a retrospective slideshow || 2011 in review

a retrospective || 2011 in review from anya semenoff on Vimeo.

10 states.

Two oceans.

Lots of driving miles (yes that’s the official tabulation: lots).

A theme park, a national park, a fancy phone, thousands of pictures.

Four whales, several buffalo, a llama, iconic sites.

A business, weddings, two churches, one arch, lots of dancing, old friends and new.

One family, three siblings and an adopted transplant from the east coast.

A blog.


Add all these ingredients together in a blender, puree, and the result will be my 2011. It was an incredible year.

Thank you especially to Mom, Emily, Chris, Elise, who will always be my favorites; my whole extended family, who I wish I could see much more often; our 2011 couples, who took a chance on a new business and trusted us with their love stories – we’ll never forget that and owe you so much gratitude; my friends here, old and new, who always offer fun, laughter, support and inspiration.

And, of course, to Dan, who pushes me to dare. Dare to be something more, dare to reach further than I think I can, dare to allow those dreams to be a reality even if they seem too extraordinary. I really couldn’t do this without you.

Finally, thank you to all of you who come here every day to look at my photos, read my (frequently) ridiculous musings, and share in this journey.

I love you all, so very much, and look forward to 2012. It’s going to be a big year – I can feel it.

BUT, before we drop the big flashing ball and pop open that champagne, here’s a 2011 year-in-review slideshow. It’s a little random — but when am I not? — and pretty silly. But then again: when am I not?

Much love, -a.e.

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