2011 Year-in-Review

Here is a pictorial walk through our 2011 …

JANUARY

Stomach Staples

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.

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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. 🙂

resume

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 …

FEBRUARY

Seven Inches of Snow - 2-2-11

Seven inches of snow!!

disney-tickets

Kevin and I finally agreed to plan our Disney vacation.

signage

Kevin’s business is “official!”

MSU Jazz Festival - 2-26-11

Jazz’s first “official” jazz concert/competition.

MARCH

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Kevin steams his mother’s wedding dress in preparation for their 50th wedding anniversary party. (Which was a smash hit, by the way).

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Jazz turns 16!

APRIL

caring-bridge

I ordered a book of Kevin’s motorcycle accident through CaringBridge.

grad-announcement

Ordered Dude’s graduation announcements.

New Haircut - April 16, 2011

Got my hair chopped off. (Which I think I’m going to grow back out again).

Space for Back Patio - 4/17/2011

Kevin dug out the space for our patio.

MAY

project

Kevin begins building our pergola.

jan6

DUDE GRADUATES FROM HIGH SCHOOL!!

Me and Kev

Kevin and I celebrate our 21st wedding anniversary!!

Graduation Cake

Dude’s graduation party

Pergola - 5-30-11

We finish our pergola.

JUNE

Toe Surgery - 6-13-11

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).

Box O' Tapes

I spent the month digitizing old home movies.

JULY

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4th of July!

permit

Jazz gets his driver’s permit!

Protege

We buy a car for Jazz to learn to drive in.

Family Shot - Epcot

We went to Disney World! (The boys were not impressed).

jan16

We cruise to the Bahamas.

AUGUST

New iComfort Mattress

We FINALLY bought a new mattress! (It’s an iComfort and it is awesome!)

First Day of School 2011

Jazz starts Junior year.

SEPTEMBER

Taking Down the Ramp

Kevin finally takes the handicap ramp off.

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We buy our outdoor fireplace.

Scrubs

I start my new job!!

OCTOBER

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We spend the entire month chasing Jazz’s marching band around the country.

Halloween Cookie Cake

NOVEMBER

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Kevin turns 50!

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We go to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert.

thanksgiving

Thanksgiving!

DECEMBER

Christmas Parade 2011

Jazz is in the Christmas parade.

Christmas at Mom and Dads 2011

Christmas!!

GOODBYE 2011!!!

Christmas at Mom and Dads 2011

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Karen

Hi! My day job is a CMA in neurosurgery.. I'm a mom to two twenty-something sons. I've been married to the same man for 26 years. I have a lot to say about nothing. Lucky you.