Auld Lang Syne // Times Long Past

Sunday, January 1, 2012

It's New Years Eve and Russ and I are sitting on the couch doing everything in our power to not fall asleep. (We are so exciting!!) As we fight off yawns, we have been going through the photo archives reminiscing on memories from 2011. Wow. What a year. I don't think there will ever be a year when we say "gee, that year didn't go by fast." Time sure does fly. But luckily we have some really good times (mixed in with some hard times, of course) to look back on. Here are some highlights of our 2011:

Started the year skyping on a regular basis since we lived apart for a good 5 months. Rough.
Finally seeing Wicked! Best Valentines ever.
Good friends in Texas that helped us get through those rough times.
Russ getting a really great job offer from Adobe in Utah -- prayers are answered!
Quitting our jobs (tears!), leaving Texas, living in a temporary apartment, buying a house (eek!), and both starting new jobs. 
Being around family once again. Sigh of relief.
Putting in our own sprinkler system. Kill me now.
2 half marathons and a couple 10k's for Camille, lots of bike racing for Russ. Dirty Dashin' as a family.
Lots of lake trips -- McCall, Spokane, Trinity Lake.
Jace comes home from Japan!
Fishing in our backyard... literally.
Fabulous house guests (and life long friends!)
Rockin' Adobe holiday parties.
Family pictures.
Neighborhood parties -- we love our neighbors!
Christmastime in the Northwest and Canada.
Ending the year on top of a mountain. Best finale we could ask for.

Goodbye 2011. We are grateful for the year we had. We know we are so blessed, and we have both grown so much. We are feeling optimistic about the future and can only wait to see what 2012 has in store.


Natalie said...

Camille... I already left a comment, but I don't know if it showed up. So here I go for round two. I really liked looking at this post of pictures! Wahoo for 2011. Love you. 2012 = Camille runs first marathon
2012 = Russell still will owe Natalie his yearly favor "huge favor". He is indebted to me for eternity cause I hooked you two up.

Andi Fitz said...

What an awesome year you guys had! The picture collage was fun too!

The Allens said...

Looks like you guys had such a fun year! I've been meaning to call you but I always think about it in the middle of the day when I'm sure you are at work! I know a while ago you were thinking maybe you could come down here in feb or march-still a possibility?? Carters first birthday is on feb 15th..that would be so fun if you guys could make it! If not, I'll have to call you to help me plan his party! Let me know. Love you guys!!