2011 in Review

My family is still recovering from Christmas Day and I’m still recovering from working last night but I couldn’t NOT post a short and sweet list.

Here’s our best of 2011.

1. We flew to Florida on our first full length family vacation.

2. I transferred from Med/Surg to ER.

3. We finally got the living, dining, guest, and Amelia’s bedroom painted.

4. I read more books than I can even count, accomplishing my book reading goal for the year.

5. Convinced my husband to get rid of that awful handlebar mustache.

6. I took a long overdue girl’s trip to Vegas! Ate at Bobby Flay’s and Tom Colicchio’s.

7. Bought a new mom-mobile all by myself.

8. I went parasailing for the first time.

9. Got another tattoo.

10. Received the official “MissMarinaStar.com” for Christmas!

44 Responses to 2011 in Review
  1. Stasha
    December 26, 2011 | 1:16 pm

    YEAY for your very own domain!! What an awesome Christmas present! You go girl!

  2. Stasha
    December 26, 2011 | 1:16 pm

    YEAY for your very own domain!! What an awesome Christmas present! You go girl!

  3. Greta
    December 26, 2011 | 1:21 pm

    Yay! Sounds awesome–so many exciting things this year! I hope you had a very merry Christmas, and I can't wait to start reading on your new fancy url. 🙂

  4. Greta
    December 26, 2011 | 1:21 pm

    Yay! Sounds awesome–so many exciting things this year! I hope you had a very merry Christmas, and I can't wait to start reading on your new fancy url. 🙂

  5. Ado
    December 26, 2011 | 5:06 pm

    You are very fabulous. I'm going to go take a peek at your hub's handlebar moustache now but so glad to hear he is open to change – so many men who have handlebar moustaches (ok, not that I know many of them but still…) make the 'stache their identity and never cut it off, you know? It becomes a “thing” – a “prop” – I think it's really great he's willing to try something different. (-:

  6. Ado
    December 26, 2011 | 5:06 pm

    You are very fabulous. I'm going to go take a peek at your hub's handlebar moustache now but so glad to hear he is open to change – so many men who have handlebar moustaches (ok, not that I know many of them but still…) make the 'stache their identity and never cut it off, you know? It becomes a “thing” – a “prop” – I think it's really great he's willing to try something different. (-:

  7. Jennifer Hall
    December 26, 2011 | 5:52 pm

    Oh! I got “justjenniferblog.com” for Christmas too! I would love to take a girl's trip to Vegas. Sigh…

  8. Jennifer Hall
    December 26, 2011 | 5:52 pm

    Oh! I got “justjenniferblog.com” for Christmas too! I would love to take a girl's trip to Vegas. Sigh…

  9. Dominiquegoh
    December 27, 2011 | 12:00 am

    Great that you have your own domain.. Merry christmas

  10. Dominiquegoh
    December 27, 2011 | 12:00 am

    Great that you have your own domain.. Merry christmas

  11. Miss Marina Star
    December 27, 2011 | 9:34 am

    Thank you! I was super excited to get it. Hope you had a Merry Christmas as well.

  12. Miss Marina Star
    December 27, 2011 | 9:34 am

    Thank you! I was super excited to get it. Hope you had a Merry Christmas as well.

  13. Miss Marina Star
    December 27, 2011 | 9:35 am

    Isn't it wonderful when people REALLY know what you want for Christmas?

    The girls trip was awesome. You just have to go for it!

  14. Miss Marina Star
    December 27, 2011 | 9:35 am

    Isn't it wonderful when people REALLY know what you want for Christmas?

    The girls trip was awesome. You just have to go for it!

  15. Miss Marina Star
    December 27, 2011 | 9:36 am

    Thank you for calling me fabulous! Coming from you, that's a huge compliment. 🙂

    He was becoming way too attached to that mustache!

  16. Miss Marina Star
    December 27, 2011 | 9:36 am

    Thank you for calling me fabulous! Coming from you, that's a huge compliment. 🙂

    He was becoming way too attached to that mustache!

  17. Miss Marina Star
    December 27, 2011 | 9:38 am

    Thank you! We've both had pretty big years, didn't we? I am excited to make the url and WP change this next year.

  18. Miss Marina Star
    December 27, 2011 | 9:38 am

    Thank you! We've both had pretty big years, didn't we? I am excited to make the url and WP change this next year.

