2011 In Review

Hi, my name is Kristen and I'm a list junkie, I love a good pen and a notepad. Today's list was my year in review. I kind of like having a little summary all in one place, it keeps me accountable for the "me" stuff.

This year I :


  • my first wedding


  • Connecticut (May)
  • Boston (May)
  • Columbia Zoo (August and October)

And I:


  • Jayden's 5th birthday
  • My 27th birthday
  • Brandon's 29th birthday
  • The birth of many great friends babies!

  • Prosciutto Egg Cups
  • Zesty Italian Chicken
  • Fried Chicken (in many flavors)
  • Chicken Divan
  • More, just can't remember. Cooking more of a variety and learning new recipes was a resolution)


  • The Hunger Games
  • Water for Elephants
  • The Help
  • Sun Stand Still
  • Love & Respect



  • Criminal Minds
  • Storage Wars and all those Pawn Shop Shows
  • Weeds
  • Dance Moms
  • Nothing of REAL substance (lol)


  • The Help
  • Bridesmaids
  • Larry Crowne
  • The Green Hornet
  • Something Borrowed
  • Justin Bieber Never Say Never (don't judge me, it was GOOD)
  • Just Go with it
  • The Change Up

Listened to/Discovered MusicAgain, not all new stuff, but I love all the same.

  • Katy Perry- Teenage Dream
  • Britney Spears- Femme Fatale
  • Adele- 21
  • Bruno Mars- Doo Wops & Hooligans
  • Mumford & Sons- Sigh no more
  • Justin Bieber- My world 2.0
  • Wasting Light- Foo Fighters
  • Miranda Lambert- Revolution
  • Train- Save me Fransisco
  • Taylor Swift- Speak Now


  • Britney Spears- Femme Fatale (3rd row)

And talking about 2011 wouldn’t be complete with a special new category.

Developed Friendships

  • I became closer to friends I already had by committing to take time to keep up. Life is too short, and we're never promised tomorrow.
  • I also made new friends through North Charlotte Moms Connect

Hopes for myself for 2012

  • Complete personal goals
  • Take more time for me, take off the mommy hat every once and a while
  • Be punctual
  • Trust people
  • Get back in school

Can’t wait to see what 2012 has in store!