For a few years, I have been trying to get my girls to watch The sound of Music with me, but they just were not interested. At least not until a few weeks ago when the live version with Carrie Underwood came on TV. Now, I know there has been lots of commentary about the TV version vs. the movie version and the quality of the acting. I really don't care about any of that. I'm just thankful that my girls were finally interested enough to watch it. In fact, it came on too late for them so we DVR'd it and they have watched it over and over since then. (Maybe, during Christmas vacation, I can convince them to watch the original movie version, too!) They have also been singing the songs, especially "A Few of my Favorite Things" which is perfect timing since that song is often played as a holiday song, too.
I thought in honor of my girls, I thought I would share a few of my favorite things for today's Tuesday Ten.
These Are a Few of My Favorite Things . . .
These people right here. My family. They are my everything.
I had to include this girl because she is part of our family.
A sad addiction, I know, but I would be completely lost without my iPhone.
Mornings would be much worse without this gizmo.
This big, fuzzy robe was a gift from my hubby and I love getting comfy and snuggly in it in the evenings.
If you read this post about how I met my husband, then you know we just celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary. This was my gift. :-)
Last December, my hubby and I went to Paris and I feel in love - with the city (I was already in love with him!) I would love to go back!
I'm not particularly talented musically, but I love it. Music sets the mood - any mood - and can be so incredibly meaningful, especially this time of year.
My husband works from home and had just outgrown the small home office we have. So, a couple weeks ago, we converted our guest room into an bigger office for him. That meant I got to move my "office" from the dining room table to an actual home office. I love having this space for myself and my blogging.
Last week, I shared my ten favorite ornaments. This time of year, they are certainly some of my favorite things!
And a Bonus #11 . . .
Over this past year, my blog has grown so much. That is, of course, because of you - my readers. I am so grateful for your loyalty and support. This blog is truly a labor of love for me and your comments, encouragement, and love mean so much to me!! I hope all of you get to enjoy some of your favorite things this season.
I'm going to be taking a blogging break for about week so I can enjoy spending the holiday with my family, but I will be back soon and I look forward to what 2014 holds!
Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
And, of course, I have to leave you with this . . . .
(A Carrie vs. Julie neutral Kelly Clarkson version!)