10. Minneapolis--what a beautiful city! I loved it!
9. Scouting the city for gluten free food with good friends, and running into one of my very best friends on the planet at the gf bakery. How cool is that? Then ending the night with fabulous food and good cocktails.
8. Denny Davidoff. Yes, she was fabulous on our LREDA Professional day keynote panel. And Kathleen Carpenter (DRE and from Mecklenberg ministries interfaith group) and Hannah MacCaughnahay from the Interfaith Youth Core were also amazing on that panel.
7. Sitting with my mom at the opening ceremony.
6. The Happy Hour on the roof at Brit's pub, and my wonderful roommate who didn't care if I was already in my pajamas, but talked me into heading out. Mmmmmm, beer!
5. Spending time with my LREDA peeps. What a fabulous, committed group of fine professionals.
4. The Peter Mayer concert. All of it. Even if I had to stand for most of it.
3. Seeing good friends and making real connections with people I just knew I'd love more if I got to know them better.
2. Serving on the LREDA board and producing; a professional day, a booth in the exhibit hall, a few workshops and an annual meeting and luncheon--all without one big disaster. It was a huge honor to serve my colleagues.
1. The very best moment of the 2010 General Assembly? Lighting the chalice for the Sunday morning worship with my oldest son. Yes, even if I couldn't find the chalice for one panicked moment (I swear, at the rehearsal there were NO FLOWERS hiding it!) it was an honor and a joy to be a part of the service. Especially with my dear son.
(Thanks to Dea Brayden, who works as Peter Morales' assistant for the picture and for being so fun to work with!)