December 31, 2011

The Best Travel Babbles: 2011 Edition

January 2011

I finally opened up about what I like to call "Hockey Season-al Depression". I made Chicken and Dumpling Soup and Teriyaki Chicken Skewers from scratch. I found a roundtrip flight from Germany to Massachusetts for under 500 euro, flew home, and my Momma met me at the airport with a giant Dunkin Donut's Iced Coffee :)

February 2011

I tried on wedding gowns for the first time! I completed my first blog design. TJ and I finally went to check out the Hannover City Hall. We ran out of essentials about 4 weeks before the season ended. 
March 2011

Brutus turned two. TJ wrote his first Guest Post. And a bottle of wine wrote a Guest Post, too. I shared packing tips and tricks and figured out all of the paperwork needed to bring your dog back from Germany to the US. It was very bittersweet to leave Germany.

April 2011

My Paypal account was hacked! Teej and I finally went to see our wedding venue. I worked way too many hours - April was boooring.

May 2011

I received a really nice e-mail from a girl who wanted advice about her hockey playing boyfriend. I kind of felt like Dr. Phil. Have you heard of The Mayonnaise Jar Experiment? I published one of my favorite motivational and inspirational blog posts. I also put my crazy pants on and let everyone know that I Google My Fiance.

June 2011

July 2011

These Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes are amazing! So is this Jose Cuervo Margarita Cajun Chicken. I came clean about my Dunkin Donuts Addition. This month I realized it was important to enjoy the little things and the first of many breaks to come for TB took place. 

August 2011

I announced my retirement from hockey. I wrote a now interesting post about Golden Opportunities. This One's For The Girl's is the perfect girly pick-me-up for a troubling day. TJ signed in Texas 7 days after I announced my retirement. Lot's. Of Engagement. Photos. were on the blog. 
September 2011

This is one of my favorite posts. We booked our Honeymoon. September was a really busy month between packing, working, driving between MA and NY every weekend, and saying goodbye to our family and friends for our big move to Texas

October 2011

We had no internet for about 10 days when we first moved into our new apartment. I got sucked into the Pinterest obsession. I love this quote. Brutus wrote his first guest post. Caramel Apple Cheesecake Dip is my #3 search that lands on Travel Babbles. Remember to Make The Most Out Of Today
November 2011

I shared my healthy eating tips. I loved putting together this Handmade Holiday Guide. Meltdown #1 of hockey season #5 occurred. Brutus blogged about his first time at daycare. If you didn't read 7 Ways To Change Your Life in 7 Days you should now. I was hired for an awesome virtual travel agent position and shared about 20 different companies I've found that hire work from home. I decided to stop blogging.

December 2011

December was really boring on my blog but not in real life. I took a lot of time to visualize what I want in life and decided I'm auditioning for the DCC in May. I probably gained 82 pounds eating all of this yummy holidaze food!

Isn't it wild to reflect on the past 365 days? I mentioned in a post earlier this month that the days feel long but the years feel short. Can you believe that one year has already come and gone? What a beautiful and eye opening reminder to savor and appreciate every day as it comes in the new year. 

2011 was such a wonderful year to me, full of growth and change. I have so much to look forward to in the next year of my life and I'm excited to see what's in store!

I wish everyone a happy, healthy and productive 2012!


  1. You guys had a great 2011. Loved reading all of the posts. Here's to a Happy 2012!

    april@Party of Five

  2. I enjoyed reading back through your past posts! It is so cute that TJ guest posted on your blog. What a great idea when you're stumped on what to write!

    Happy New Year, Kym!


  3. What a year you've had! Isn't it great to look back and reflect. It's amazing how much we can pack into a year, isn't it?

    Happy New Year to you,Kym! Have a wonderful time tonight and here's to a 2012 filled with much love, happiness & prosperity! xoxo

  4. What an exciting year and I got to follow along your journey back to the US and got some great advice on what I needed to bring my pets back to Germany with us! Thanks again, doll! So glad we "met"! Have a wonderful 2012! Hugs xxx

  5. Yay to designing my blog in 2011! Still love it!

  6. Ok that looks like an awesome year! 2011 was great no?
    PS Ok your header pictures are to DIE for!

  7. You are such an amazing writer! I absolutely love your blog and even though you post a little less these days, I love the content more. Keep it up girl.

    Happy new year to you and yours!

  8. A truly amazing year!!! So excited for you and the things to come in 2012... Like a WEDDING! ;) Happy New Year friend!!!

  9. I love this idea! You are so creative. I kind of want to do one of these, just for myself, because I think it'd be hilarious! "In January, I whined ... in February, I whined so more ..." Scheisse.


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