Thursday, January 2, 2014


is so last year.
But a good one! I started working full days in Early Childhood this year. First time working a full school day since I had kids. It's so wonderful to see a child grow and learn so much in one year. Two picture books were released (ROCKABET and HOLD THE MUSTARD!). Thank you so much for your support! We took fun family vacations to Wisconsin, Grand Canyon, Vegas, Utah and Arizona. And three of my three children are currently playing on basketball teams (my favorite sport to watch!). So it was a busy year!

So busy I only read 14 books (but enjoyed them!).

Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn
The Duff by Kody Keplinger
Make It Morning by Jody Bainter
Tenth of December by George Saunders
The Truth About Letting Go by LTM
Alligators Overhead by C. Lee McKenzie
Life of Pi
Safe Haven
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Dragonfly by Leigh T. Moore
Fingerprints by Suzanne Casamento
All of You Christina Lee
Indiestructable Edited by Jessica Bell
Undertow by Leigh T. Moore

I watched these movies (as you can tell, comedies are my favorite).

Escape from Planet Earth
Life of Pi
The Hobbit
Monsters University
Man of Steel
One Direction: This Is Us (twice!)
The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Dumb and Dumber
This Is The End
GrownUps 2
Catching Fire

And went to these concerts (as you can tell, Papa Roach is my favorite).

Papa Roach/Stone Sour/Otherwise
Maroon 5/Neon Trees/Owl City
30 Seconds to Mars
Papa Roach/Otherwise
Daughtry/Three Doors Down
Lita Ford/Dokken/Winger/Sebastian Bach/Ratt (see Kip Winger below!)
Papa Roach/Shinedown
P!NK/New Politics
Bought these new albums (all awesome but 2 faves are Buckcherry & Mike Sanchez).
Love Lust Faith + Dreams by 30 Seconds to Mars
Stars and Hotel Bars by Mike Sanchez
Confessions by Buckcherry
Hail to the King by Avenged Sevenfold
Baptized by Daughtry

What were your favorite books, movies and music in 2013?