Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Mini Update + What I Got for Christmas

Hi, guys! So, I promised a bit of an update, and here I am!

You'll remember that I took my break from blogging all the way back in November... ;)

Anyways, my grandparents came to visit us in early November, and stayed for about three or so weeks! We played games, baked, hung out, and just had fun together - it was great! I actually beat my grandpa at cribbage this time! ;) They spent Thanksgiving with us, and then they left in early December. After that there was shopping to do and we were getting ready for Christmas. On Christmas Day my brother and his family came to our house and spent most of the day with us. We opened presents, had dinner (ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, rolls, and sparkling cider), and played Cranium - a new game my sister-in-law got! It's a mix of charades, Pictionary, word games, and quizzes. It was fun - although, my team (me and my siblings!) didn't win either of the games we played! Haha! :)

On New Years Eve we headed over to my brother's house and spent the evening there. We played a game called Dominion, which is really just a card game (though with different cards than the regular ones - you have to buy a whole set and everything), but it took a really long time, especially since my older brother and sister decided to make the game longer by adding extra cards. ;) At midnight - the beginning of 2015! - fireworks went off and we had sparkling cider (again! Haha!)!

I also got some really cool things for Christmas this year! My older brother got me a NKJV Bible (which is cool, because most of the Scriptures I've really memorized have been from that version!), and my older sister got me truffula trees! Truffula trees! From The Lorax! They are so much fun! Aren't they cute?

And my mom got me Beats headphones! Beats by Dr. Dre are some of the best headphones, and I'm still excited about them! They work fantastically, and they sound even more so. They're designed so it feels as though you're in the recording studio with the artist as you listen to music, and the quality is so nice! My sister got a pair also - she got a really pretty purple and I got pink! It was great!

What has everyone been reading lately? I just started Persuasion by Jane Austen the other day! I'm on page 64 so far. Maybe I'll post a review sometime!

Speaking of reading, there is a really fun reading challenge for 2015 to check out! It's from Bethany House Publishers' blog, and it's really unique and is definitely a challenge! Check it out here! Comment below if you plan on doing it! I am certainly going to try to read a book in all of the categories!

I'm looking forward to this coming year! How about you? Are you doing any reading challenges this year? I'll be doing both the Bethany House challenge and the regular Goodreads challenge!

I'll be back with a quote on Saturday! Enjoy the rest of your week!



  1. Looks like a wonderful Christmas! Oh neat! I love reading lists...everyone I see is having a reading list on there blog. I am thinking of putting up all the books I read in 2014 on my blog. I read 105 books..so that will take a while. haha!! What is your goal for this year?

    1. It was a great Christmas! How was yours? Aren't reading challenges fun!? Wow! That's a lot of books! I am challenging myself to read 50 books this year. :) How about you? Are you on Goodreads?