2016 is almost here! We have had a good year overall with lots of ups and downs. We have had the opportunity to travel, to see friends and family, watch some good friends get married, explore our home area, complete our addition and so much more!
I have yet to figure out my blog plan for 2016 but I want to start with recapping my December goals!
*Book Club –
UPDATE: I finished reading Shopaholic to the Rescue by Sophie Kinsella, The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave (an author I just discovered and love) and began Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty! That brings me to a total of 36 books for the year!
*Do two new things again, especially holiday things which I anticipate will be super fun and festive! –
UPDATE: I went to a fantasy of lights driving tour with a friend that was awesome! They gave you special glasses where all the individual lights turn to snowflakes when you look through them. I looked at our tree with our lights and it worked too! Another new thing we did was go to a new place to get our Christmas tree! ❄🎄
*Do all my holiday gift wrapping! I am going to a Nordstrom shopping night this week to see what last minute goodies are out there and after that I should be able to have some boxes and tissue to finish wrapping gifts!
UPDATE: I got all of this done pretty early and it felt great!! The decor at Nordstrom was also amazing, as always!
*Decorate for the holidays right away so it lasts the entire month!
UPDATE: Every year I decorate it turns out a little different but I like it more and more each year! I loved being able to enjoy the decor and the scent of the tree for as long as possible!
FOOD – I did holiday baking with recipes I previously shared (Buckeyes, Mint Candies, and Sugar Cookies) and then made some hearty foods (Quinoa Chili that I have made with and without ground turkey, a version of Bacon Wrapped Chicken all paired with some Biscuits).
BENTLEY – He saw snow for the first time!!! He did not think it was anything special at first but then ended up loving running and playing in it!!