Monthly Wrap-Up – December 2018

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December was full of a lot of fun things to do together as a family. I’ve still felt like crap all month (I’m beginning to think I’m going to have this cough FOREVER), but I powered through.

I was on Winter break from school so I had a lot of time to read. I started powering through books like crazy. I couldn’t believe it. I really miss being able to read like that. I start classes again on Jan 8th, so my reading is going to decrease again. I probably won’t be able to read that much again until Summer break lol.

We celebrated Logan’s 11th birthday. Since we are all such huge Harry Potter fans, I thought it would be cute if Logan received his Hogwarts acceptance letter for his 11th birthday. He was absolutely thrilled to wake up to an acceptance letter. I’m so glad I decided to do that for him. His birthday fell on a school day this year, so we celebrated the weekend before. He chose to go to a movie and dinner for his birthday. We went and watched Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. We all really enjoyed it. For dinner, he wanted to go to Red Lobster.

It ended up snowing the very next day and we got a near record amount of snow for our area, so it’s a good thing we celebrated when we did, because we were snowed in for a few days. I loved it though. We don’t get enough snow, in my opinion! I’d love to live somewhere where it snows a lot. Eric says “Uhh…no!” lol

We went to an event at our local library where you could make your own ornament. They had baubles and a table full of tiny little things that you could fill them with. That was so much fun! I’m so glad we went.

We took the kids to a “Breakfast with Santa” type of event. Chris doesn’t believe in Santa anymore but he still plays along for Logan’s sake. The kids at Logan’s school have tried to take his belief in Santa away, but so far they haven’t been able to succeed.

Chris had his winter concert for band. He played the suspended cymbal for two of the songs and the triangle in another song. I wish he was allowed to play on the drum. That’s the whole reason he joined the band. The teacher seems to have a favorite though, so that child is always the one that ends up on the drums in the concerts.

We went to a bakery in another city that was hosting a “Decorate a Polar Express Cookie” event. The kids had a lot of fun with that.

Then of course, we celebrated Christmas.

All in all, it was a pretty good month. I hope you all had a wonderful December and that 2019 is an amazing year for you!

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Book Haul

Paperback/Hardback
Cowboy Brave by Carolyn Brown – publisher
The Switch by Sandra Brown – publisher
Into the Night by Sarah Bailey – publisher
Dim Sum of all Fears by Vivien Chien – Christmas gift
Survival Fritters by Ginger Bolton – Christmas gift 
9 from the Nine Worlds by Rick Riordan – Christmas gift
Target Alex Cross by James Patterson – Christmas gift
Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich- Christmas gift
Cinder by Marissa Meyer – Christmas gift 
Lethal Licorice by Amanda Flower – Christmas gift 
Trails of Love by Melissa Foster – publisher
Hot Asset by Lauren Layne – publisher
Playing for Keeps by Jill Shalvis – publisher
The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks – publisher

Kindle
Chaos in the Countryside by Astoria Wright – freebie
Herbs and Homicide by Astoria Wright – freebie
Verity by Colleen Hoover – bought
Checkmate: This is Dangerous by Kennedy Fox – freebie
Tattered by Devney Perry – freebie
Folsom by Tarryn Fisher & Willow Aster – gift
Bedroom Games Box Set by Piper Rayne – bought
Untrainable by Jamie Schlosser – ARC 
‘Twas the Knife Before Christmas by Jacqueline Frost – bought
Thin Crust Killers by Chris Cavender – bought
17th Suspect by James Patterson – bought
Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich – bought
Live and Let Chai by Bree Baker – bought

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