  19. Miss Marina Star
    December 27, 2011 | 9:38 am

    It was one of the most thoughtful gifts ever! Can't wait to start using it.

  20. Miss Marina Star
    December 27, 2011 | 9:38 am

    It was one of the most thoughtful gifts ever! Can't wait to start using it.

  21. Bridget
    December 27, 2011 | 9:45 am

    You had a fun year. Especially losing the handlebar moustache!

  22. Bridget
    December 27, 2011 | 9:45 am

    You had a fun year. Especially losing the handlebar moustache!

  23. Barbara
    December 27, 2011 | 12:34 pm

    What a great list.  You had a great year!!  Enjoy the new domain.

  24. Barbara
    December 27, 2011 | 12:34 pm

    What a great list.  You had a great year!!  Enjoy the new domain.

  25. Jamie Walker
    December 27, 2011 | 10:39 pm

    This IS a great list!!!  What was your reading goal?  I need one of those, I never read anymore – unless you count blogs and magazines??

  26. Jamie Walker
    December 27, 2011 | 10:39 pm

    This IS a great list!!!  What was your reading goal?  I need one of those, I never read anymore – unless you count blogs and magazines??

  27. Audrey
    December 27, 2011 | 11:17 pm

    2011 sounds like it was a wonderful year! I hope 2012 is even better!

  28. Audrey
    December 27, 2011 | 11:17 pm

    2011 sounds like it was a wonderful year! I hope 2012 is even better!

  29. Stacey
    December 28, 2011 | 9:47 am

    What a fabulous year! I have never needed to set a goal to read books until this year. I think I only finished like two books, which is totally uncharacteristic for me. I may need a goal for 2012 to keep myself reading. What a great idea.

  30. Stacey
    December 28, 2011 | 9:47 am

    What a fabulous year! I have never needed to set a goal to read books until this year. I think I only finished like two books, which is totally uncharacteristic for me. I may need a goal for 2012 to keep myself reading. What a great idea.

  31. Miss Marina Star
    December 28, 2011 | 2:29 pm

    I decided to try to read 12 NPR reviewed books this year, roughly one a month. I breezed through that this summer though, and just started reading whatever I felt like. It was a good year for me, books wise.

  32. Miss Marina Star
    December 28, 2011 | 2:29 pm

    I decided to try to read 12 NPR reviewed books this year, roughly one a month. I breezed through that this summer though, and just started reading whatever I felt like. It was a good year for me, books wise.

  33. Miss Marina Star
    December 28, 2011 | 2:30 pm

    Thank you! Me too!

    Happy New Year!

  34. Miss Marina Star
    December 28, 2011 | 2:30 pm

    Thank you! Me too!

    Happy New Year!

  35. Miss Marina Star
    December 28, 2011 | 2:33 pm

    12 NPR reviewed books. I searched through their archives and current reviews and found 12 that I was interested in. It was easy and fun and I got a lot of ideas for books that were well written and fun to read.

  36. Miss Marina Star
    December 28, 2011 | 2:33 pm

    12 NPR reviewed books. I searched through their archives and current reviews and found 12 that I was interested in. It was easy and fun and I got a lot of ideas for books that were well written and fun to read.

  37. Miss Marina Star
    December 28, 2011 | 2:33 pm

    Thank you. I'm getting ready to move it over and make a few changes very soon. Hope to see you there!

  38. Miss Marina Star
    December 28, 2011 | 2:33 pm

    Thank you. I'm getting ready to move it over and make a few changes very soon. Hope to see you there!

  39. Miss Marina Star
    December 28, 2011 | 2:35 pm

    That mustache was a serious coup for me!

  40. Miss Marina Star
    December 28, 2011 | 2:35 pm

    That mustache was a serious coup for me!

  41. Mrs. Weber
    December 28, 2011 | 5:00 pm

    Dang girl! I'd say that 2011 was a pretty amazing year for you. Congrats – you are a super mom!

  42. Mrs. Weber
    December 28, 2011 | 5:00 pm

    Dang girl! I'd say that 2011 was a pretty amazing year for you. Congrats – you are a super mom!

  43. Miss Marina Star
    December 29, 2011 | 12:09 pm

    I don't feel much like a super mom, but thank you for the compliment. 2011 was pretty good to us.

  44. Miss Marina Star
    December 29, 2011 | 12:09 pm

    I don't feel much like a super mom, but thank you for the compliment. 2011 was pretty good to us.