Here is a pictorial walk through our 2011 …
I know. What a way to start this off … but this is how I started 2011 – with staples in my stomach. I spent last Christmas in the hospital getting three feet of my intestine cut out of me. My large intestine was so knotted up that I couldn’t, erm, pass anything and it got so bad that I ended up looking six months pregnant and feeling like I was going to literally explode from the pressure. And even though life has gotten back to normal for me, *ahem*, I now have a permanent poochy belly. It’s not as bad as it was right after my surgery, but it’s still there. I’m going to work on getting rid of it now that I’m feeling the urge to get back into shape.
Kevin moved into his own office. It was a rocky start, but things are ironing out and his business is picking up and he’s never been happier.
Which makes ME happy. 🙂
I put my resume together and started hunting for jobs. Being a webmaster is great, and I’m still doing that job, but I was craving something more …
Seven inches of snow!!
Kevin and I finally agreed to plan our Disney vacation.
Kevin’s business is “official!”
Jazz’s first “official” jazz concert/competition.
Kevin steams his mother’s wedding dress in preparation for their 50th wedding anniversary party. (Which was a smash hit, by the way).
Jazz turns 16!
I ordered a book of Kevin’s motorcycle accident through CaringBridge.
Ordered Dude’s graduation announcements.
Got my hair chopped off. (Which I think I’m going to grow back out again).
Kevin dug out the space for our patio.
Kevin begins building our pergola.
DUDE GRADUATES FROM HIGH SCHOOL!!
Kevin and I celebrate our 21st wedding anniversary!!
Dude’s graduation party
We finish our pergola.
Jazz has both of his toenails removed because they got infected. (While he went to summer school. And had to take a PE class. It was NOT fun, for anyone).
I spent the month digitizing old home movies.
4th of July!
Jazz gets his driver’s permit!
We buy a car for Jazz to learn to drive in.
We went to Disney World! (The boys were not impressed).
We cruise to the Bahamas.
We FINALLY bought a new mattress! (It’s an iComfort and it is awesome!)
Jazz starts Junior year.
Kevin finally takes the handicap ramp off.
We buy our outdoor fireplace.
I start my new job!!
We spend the entire month chasing Jazz’s marching band around the country.
Kevin turns 50!
We go to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert.
Jazz is in the Christmas parade.