(Someone, somewhere has a picture of my bun lips and Martha's bun lips in a bun-lip lock.)
And yes, I was being this goofy, even with the wise and witty Karen Cushman (love her!) sitting in our midst.
Then we engaged in some self-photography.
(Yes, you can pretend I'm giving you a hug!)
...Interesting nametag wearage.
And Jaime's video camera was ready (but Sara and I were still clueless!).
The winner of the Portfolio Show was announced.
And then (I think) our award came next. But really, I can't quite remember the order of things.
Here's what I know: I know that Steve started talking about the Member of the Year Award and that, at times, they give it to two people. This was about the time my face started to get warm and my veins started to throb. And I was thinking this can't be me and Sara because people KNOW when they get this award. Then I was thinking that I'm going to feel really stupid that I'm even thinking this could be me and Sara. But bodies must sense things because inside I was sort of freaking out. Then Steve mentioned bringing SCBWI to ALA for the first time in 2007 and I knew. My head turned and looked at everyone at the table (I think it was the first time I allowed myself to move...because remember I was freaking out but attempting to look cool). Then Sara turned (she was in front of me) and we locked eyes in an is-this-happening sort of way.
I believe there are a couple of videos of what Steve said and our reactions. Now that should be a kick to watch.
That fast Sara and I found ourselves on stage, plaques in our hands, saying something (I don't remember what we said).
When I got back to my seat to watch Bonny accept her Golden Kite...
After, Sara and I posed for some pictures with the founders of SCBWI, Lin Oliver and Steve Mooser.
As the ballroom cleared and everyone moved on with their day, Sara and I did what all Members of the Years do (I'm sure!) with their award after they are honored...
A minute on my lips, forever on my ... buns?
What a fun weekend. I'm so glad to have spent it with you and the gang.
Just incredible jolie. This is one of those awards where you know that it is completely deserved. I've never been to such excellent "organized" conferences, particularly regionally. You two really helped Washington make some noise nationally and there's a lot of people that appreciate it. Me included.
As for the buns, did you tell Martha to kiss your butt or what? Looked like you guys had so much fun. Dang, I really wish I was there to help you celebrate. Anyways, cheers! *ben raises his glass of milk*
And this is appropriate. My secret word is: barful
And so GREAT for Bonny Becker too, speaking of well-deserved...
Great pictures and you two totally deserve the award.Congratulations!
What a wonderful experience! Thank you for sharing, congratulations!
OMG - I'm so proud of you two!
whats the story behind the chicken?
Jolie, Congrats again! It was so fun being on SCBWI Team Blog with you, and you are completely right about those buns/lips! Wow!
Love the pictures. Especially the bun one and the awards on your pillows. CONGRATS again! You deserve it.
Awww... somehow I completely missed this after I saw your Blue Moon Ball pics Wednesday. Awesome re-cap, Jolie. I love reliving the whole thing through your fun pics!
Thank you, thank you, thank you! And I apologize for being so slow in saying so.
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