Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ringing in a New Year!

Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012!!  We spent the last night of the year celebrating at the lake with friends!  This past year has served us well and I am extremely feel blessed for that!12.3112.311IMG_4355 IMG_4357IMG_438412.312 IMG_4382 IMG_4375Thank you John and Jennifer for hosting us this year- we had a great time!!

Happy New Year from our {soon to be} family to yours!IMG_4388

Friday, December 30, 2011

A year in review

What a year 2011 as been.  It seems like just last week we were in Charleston with friends ringing in the new year and now we are preparing ourselves for the excitement of 2012. 

In January, John, Boo, Alex and I braved the snow and icy roads to board a cruise ship to the Bahamas in celebration of Alex’s 21st birthday!

IMG_1549IMG_1659February called for the first {of many} celebration of the year when Alex proposed to Boo!Booand later a trip to DeBordieu to celebrate my 26th!IMG_1975  March proved to be one for the books.  John and I planned a trip to Charleston and little did I know he had something up his sleeve. 

March 11, 2011- John proposed- we are getting MARRIED!IMG_4450 IMG_4462IMG_2176and were blessed to share in celebrations with family and friends200500_973651128297_12605743_48883998_4663480_n IMG_2193IMG_2205We celebrated Easter at the beach in April with my familyIMG_2599 and James and Addie’s engagement in Edisto!IMG_2483 IMG_2442 In May, John and I headed to the West Coast to visit a cousin in L.A.IMG_2660IMG_2711IMG_2751 John turned another year older in June which called for a Sandy Point celebration with some of our closest friendsIMG_2976 IMG_2999IMG_3014 In July we purchased our first home{!!}IMG_2857_thumb[1] vacationed at the beachIMG_2959 IMG_2965and officially kicking off Boo and Alex’s engagementIMG_3034-1 IMG_3036-1IMG_3021 August- what a busy month!

John and I headed to Greenville to celebrate Austin and Scottie’s engagementIMG_3239 then celebrated our own upcoming nuptials 48 11 paired with a very special birthday and passing of the NC bar299894_10100344750693767_12607008_50859652_5343564_n Football Season started in full force in September- we ventured to Charlotte for the first gameDSC_0276  helped Aaron say goodbye to his 20’s and hello to the big 3-0 at his 30 beers for 30 yearsDSC_0344 DSC_0345 threw a wedding shower with our best girlfriends for Scottie and AustinIMG_3338 October was full of more celebrations

the youngest Watson turned 21stIMG_3427 Scottie and Austin tied the knot299602_10100392855311727_12607008_51277059_1799860175_n297747_10100392861798727_12607008_51277204_777779707_n 313729_10100392867372557_12607008_51277283_19632725_n more of our friends kicked off their engagements

James and Addie’s294562_2187638979228_1494660018_32098781_1891432655_n_thumb[3] John and Jennifer’s302586_10100422719813027_12607055_51543427_1907076544_n_thumb[3]and welcomed the newest member of the {soon to be} Thompson family

SulleyIMG_3738IMG_3730By November, our calendars were filled with wedding parties, wedding parties and more wedding parties. 

with the exception of a quick trip to the mountains with our Camden friends301617_10100429935218297_12607008_51599147_1986705065_n 379940_10100429934085567_12607008_51599126_605356759_n 308736_10100429937418887_12607008_51599177_1069603820_nJohn’s 5th year Citadel reunionIMG_3964IMG_3944 Citadel/ USC pre tailgate wedding partyIMG_4029 Around the House Shower at BramblewoodIMG_4056and a kitchen shower for Boo and I hosted by our Aunts and Cousins404423_10100533689748387_12607008_52081452_288094523_n  We started our December out going separate ways to celebrate Alex and Boo’s Bachelor/Bachelorette partiesIMG_4165IMG_4229  and ended it with wonderful Christmas festivities392709_10100533634364377_12607008_52080922_589250790_n 408595_10100533635971157_12607008_52080936_1734181720_n407786_10100533639304477_12607008_52080974_1795563717_n397277_10100533639753577_12607008_52080981_868187984_n

While this year has been nothing short of fast pace, it has been full of {good}change, excitement and new beginnings.  2012 is sure to be a BIG year for our family and many of our friends.

We are looking forward to ringing in the New Year this weekend- I know it is going to be the best yet! 

Wishing you a safe and Happy New Year!