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Monday, January 9, 2017

Monday Moments

Long time no see! I was actually planning to still blog over Christmas Break... but it obviously didn't happen. I didn't really want to worry about it and I'm not really sad that I didn't. We went out to Florida to visit the Captain's family and even went on a vacation within a vacation to New Orleans for New Years. Actually, we went there since the Captain's little brother was performing in the Sugar Bowl. We didn't attend that since the tickets were really expensive! 

My hair always gets crazy in Florida. I feel a little bit like Monica from that episode of Friends where her hair just keeps getting bigger and bigger.

This was Christmas Eve Morning. We went out to see the Surfing Santas. It was pretty fun. The most exciting part was when three guys jumped out of a helicopter into the ocean. Also, it was much warmer than we were expecting. We all got pretty hot.

My first meal at Cracker Barrel. The salad was actually pretty good, but nothing could beat their biscuits! I swear they were submerged in melted butter or something before they brought them out to us.

This was in Sea World. I didn't take a whole lot of pictures. I love Sea World, but I just wanted to enjoy the day and watch the shows without worrying about getting the perfect shot. 

We had the chance to head out to the Orlando Temple with the Captain's family and do a session. It was so pretty to see the nativity with all that sunshine!

Chuy's after the temple. This meal was called Chicka Chicka Boom Boom enchiladas. Clearly, with a name like that, I had to try it :)

My sweet husband painted my nails for me. He was very particular about making sure that they were perfect, without any paint on the edges.

Played with my brand new watercolors! I'm pretty excited about them. Now I just need to compile a list of quotes to play around with.

My first Po' Boy in New Orleans at Parkway Bakery and Tavern. Honestly, I wasn't very impressed. Possibly it was just the kind of sandwich we got (this sandwich was GIANT. I didn't even eat a quarter of it).

We, of course, had to try beignets! We got these from Cafe Du Monde. Apparently, it's a famous place? I wasn't overly impressed with the beignets. I mean they were good, but they weren't AMAZING. They were pretty good dipped in hot chocolate, though!

We also went to the New Orleans City Park which is apparently bigger than Central Park. We only went through a little bit of it, but it was really cool to see the different sculptures. It made me feel like we were in outdoor art gallery. 

This was the day that we came home from Florida. I can't say that I regret going to the beach, but I will say it was quite the shock to go from this to single digit temperatures in one day.

Currently Read(ing):

The Testing By Joelle Charbonneau
Independent Study By Joelle Charbonneau
Graduation Day By Joelle Charbonneau

Honestly, I really liked the first one, the rest were ok.

The Selection  By Kiera Cass
The Elite By Kiera Cass
The One By Kiera Cass

I liked these! There are some make-out scenes, but it was good!

The Chemist By Stephenie Meyer

This is Stephenie Meyer's new book! I got it for Christmas and I just finished it a day or two ago. I really liked it. Not as much as I liked The Host but I still liked it a lot. This also has a few scenes that you might want to skip, but other than that there is almost no swearing!

Liar and Spy By Rebecca Stead

It's a good quick read. Totally clean :)

The Heir By Kiera Cass

I liked this one. It's separate from the rest of them for two reasons. One, I read it after I drafted this post, and second, because it's a different main character. 

I'm going to skip the to-dos and goals this week since I'll be doing a post on New Year's Resolutions in a few days!

Something to take away:

"Don't let the past steal your present."
-Cherrie L. Moraga

Thanks for reading! I hope you're all having a great year so far! I look forward to talking to you (posting) later this week!

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