Thursday, January 21, 2016

Books Read in December 2015

  1. A Lucky Life Interrupted by Tom Brokaw
  2. My Kind of Wonderful by Jill Shalvis (NOTE: This is part of Cedar Ridge series. You can find more information here.)
I didn't read a lot in December, but I loved both books. That should count for something.

Monday, January 18, 2016

December 2015 Weekend Update

December, as always was a busy month!  The first week of December, I saw Tom Brokaw speak which was great.  He's such a great speaker, so impartial and just so humble and gracious.  He's been through and has seen so much.

That first Friday, I took Little Miss out of school to go see ICE at the National Harbor.  It was a blast.  We rode the Capital Wheel and had dinner and did a little shopping.  It was a lot of fun with my big girl.  The next day, we were up early to choose our Christmas tree.  Then, I went to Frederick, MD to tour some old houses with book club.  It was a lot of fun.

The second weekend, I met my sister in Reston to celebrate her birthday.  It was fun complete with tacos and margaritas.  On Saturday, Little Miss had a birthday party while Captain and I grabbed some Japanese food.  Then, we went to brother-in-law's to celebrate Hanukkah.  It was a lot of fun to catch up with him.  Plus, the kids love him, his wife, his father, and his dog.  On Sunday, I brought the kids to meet Santa.  Captain, who cries in most pictures, did not cry on Santa's lap.  I guess that's good.
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The third weekend, Little Miss and Captain spent the night with the in-laws while Husband and I made hundreds of pierogi.  They came out very well if I do say so myself.  That was pretty much the entire weekend.  
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We went to church on Christmas Eve.  Captain had some issues with sitting that long, but he was quiet.  I only had to remove him for the very end.  Little Miss was more bored than he was, but she made it through.  After, we had the in-laws, brother-in-law, sister-in-law and the nephews over for dinner.  We feasted on pierogis and Polish foods and desserts.

On Christmas, Little Miss literally received everything she asked Santa for.  Santa thanks Amazon Prime for all those deliveries.  Husband received some nice surprises as did I.  I mostly just needed a new iPod which I received.  Captain got a few books and cars and trains - all the hits.
The day after Christmas, we drove to Maryland to be with my family.  It was mild, rainy weather so it was all inside activities.  We played board games, watched movies, opened more presents.  The kids went ice skating and went to the inside pool.  It was fun.  Captain started to have some issues sleeping, but he was a trooper.
We left on Tuesday after Christmas.  I took the week between Christmas and New Year's off which I rarely do.  I haven't had that much time off ever.  Because the rain broke up, we went to Zoolights.  It was fun though it's unfortunate we didn't have more time there.  The lines were long and crazy.  Captain was not a fan of the carousel.  He does not like rides as much as Little Miss.  
 New Year's Eve, the kids spent at the in-laws as we had plans!  We went to a friend's house.  We played board games - where Husband and I showed our amazing team work skills at Trivia Pursuit - and had some beverages while we ate and watched football.  It was a decent year in 2015.  I have high hopes for 2016!
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My resolution for 2016 is to be better at this whole blogging thing.  I've let it slide.  Though I think the monthly update posts are better suited for me, I can still be better about posting.  I'm much better at keeping up Instagram honestly.  I mean, annually, my resolution is to try to just simply say "thank you" when complimented.  I feel I try to downplay or rationalize every kind word people say instead of just giving thanks.  I'm still horrible at it, but I'm trying.

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Movies Watched in November 2015

  1. Fantasia 2000
  2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  3. The Peanuts Movie
  4. If I Stay
  5. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 

  6. I watched some streaming on Netflix, but Little Miss and I went to see the Peanuts movie, and I saw Mockingjay with a friend. Decent movies but none were amazing.

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

    Books Read in November 2015

    1. Yours All Along by Roni Loren (NOTE: This is part of Loving on the Edge series. You can find more information here.)
    2. Nothing Between Us by Roni Loren (NOTE: This is part of Loving on the Edge series. You can find more information here.)
    3. Call On Me by Roni Loren (NOTE: This is part of Loving on the Edge series. You can find more information here.)
    4. Break Me Down by Roni Loren (NOTE: This is part of Loving on the Edge series. You can find more information here.)
    5. The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion (NOTE: This is part of Don Tillman series which is really just two books. You can find more information here.)
    6. Guarding Sophie by Julie Brannagh (NOTE: This is part of Love and Football series. You can find more information here.)
    Super quick reads. I had a hard time with The Rosie Effect after really loving The Rosie Project, but it had a satisfying ending. As always, Julie Brannagh always provides quality entertainment. I can't wait for her next one!