2011 – My Year in Review

30 Dec

WOW, I can’t believe that this is going to be my last post of the year.  2011 has gone by so quickly.  It seems that as I get older, the years fly by faster and faster.

2011 has been a great year for me.  I thought I would share with you some of my highlights.  Don’t worry, my first post of the new year will be back to recipes 🙂

The biggest thing that happened this year is that Jamie and I got married!  October 2, 2011 was our big day!  After 10 years of dating we finally made it official.  For our honeymoon, we rented a car and drove to Boston with a stop in Salem along the way,  We had a great time, and I got to try a Lobster Martini from the Lobster Shanty.  It just had to be done 🙂

This spring I made a commitment to myself to try and do push-ups.  They are so hard to do!  For 21 days I resolved to try and do one more push-up than I did the day before.  I was able to do it!  Don’t get me wrong, it was hard and I couldn’t do them very fast, but I was able to do 21 on the last day.  I now have them worked into my normal exercise routine 🙂

In June, my sister, Cherie and I did a 100 hour run.  We camped and ran over 4 days.  I was hoping to accomplish 200 kilometres but actually was able to finish with 250 kilometres.  That was a lot of fun and a huge achievement for myself.  (Cherie finished with 325 kilometres)

In preparation for our wedding, Jamie and I took dance lessons. We actually danced swing for our first dance (Joyride by The Killers was our song).  No-one knew that we were taking lessons, so our guests were taken by surprise when we started to dance.  It was so much fun, I highly recommend dance lessons to everyone!

I took a cooking class from Le Cordon Bleu in December.  It was as incredible as it sounds.  The class was Cooking with Wine and it was a six hour day, starting with a demonstration and ending with a practical session in their school kitchen.  I learned how to make Coq au Vin and brought a full chicken home for dinner.  Awesome!  I have already signed up for two more classes in 2012.

And, of course, I started my food blog!  I never thought I would be so inspired to write about food and recipes but posting twice a week has turned into being a real highlight for me.  I love looking at other peoples blogs and getting inspired to create new and different dishes.  Twitter has turned out to be a great recipe resource!

Looking forward, 2012 promises to be a fantastic year.  I have signed up for swimming lessons starting in January and will do a Try-a-Tri (mini triathalon) in May.  My New Years Resolution is to try one new recipe a week.  I am sure that you will hear all about it as my blog posts continue 🙂

I wish you and yours a wonderful New Years Eve and that 2012 brings you all love and happiness!

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Posted by on December 30, 2011 in Memories



One response to “2011 – My Year in Review

  1. Anna @ hiddenponies

    December 31, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful year, I love hearing about the new things you try! I’d love to take a Cordon Bleu cooking class…and dancing lessons! Can’t wait to see what you cook up in 2012!


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