Project 365 | Week 51

Happy Friday! I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas this past Wednesday. My Week 51 post has been a bit delayed because I'm recovering from PRK (ASA) eye surgery. I've still been taking pictures, but things have just been a little blurry since last Thursday. Hoping for beautiful, clear eyesight in 2014!

Here are my pictures for Week 51:

Christmas card
350/365: This year's Christmas card

Project 365 | Week 50

This project is quickly wrapping up. It's hard to believe I'm posting my pictures from Week 50 already, but I'm definitely at the point where I'm tired of taking a picture every day. Just a few more days and 2014 will be here!

These are my pictures for Week 50:

Red velvet cocoa
343/365: Red velvet hot cocoa

Project 365 | Week 49

Happy Monday! It actually feels like winter here in Austin (well, winter for Texas). This past week brought icy conditions, cold weather, and lots of hot chocolate. Both Sammy and I enjoyed staying inside and watching the twinkle lights on the Christmas tree. This weekend I also played bells in the Christmas concert at church and was happy to have Mom and Dad in Austin to hear me.

Here are my pictures for Week 49:

Christmas ornaments
336/365: A few of my ornaments

November 2013 Round-up

Lovely fall color

Since December seemed to sneak up on me this past weekend, I almost forgot to write my November round-up post. So before I get too wrapped up in the excitement of the holiday season, here are a few highlights from the past month:

  • Spending four out of the five weekends in November with my family.
  • Meeting Mom and Esther in Houston for the Nutcracker Market and church sale. We had a great time, even if everywhere we went was extremely crowded.
  • Enjoying my first Starbucks peppermint hot chocolate of the season.
  • Playing bells in church one Sunday. The organ and a trumpet player accompanied us, so it really sounded nice.
  • Receiving a good report from the dentist — no cavities!
  • Celebrating Thanksgiving with my parents. We ate dinner at Mimi's Cafe and attended the UT-Texas Tech game that night (the Horns won!). Over the weekend, we drove out to Fredericksburg and stayed in a cottage there for a few days.
  • Enjoying some cooler temperatures for a few days. It finally feels like fall!
  • Adding a third bookcase to my library. I now have a full wall of books!

Books I read: The Mask Carver's Son (Alyson Richman); I'm currently halfway finished with Edward Rutherfurd's Paris (the book is over 800 pages).

Movies I watched: Enough Said, The Book Thief, The Hunger Games (DVD)

TV: Dancing with the Stars, Castle, Grey's Anatomy, Parenthood, The Paradise, Call the Midwife (Season 2 DVD), Grand Prix Series (figure skating), college football & basketball

About My Monthly Round-Ups
At the end of each month, I take a look back and write a post about the month's highlights, as well as what I read and watched. To see all of my round-up posts, visit this page.

Project 365 | Week 48

Happy, happy December! Can the last month of the year really be here already? This past week I was excited to celebrate the Thanksgiving holidays with my parents. We ate Thanksgiving dinner at Mimi's Cafe, cheered the Horns on to victory against Texas Tech (while trying to stay warm), and spent several enjoyable days in Fredericksburg. It was a nice way to begin the Christmas season.

Here are my pictures for Week 48:

Morning & night
329/365: Morning and night