1.01.2012

OUT WITH THE OLD

if i could i would scoop up 2011 and give it kisses all over. this year has been really, really good to me and my family.

this is one of those really long and self-indulgent type posts, but it was fun for me to look back on all the things we did this year, so here are a few of my favorite photos 2011.

JANUARY

(can you believe we lived in this tiny space? w-o-w!)


FEBRUARY




MARCH









APRIL





MAY




JUNE






JULY











AUGUST






SEPTEMBER















OCTOBER










NOVEMBER






















DECEMBER









***

i now declare 2011 officially closed!


see you all on the flip side.

38 comments :

  1. What a terrific year for you and yours! My favorite part, though? When you called the boy "Sir Huckles." Ha! I laughed and loved all at the same time!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope 2012 is every bit as wonderful for you!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love it! You're such a great inspiration, as a wife, mother, person - it's a joy to read your writing and share in the love you feel for your family and life. The world would be a better place with more people in it like you. I'm excited for my own 2012 and to see what it brings to you. Happy New Year!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I've lurked for a good couple of years now, introduced you to my little sister and then the rest of my sisters and mum so I thought it was about time I commented! Happy New Year Nat. I look forward to reading more of your adventures.

    ReplyDelete
  4. aw, you all are the best! thanks for including me in november and i wish great things for you and your family in 2012! can't wait to see what is to come!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Happy New Year, Natalie! I never comment but I read your blog religiously. I hope 2012 brings amazing, sparkly things to you and your family. xo

    ReplyDelete
  6. Happy New Year! And Go Cougs!!! I found your blog several months ago when you had a Studio J give away and have followed you ever since. I enjoy your posts, love living vicariously in New York through you, and think your son is adorable. I was happily surprised this morning to see your husband wearing a "Bookie" shirt in the first picture. I too am a Coug and now feel that we are even more kindred spirits. May the New Year bring you much happiness! ~Amy

    ReplyDelete
  7. It was so much fun getting to know you in 2011! What an honor to have you participate in the Sakura Bloom Styleathon. Your entries were so beautiful and inspiring -- just like you! May every blessing come to you and your gorgeous men in 2012. XOXO.

    ReplyDelete
  8. So wonderful!! I hope my babies are as chubby as huck. Seriously. Happy New Year!!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I found your blog this year and it has truly brought me smiles and happiness reading about you and your little family. I wish you all the best in 2012, and if I were to ever see you in person I would totally collect that hug. Happy New Year!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Nat, I just want to let you know how much I enjoy your blog! Reading this today I realized it's been about a year since I discovered you, through that Salon article. I am sooo glad about it too, you were right away my favorite blog to read and have stayed that way ever since! I love the ridiculous way you write (this is a compliment, if only I was that fun!) and how you are always making fun and interesting things happen. It's totally a choice to make our lives this way and I admire you for being so adventurice, especially with a new baby, (it's easy to disappear into a hole that first year, Yay for you for not doing that!) It's helped me to be that way more and explore our city with my boys. I think all your nicknames for your Holbsies are fantastic, too, There are so many things I could say that are great about your blog but if I went on it might start to sound a little creepy :P
    Thank you for being a happy and uplifting place to come and read and think and help me make my life a little brighter each day.
    You rock!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I want a hug! In fact "meeting and taking a picture with Natalie Holbrook" is on my bucket list.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Also, I miss the dogs too. My heart still hurts for you when I think about them.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I enjoyed meeting you from afar this year. I stop by often, yet never comment. Thanks for the recap. You are blessed with a wonderful life.

    xo

    ReplyDelete
  14. oh, how i've loved watching huck grow up in 2011. thank your for sharing. please never stop!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love all the pictures of the daddy holding the baby boy! And the picture of your striped shoes and the branch of lilacs in your hand just reminded me of how much I love lilacs. Thank you for your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love new years and seeing all the recaps and new hopes for this year. So glad i found your blog in 2011 and here is to many more years of following!

