2011: Year in Review

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

  • A disappointing Steelerbowl Superbowl but the food was excellent
  • Jerry and I celebrate our 1 year engagement and 8 year anniversary at Pane Vino
  • We make Snow Cream
  • The girls come out to Jerry’s broomball game
  • Jerry’s birthday grants him homemade PB cups
  • I paint Jerry’s office and clean/organize the closet as his gift
  • I take pole dancing class with Alison and Andrea
  • Ugly Disco!

MARCH

  • First wedding dress purchased
  • Snowstorm?
  • Large donations to Goodwill
  • My first experience with Kings Cake
  • …and Pancake Day
  • We celebrate St. Patrick’s Day downtown with Jaime, Nikki and Andrea
  • I make a Pi Pie for Pi Day
  • Jerry prints out large floor plans for the Wild Horse so we can start placing guests in rooms!

APRIL

  • The hunt for bridesmaid dresses is in full swing
  • Jer and I pick up fence panels and rental truck near closing time at Lowe’s
  • My first experience with “Friendship Bread” leaves me feeling less than friendly to the giver
  • My 26th birthday party had gourmet build your own burgers and Baked Alaska cupcakes
  • I pull down wallpaper in upstairs bathroom to discover the wall is crumbling
  • Couch shopping for Andrea
  • Hand dyed Easter eggs
  • My first and last spray tan

MAY

  • Chase Corporate Challenge 5K with my lady friends
  • Visit Dad and Jax in Albany with Sarah and the twins
  • Wedding invitation production line begins
  • Jerry’s wedding suit is in!
  • I transplant Irises, Hostas
  • Picnic at Ellison Park with friends
  • Mom and Tony visit – Mom and I clear out yard by fence
  • Jerry begins replacing fence in backyard
  • I purchase my wedding dress!
  • I finished fixing the upstairs bathroom wall
  • I paint the dining room and hallway
  • Jer rehangs dining room art
  • We start building dining room bench
  • Transplant trees from side fence to back fence (they die in a few months)
  • Host surprise and a half birthday party for 2 friends
  • Plant herb garden
  • Transplant rose bushes
  • Picnic in the park for Andrea’s birthday

JUNE

  • Tree stump = gone
  • Andrea + Emily = 5th Place in the Rochester CitySolve!
  • Emily + pruning Lilac tree = really bad sunburn
  • Jerry finds his tie for the wedding along with the rest of the groomsmen
  • Trip to Ohio
  • Our first trip to a Chik-fil-A <– totally worth noting
  • Dinner and Improv with Andrea and Nikki

JULY

  • Host July 4th weekend from my neighbors pool – with their permission of course!
  • We finish building the dining room bench and Jer finishes the moulding there and in the hall (lucky guy had a week off)
  • Jerry installs light fixture and outlet in upstairs bathroom
  • Go-karts and Mini-Golf for Ali’s birthday (we’re all adults, here)
  • Bridesmaids dresses are in!
  • Wedding Shower Fiesta (with men and women)
  • Boating on Lake Ontario with Cynthia and Josh
  • Jaime and Bob leave for CA but not before a lakeside picnic, carnival and demolition derby!
  • The bar finally leaves the living room! More furniture switcheroos take place
  • Wedding craftiness begins

AUGUST

  • Spend 7 hours in the ER to find out my dizziness and tingling body are a result of “neurological weirdness” – thanks, Doc.
  • Catskill visit at my Mom’s to see my Grandparents from downstate and the twins
  • Wedding crafts continue
  • Buy wedding sandals and much more.
  • Spend Mom’s 50th camping at Letchworth State Park – Grand Canyon of the East

SEPTEMBER

  • The only thing we did this month were wedding crafts
  • Oh, and we bought a Jeep
  • I also drive home for 3 weekends worth of dress fittings. Oye.
  • Also…I quit my day job. Did I forget to mention that? Whoops.

OCTOBER

  • Spent a week with family and friends in the OBX
  • Took my first tiny plane ride with my bridesmaids
  • Took all the parts off the Jeep that can actually be taken off, drove on the beach and had a photo shoot, too
  • Got married – finally!
  • Spent 2 days alone with the Mr in the OBX
  • Jerry and Cole installed a new water heater
  • Bought new router (the 2 things we turned off for the wedding were done-zo when we got home)
  • Jerry worked on the fence some more
  • 5th Annual Cider Tasting
  • I seriously start attacking some of those Pins
  • My Our Kitchenaid Mixer arrives!
  • Jerry and I make our own Halloween costumes
  • Eddie passes away

NOVEMBER

  • Made my map chair
  • Baked Fall treats
  • Did lots of shopping
  • Got the front garden ready for winter
  • Cleaned out and organized the attic space above the garage and breezeway
  • Installed solar lights in front garden
  • Etched some glass
  • Decorated for Fall
  • Celebrated 100 posts and 1 year of blogging on According to Boyle
  • Spent the first half of Thanksgiving at my Mother’s house
  • Spent the second half at my Dad’s house (and celebrated his birthday!)

DECEMBER

  • Started Thursday Latlies
  • Cut down our 2nd Christmas Tree
  • Received our wedding photos
  • Decorated the house for Christmas
  • Jerry finished putting up the fence in the backyard!
  • Purchased our Nativity Set
  • Made paper snowflakes for the first time
  • First “fancy” ladies night out with my girlies
  • Cooked and baked and cooked and baked and baked
  • Made lots of Christmas gifts and crafts
  • Made our own Christmas cards
  • Made our first Gingerbread House (it was a total flop!)
  • Spent our 2nd Christmas morning in our own home
  • Spent the last week of the year with Jerry’s family in Ohio
  • Made dinner for 9 hungry Boyles
  • Co-hostessed a Baby Shower!

This year has been one serious ride. I can’t believe all that we did in December alone! Some of which I still have to share and cannot wait! Let’s get through these New Year posts and get started with it!

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About Miss Em

I'm Emily, he's Jerry. Newly wed but long together, homeowners since 2006, one child in cat form.
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