BC: Perri Cole
FC: Memories | 2011-2012
1: The end of 2011 and start of 2012 was an eventful time. We moved to a new house in Brookline, got an adorable puppy, Hope started college, and we picked up more work in freelance TV. We even got to travel a few times. A busy year, but full of love and laughter.
2: Annie and Ben Cole
8: "There is only one happiness in life, to love and to be loved."
10: We celebrated our first wedding anniversary with a paper themed party! | October 1, 2011
12: Ben waited a whole year to smash cake in my face!
13: Mom was amazing to help make all the food! Dad and Merle gave a hand too!
14: happy times
15: It was so nice to spend the evening with our friends and family. We want our marriage to be full of moments like these!
18: We spent a lovely weekend at the Inn on Negley in Shadyside. It was a fun staycation!
21: Our beautiful room at the inn!
22: What a great first anniversary! | October 2011
23: GO TEAM | BASEBALL | Pirate Game with our friend Dave McElroy from college
24: Bowling @ Arsenal Lanes | Steph Bowling! | Ben & Nicole
25: Steph & Nicole | STRIKE!!! | Great Bowler!
26: Happy Halloween
27: Ashley & Chad threw a great party!
28: Steeler vs. Patriots Game
30: Thanksgiving 2011
33: Jody hosted a fantastic Thanksgiving dinner!
35: A fun family dinner!
38: Light Up Night in Downtown Pittsburgh
40: Ben & I moved right before Christmas into a lovely house in Brookline on Pioneer Avenue. We were so happy to decorate the new place for the holidays! We made candy this year, too!
42: We hosted Christmas Brunch for Lizzy & Jody
44: Christmas Eve at Becki's house!
46: We celebrated Christmas day at Nona and Papap's house. They made the annual delicious leg of lamb and lots of desserts! We all watched Home Alone 2 and laughed just like we did when we were kids. It was a great day with family!
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50: Celebrating New Year's Eve! Ichiban for lunch then fancy finger foods to ring in 2012!
52: Weber Christmas 2012
54: Family Is The Best Part Of Christmas | Weber Christmas 2012
58: Hope, Ben and I traveled to NYC for a cold, exciting day in January. It was a quick 24-hours, but we had a great time seeing a Broadway show, getting to be on national television, and eating lots of cupcakes!
59: January 2012
60: THE BIG APPLE | First cupcakes of the day at Crumbs Bake Shop!
61: We got to be in the audience for Good Morning America! It was the 2nd time for me and Ben!
62: We had a great day exploring Times Square and Rockefeller Center...and eating more cupcakes, this time from the famous Magnolia Bakery!
64: We were thrilled to see "How to Succeed..." starring Darrin Criss from Glee! We waited before the show to catch a glimpse of him and were amazed at his performance on stage!
67: Spending the afternoon at Phipps Conservatory in Oakland with Papap and Hope!
70: Later on in the day we went bowling at Princess Lanes to see Nona. Of course, Papap had the highest score, followed closely by Ben. Somehow Hope and I didn't get those bowling genes!
71: "It isn't how much time you spend somewhere that makes it memorable: it's how you spend the time." - David Brenner | January 2012
72: Papap's Birthday!
73: Hope and Nona | Annie & Ben hosting
75: Hope's 19th Birthday!
76: St. Patrick's Day 2012, Piper's Pub
78: Bethel Bakery! | Happy Birthday!
79: Dad's 53rd Birthday! | Celebrate 53!
80: Cherry Blossom Festival | Picnic in Washington, DC
82: Ben's 25th Birthday Party!
83: It was a surprise party!
86: Celebrating Easter 2012
87: We got our new puppy, Lucy, from the Donalies! She was sitting in a basket waiting for us!!
89: This year the kids hid eggs for the adults! They had a great time searching the front lawn of the apartment complex for the eggs with their Easter baskets!
91: In May, Ben and I traveled to Chicago with my parents for a weekend getaway! It was a great time, starting out with the drive across the country! We drove eight hours through Ohio, Indiana, and finally Illinois! We had a fun time in the Mid-West!
93: THAT WAY | GO THIS WAY
94: We stayed at the Fairmont Millennium Park! We had a fabulous view of the city and Lake Michigan!
98: We had to see the famous "Bean" sculpture in Millennium Park! We had a great photo session with all the other tourists in the city! We also took a tour of the city by boat!
101: We rode in a limo back to our hotel from the Navy Pier!
102: We stood at the very top of the former Sears Tower, 103 floors up! There was even a glass sky walk! It was a breathtaking view of the amazing city of Chicago!
104: The original American Girl Place on the Magnificent Mile
105: We spent two fun-filled days in a great city!
106: Mother's Day 2012
109: We celebrated Mother's Day at Nona and Papap's house with Uncle John and Aunt Sue! It was a great time!
110: Pirate Game 2012 | Ben had company seats!
111: Civil War Reenactment in Burton, Ohio. Ben and I got to see Dad fight for the Rebels!
113: Every summer Dad goes back in time! He's living history!
115: Best Friends | Every summer we head downtown to the Arts Fest. We ate our way through the fest while seeing great performances and spending time with friends!
116: Celebrating Adam's Birthday!
118: Children's Museum
121: Bella & Liam
123: the Summer of Pirate Games!
125: 4th of July
131: Family Picnic
133: Great American Water Balloon Fight
135: Ben and I spent a lovely day visiting the Laurel Highlands. We saw Fallingwater and had a picnic in Ohiopyle.
136: Baltimore, MD is an awesome city! During this weekend trip we explored Fell's Point and got to spend quality time with Lizzy!
137: BALTIMORE | Maryland | 28 JULY 2012
139: Liverpool vs. Tottenham July 28, 2012 Baltimore, MD
140: Brookline Community Day | Brookline Breeze 5k
141: Enjoying Summer!
143: Kennywood Day!
144: College Students in Broadcasting | Reunion
146: Wine Party
148: Lizzy's 21st Birthday
149: First drink at the Cantina
150: BIRTHDAY | HAPPY
151: Celebrating Nona's Birthday!
152: Something Soccer is happening
155: Detroit Day Trip
158: Here Kitty, Kitty
160: Pawprints On Our Hearts