We couldn’t be more happy to close the book on 2011. It was an insane year globally and it was a trying time personally. We couldn’t be happier to have all of you — our readers — in our life. It’s why we do the things we do here. After taking the last week of the year off to recharge the batteries, we’ll be back and running at full steam on Monday.
Seriously, good riddance to 2011 and hello to 2012. We wouldn’t have made it through without friends — old and new — family and most especially Lady Oyster and our new pup Sawyer. If we’ve learned nothing else from the past 12 months it’s that the tough times are easiest surrounded by loved ones. Keep that in your heart and take ten deep breaths and exhale everything that’s not important.
Also: See more amazing pictures from In Focus’ look at the world ringing in the new year.