Monday, December 31, 2012

It was a very good year....

It's the last day of 2012.  For some it may have been a good year, while for others it may have been a bad year. For my family, it's been a remarkable year.  The highlight of 2012 was the birth of my first grandchild, a boy, on October 26.  He has truly been a blessing to all of us.  My son, Matt, was able to return to work after being off for 4 months due to injuries he received in an automobile accident the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend.

There were more firsts this year for us.  Matt and I attended our first comic con in March and our first FandomFest - Fright Night Film Fest in July.  Some of the celebrities we got to meet at the FandomFest - Fright Night Film Fest included Bruce Campbell, Corey Feldman, and Luke Perry.  It was also the first year Matt and I attended all three days of the ScareFest Convention, where I had books autographed by Nick Groff of Ghost Adventures and Josh Gates of Destination Truth.

My husband and I attended our first Shades of the Past Rally in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.  We had such a blast we've got rooms reserved for the 2013 rally.

What will 2013 hold for us?

After having such a blast covering the ScareFest Convention for my website, Sharry's Place, it was decided we would make reservations at the Hyatt Regency for the 2013 convention to cut back on the amount of driving we had to do.  We live almost an hour from the Lexington Convention Center, and I have found that the older I get the less I like driving at night.

Other "road trips" Matt and I are also planning include attending the 2013 Lexington ComicCon in March where we hope to meet stars such as Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars & Batman) and Margot Kidder (Lois Lane of Superman).  In July, Stan Lee and William Shatner are scheduled to be guests at the FandomFest and Fright Night Film Fest.  Yes, William Shatner, aka Captain James T. Kirk.  :-)  I am really hoping I can get my picture taken with him.  Matt is a big fan of Stan Lee.

I'm sure there will be other things coming up in 2013 that will be unexpected.  Some will be good and/or great, while others will range from bad to devastating.  Only the Lord knows what is in store for each of us; therefore, I will leave my future up to Him.

It is my hope and wish that you have a great 2013.  May the Lord richly bless you and your family!