Monday, December 31, 2012

{books read in 2012}

this year, i was keeping track of the books i had read (they were in my side bar)
i made it up to 38, which considering i was pregnant, had a 2 year old, and a new baby, is pretty impressive i think!

I am almost done another one, but considering today it the 31st, i don't  think i can make it to an even 40.

i could maybe make 39 by the end of tonight, but it would be pretty near impossible, so i'm happy with 38.

my friend Stuart made a resolution last year to read a book a week (or 52 books in the whole year... i don't think it actually has to be one a week)

i'm not sure i'm going to be able to make it to 52 this year (still have a 3 year old and a fairly newish baby after all!)

but i'm going to make it my goal to get to 40 books this year.

i'll keep track in the side bar again like i did this year :)

my top picks from this year:

The Parenting Book by Nicky and Sila Lee
Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions by Lysa Terkeurst
Fire in the Bones: Bill Mason and the Canadian Canoeing Tradition by James Raffan

it's funny to me that these are all non-fiction books, because generally my favourites are always fiction.
i guess it was a different kind of year :)

Here is my full list from 2012:

1-Elizabeth I
2-The Virgin Cure
3-Because of Winn-Dixie
4-Owls in the Family
5-Anne of Ingleside

6-The Parenting Book
7-The Making of a Nurse
8-Fire in the Bones
9-Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
10-Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
11-Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
12-Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
13-Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix
14-Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
15-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
16-Death Comes to Pemberly
17-All Creatures Wise and Wonderful
18-All Creatures Bright and Beautiful
19-The Magicians of Caprona
20-Witch Week
21-The Lives of Christopher Chant
22-Mixed Magics: Four Tales of Chrestomanci
23-The Night Shift
24-Little House in the Big Woods
25-Howl's Moving Castle
26-Fantastic Mr. Fox
27-Charmed Life
28-No One is Here Except All of Us
29-Five Bells
30-A Recipe for Bees
31-Conrad's Fate
32-The Pinhoe Egg
33-The Gilly Salt Sisters
35-Heaven at Home: Establishing and Enjoying a Peaceful Home
36-Young House Love: 243 Ways to Paint, Craft, Update & Show Your Home Some Love
37-Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
38-The Snow Girl

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

we have had a lovely little holiday
we spent time with family and friends
we gave
we received
we feel full

thank you Lord for family and friends and love and laughter and life.
thank you that you sent your Son for all of this.
Thank you Jesus for your sacrifice on the cross and that this is what you came to do:
to bring us into a relationship with you.