2011 was the year that

It has with out a doubt been one of the best years yet! The first few months of 2011 were filled with life-changing events.

We moved into a new apt and went decorating DIY crazy. Here, here, here, here and here.

Traveled to Barcelona, Lisbon and Madrid.

I continued my Italian education and come along way.

This sweet little face moved back in to greet us every morning.

Bought a Vespa!

and of course, got engaged and started planning a wedding!

It was a wonderful and memorable year. No doubt that next year will somehow get even better!

Happy New Year!!

Not even twenty-four hours in and 2011 is already off to an exciting start. We found an apartment with almost no effort at all. We put down a deposit on a beautiful, high-ceiling, giant kitchen, exposed brick, two-bedroom apt with a backyard (!), so fast our heads are spinning! We feel like we pushed the Staples "Easy Button." All that is left to do is pack up our lives, move twelve blocks south and make a new home.

Last night we hosted a wonderful little New Years Eve party closing our time in this lovey place in perfect fashion. Thank you to all my friends who could join last night it was a great night and a big thank you to all my friends and family who made 2010 a fantastic year and hopefully 2011 an even better year.