I hope you had as much fun in 2011 as I did!
(Warning...lots of pics ahead)
I went to CT to visit my bff for her birthday and then to NYC
Went to David Levithan's signing
Met Urijah Faber
(I don't know that anyone in this crowd will care, but I figured I would throw it in here just in case)
(He's an MMA fighter, in case you didn't know)
I'm like 3x as big as he is, but he could break me in half with his finger if he wanted to
Gave up my book blog (*sniffle*)
Celebrated my grandma's 90th birthday with my family
My grandparents and their grandkids
Went to Chris Jericho book signing
Gotta let the husband keep his anonymity
Attended my local SCBWI retreat for the second year
Was a bridesmaid in my brother-in-law's wedding
Saw Greg Laswell
My phone takes the most washed out pictures ever
Went to the LA Times Festival of Books
Meeting Dave Eggers and dying of happiness
My NBC girls
Got sick for an entire month. (Wait, this isn't a highlight at all)
Went to Vegas twice in one week, once for Jimmy Eat World
Went to Matt Logelin's book signing
Went to Austin for my bff's bachelorette party
Was a bridesmaid in my bff's wedding
Saw Weird Al
Saw Matthew Mayfield
Went to Vegas with my girlfriends
Saw Matt Costa on the bay in Newport
Went to Kiersten White, Andrea Cremer, and Stephanie Perkins signing
With awesome local writing people Nikki Katz, Andrea Ortega, Shannon Messenger, and Debra Driza
Went to SCBWI LA
Acting a fool in front of Libba Bray with Shana Silver, Leigh Menninger, Heather Trese, and Amaris Glass
So thrilled to meet Laurie Halse Anderson...she changed my writing life at this conference
Even more thrilled to meet Judy Blume...she changed my life period when she published Just As Long As We're Together
Went to Costa Rica with my family
Yeah, there was nothing sucky about this
Started my 6th year of teaching high school English
Celebrated my birthday!
Saw Jimmy Eat World again!
Went to the Orange County Children's Book Festival
Went to Lauren Oliver signing
Went to Laini Taylor's signing
I got an agent!
Hosted Jessi Kirby at my school
Went to Tahereh Mafi's launch party
I won NaNoWriMo!
December has been pretty chill, but I think I need it to recover from all the fun I have had this year.
And I already have so many fun things planned for 2012, including John Green's Tour de Nerdfighting and ALA this summer! WHEE! Thanks for the memories, 2011...let's make 2012 even better!