December 31, 2012

December {Weekly Photos}

49 | Backyard Bougainvillea

50 | Winter Weddings

51 | Sweet Students

52 | Berkeley Plantation

December events....
- Weddings! Attending a fun and fancy wedding for a family friend and an artsy one for Matt's coworker
- Happy Christmas parties for work and Junior League
- Several small family Christmas celebrations with my parents in Carrollton, Matt's family in Virginia, and with my sister in Spring
- The unusual holiday excitement at school, no place is MORE FUN than spending time with elementary kids the weeks before Christmas
- Matt ended the fall semester and taught a quick online winter mini-mester course
- A big winter break road trip to DC, Williamsburg, Charleston, St. Augustine, New Orleans, and Houston for family/history/research fun (and lots more miles in the car)

::2012 Weekly Photos::
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December 22, 2012

Happy Mike Day!

Hope your day is great! We're already counting down to your 60th Celebration at Guadalupe Peak next year - love ya!

December 9, 2012

Fall Reading Favorites

It's time to call my 2012 Reading Challenge o-v-e-r. I'm at 130 books for the year and I'm sure I'll read a few more before 2013 arrives. I read genres I don't usually prefer (more mysteries specifically) and enjoyed several titles this year I probably would't have found otherwise. Reading 40 young adult books was easy, reading 12 books by British authors was the most challenging - probably because I didn't decide what to read in advance. The best part of challenging myself was making the switch to e-books as my first choice for reading format. I had 24 e-books as my original goal, but upped it to 75 as the year went on. I finally see what all the Kindle converts are raving about.

While I enjoyed pushing myself this year, I'm taking a break from books next year and planning to only read things that really catch my eye. We'll see how many books that turns out to be (probably still a lot unless I make Netflix my new hobby!)

A few books I've especially enjoyed this fall...