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!

May your days be Merry and Bright...

may your holidays be filled with loving family, friends, happiness and generosity.

Our rental car is about to look like this, as we make the drive back to Michigan this weekend.


Nothing is better than being surrounded by Christmas spirit,


relaxing with a "cup of cheer,"

and going back home to spend the holidays amidst warmth and love.

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Safe travels and happy holidays!!