    I find myself telling my husband about things i have read on your blog and starting our with "my friend, natalie..." and then i realize i have never actually met you, but i feel like i know you so well! Thanks for sharing your life with us.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hii! i reeeeally love your blog. your writing and fashion style. question: where did you buy the dress you are wearing for the photo shoot in november? i want! please :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hi! I found your blog through the Sakura bloom styleathon in 2011 and have pretty much checked it every day since. Loved this post!! Looking forward to more of your beautiful words in 2012.

    ReplyDelete
  19. It's been such a pleasure reading your blog throughout 2011 Nat. You're a real inspiration for the way you face things with faith and love and humour.

    I can't wait to see what 2012 brings for you and your lovely little family.

    All the best from across the pond x

    ReplyDelete
  20. it's so cool to see how much he's grown! i loved your chapters AND your fiction post. looking forward to what 2012 brings you!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Thank you for sharing your year with us! I've fallen in love with your blog, your sweet baby boy, your love of stripes and the fact that you call your hubster a ginger. Your posts this year have brought me many a much needed laugh and losts of inspiration. I hope your 2012 is extra great!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Look how fantastic your life is! Those subway pictures are just fantastic. And Huck is so fabulously squishy! Happy New Year to you! I'm so glad I found your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Thank you for being so cheerful, quirky, and fun to be around. Even though I've never been around you. Ha! I'm so happy to be a reader here. I'm just sure we are kindred spirits. Happy New Year to you and your Huckleberry Co.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Found your blog a few weeks ago and can't get enough! As a relatively recent transplant to NYC, you're an awesome inspiration to get out and explore!

    Hope you're having a great start to 2012!
    Kate
    http://ummmnowwhat.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  25. My favorite blogger ever. You're the best, Happy New Year!! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  26. what a great review of the year...thank you for sharing your life with all of us.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Happy New Year! :-) -Miscellaneous From Missy

    (my new phone won't let me comment very easily, but I'm still reading.)

    ReplyDelete
  28. Happy New Year! :-) -Miscellaneous From Missy

    (my new phone won't let me comment very easily, but I'm still reading.)

    ReplyDelete
  29. Such a good year! I just read that WoW post and almost died. It is hilarious. And it is funny until you are married and your spouse gets addicted to it. & you have to get a divorce. But then it's funny again!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Natalie! I have loved (really loved) reading your blog this year. I really think that you have the best blog voice and the cutest family (probably mostly because of Huck, but I'm sure you already knew that). Really, this year your blog has become my most favorite blog and I always look forward to and love reading it. I can't wait to read about next year from your entertaining, wonderfully written point of view.

    XXOO & thank you

    ReplyDelete
  31. seriously in love with this post. it's awesome to see huck grow thru the year! i think you've sorta inspired a post or the idea of a post. : )

    ReplyDelete
  32. Having just stumbled across your blog I have to say I love it, especially this recap post because now I feel like I been brought up to speed and more importantly because your family is so cute especially your little boy!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Oooh my goodness Huck in that lion costume might have been the cutest moment of my day!! Your family is beautiful and I'm so happy for yall. Happy 2012 dear lady : )

    ReplyDelete
  34. I absolutely love the way you recapped 2011 here! Happy 2012! :]

    ReplyDelete
  35. I just found your blog and it's great :) Your family is too cute and so is your couch! If you see this can you share where it is from???

    ReplyDelete
  36. Ok, so I just happened upon your insta-profile Natalie, and have followed it through to your blog.

    I've read way too many posts of yours from my iPhone and now my eyes are squinty and sore.

    But I really wanted to tell you that I've really enjoyed every bit of it. And I think your (often maniacle) writing is *quite* entertaining, and that you generally seem like a pretty cool chick.

    I'm glad I came upon it. (I was going to say, '...glad I stumbled upon it', but decided against it, in case you thought I meant Stumbleupon. I didn't mean that.)

    Wishing you and yours a wonderfully beautiful 2012.

    X jessica

    ReplyDelete
  37. oh the pinafore dress from your washington square family photos where is it from?

    ReplyDelete

Comments are moderated because mama ain't no fool.