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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Sunday Salon---A Year of Favorites

Tomorrow is 2018. Today is a chance for me to look back at few favorites from 2017.

10. Favorite blooper.
Reporter interrupted by his children. The reporter is talking about serious stuff like North Korea and then his children interrupt him. I laugh and laugh every time I see it.
9. Favorite new food:
Dark Chocolate Covered Peppermint Joe-Joe's from Trader Joe's. I've only had two of them but I am certain that I could easily get addicted.  Luckily they are only available during the holidays.

8. Favorite TV Show (We just discovered it):
Outlander, we will finish season 3 tonight

7. Favorite wedding (Well, only wedding but it was so fun and lovely):
Samantha and Basti's wedding. She's my niece.

6. Favorite Broadway show:
"Come From Away". My sister and I visited NYC in early December. We attended six shows. This was my favorite.

5. Favorite family gathering:
Thanksgiving week-end. A lot of the family gathered for a week-end long gathering which included a feast, a tea-party-bridal shower, a football game, and an introduction.

4. Favorite book:
The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood

3. Favorite vacation:
China. Don and I spent a week in China with our friends Ken and Carol. What an amazing trip!

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2. Favorite event
The Big Weekend---Don's retirement event from the Army National Guard. my retirement party, Baby Shower for Dan and Rita.

1. Favorite new person/Favorite event of the whole year:
Our grandson, Ian, born on September 13th. Pure joy.

Favorite gif. See #10.


  1. So much wonderful stuff here!! Hoping for even more in 2018!

    1. Yes. Me, too. It is certainly a new phase in our lives.

  2. So much happiness this year. Here’s to a for you and your family.

  3. Ian is gorgeous! Enjoy! It seems like just the other day that my two first grandsons were born...they are now 22.

    I enjoyed my daughter's wedding on the beach in April...what fun!

    I've heard good things about One-in-a-Million Boy.

    Happy New Year! Thanks for visiting my blog.

    1. Yes, we think Ian is gorgeous, too. And such a little man. Happy New year!

  4. What a wonderful recap of a wonderful year, Anne! You're inspiring me to do something similar :) I LOVED that BBC reporter's video and still laugh like crazy every time I see it - Ellen's play-by-play made it even funnier.

    And I have good news for you....those chocolate covered Joe Joe's? The peppermint is just ONE of FOUR types they have! Also available only at the holidays, a 4-pack round box with 4 different kinds of chocolate covered Joe Joes - each with dif cookies and different chocolate toppings. They are called Trader Joe's and the Astounding Multi-Flavor Joe Joe's - also available only for the holidays so make a note!


    I haven't heard of your favorite book yet - will have to look for that one.

    Sounds like you had a good year - here's to a happy 2018!


    Book By Book

    1. Dang. I was hoping you would say that those chocolate covered Joe-Joes are going to be discontinued. Now I will have to eat more in the future. thanks for the tip! Ha!

      The video of the reporter has become almost mythical in our family. When my daughter wants a for-sure laugh, she walks like that four year old. The other day she was doing her exercises with her arms up the same way. I love it.

  5. What a lovely favorite's list! I haven't watched Outlander, but maybe it's a series I need to try out.


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