Sunday, December 31, 2017

My 2017 Booklist

Being a bookworm, I thought I'd share the books I read in 2017 as my year-in-review.

I began 2017 as a book reviewer on the Eric Metaxas book launch team for Everything You Wanted to Know about God but were Afraid to Ask. I blogged about it here. I'm especially geeked out that Eric shared my blog post to social media, so it is one of my more popular blog posts. (I should add that Eric shares everybody's blog posts about his books...but I'm still geeked out!)

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The rest of the year I read all of these books (and a few others that I traded back to the used bookstore). I've already blogged about:



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I am thrilled to have stumbled upon the Landmark series of books for children at the used bookstore. They are some of my favorite history books and I highly recommend them. They require their own blog post, so stay tuned for that! I also have another pile I've been working through in 2018!

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I have so much to say about each book, but I find myself spending more time reading (more books) than writing about the ones I've read about. We'll see if I ever get caught up.


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Experiencing Christmas at the White House

We got to tour the East Wing of the White House for Christmas! Everything was stunningly beautiful.

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Front and center for the troops...

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The Vermeil Room...

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The Library...

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The China Room...

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The East Room...

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The nativity was huge. (I wish my photos of the portraits of the Washingtons came out better.)

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The Green Room...

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(...aka the silhouette room)

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The Blue Room...

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The Red Room...

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The State Dining Room...

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The plaster work throughout the White House is amazing, but in the State Dining Room it is especially amazing...

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The snowy confection gingerbread house of the White House played off the plaster work.

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A Winter Wonderland...

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Lafayette looking into the State Dining Room...

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Lafayette...

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My son taking a picture of Lafayette...

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Lafayette...

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(sigh) That was the most wonderful Christmas tour I had ever taken.

Monday, December 4, 2017

National Christmas Tree and Christmasy Washington DC at Night

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This was the most beautiful National Tree I had ever seen. Excitement filled the air from the clickety-clack of the model trains on the tracks.

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The Virginia Tree...

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The Texas Tree...

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We were surrounded by trees, representing each state and each territory...

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Department of the Treasury...

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Department of the Treasury...

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Veterans Affairs Building...

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