While I'd like to forget most of what happened in 2017, and still kind of feel like I'm living in some sort of whacked out alternative universe, there were a few things that happened that made me happy. They were mostly simple things -- music, well-written/acted/produced television, friends, family and cute little people starting to display their cute personalities :)
Favorite New Song: This just makes me happy every time I hear it :)
Favorite Moment of Television: DRACARYS!
Favorite Moment with My Favorite Little People: Cousin Swingtime
Speaking of my favorite little people, they dominated my "Jar of Joy" this year -- shocker ;)
- 1/1/17 - 4-mile walk to and from and all around Lake Balboa. Gorgeous day after New Year's Eve rain..
- 1/3/17 - Escape from Jury Duty after only 2 hours!
- 1/16/17 - Won $50 Amazon gift card from work for the 4th quarter FitBit challenge!
- 1/20/17 - My niece Teegan is born!
- 1/21/17 - Women's March LA.. I was one of 750,000 united for goodness vs. evil! And then, I went to meet Teegan in person! LOVE
- 1/22/17 - Facetime with Kaden
- 2/16/17 - Birthday at Burke Williams + yummy dinner with mom and dad
- 2/17/17 - Nieces day with Teegan and her big sisters
- 2/18/17 - Bday dinner #2 at Buca de Beppo with VIPs
- 2/19/17 - Bday dinner #3 with BFFs
- 2/25/17 - Quickie unexpectedly returns to the lineup. Kings beat Sucky Ducks 4-1!
- 3/25/17 - Drive to Vegas early for Kaden Time (before CinemaCon)
- 3/31/17 - Auntie Kim and Kaden day playing and doing "the diggy"
- 4/8/17 - Walk MS in Thousand Oaks. Mom is named this year's "Most Inspirational Walker" in a surprise (to her!) announcement :)
- 4/22/17 - Saw Dave Grohl and his mom talk about her new book "From Cradle to Stage" at the LA Times Festival of Books
- 4/27/17 - Business class cubbie to Australia!
- 4/29/17 - Land in the land down under and see the Opera House
- 5/5/17 - Meet a koala bear in Sydney
- 5/13/17 - Chevy Metal w/ Dave Grohl @ Conejo Valley Days
- 5/20/17 - U2's Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary concert at the Rose Bowl
- 5/27/17 - Kaden's 1st Birthday Party!
- 7/2/17 - Kari and Kaden at my 2nd of July BBQ! Kaden's first time in the bounce house is NOT a success ;)
- 8/12/17-8/13-17 - Listening to U2 in Joshua Tree and seeing the milky way in the clear night sky during the meteor shower
- 8/21/17 - Total solar eclipse in Oregon with JZ and RZ
- 8/23/17 - Buying baby Nikes for Kaden and Teegan at the Nike employee store
- 8/26/17 - #saturdayswithteegan start :)
- 8/30/17 - Hamilton at the Pantages! Finally!
- 10/7/17 - Cal Jam 17! Foo Fighters live!
- 10/14/17 - Gorgeous sunset on the way home from San Miguel Island
- 11/8/17 - Trip to Vegas to see Kari, Kaden and Aunt Gertie. Kaden's new thing is giggling whenever the dogs bark
- 12/9/17 - Collected 31 toys for tots at Christmas Cocktails. My friends rock!
- 12/10/17 - Downtown Adventure day + The Nutcracker
- 12/17/17 - Holiday lights at the Venice Canals with Mo and Qball
- 12/23/17 - Kaden and Teegan meet in person and play and swing and open presents together!
- 12/27/17 - Took Kaden to the LA Zoo!