Sunday, January 2, 2011

A Look Back

My ode to 2010. Quite possibly the best year ever.
In January, we took our first plane ride together to Miami for a wedding. Such a nice weekend escape from the frozen New England tundra and a great time with great friends.

We carried on through winter and snow storms.

With the arrival of spring came wedding planning crunch time and the epic 2010 flood. Our apartment, in an old renovated mill building, sat right on the bank of the Pawtuxet River. We were evacuated for two days. The amount of water and the devastation it caused was unlike anything I've ever seen. Much of I95 was closed making it extremely difficult to navigate this tiny little state.

In June, I married my best friend.
And we took an amazing honeymoon to Anguilla and St. Maarten.
The rest of the summer looked a lot like this. Sailing, nights on my in-laws deck, taking in the beautiful rays and soaking up what is best about Rhode Island.

As summer came to an end, we took a weekend trip to Maine. I love staying at bed & breakfasts and this weekend was no exception. We ate and drank and strolled the streets of Kennebunkport.

 I took a beginners photography course and enjoyed learning to use my DSLR. Still learning :)

Fall came around and we spent time apple and pumpkin picking. I went to Pittsburgh for a girl's weekend. J and I took a day trip to Salem and threw a Halloween party. Oh, and I started this little blog. So glad I did!

The holidays rolled around and we've spent lots of time with family. We closed on our first house and working on making it our home. 
If this year was any indication of things to come, I'm eagerly awaiting what's in store for us in 2011!

Happy New Year!


Brooke said...

What an amazing year!! Can't wait to see what 2011 has in store for you :)

Ashley said...

what a beautiful year (minus the flood)! Happy New year!

Lauren said...

Hi bf! Just started blogging last night so I'll be looking to you for lots of advice! I can't wait to come visit & see your new digs... hopefully soon!

Jillian said...

looks like you had quite a year!! your new house is so so cute! love it. looking forward to whatever 2011 brings. xoxo jcd

modern jane said...

What a great year! Looks like it was a perfect day for your wedding! I love your house and can't wait to see what you do with it!

Tucker said...

what a perfect year!! I've got a feeling 2011 is going to be even MORE amazing (if that is possible!).


Faith said...

what a great year! 2011 IS going to be even better! :)

Happy New Year!

Megan said...

Sounds like a perfect year!! I love ya'lls is SO precious!

d.a.r. said...

I loved reading this post!! What a year. I hope 2011 is just as fabulous, if not more so!

Natasha said...

what a FABULOUS year you had!!! looking forward to seeing what 2011 has in store for you ;)

Bestie said...

my husband and i went to st. maarten and anquilla for our honeymoon too. if you are a bachelor watcher (which i hate to admit that i am) i am pretty sure that they filmed there this season. i recognized the cuisineart pool. ahhh...sigh..

loving your blog!

Jenni said...

Quite a year, Kristen!!!

And that house.... just DARLING!!!!!! I simply cannot wait to see all that you end up doing with the place. :) :)

Happiness Is... said...

Just found your blog and I love it! Rhode Island looks so pretty - you make me want to visit, particularly in the summer!