Here's everything I missed updating in 2011 ;)
After three job changes (one for me, two for John), I work for Rserving now as marketing coordinator, and John is a sous chef at the Brownstone in Brookings.
I got through another semester of the Information Systems Master's program at DSU even though the dogs liked to make things difficult...
We had a great trip to Ohio for Thanksgiving, visiting family, visiting friends, taking the dogs with us, and buying a snowblower (which meant the 18 hr drive home involved a dog riding on our laps - no space anywhere else!)
(Amanda, me and Krista at Tony's)
With the snowblower, we're ready for the winter weather...but this is all the snow we've gotten (and it was melted by the end of that day)
Even without the usual snow, we enjoyed decorating and getting ready for Christmas
Cooper liked to fluff the Christmas tree skirt and only chewed on the corner of one present
The Christmas tree
John made hand-lettered tags with one of his fountain pens.
We celebrated Christmas at my parents' house with lots of presents, food, and dogs causing trouble (but not lots of pictures taken)