We've had an amazing time... so far...
& we're still going.
We had Christmas with Ricky's family last week, then with my family on Christmas Eve - & then Ricky & I had a laid back Christmas day & then spent most of the day with our youngest girl & her boyfriend yesterday....
so needless to say, that's Christmas in a sentence... & of course, its so much more than that. But I havent had time to go over my pictures & Christmas deserves a little more than a sentence wrap up. I mean, it takes over a month to prepare for it. I'm not about to sum it up in one sentence & let it go at that.
& we actually still have two more Christmas's to go. One coming up this weekend & another one soon after with our Nashville gang.
Anyone else have a Christmas season that spans 4 weeks? WOWWWW....
Needless to say, I'll update tomorrow with the half way point of Christmas - that gives me time to go through my pictures....
& to finally decompress some & process the whirlwind of what we've done so far.
For today, I'm joining in with my favorite readers & doing a year end link up of my favorite books of 2016.
So for the year, I hit my goal of 40 books & actually got in 50! GO ME! I'm proud of myself for that - especially because I'm on a reading slump right now. UGH. Who has the time when you spend weekend after weekend doing Christmas things?
But here's some of my favorite for the year... the ones that stood out to me.
Glad to have some Jojo Moyes & Liane Moriarty on the list for the year - they always are so good to me.
& loved the series by Jenny Han - the next one is coming out in 2017. It just made me feel like a teen again.
& had some great inspiration reading about the Gaines & Lysa TerKeurst is always speaks to my soul.
But my favorite of 2016 - without a shadow of a doubt....
I keep hearing a lot of people nit-pick this book & not care for it - for me, I think a lot of it is sentimental. It took me back to the wizarding world & to visit with characters that I've missed. I could overlook some things for the feeling that it gave me reading this book, because the FEELS is exactly what it gave me. I loved every page of this book. Completely 100% loved it. Totally my 2016 favorite by far. One I know I'll pick up & read again & again & again.
What book stood out for you in 2016?