a photo review of 2011…

a few of my favorite photos from each month this last year
really enjoyed 2011 (for the most part. ;)
looking forward to what’s in store for 2012.
as always, thanks for reading along!
past year in review posts here :: 2010 // 2009 // 2008 // 2007
(and dang. that just made me realize how long i’ve been blogging. loooong.)
  1. bethani

    i always love your year photo recaps! i hope when husband and i have a little family it is as cute as yours. :)

  2. you have the cutest little family.

  3. It was so fun to watch Eleanor grow in this post. She has the cutest little smile!

  4. I love them all, lovely family! Ok, you're so reluctant to note any of your clothing, but c'mon. Can the blog be a tiny bit about eleanor's? I'll give up on wanting your clothes if we can try and find bits of her wardrobe!

  5. yay! what a fun summer. what fun memories. that tennis photo still cracks me up. ;)

  6. Wow, what a great, busy year you had. You have the sweetest, most beautiful family.

  7. Your 2011 was so lovely and it looks like 2012 is shaping up to be not too shabby for your sweet + adorable little family. Happy Monday!

  8. Karen

    Loved recaping all those beautiful moments! Here's to another year of blessings!


  9. I loved looking back at your year!

    You and your family are seriously the most beautiful.

    Happy New Year! xoxo

  10. Jessica

    Omg, Kingsley and your chair! I would have passed out! haha…the little terrors, but we love them still!

  11. Mariela

    Lovely photos, I always enjoy your blog, you have a lovely and beautiful family. Hope 2012 give you and your family many, many blessings!

  12. Gosh, It's amazing to see all the things we do in a year. So easy to forget sometimes. However like your bottom comment about seeing how long you have been posting made me realize just how long I have been reading your blog… over 3 years now!

  13. what a cute idea. I've enjoyed the "year in review" posts going around the web, I may have to join in.

    You Had To Be There

  14. Janine

    I think you picked the best pictures of the year. I just love that Eleanor looks the same as an infant as she does now. She has such a sweet face.

  15. I loved looking through that. All the baby pictures are adorable!

  16. I love your blog so much. I've been reading since 2009 but have only just de-lurked ;) I was shy to comment.

    Your pictures are beautiful and your family is beautiful, but even more, what keeps me reading is this…

    You are such an inspiration to be positive–happy with what you are given, and grateful for even the small things; to be family-oriented, to be strong in your faith and to stand by what you believe in.

    Thank you so much for sharing parts of your life with us, Naomi.

  17. LOVED all of your pictures!! Hope 2012 is even better!!

  18. naomi, in every single picture you / josh / elanor look so so so happy. you inspire me to bring more joy and happiness to my own life. have a great 2012 !! XO

  19. Sara

    Looks like a great year! It is fun watching your little girl grow :)

    Hope 2012 is just as wonderful!

  20. Jes

    Favorite post ever :)

    You guys are the cutest.

  21. Melissa

    Loved the pictures! So great!

  22. Debby

    That looks like an amazing year, I love how beautiful you all are!

  23. anna

    what a wonderful year!
    sad to have known your blog only in september!!
    but i'll never stop to follow u!

  24. I can't believe a year ago this time we were all anxiously awaiting to find out if E was going to be a girl or a boy. You've inspired me in so many ways! Thank you for sharing your life with us.


  25. Jordan

    I have loved reading your blog this past year and look forward to reading it this year! :)

  26. Alexia

    thank you for sharing! you have been a huge inspiration to me and it is always a treat to read your blog. happy new year!!

  27. Ria

    Oh my goodness! E has gotten so big over past year! It looks like y'all have had an amazing year last year! let's hope this one is just as great! I know it'll be amazing for y'all since you have baby #2 on the way!

  28. Senessa

    Super fun blog! I enjoy visiting, it's such a delight everytime I come by :)

  29. It's so fun to see Eleanor grow in front of our eyes in this post! Cheers to a happy 2012 for you & yours!


  30. Those photos are treasures!

  31. Kendra

    Love that blue romper on Eleanor!

  32. i can't believe this time last year you were pregnant, too! can't wait to "meet" the new baby. :)

  33. Jackie

    Hey idk if youll see this, but i was womdering where u got that blue striped shirt in the pic where ur holding up E on the green couch in sept?

  34. Melissa

    Love all the pics and so fun to watch the lil munchcin grow. So many great memories over the year!

  35. Laura.

    I wish that I could express just how beautiful your family are to you.

  36. Loved all your pictures! They are wonderful! Looks like you guys had a great 2011 : )

  37. Such an adorable family. Eleanor might be the cutest baby ever!

  38. that january hamburger situation looks DELICIOUS.

  39. hanner

    2011 was a great year for friends and fun. not so much for my bangs… :)

  40. Beautiful photos! Eleanor is so precious :)


  41. Tish

    She looks like such a happy baby…

  42. It was so much fun looking at your 2011 pics…and seeing Eleanor growing up. Too the cutest couple and happiest baby…Happy 2012!

