Thursday, January 15, 2015

Books of 2014

Completed in 2014:
Clutterfree with Kids
Sycamore Row
The Reason I Jump
7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess
How to Be Like Walt
North of Hope
Dad is Fat
Coming Back Stronger
Best Christmas Pageant Ever

I should just realize that even with two book clubs and unending desire to read and soak up knowledge and stories of others - that my time as a wife, SAHM, part-time worker, business owner,  and friend ... and let's be honest excessive tv-watcher that I am just not going to get a lot read.  Oh well.    What I did get completed in 2014 - most of it was great!  

2014 was clearly the year of memoirs and biographies, which was interesting to take a look into people's journeys through life.   I really enjoyed North of Hope and one person's journey through grief.    My favorite book of 2014 (which I began 2013... 2012?) was How to Be Like Walt.   As a Disney fanatic, I loved the opportunity to get a fuller picture of Walt Disney's rise, creative process, and family life.    From the additional research that I read - this particular biography was amid the best.   I'd recommend it.     There were many other books in 2014 that were begun, some of which will be completed in 2015, others that will find their spot on the shelf or already have returned to the library.     

Here's to a new year of exploring literature!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Best of 2014

Well 2014 was certainly not the year of blogging!   I did spend much of 2014 working on my 365 project which while that blog isn't fully updated I did complete the project in its entirety and will ultimately get the blog updated for record keeping sake.   I also will likely backlog a few blogs from 2014 for the same reasons.  Maybe.  2014 resulted in my returning to work (part-time from home) with my church, volunteering a LOT a the same church,  starting my photography business, and spending time with my family and friends.  It was a busy busy year! 

Best of 2014

Best Event:  Cruise to the Caribbean 
Best Movie: The Lego Movie
Best Over-Played Song: Timber  (Not that it's my favorite, but I do love it and it is overplayed.)
Best Book:  How to Be Like Walt 
Best New-ity of 2014: Our new deck!
Most Shocking News of 2014:  Carrie and family moving BACK to California.  :(

MW's Words of the Year: Culture
Jo's Word of the Year: busy! (Between work, volunteering, starting a business, being a mom of 2, it was a busy year!)

Events of 2014 in no particular order:
1. 365 Project
2. Starting my photography business
3. Checking into Children's
4. Bri & Eric's Wedding (and Bachelorette weekend!)
5. Seahawks win the Superbowl!
6.  10 Year Anniversary
7. Mae started preschool
8. Epic Limo Birthday Night
9.  Shooting my first wedding
10. 1950s New Year's Eve Party!