Friday, January 9, 2015

highlights (aka huge photo dump).

My mom sent out her 2015 holiday card this week, and even though I knew what was going to be on it before I received mine, I had to chuckle when I saw the picture.


My niece Gray has completely stolen our hearts, which I guess warrants Jeff and Katie's and my complete elimination from the family card.  In my mom's defense, the Gallmans didn't exactly "nail it" at our family photo shoot, so she was left with no choice but to go with a winner. 


Gray's position in the card merely serves as a metaphor for how much she was the highlight of our year. 

I mean look at this face. 


There were plenty of other highlights for me - both personal and professional - including, but not limited to:

Lots of music - Lionel Richie, George Strait, Garth Brooks, Phish - just to name a few.

Beach vacations in South Carolina, North Carolina, Gulf Shores, Alabama and Mexico. 


Plenty of weddings and babies. 

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2015 is shaping up to be another year full of adventures and more travel - some already planned for the first three months of the year.  I make no promises, and I have made no resolutions to write about these adventures.  All I can say is that I will try.  I always begin the year recommitting to my writing life, as it is such an exercise that makes me happy and peaceful. 

I'm treating this conversation like I would with an old friend you just pick back up with regardless of how much time has passed.  There aren't any excuses for why I haven't written - no good ones anyway - so I'm just gonna omit that.

What was the highlight of your last year?  What are you most looking forward to in 2015?


Let's make it a good one!