2016 in Review

I think we can all agree that 2016 had some major downfalls. *cough* *Trump elected president *cough* I’m still worried for mankind about that one.

But let’s focus on the happy, yes? Here’s how 2016 went down for me:

  1. Watched my nephew marry an amazing young lady.
  2. Celebrated 13 years at Backstage Library Works (I’m an accounting assistant).
  3. Had multiple interactions with Dr Pepper on Twitter.
  4. Lost 4 lbs in January and then quickly gained it back.
  5. Attended LTUE for the first time.
  6. Turned 34.
  7. Chad & I were declared the best aunt and uncle in the universe. ellieletter_edit
  8. Taye Diggs followed me first on Twitter.
  9. Went to LDStorymakers for the second time, pitched to an agent and didn’t die.
  10. Chad and I celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary.
  11. Chad gave me a jigsaw puzzle of a picture of us.
  12. Went to Phoenix for a writing seminar.
  13. Got to hang out with my bro and his fam while in Phoenix.
  14. Watched my first born niece on my side of the family graduate high school.
  15. Ran 4 5ks.
  16. Watched my husband reach his 200 lbs lost mark on his weight loss journey.
  17. Had a family reunion with my mom’s side of the family.
  18. Had all of my siblings and their children in the same place at the same time.
  19. Went to ALA and scored a bunch of free books.
  20. Went to Harry Potter World in Orlando.
  21. Had a good Samaritan turn in a bag we lost at Universal Studios.
  22. Made 86 new friends on Facebook.
  23. Got to take this picture:chadsarasamepants
  24. Installed hardwood floor in our bedroom.
  25. Watched my husband cross the finish line for 3 half marathons.
  26. Went to Arizona for a BYU game, watched them win, and saw my bro and his family.
  27. Finally saw Maroon 5 in concert after only waiting like 10 years.
  28. Watched the Cubs win the World Series.
  29. Ran a half marathon.
  30. Was a Dr Pepper fairy for Halloween.
  31. Went a hands-on writing workshop, learned a ton, and met new friends.
  32. Had multiple peppermint chocolate chip shakes from Chick-fil-a.
  33. Finished my sixth NaNoWriMo.
  34. Accepted the fact that I’m a Hufflepuff.
  35. Celebrated my crazy cat Princess Buttercup’s 11th birthday.
  36. Finished my 9th novel.

Still to come:

  1. BYU bowl game in San Diego.
  2. Harry Potter World in CA.
  3. Disneyland.
  4. Hope to be finished with my 10th novel.

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