I know, it’s been awhile! I don’t think I’ve done a real Friday Favorites post since September.
Favorite Pictures: These were from our Thanksgiving in Roanoke Virginia. I don’t think I could ever live in the country, but it sure is nice to visit.
Violet was mesmerized by stars. I guess she’s never really looked at them before. Each night before bed she asked us to take her outside so she could see them.
Favorite Elf: Look whose back! It’s Elphaba! A few nights ago, Mariyah started praying our elf would return. She’s not what one might call a praying a lady, so I knew it was super important to her. Apparently, legend has it these things usually show up the day after Thanksgiving, and Mariyah was starting to worry Elphaba might not be returning this year. Truth: Our house is still such a hot mess construction zone, that I didn’t have much hope of Elphaba returning either. Well God must have granted a Christmas miracle because after just a mere 50 minutes of searching through boxes she showed up.
Favorite Movie: I actually watched this one a month ago and have been meaning to put it on a Friday Favorites since. Early last spring, the trailer for Miracles From Heaven kept playing while Violet was in the hospital. At the time I remember seeing it advertised, and thinking I could make a plate of nachos with all that cheese… while at the same time kind of wishing my kid could have a miracle too. After Violet’s surgery, my sister and I decided to check the movie out, and I must say, I was impressed. There were a few cheesy scenes and bad Boston accents, but for the most part I found it pretty spot on with so many things we have gone through over the last three years. If you love someone who has dealt with a chronic illness, and you are okay with moderate amounts of sap, I think you’ll love this film.
Favorite Book: Our book club read I’m Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi this month, and I thought it was really funny! She has a certain kind of humor, and I know it isn’t for everyone, but it’s definitely for me. Every chapter in the book is a dissection of some different aspect of popular culture. It reads a lot like her blog, so if you like her blog, you’ll probably like the book. I had this new idea I wanted to try (we’ll see if you guys go for it or not), where I pass along books I’ve finished to anyone here who is interested in them. So if you’d like to read I’m Judging You, just enter below and I’d be happy to pass my copy along (it’s in mostly good condition save for a few dog eared pages).