2011 In Pictures

I did this last year, and I had so much fun reading back through it that I decided to do it for 2011 — a little walk down memory lane, I guess you could say!

Jill just reminded me that I did a linky the last two years, so I’m adding one now. I love reading year-end recaps, and I will try to visit as many as I can. I hope you all visit each other too and spread the New Years Luv!

So . . . if you have a 2011 Recap Post, link up!!!!


Highlights from last January were most definitely my press trip to CAbi Scoop and my 3rd Blissdom Conference.

Jo-Lynne shopping at CAbi Scoop
Jill, Robin and Me at the Therapon Dinner
Shelly, Jordana and Me Partying It Up at Blissdom


February was the month of the new car.

My New Baby

I never did find rain boots, but I can’t resist posting this precious picture.


March is always a depressing month as far as I’m concerned, but thanks to Mel and her Delaware Beach Families blog, I enjoyed a lovely weekend getaway to Rehoboth Beach!

Mel and Me
Rehoboth Beach

And of course it was baseball season.


In April we planted our first vegetable garden and celebrated Easter.

Garden Girl
My Kids on Easter Sunday Morning

And I got to meet one of my heros, Robyn O’Brien.

Philly Mom Bloggers Have Lunch at Fork with Robyn O’Brien

AND I attended the Getting Gorgeous event in NYC.

Philly Social Media Moms at Getting Gorgeous
Jane and Jo-Lynne


May, of course, is the month of Mother’s Day.

And Memorial Day.

C at Hawk Mountain
Family Picture at Hawk Mountain Preserve


June was a busy month!! During the month of June, my daughter had her first (and maybe only) ballet recital. She decided not to take dance again this year, and I have mixed blessings. Dance isn’t exactly a hobby I pictured any of my kids embracing. Still, she made an awfully cute little ballerina if I do say so myself.

She also graduated from preschool.

Preschool Grad

Also in June, our family visited Historic Philadelphia.

Liberty Bell

And I went to my very first Type A Mom Conference. It was also my first trip to Asheville. I fell in love with this town, and I’m so bummed Type A Mom (or, um, Type A Parent) is moving to Charlotte.

See why I love Asheville?
The Biltmore Estate
Me with my long-time blogging buddy — Heather from Not A DIY Life

I also attended a press trip to Congress Hall with Cape May Resorts Group that pretty much tops all press trips forever and ever amen. I don’t BEGIN to know where to begin choosing pictures for this one!!

Congress Hall Lobby
Me with Liz and Kim at Beach Plum Farm


July is my birthday month. I turned 39 for the first time. (Expect many more 39th birthday announcements to come!) Our family took a weekend trip to the Hyatt Resort on the Eastern Shore of Maryland to celebrate. It was perfectly relaxing and wonderful. I even rode a whale.

Sunrise Over Maryland
Yeah, an inflatable whale. What were you thinking it was??

AND I met my dear friend Stephanie for the first time, although it felt like I’ve known her forever.

Colleen, Jo-Lynne and Stephanie


August was BlogHer, our annual Maine vacation, and the First Day of School. And, let’s not forget, the infamous Hurricane Irene.

Me with Laura and Megan at BlogHer San Diego
Green Lake, Maine
First Day of School

Oh! And a half-birthday party for my middle one.



In September, I ate cow tongue.

What!? Of course I took a picture!


It wouldn’t be October without the obligatory Halloween pictures, now, would it??

Not too scary, are they?
easy halloween butterfly costume
Even I joined in the fun!

And let’s not forget SNOWTOBER!

We also enjoyed a family weekend in Lancaster County.

Pennsylvania Countryside
Pool Fun at Willow Valley Resorts

And R turned SIX!

Make A Wish!


In November, my little boy turned 12.

“Little D”

And I ran my first 5K.


December, of course, brought all the wonder and magic that is Christmastime. And my Christmas baby turned nine.


And I think that about does it! Believe it or not, that’s not nearly half the pictures I wanted to post, but this is my weak attempt at moderation. Ha!

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9 Responses

  1. I love looking back at pictures like this.

    And how did I not know TypeA moved to Charlotte?? I could actually stay at my house and be there every morning. No flight to pay for, no hotel. It’s a no-brainer right? Are you planning to go?

  2. You were much more restrained in your quantity of pics than I was!

    Also VERY impressed at how many of photos you have of YOU.

    Wishing you another happy, healthy and successful year from Ireland.

  3. I always enjoy looking at your picture recap. I actually started working on mine this afternoon and hopefully it will be up by tomorrow so I can link up. Been a little behind in my blogging, but hoping that this year will put me back on track. So excited that I made the cut for our Delaware Beach Bloggin event. That was a blast and I’m hoping we will be able to do it again this year. Happy New Year, my friend!

  4. This is really a very nice blog, with beautiful pictures. I went looking for a shot of Congress Hall’s lobby for a poster I’m making for my senior trip outing, and found a nice one on your page. I ended up looking a how you had laid out such nice pictures of your family – a lovely family by the way – and just made me think I should be getting together my own photos of my loved ones. Wanted to comment on the pleasure I got from your site.

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