Saturday, December 31, 2011

In the Moment: 2011 in Review

2011 can be summarized as a year in which cubes and I spent a lot of time together, ate lots of good food, and traveled near and far.

Of all the places we ate, two stand out the most: The French Laundry and Rebel. In 2010, we missed out on dining at The French Laundry for our mini-moon. A local gave us a tip for grabbing a table and in February, just in time for my birthday, we received a call that a table was available. The French Laundry lived up to the hype and exceeded our very high expectations.

Rebel stood out because until it opened down the street from us, barbecue that gave my Texas barbecue memories a run for the money was in short supply in California. Rebel offers many sauces; two are my faves: Original and Carolina Mustard. I love Original on all the meats and Carolina Mustard on the fries.

In addition to great food, there were two transitions. The first, cubes and I got pregnant and are expecting a baby girl in March 2012. The second, after years of being a member of Jewish communities, I became a Jew.

2011 in Review: Key Moments

We went many places: Puerto Rico for our honeymoon, the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo for Labor Day weekend, New York for cubes' birthday, and Monterey for our babymoon.
2011 in Review: Places We Went

What are your most memorable moments from 2011?

Happy New Year!
Credits: All images taken by Eden Hensley Silverstein for The Road to the Good Life.