December 30th

2011 will always be known as the year of Willie Nelson Mandela. Granted, there were a few other monsters crossed off the bucket list, but none of those wake me up each morning with a smile and a wagging pom pom tail screaming, “TODAY IS GOING TO BE THE BEST DAY EVER! CAN I GO OUTSIDE NOW?”

A few of my favorite photos from the year, including too many of the prized pup:


A year that begins in Africa can be nothing short of magical; 2011 didn’t disappoint.

Sunday Funday


Cody, Gram, Me

The Maniacs!

Donk Runs


Ben Avery Shooting Range



The gang

Mammoth hike


Kitchen table


My new amazing boots

Colleen\'s visit


German Fest

The ever gorgeous bride

Mama + Papa


Min + Bec

Rafting Clear Creek

Cody + Raj

Halloween 2011

Halloween 2011

Broncos vs. Chargers 10-9-11

New hat for Duda

First Snow

Holy crikes. That’s how you do a year right. Thank you 2011! (I hear your younger sister 2012 brings great promise.)


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4 Responses

  1. showed my husband WNM’s halloween costume and he said, “that’s really good!”

  2. What a great year! Did you see ours, posted on nobaddays?

  3. Kelli, I LOVE this post! What awesome memories…
    Thanks for sharing!