Best of 2020

2020 sure was a wild ride but I saw this floating around some blogs and thought it would be fun to focus on the good!

Best adventure/travel/trip: Our camping trip to Banning! William O’Brien was fun too.

Best book: oof! It’s hard to pick just one…here are a few…No Retreat, No Regrets by Jamie & Lea Peters, Essentialism by Greg McKeown, A Long Walk to Water, and all my historical fiction ones (The Book of Lost Names, The Alice Network, Lost Roses, The War that Saved My Life, The War I Finally Won, The Things We Cannot Say, Code Name Helene)

Best movie: Enola Holmes and The Grinch (the new version!)

Best tv show: The Great British Baking Show

Best album/songs: The Father’s House by Cory Asbury, My Hands are Open by Bethel/Josh Baldwin, Valley by Chris McClarney, Your Will, Your Way by the Torwalts, Promises by Maverick City Music

Best kiddo milestone: adding Arrow Benaiah!

Best faith grower: Saturday prayer

Best trend you did: baking during quarantine

Best beauty purchase: Innersense shampoo and conditioner

Best family memory: the kids meeting Arrow

Best habit you created: using “pairing” of music or a podcast when I need to clean up

Best recipes: Sheet pan gnocchi with cherry tomatoes and mozzarella, Pumpkin meringue pie, Sausage and leek orecchiette, cornbread chili, bang bang chicken, lemon blueberry pancakes, Tex mex sweet potato hash, blueberry sausage bake, homemade chik-fil-a sauce

Best mama moment: meeting Arrow

Best little luxury you enjoyed: hot showers

Best podcasts: Revelation Wellness, Crystal Paine, and Curt Thompson (not a podcast but his webinar)

Best tool: my ice cream maker!