Monday, January 2, 2012

a year in review- 2011 in pictures

2011 brought a lot of firsts- first job on Capitol Hill, first real snowstorm, first full year of marriage and living in Maryland and first wedding anniversary. Below are some of my favorite pictures from the year and highlights from each month. Overall, it was a great year. Goodbye 2011, hello 2012!
an 80's New Year's Eve, then New Year's Day in New York, starting a new job, a MLK weekend trip to SC to spend times with friends on the coast, and a terrible snowstorm and visit from fun SC girls to end the month

waking up on my birthday in the Marriott Bethesda because our house was without heat, a surprise 30th birthday fiesta, and our first married Valentine's Day

cherry blossoms and Mom and Meghanne to DC

Molly and Josh's wedding in SC, Easter and birthday and baby celebrations there too, Kelly and Lauren's wedding in Philly, and a quick end of the month trip to the Jersey Shore

a great visit from Kim, Brian and Jackson, Richard's 30th birthday and party at our house, Matt and Gus's wedding in Baltimore- and a few frustrations too- no AC, carbon monoxide leaks and a bit of food poisoning

a mini-retreat to Asheville, Richard's family reunion, Wicked at the Kennedy Center and a quick trip to North Beach, MD before the end of Richard's research year

first anniversary celebration in St. Michael's, Maryland and adjustment to Richard being a true general surgery resident again and a low-key Fourth of July

Suzanne visits DC, a full, two week tour of SC, and a glorious month long Congressional recess

a great Clemson win over Auburn in Death Valley, and the Tigers go 4-0 to start the season, the arrival of sweet baby Anderson Pusz

a trip to Blacksburg to watch Clemson beat the Hokies the first time around, a trip to Charleston for Ken and Heather's wedding, pumpkin carving party at our house

a great party with friends for Jess and Robert, seeing another Clemson win over Wake Forest and a fun reunion tailgate, Thanksgiving in SC with family and friends

a lovely Christmas cruise with family, the beautiful wedding of Jess and Robert, a quick trip to NYC, a visit from Richard's parents and our first real Christmas tree


  1. You guys have had a big year! Pretty pictures! Hope you guys had a fabulous New Years.

  2. Such a great year, Beth! And you look so stunning in all your pics! Miss you!