Friday, December 31, 2010

A Year In Review

I know most people are saying right now, "wow, where has the year gone?" However, for me, it's feel like it's been two years since I have done my last year in review. I take this as a good thing however because I don't want the years to race by. I like to slowly take each day in and enjoy it.

Even though the year didn't speed by, I still want to review it, to remember all of the great things that happened this year.


I loved January because Ryan and I took our second trip together and it was a big one. Hawaii! We couldn't wait to get going. Even though the plane riddes were long it was all worth it to be on that beautiful island! Between island tours, Luau's, relaxing by the water and even seeing a whale, Hawaii will always hold a special place in my heart.


Ryan and I started doing this "cheap date" thing. Basically, who's ever turn it is, has to come up with a $20.00 or less date! The first one we did was skating on the Rideau canal (hot chocolate and beavertail included!

We also celebrated a low key Valentines day.

Canada won the gold metal in hockey!! I will never forget that moment!! I happened to be in Toronto on business and got to take part in all the crazy celebrations!


Back in March I couldn't believe a year had passed since my beautiful niece, Faith, was born! Jared and Holly threw a great party for her!

Later that week, on St.Patricks day, we celebrated two other March birthdays. Jared and Ryan's.


April brought on Easter and a special little bunny hopped around Nana and Grandpa's.

Another "cheap date". A hike and picnic on the top of the Luskville falls.


Mother nature laughed in our faces after we thought spring had sprung. We got hit with some snow on May 9th.

Some ladies and I went out to celebrate one of my best friends, Amanda's birthday!

Taylor Swift came to Ottawa to perform and I got to go with a group of friends!


The first wedding of the summer and I was so excited for Ryan and Natasha, who are now expecting their first child! Woo hoo!

Ryan and I hosted our second annual pool party!


I finally took the plunge and chopped off all of my hair! It was big change but for a great cause!


Summer holidays, woo hoo!! Ryan and I both took a week off in August and started off by celebrating the wedding of Ryan's cousins, Will and Amy!

We toured North Bay, Algonquin park, did the 1000 island's boat tour, Upper Canada Village and golfing.

We finished off the week by going to my first ever drive in movie!


The month of September always means 1 thing around here, fair time! Which to me means, beavertails, derby's, music, and visiting!!

A very special little girl was born on September 21. Charlotte was born to friends Sara and Graham and we were all so excited to meet her!


The days started getting shorter and the weather started getting cooler so Ryan finally harvested our first giant pumpkin!

I hosted the very first craft night at my house! Making spooky Halloween decorations!

I turned 23 and had a very special helper to blow out my candles!

A group of friends and I went on the haunted walk of Ottawa!

Halloween brought a very busy month to a close with my new cookie monster costume and very special Minnie mouse being my first treat-o-treater of the year!


The beginning of November Ryan surprised me with a belated birthday trip to the city for the weekend! We had a great time touring, shopping and of course, having a beavertail! :-)

In the middle of November we went on another weekend trip to my old University town of Guelph! It was great showing Ryan all the spots that are always in all my stories!

The end of November was our annual company Christmas party which brought the season to a close.


After a great first year of book club we got together for our Christmas/end of the year potluck!

Ryan and I went away to Kingston with friends Evan and Josee, to see the Cirque de Soliel.

In celebration of her upcoming wedding in Cuba, a group of girls loaded a bus, to party with the bride to be, Kerry Lynn!

The best part of December, Christmas!

Wow! What a year, so many activities and I am sure I left out 100 or more things as well! It is so nice to sit and reflect on the year past. Goodbye 2010, hello 2011!

Talk to you next year!



  1. Love all your pictures from the year! Hawaii must have been amazing-- I would love to go there! You have had quite a wonderful year! :)

  2. Great recap! I'm still not so sure about this beavertail you refer too.... I think I'm jealous of all your trips! Hot dog!!! :) Someday I'll be able to do things like that... but not anytime soon... LOL

  3. Ahhh! I had forgotten that you cut off all of your hair like I did in 2010 too! Hawaii?? Yes, please! Looks heavenly :-) And being in Toronto for the olympics? Sooo cool!!

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