  43. Ash

    loved this recap! so cool to see how your family has grown in one year (:

  44. beautiful pictures of a precious family that exudes love and happiness!!

  45. you have the cutest little family, can't wait to meet baby number two this year!

  46. Your family is gorgeous! You are truly blessed.

    Happy 2012!

  47. Emily

    You guys are the cutest family! Thanks for sharing and letting us see Eleanor and the rest of your family grow!

  48. i love reminiscing, sometimes when i'm grouchy, i look at old photos (from 8 days prior) and it settles me. still love that couch of yours! xx

  49. What an awesome year for you, and another great one to look forward to!

  50. Each and every image is super cute!What a fun filled year :)

  51. Ana

    She's such a giggly smiley baby! So precious!

  52. these are truly wonderful, your family is gorgeous :) and congrats on the new little one :)

  53. sarah

    simply gorgeous! All of them and all of you.

    And those pillows in the final September photo are wonderful! Did you (or someone you know) make them?

  54. What a wonderful review!
    I love your pictures <3

  55. Liesl

    Oh how I truly enjoy looking at your pictures, be it for the first time or a 2nd…just lovely! Glad you really enjoyed 2011 and hope 2012 is just as enjoyable…for the most part! ;)

    Liesl :)

  56. Chloé

    I'm French and I am following your blog since a moment.
    You seems to be the perfect family ! I like very much your photos and I wish you so much hapiness !!


  57. lacey

    i'm so happy to have found your blog in 2011! & that little eleanor is just too precious!

  58. It looks like a wonderful year! I have enjoyed following along!

  59. Alyssa

    I love the photos of your husband in the blue glasses holding Eleanor on his shoulders, and the shot of you holding Eleanor where both of you are wearing patterned knit hats. So pretty! You should frame those :]

    Shop Vintage ♥

  60. elisse

    What a wonderful year you've had!

  61. Loved these highlights! These pictures are so fun!

  62. She has grown so much in a year. How great! She's such a happy baby its so wonderful to see documented!!


  63. Karin

    Awww, your family is so precious! A great selection of photos to document your very eventful year! :)

  64. Erin

    LOVE all these photos! :) Great year!

  65. aislin

    do you hire out as a paparazzi? because if i had you trailing around my boring life for a year i'm sure it could look simply fabulous! you've got such talent.
    and, i guess all the love in those photos has something to do with it too!!

  66. oh goodness, it's so hard to imagine your life now without baby e. she has made such a difference in your life, and i have just loved watching through this hear blog. adore!
    xo TJ

  67. I am so glad I came across your blog this year (heard about your site from Cupcakes & Cashmere). Thanks for sharing what you love – it honestly brings joy!! And I love all the burger photos :)

  68. So beautiful! I love looking back… it always makes me feel so blessed. I love the trail of puffs…that's what we are currently experiencing with our 8 month old. She manages to drop them in her high chair, and then when i get her out, they're all stuck to her little bum!

  69. goodness gracious, your family is the CUTEST!!
    so many lovely memories you've captured here <3

  70. 2busy

    Amazing how fast it goes, isn't it?

  71. Looks like you had a fun and awesome year! You has a lot of exciting things happen! COngrats on both babes.

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  73. Kim

    I love your yellow bathing suit! I was wondering where you found such a cute one like that? Thanks!

  74. I love Eleanor's cheeky little grin! She is so beautiful

  75. i cannot get over how amazing your little family is. you guys like you are always having so much fun and eleanor is just so beautiful. i love your little family. that sounds weird…i guess i love reading and seeing photos of your family sounds weirder but it's a little more correct since it's your blog. anyway, i'm rambling.

  76. Kelly O

    You catured some amazing 2011 moments!

  77. where do you get all the amazing&adorbale; hats?

  78. Iny

    So amazing this review!! I just found your blog this past year, 2011, and I have to say that I only regret to not find it earlier!! It's amazing and awesome and I truly love to read every single post!

    Can't wait to read and live everything for this year with your blog! Congrats Naomi!!


    PS: There's a new blog in town. You can check at http://www.mysweetpearls.blogspot.com

  79. Stace

    can i just tell you, reading your blog is truly a joy. your family appears so happy and i am ENVIOUS! i hope my own babies are just as darling as eleanor (and i can manage to dress them as amazingly as you dress her!). cheers to a wonderful 2012!

  80. what a fun bunch of pictures! I love the one of you sitting on the couch with teh baby in the air and you are kissing her cheek;)

  81. Such a great little snap shot of the year that was (& has been with all those past ones).
    I enjoy your blog so much & hope that there are many more years to come in your blogging life.
    I wish you & your family such a happy 2012 & im so thanfull you will hopefully take us all along for this AMAZING ride!