Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2011: In Photos

Yes, I'm aware it's 2012.  But I'm not ready to let go of 2011 yet.  One more post...I promise...

I'm copying this from Katie who originally stole the idea from Liz.  I think it's a good one.

2011 in Photos.

Hanging out at the beach on Cape Cod, first day of 2011.  Was warm enough to wear flip flops!

Mid January- meeting up with my favorite bloggers for the very first time!

Finished FIRST in my age group at the Foxboro 5K!

Ran the Hyannis Half Marathon in the snow.  Ran the whole thing with Becky by my side! And this may be the first time I met LB.  Soon to be LC.

Major PR in the National Half Marathon, finishing my last mile in 7:43.

Ran the Boston Marathon on two months of training.  Yes, you read that right.  My two favorite on-the-run girls jumped in beside me in final 6.2.

Also turned 29 in April.  The last year of my 20s....

Went to my first of what I hoped to be many Red Sox games and vowed to follow baseball again like I'd done in the past.  Didn't last long...

Spent Memorial Day Weekend on Cape Cod and witnessed the most beautiful sunset

Let's call June Blogger PR Month.  Ran the Foxboro 5K and PR'd...

Followed by the Mini-NYRR 10K with fellow bloggers. PR'd barely.

Slip and Slide on the Cape, July 4th Weekend

Went on many walk/runs through various parks with my husband...

Ran my last race of 2011 by trying to pace Theodora to her first sub 2 hour half.  She more then succeeded, I fell off the pace and finished in 2:01.  
Deep down I had a feeling I was already pregnant (I was!)

Indulged in my favorite pasta dish of all-time: Lobster Ravioli from La Cantina

Finally met Cara and hang out with Elina again : )

Visited my family in Omaha, Nebraska and got these professional photos done.  I didn't know then, but it would be the last time I would see my Papa Jack.

In October I flew back to Nebraska to celebrate my Papa's life

Finally announced my pregnancy on the blog!  By this point, I was already 13 weeks...

Also hosted Thanksgiving with my family....


And the biggest thing to happen in December was the birth of my nephews! 

Hope you enjoyed my year in photos.  I take a million photos every year so it was fun to choose my favorites from the best events of 2011.

I've thought about setting goals for 2012 but decided that I really only have ONE goal for this year....
And that goal is...
To have a healthy, happy baby BOY come MAY 2012!


  1. LOVE all of these!!! My birthday is in May too, maybe me and your baby will share a birthday... you know, just 30 years apart. ;)

  2. Aw, Lizzy! I love this post! So fun looking back on your year, especially this way, in photos. I've been reading your blog since right around the National Half Marathon, and I haven't missed a post. I'm so glad that part of 2011 included us getting to know each other, and I can't WAIT for 2012 to bring a happy, healthy, extremely loved baby into your life. Such an exciting time. Happy New Year!

  3. What a year!! Congrats on the baby boy news!! Bet knowing makes it all the more real :)

  4. A boy! Exciting! 2012 is going to be great for you.

  5. LC! Did we really not meet until Hyannis? I thought maybe we met on a group run in Boston before that. I keep wracking my brain for a date, but the order is all jumbled in my mind. Either way, it seems crazy to me that we've known each other for less than a year!

    Congrats again to your brother and sister-in-law! And to YOU as well! I can't wait to meet your little baby boy this spring.

  6. How exciting!!! Congratulations on the gender news :)

  7. Yay! A boy!!! How many weeks now?

    Loved the picture recap!

  8. So many congratulations are in order!!! I am very excited for you :-)


  9. looks like a good year ;) 2012 is sure to be even better!!

  10. Sounds like an absolutely fabulous year! Congratulations, again!

  11. boy, oh BOY! - i think of Miranda from SATC every time I hear someone having a boy. Obviously you are more excited than she was :)
    Congrats, you have a very exciting year ahead of you!

  12. oh BOY! congratulations, friend! and I love the flip-flop pic, i wish it was that warm today!

  13. Fabulous year you've had! great photos too

  14. Lizzy what a wonderful year for you!! And I love the pictures too!

  15. A BOY!!! congrats! And becoming an Aunt? Double congrats! (In case I haven't said it before.)

    These photos are beautiful. what an awesome year.

  16. Ok, I was a getting a little worried as I scrolled that your food blogger friends weren't getting any love... *phew*!

    How lucky are you, so blessed in 2011 and we already know 2012 is going to be magical too!