Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Memorable Moments of 2011

I absolutely loved 2011. I had such a good year! I hope you did too. In somewhat of a chronological order, here are 12 of my favorite moments from this past year. Some of the photos I've already shared but the majority of the moments I meant to blog, but never got around to.

1. Planning and attending Morgan's baby shower for baby Jack ...

 and Jimaie's shower for baby Moriah

 2. Racing on the speedway during my 27th birthday party at Blackbeard's!


And dinner afterward at the Old Spaghetti Factory

 3. A perfect day at the beach with my boy and our pup

4. Our Southwest Road Trip -- including our first camping trip on our own, hiking in Zion National Park, our 10-hour drive to Santa Fe, John's 30th birthday dinner, our adorable bed & breakfast in Santa Fe, driving to Sedona & Britt's graduation dinner. As you can tell by all of my road trip posts, I loved just about every moment of that trip!


 5. Waiting in the hospital all night with Jimaie for Moriah's arrival at 1:55 a.m.

 6. Our annual camping trip with my parents on the East Side of the Sierra


7. Our 4th anniversary weekend in Cambria <3


8. A day spent crafting puppy costumes with Britt. We then entered Abbie and Izzy in the Tower District's Halloween Pooch Parade. (They were a tooth brush & tooth paste. We went as dentists!)

9. A rainy picnic and afternoon at Millerton Lake. The day was pretty magical because we had the whole place to ourselves (plus Abbie, of course)!

10. Filming Kill Bill for Swede Fest 7 ...

and then making our version of the Jackie Brown trailer for Swede Fest 8.

11. Seeing My Morning Jacket rock our socks off in San Francisco. (And dinner beforehand at this cute Mexican restaurant.) This was one of the best shows I've ever seen in my life! After Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings' killer opening set, MMJ played for two and a half hours. It was crazy good.

12. John and I ended 2011 by spending the afternoon of New Year's Eve walking and hiking along the coast and then watching the last sunset of the year over the water. 



Johnny said...

Best year evar!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Your doggie costumes CRACK ME UP! Love it!

I love how you spent NYE. That seems magical. Glad you had such a wonderful 2011 and here's to a great 2012!

librarymoth said...

Yay! Good wrap-up! Such a lovely life, and so love-filled. As it should be for a wonderful person like you!

In that picture of you and Abbs on the beach, I thought at first you were reading her the Mozipedia because of the bluish-green cover... but I went and looked up the cover again and I don't think that's it. Hilarious.

Katelin said...

looks like a fabulous year, hope 2012 is even better :)

.jimaie.marie. said...

omg sarah, I totally did not expect to see those pictures of Moriah and I am so teared up at those pictures...It's so special to me that you were there when she was born and that you took all those pictures- I don't think I've told you just how much it means to me that you & John dropped everything and ran to the hospital. Best friends EVER. I mean that <3 Thank you for reminding me of all the amazing parts of's been a crazy rough year and to see all these happy moments made me smile. I'm so glad you're a part of my life, I LOVE YOU!

Tristan said...

awesomeness in this post,for sure!