

I really should do this. My excuse? Not wanting to take the time to remember everything and write it out! ha! I'm excited to see what this year holds for you two love birds! I'm definitely glad I found your lovely little blog last year!

Jamie Leigh said...

Sounds like you guys had an amazing year and got to experience so many fun things! I love all the outdoor things you were able to do!!

Shannon @ Bungalow960 said...

I am super jealous of your awesome year! I hope that by blogging I will be able to document and remember the cools things I did, instead of being like, "hmmmm... where was I in February last year?" Also, I am loving your sense of style girl. Such cute clothes!

Unknown said...

I have to say, you had a LOT going on last year! Hopefully 2012 brings you just as much joy and fun!

By the way, I do have to say that brown dress is stunning (by the anniversary inn)... where did you get it?? =)

Jen said...

I love 2011 since it is the year I got to become friends with you :) I can't wait to see what this year has in store for you guys!!

Leslee said...

Love your Blog! You are amazing. Not sure where you are moving but if it's closer to SLC I'm just north of there. I love the wearths you did they were SO FUN and CUTE!! Excited to hear what else 2012 has in store for you.

Laura said...

So fun to look back on the highlights of the year huh?! I still need to do a review...yikes!

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Carlie said...

You two had a lot going on this year! I am excited to see what this year has in store for you!

Elle Sees said...

you had an amazing year! wow! mine pales in comparison by far.
i lost my grandfather too this year. but so many good things happened too.
to 2012!

Lauryn said...

You guys have definitely had an awesome year! Isn't it crazy to think about where we'll all be this time next year?

Shawna Faye said...

What a fun year you guys had! I hope that 2012 amazes the socks off you!

Emma Frances said...

I love this! What a wonderful year the two of you spent together!! :] I can't wait to see how many fun adventures this new year brings you both!

Anonymous said...

i love your hair, and i'm very jealous of it! aaaaand i love this post! that's why i need to get better at blogging, i don't want to forget the little details!

Erin said...

Looks like you had a very fun year!! :) You and your hubby are too cute, here's to a wonderful 2012!!

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

2011 was good to you guys!!

I adore the pic of you on your "anniversary" so beautiful! :D

& also, your archery photo: you remind me of a movie or novel heroine....hmmm, maybe someone from the Hunger Games! (have you read it? I can't remember.)

Big changes and FUN ahead (YEAH for the BEACH!)....and "can't wait to share what else we have planned this year".....could a beautiful baby be in the cards! Oh how excited I would be. ;) ;)

Shay said...

Love this post, Courtney! I cannot believe I have been following you through most, if not all of it- so fun and so glad I found your blog this year! This year will be even better than last- new move AND a new baby for you...I just know it;-)

Amanda @ New Adventures said...

Wow sounds like a busy year for your both! Good luck with the move- we just recently moved back to our hometown from Boise, ID.

I'm new to the blog and I'm loving it! Super cute :)

Janna Renee said...

Y'all have been married 3 years??!! That's amazing and like 30 years in our generations timeline lol. You guys are SO cute.
PS. You with the bow and arrow is my FAVE. So awesome.

christinelovestotravel said...

What a great year!

Have a great vacation and enjoy the beach :)

Lachele said...

ummmm what. excuse me? I just need to back up to the part where you became a SPIN instructor. I want to do that. Can you give me the deets? Where did you do it? How much? Was it just the weekend course. I was looking into some of the ones down in the States..because I mean come on. Who doesn't love a good weekend get away. Cali anyone? ha. I kidd. I kidd. If I go anywhere it'll probably be Utah. Let me know

Brissa said...

isn't park city amazing?! i spent some real time in the city last february for sundance and i was amazed. also, drive-ins are AWESOME!! we went all the time in high school but it's been a while. are they still doing double-features?

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Looks like an awesome year!

Amanda said...

Oh my goodness gracious! Y'all are so cute!!

P! said...

I LOVE that you did this post!! I should do one, too!! It's so funny because I remember all these posts like they were yesterday. It's so cool to think that I got to follow along with your amazing year, even from across the country! I love blogging and I love that blogging lead me to you, my friend. :)

Amanda said...

i enjoyed your year recap...esp since i'm new! but one thing i noticed in almost every have awesome hair! i kept noticing it in every picture. lol! hope you have a great weekend girl!

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