Wednesday, January 4

2011 in Review

I feel SO far behind with blogging...writing and reading! So let's just jump right back into it, shall we?

Last year, I did a Top 10 in 2010. But since I didn't have quite as many huge events this year, here are the highlights of 2011.


I got a job.

I got involved with Share the Dress.


We moved into our new apartment in Decatur.

We got the swine flu.


I decided to start working out...and it lasted 2 days.


I obsessed over the Royal Wedding


We took Maisy to Bark in the Park.

Doug graduated from his MBA program.

Pep turned 4 (Cutest pictures EVER in this post)

I started Wedding Week (but never finished it) and we celebrated our 1st anniversary (which I still haven't posted'll be up before our 2nd anniversary...hopefully)


I did my first (and only, so far!) vlog.

I decided once again to start exercising. I think I lasted about 3 days that time.


We found out we're moving to California.

We took a family trip to Raleigh and visited the Farmer's Market.


We went on the big road trip from GA to CA.

I finally got to meet one of my favorite blog friends, Megan!


I went to the finale taping of Bachelor Pad. More thoughts about it here.

I started my Fur Baby Friday guest series.

My Mamaw was diagnosed with cancer and I went home to see my sweet family.


Doug completed his first Warrior Dash.

We celebrated Doug's 25th birthday.

Our family (pets included) dressed up for Halloween.


I went to a Jimmy Kimmel taping with some sweet blog friends, and I attended another SoCal blogger meet-up in San Diego.

I went home for Thanksgiving and got to see lots of new and old friends, including Ashley!


We celebrated Mamaw's 80th birthday.

Doug and I took a romantic gondola ride.

We spent Christmas with Doug's family in Mississippi and New Year's with my family here in California. Post to come for those!


2011 may have been the best and worst year of my life. It was full of happiness, but there were several very difficult things that I'm hoping will be resolved in 2012, specifically, the health of two of my favorite family members.

As for my resolutions? Be healthier, be happier, and have more fun. Cheers to that! 


Amanda C. said... Best Blogger Tips

I hope 2012 is a great year for you!

Emily said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks like it was a great year, I hope 2012 is just as good!

xx Emily @

MK said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds like you had quite a year in 2011. Hope 2012 is good to you!!

Carlie said... Best Blogger Tips

You had a lot of big things happen this year! Looks like we both moved a couple days drive from our families And I am jealous that you got to go to the Bachelor Pad Taping! That would have been interesting. I agree that it was horrible they made Michael wait to find out about the engagement.

Legally Lovely said... Best Blogger Tips

Good - you're back! I've been wondering when you were going to come back to us. : ) I'm happy I started reading your blog last year and I'm so happy for our emails and friendship! I've loved reading about your journeys, and am excited to see what 2012 has in store for you! I hope it is wonderful!

Lindsay Nicole said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow Jules, What a year!! I love this post. Hope everything is going great in CA!


memory said... Best Blogger Tips

So fun to meet a blog friend! That would be so wonderful...there's so many sweet ladies I've met through blogging that I wish I could meet face to face (:

Oh i'm having a giveaway and would love for you to enter

Kira said... Best Blogger Tips

I love your Halloween photo with your pets, so adorable. Happy 2012!

brittany said... Best Blogger Tips

such cute pictures! love it.

Laura said... Best Blogger Tips

You did have a busy year. Ugh, I hate those tough times with loved ones, so hard! Cheers to an amazing 2012 to you and your family!!

Jenna // The Life of the Wife said... Best Blogger Tips

Your dog is too cute! What a great year! This is year is going to be GREAT! (because I say so! ha)


Mae said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this!!! Thinking of you and your family. Praying for a healthy 2012!

Alex Byer said... Best Blogger Tips

You've had quite the year darling! So glad we got to connect this year. We'll have to get Toby on Fur Baby Friday sometime soon :)

Megan said... Best Blogger Tips

I have missed you!!! Seriously, y'all had a roller coaster year!! I'm so glad that I was a tiny little part of it!! Cheers to meeting up sometime in 2012!!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

It sounds like 2011 was definitely a roller coaster year! But I'm happy you had some good times too {minus the cat catching on fire...terrifying!}. Here's to a fabulous 2012, and many more blogger get togethers!


Brittany said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm predicting that you're going to have an awesome year. Just saying.

Also, thank goodness you're back. I was about to alert the authorities...which is actually code for text you.

By the way, that picture of you and Maisy kills me. Too unbelievably cute.

Lindsay said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! What a crazy year! Praying for a healthy 2012 for your family.

TheLostApple said... Best Blogger Tips

Aw cute! It was fun looking through your year and your year in blogging! It reminded me I had a question I have been meaning to ask you but kept forgetting!! When you moved across the country with the pets, how did you keep your cat so calm in the car! and how did you keep him from potentially going to the batroom in the car? Did you put him on a leash and walk him at rest stops? haha. We may be moving soon with our cat, so any advice you have, we will take!!

Jack and Friends said... Best Blogger Tips

Awwww Maisy!!! We need to get together for a doggy play date in this new year :)


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