Feb: we took Westly to Disneyland for the first time, and bought him his first Mickey ears. He fell in love.
March: My sister-in-law and niece came home with West and I and stayed the week with us.
April: West turned 2! And his speaking took off, as did his love for sports
May: my sister came home for a visit from Belize.
June: I took my first trip away from West to attend a friend's wedding down south. Had a great time with my mom and family. We also took a little trip to Carmel with Michael's parents.
July: we took a Shaw family vacation to Tahoe and had the time of our lives
August: I attended the SCBWI international conference in LA, where I was inspired, educated, and enthralled. Here I am with YA author Jay Asher. I came back, my life changed for the better.
September: I finished and released the last book in my Sherlock Academy series. I bittersweet event, for sure. I also started my new book.
October: we went back to Disneyland.
West also really got into Halloween this year.
November: we enjoyed the season, committed to teaching Westly's Sunday School class at church, and got a great surprise when my sister Noelle unexpectedly flew home from Belize for Thanksgiving.
December: we decked our halls, hosted Christmas dinner, visited my family down south, fought off the stomach bug, and hosted an Oreo-tasting party for New Year's Eve.