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2011 The Year in Review

I'm not sure what grade to give 2011.  I mean, it certainly had to be better than the suck-filled 2010, so I had high hopes that it couldn't be much worse.  Thankfully it wasn't.  Overall I'd give it a B-.  After all, I did go to Venice in the Spring, and I met David Sedaris (not at the same time).

Every year between Christmas and New Year's I pull together a favorite photo from each month and put them together on my blog.  I've done that here, but I haven't organized them in any way and they aren't shown in any chronological order.  2011 was a year in which I tried to quit being so fussy about certain things, including self-imposed rules and regulations.  So, tucked behind the cut and loaded with photos, is 2011...


The little girl Claudia, who lived near our apartment in Venice.  The cutest creature who ever lived.


Taken from the Bridge of Sighs in Venice.  The last view the prisoners had before being sent to prison.

My niece Hannah's 8th grade graduation.  She was high fiving the family as she ran by.  I didn't mean for this shot to be blurry, but I really like how it turned out.

My other niece Kathleen's high school graduation.  Same happy accident as the other graduation photo.

School supply shopping for Kathleen before she went off to college.  She's already completed her first semester!

Sunset in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Colors have not been adjusted.

My nephew's wedding in Abuquerque, with his wife and brother and sister.

Sunset on the Grand Canal.

At the beach in Oregon last summer.

Playing paintball at my brother's house.  I took a shot to the face like a CHAMP.

The church in Old Town Albuquerque.

Christmas Eve services, taken with my iphone.  I'm very please at how this turned out!

Taken from the top of the church at San Giorgio Maggiore, probably my favorite part of the Venice trip.  Shortly after this was taken, the bells rang over our heads and I nearly wet myself.

Here's to a safe, fun, happy 2012.


( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 28th, 2011 10:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the review Matt. Of course, wonderful to see Venice again and love the selection of pics. Hope that 2012 will be a very good vintage for you. Cheers to more travel and plenty of ice-cream!

Dec. 29th, 2011 02:37 pm (UTC)
I think 2012 will indeed be a good vintage for me, and I hope the same for you as well.

Dec. 28th, 2011 11:52 pm (UTC)
I don't think I've seen some of those before! Great job. And I am stealing this idea.
Dec. 29th, 2011 02:37 pm (UTC)
Steal away, you have full authorization.
Dec. 29th, 2011 03:22 am (UTC)
Sigh, what a year of beauty. love this.
Dec. 29th, 2011 02:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you, and well said!
Dec. 29th, 2011 10:40 am (UTC)
Matt how can you choose your favourites....these pics are all absolutely beautiful. Thanks for posting them
Dec. 29th, 2011 02:38 pm (UTC)
That's exactly why I posted so many. As I started compiling them, I couldn't pick just one for each month. It was all I could do to keep from posting a hundred.

Glad you enjoyed them!
Dec. 29th, 2011 06:12 pm (UTC)
A beautiful year in review, Matt! I hope 2012 brings you much joy and peace.
Dec. 29th, 2011 06:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you, and I wish the same for you!
Jan. 6th, 2012 06:42 pm (UTC)
Loved this recap so much :-). Here's to 2012 being some form of A on the grade scale, I mean even an A- would be an improvement BUT you're one-o-mah-fav'rits so I'm hoping for A+ for you!
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