Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Books I Read In 2014

I tend to read a lot and love getting good book recommendations so I decided to compile all the books I read in the past year. Some of them I put little notes next too if they really stood out to me.

1. Fangirl

2 & 3.The Outlander Series- I started it in late 2013 in light of the TV series premiering on Starz during the summer of 2014.

  • An Echo in the Bone(7th book)-Probably my favorite book of the series. So much happens in the book and it reinforces my love of young Ian, who may just be my favorite character outside of Jamie and Claire of course.  
  • Written in My Own Heart's Blood(8th book)-SOOO good. Excited there is going to be a 9th book. 

4. Tell the Wolves I'm Home

5. The Night Circus-Turned out being sadder than I thought it was going to be, but still a great book.

6. Where'd You Go, Bernadette

7. Breeding in Captivity

8. The Cuckoo's Calling

9. The Fault in our Stars

10. Serena

11. Here I Go Again

12. Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery

13. Dark Places

14. Good in Bed

15. Certain Girls

16. The Girl You Left Behind

17. Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table

18. Allegiant (3rd Book in Divergent Series)-I hated the ending so much.

19. The Monument's Men

20. Eleanor & Park-Great Book!!

21. This is Where I Leave You

22. The Memory Keeper's Daughter

23. Two Kisses for Maddy

24. We are Water-Loved this book!!!

25. An Abundance of Katherines-not my favorite book

26. The Giver

27. Labor Day

28. The Witness Wore Red- Last year I read her younger sister's book Stolen Innocence

29. Starter Wife

30. Family Pictures

31. The Circle

32. Life After Life

33. Flyboys: A true story of Courage

34. City of Heavenly Fire(6th Mortal Instruments Book)

35. The Maze Runner

36. Tempting Fate

37. The Antelope in the Living Room

38. The Vacationers

39. The One & Only

40. Growing up Duggar

41. The Selection

42. The Elite

43. Invention of Wings

44. Finding Me: A decade of darkness, a life Reclaimed.

45. Calling Me Home

46. A Most Wanted Man

47. The One

48. Natchez Burning

49. A Place for Us

50. The Light Between Oceans

51. All the Light We Cannot See

52. Girl at the End of the World

53. War Brides

54. The Kitchen House

55. Orphan Train

56. Matched

57. Crossed

57. Afloat

58. Reached

59. The Art Forger

60. The Perfume Collector

61. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Friday, December 26, 2014

35 Weeks

I realize this picture is a long time coming. 

My doctors appointment got delayed because of the Holidays so I'm slightly off track, but now I go every week so it doesn't really matter that much. I have been having a ton of contractions off and on since Christmas Eve so I was really interested to see if I had progressed any. At my appointment I was 1 cm dilated. Next week my doctor is out of town so I'm actually just going to skip my 36 week appointment. She offered to let me see  someone else in the practice next week, but I decided to just have my next one be when I'm a little over 37 weeks. If I do randomly go into labor next week then a doctor I know well in the practice will just do my c-section, but I'm confident I'll make it to my scheduled day.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas 2014!!

Hendrix was so cute this year and was finally into the whole Santa gig. He left him cookies and some carrots for the reindeer. After we were done opening presents he asked if he could hang his stocking back up and Santa fill it with toys again(Santa only leaves things in our stockings).  Clearly he caught on fast.

Christmas Eve 2014

I wasn't feeling well on Christmas Eve this year and little did I know it was only going to get worse on Christmas day. I have been having serious contractions on and off all day. Hubs cleaned the majority of the house for me Christmas Eve since I could barely function. After the kids napped we headed to my Grandma Sanders house to celebrate.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas Celebrations Part 1

We had our first couple of Christmas celebrations this weekend. Kids made out like bandits as usual. 

Christmas with Nana and Chuck. 

Christmas at Grandma Rosie's.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Jingle Rails

My kids are obsessed with trains...so a yearly trip to Jingle rails is a no brainer for us. They were beside themselves running back in forth watching all the trains.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas at the Zoo 2014

It was crazy warm yesterday for December so the Zoo was insane. We had to wait almost an hour to see Santa and normally we just walk right up. It did seem like they had a ton more lights and decorations up which was nice. Although we didn't stay long since it was so crowded.

Annoyed that Carson's shirt is all waded up. 

Carson was having a melt down.