Friday, December 31, 2010

A Year in Pictures (And My 2011 Word)

It's been a hell of a year, a hell of a ride and a year that I am happily packing back into its box. It's time to open 2011 and my hands are shaking at the excitement that is to be discovered there.

To the successes, challenges, lessons, losses and experiences gained; to the joy and the thrill of what this year was, I raise my glass. To the year ahead and all the potential it holds, I raise it again. Here's to the closing of this most interesting chapter. And here's to the first, crisp page of the next. Have your ink wells ready, folks, it's time to pen 2011...

In review, I went back through a few of the photos I've used in this blog over the last year, my first year in blogland. Below are collages of a few of my favorite moments of 2010:

Clock-wise from top left:
Fall colors along my beloved Clark Fork River.
Mom and I all dolled up in Disneyland celebrating my 25th Birthday.
Laguna Beach, California; my taste of the Pacific Ocean this year.
My front yard glider with my favorite alpine mountaineering reading material.

Clock-wise from top left:
Finding the therapeutic qualities of painting pottery! Done with my best friend this summer.
Skiing in an epic snow season!
Commemorating my late friend with my yearly hike around Missoula.
One of the lovely weddings attended this summer.

Have fun celebrating New Year's Eve! I am making a
few resolutions and wishes this year, but I also have
chosen a word to inspire me for 2011: Transform
There are going to be a lot of changes in my world this year!


  1. These are great pictures you have used for your year in review, and I am looking forward to reading about how your world will be "transformed" in 2011! I love your heading - so festive and sparkling - Happy New year!

  2. I always enjoy reading your creative, honest posts and look forward to seeing what 2011 has in store for you. Although it seems that you have something in store for it! Best wishes and I like the word "transform" in reference to the upcoming year of changes. Ann

  3. Hello E Charlotte... here's to a wonderful new year!... I love your collages... we both thought alike today... I too posted some of my favorites pics from my blog this past year... I LOVE the one of you and your mom's hair!!! Happy New Year!... xoxo Julie Marie

  4. Happy HAPPY NEW YEAR.... :o) !!

    LOVE your pic recap AND your word....TRANSFORM....Has a FABULOUS ring to it & I can only imagine it's MANY 'meanings'....I'm going to ponder on my own word while I'm in the workshop today & will post it later....!!!

    Cheers from Oz,
    Tamarah :o)

  5. What a beautiful blog you have. Your photos are stunning. Looking forward to many more visits in 2011. Happy New Year!

  6. Oh your post sounds so exciting! Can't wait to see the Transformation! :)

    Happy New Year!!


  7. Hope that 2011 brings you all that you hope for, peace, joy, good health and happiness.
    Every time I open your blog, I sigh over your pictures of Montana, a part of the world I'd love to visit one day.
    Thank you for your comments during the past year

  8. Three cheers to a wonderful 2011! Let the fun and the memories begin! LYS

  9. Oh now that is a VERY good word! Happy New Year!

  10. so excited to support u in your year of transform! xo


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