What an incredible year 2011 was, and as much as I enjoy looking forward to all that 2012 will bring, it would be remiss to not celebrate all the good memories from this year, one last time! Here's a few highlights!15
January: An impromptu visit to see friends in California for the week was the perfect way to kick off the new year, and a bonus of snowy scenery made it all the more fun!
February: Polo season was in full swing, bringing with it sunshine- filled Sunday picnics
March: I helped out with an incredible event called the Cinderella Project that gives prom gowns, jewelry, shoes and bags to girls who need a bit of magical (read: financial) assistance. Such a fun day among the glitter, tulle, sparkling shoes, and smiling faces as my role as fairy godmother ;)
April/May: Took French cooking classes, and finished up my first semester in a new program for school.
June: Went to Hawaii, enjoyed beautiful sunsets, thundering surf, guava juice and went ziplining over the rainforest for the first time!
July: Spent the majority of my summer with some of my best friends working at an international leadership camp for teens. Celebrated my birthday at the lakehouse with them, and also had a mini celebration when I came home for a week break in between camp sessions!
August: Took some mini vacations as summer came to a close, a bunch of my friends came to stay with me for a week, and school started up again!
September: I competed in a pageant for the first time, and won the title of Miss Liberty 2011!
October/November: I got a new job which kept me quite busy in addition to school, but luckily had enough time to see friends, enjoy the beginning of the holiday season and a taste of cooler weather.
December: I finished up the semester, hosted a Christmas party, and got to spend a weekend with one of my best friends who came to stay with me! Christmas was beautiful, relaxing and warm..80 degrees! Time with family and friends made it just wonderful.
I loved 2011 and all that it brought with it, the times that were tough, as trials make you stronger, and the times of pure happiness and exhilaration because what would life be without celebration? And now as it comes to a close,
2012 I'm ready for you! Time to say hello to a new year.