At the end of each year I like to take a look back and see what the past year has looked like as a whole. As things happen throughout the year I tend to either forget about them, or forget they happened this year. It is a fun “year in review” for me… and I thought this post would work wonderfully for Saturday Snapshot.
*Note all links lead to the original posts written on these events.
This was the first year I hosted the First Book Of The Year meme and it was sooo much fun! 50 people from around the world joined me by sending in a picture of then with the first book that they planned to read for the New Year. It seriously brought tears to me eyes! (I am hosting this one again if you would like to sign up)
My friend Amy and I also started off the New Year by running the Polar Dash 5K on January 1st in St Paul, Minneapolis. Yes, it was cold but a great way to start out the New Year! (There are some great shots on this post including a guy who ran the MARATHON version of this run in a speedo.)
Harper Collins blessed our Book Club with copies of the Labor Day book by Joyce Maynard as well as tickets to go see the movie and a gift card to purchase goodies to enjoy with the movie!
Going to the Pink Concert!
A few of us drove to see author Wendy Webb on the release day of her newest book, The Vanishing.
Spending time with Author Patrick Ness! (Author of an excellent series, The Knife Of Never Letting Go.
Dog sledding for my friends birthday!
Bookies out for horduerves and then to the Labor Day Movie!
I asked my College son for the gift of levitation for my birthday. I had found instructions of how to do it on Picmonkey and Justin came through!
Locking myself our of my car at the cabin… on the North Shore… on a Sunday. Egads.
Detroit Lakes getaway with friends – Sara, Heidi, and Cindy
The Bookies trying coke and salted peanuts for our review of The Secret Life Of Bees.
The Get Lucky run – 5k!
The Glow Run with Laura and Amy! I did not write a post up on this… it was a run at night and it was hard to get any pics 🙂
Spring Library sale!
Cabin weekend of books and time with Sammy the dog.
Justin graduated from college in May!!!
Jon Hassler Library Dedication event.
Harper Collins party in New York during BEA and AWKWARD Twitter moment….
Nathan Jorgenson Author event.
Speaking at the Blogger Con in New York on Taking Your Writing to the next level.
More details on the Harper Collins party in New York.
BEA Author breakfasts: Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Segal, and Jeff Kinney (DIary Of A Wimpy Kid)
Camp Benedict – a camp for those infected and affected by AIDS
The GIGANTO rabbit in my yard all summer!
Tour of Saints 50 mile bike ride.
Bookies going to an author event!
Author Christina Baker Kline Event!
Learning to extract honey right from the hive!
Wine and Words The Event!!! 212 awesome guest!
Wine and Words after the party!
Hair cut 😉
The Fall Book Sale – going to the next level 🙂
Wine and Words wins best new Friends event in Minnesota!
The big author event in St Paul Minnesota and I think I honestly forgot to recap it! Good grief!
Monster Dash with my friend Wendy (I dont think I posted this either…)
Harry Potter World in Florida with Justin!
My thoughts and review of the Gringotts Bank Ride at Universal Studios
Nothing going on at this time in December. I have been working in the house and writing.
SO that’s the year so far. It has been one of many different hair styles, events, friends, family. It has been a year of change that is for sure. I am excited to see what 2015 will hold.
31 thoughts on “2014 in Review – The People, The Events, The Haircuts….”
Wonderful post! Thanks for sharing your photos and stories. It looks like you had a great and busy year!
I like to capture memories. 🙂 Going through these today it was surprising how much of the early part of the year I had forgotten 🙂
What an exciting year you had! So fun to look at your pics!
Thanks 🙂 It was fun for me too to recap 🙂
I love the idea of documenting the year in photos. Thanks for sharing!
I did it last year too 🙂 I like seeing it! 😀
What a great year in review! And I love how you caught all these moments on your blog.
Thanks 🙂 I try to keep the blog about life as well as books 😀
Wow it looks like you had a great year! Love the post!
Wow you’re organised – I haven’t had time to even think about an end of year wrap up let alone trawl through old posts for inspiration – congrats on a great year 🙂
LOL… I actually put this together this morning when I couldn’t think of what to write about 😛
Whew! I’m exhausted reading that post! You had an amazing, fun filled year. I did my first 5K this year – Color Run.
Sweet! I have done the color run before! It is fun!
What a great post and what an amazing year!!! See, I KNEW you were busy! 😉
And those Muckfest nets reminded me of Sesame Place. LOVED going there! I will again, once the grandkids come, only I REALLY won’t be able to climb them by THAT time! lol Thanks for sharing these, Sheila 🙂
My motto is that as long as I am able to do it I should say “Yes” because someday I will probably have to say no 😀
Excellent philosophy,Sheila!!! I’ve had to say “no” to many things for a very long time and often wish I hadn’t wasted my youth, so you’ve got it right, woman, at least within reason lol
I used to say no all the time when the boys were growing up… I turned down group events, girls weekends, going out with friends… I am actually surprised (and thrilled0 that they kept asking. I learned that I could be a good mom and participate in fun things too… in fact, I came back a better mom 🙂 Now the boys are grown and gone and I thank God for the great friendships I have – in real life, and on line 🙂
I think it has a lot to do with stamina and health. If it’s FUN and not too stressful, it’s all good 🙂
What a fun way to commemorate your year! Thanks for the fun post here.
Sure! Glad you enjoyed it!
Looks like it has been a great year! I am doing the First Book of the Year challenge!
Sounds like a great year! My sister in law went to Harry Potter world this year and loved it! She is obsessed with the books. Can you still do the first book of the year if you read on a Kindle and can’t really send a picture with the book cover?!
Absolutely you can use Kindle! You can even do audio! YAY! Just send a pic with you and the Kindle, some people did that last year – they may have had the cover up on their Kindle.
There is never a dull moment when you’re involved!
I like memories 🙂
Enjoyed sharing some of 2014 with you! Keep up the good works.
What fun, and it looks like you had a pretty dang awesome year. I will share your first book challenge sign-up on this weeks upcoming Sunday Post.
Great post, Sheila. I missed the original post date about the Hassler Library dedication. I’ve enjoyed several of his novels.
I am sure 2015 will be as amazing as 2014 for you.