Thursday, December 15, 2011

Happy Birthday to me! (Early because we all know celebrations last for the whole month ha.)

As my 29th birthday quickly approaches I've started to get quite reflective and sentimental about the last year. I can't believe I am about to embark on my last year of my 20"s.. How did I get so old? Most days I still feel like this little girl.

How cute is that little Christmas dress.

But with 29 almost here I thought I would look back over 28, one of my favorite reasons for blogging is that I can go back each month over the last year to see what I've been up to. Blessed, happy and thankful are all I can say when I look back at these photos. What a wonderful year it has been. I only hope that 29 brings just as much happiness and that I can spend every moment being grateful for each day.

My birthday kicked off soon after earning my teaching credential and a whirlwind of celebrations, the birthday night itself was spent taking in the holiday scenes downtown and a fancy dinner out with Mr. Jones.

In January we hosted a big party for our friends Ben & Lindsay who were in town!

Wish we could do this every weekend!

In February we showered Mama Kylie and soon to be born Baby Ryland..

Fast forward a few months and I've had the absolute pleasure of taking care of that little bun in the oven every Tuesday ;)

In March I got the call that one of my absolute besties got engaged!! Love you future Ducey's! Can't wait to start wedding festivities as soon as 2012 begins!

In April I headed to NYC to visit the family, I went to the MET with my sister...

Enjoyed lunch dates with Mom...

and made a quick surprise trip to the South to surprise my brother for his birthday!

In May...

The Meyers were back in town for their wedding!! Congrats Ben & Lindsay!

So blessed to have been included on this very special day.

At the end of May beginning of June... 6 months of a crazy sub schedule came to an end when Summer School started again and I was back in my old classroom...

with a new group of Kinders... I loved every stressful busy moment ha!

After 7 weeks of summer school it was time for vacation and at the end of July we headed South to visit the family with a trip to North & South Carolina...

Lounging on the beaches of Charleston...

August was spent reveling in the last days of summer vacation, with lots of lunch dates with friends

and their adorable tots...

By September school was in full swing, and I had embarked on my first "official" year of teaching... Little brother stopped in for a visit and story-time with my 2nd graders.

First staff photo!

September wrapped up with the Roomies wedding! Congrats Schroeders it was an amazing weekend!

In October we hit up the pumpkin patch and festival with The Grinde's

and celebrated with a spooktacular class party.

In November Tina & I went to Portland to visit Steve & Jules! A beautiful city and a wonderful girls weekend!

And we got a litttttlleee bit crazy at our 10 year High School Reunion over the Thanksgiving weekend!

And to round out the year, December thus far has been spent decking our halls...

and celebrating the season with those that I love.

With less than a week left of year 28 I know that the last few days of this year are sure to be just as amazing as the last few months. Thanks for looking back with me over this last year, and thank you to all of the people in my life that have made it a year full of love and happiness. I really do feel like the luckiest gal in the world.

Here's to year 29, the last of my twenties I hope to share many more memories here with all of you lovely blog readers! I love you all!

XOXO- Miss V.


  1. Hope you have a very, very happy 29!! : )

  2. I hope your birthday leads into the best year of your twenties yet :)

  3. Happy Birthday!! I hope it's a great one! I love all the pictures!

    The first bride (Meyers) has a beautiful dress! I love it!


  4. Happy {belated} birthday!

    You've had a wonderful year and I hope the next one is just as great :)

  5. Happy Birthday to you!! :) Love the recap of the year...

  6. happy early birthday! :) let's make plans for a date in 2012 ;)

  7. what a beautiful year full of fun and eventful moments...and many more to come!