I did a lot of things this year that I am really excited about and proud of:
The first was working with my sister and my dad to set-up a surprise 60th birthday party for my mom. I created the invitations, and the photobooth and table arrangements for the party.
The second was bringing the experience of the symphony to the children that I work with. We called it Symphony Day, and did everything we could to get the children prepared to answer questions and experience music in a way that they never have before -- with the musicians and instruments within arms reach. It was a wonderful day.
The third was applying for my first handmade market experience through Flock & Gather. I did it on a whim with a lot of fear and uneasiness. I had never done a market before and was afraid of what it would entail, and also what kind of experiences it would bring. I ended up having a lot of fun and meeting a lot of amazing people -- both customers and some fellow makers.
The fourth was living my girlish teenage dream of seeing The Backstreet Boys live. It was everything I had ever imagined, and more. Who knew that I could still scream that loud.
The fifth was taking our son on his very first major vacation. We took a week and visited friends of ours in another city, and then traveled around to a couple of other places to experience the mountains and a massive waterpark. We had a lot of fun and can't wait to take him on an even bigger adventure in 2015.