ONE. Movie. I am not going to lie. I had to google movies that came out in 2016. We rarely make it out to the movies and we sometimes rent movies from Red Box. I saw 13 Hours while I was in Israel and it was really good. It is very serious, but it was done so well. As for funny movies, my favorites were Deadpool and Bad Moms.
TWO. Book. I loved Me Before You. I read it before I saw the movie and of course the book was so much better.
THREE. Recipe. My favorite go to recipe would be the Spicy Tomato Cream Pasta I shared with you all in December. I make this at least once or twice a month. It is simple, delicious and it is vegetarian. A close second was Chrissy Teigan's Vegetable Tortilla Stew. Even though I shared it with you all in 2017, we tried it in 2016 and it has been a favorite ever since.
FOUR. TV Show. Easy. This is Us. This show sucked me in the first episode and I love it. I look forward to watching Jack each week and seeing how the story progresses. I love the characters and cry at almost every episode. Also, not a new show, but we LOVE Parenthood on Netflix. We are breezing through the episodes and I love the cast.
FIVE. Treat. This is hard to just pick one treat since treat can me something yummy like a dessert or treat yourself as in get something for yourself. Treat food wise I would say the caramel budino from a local Italian restaurant. I can't go to this place and not eat one. It is a chocolate cookie crumble on bottom with a vanilla pudding, salted caramel and whipped cream. HEAVEN.
Treat yourself wise and that is easily a massage. I love getting a hour and a half massage.
SIX. Song. This is a toss up of Twenty One Pilots - Stressed Out (love running to this song) and The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey - Closer.
SEVEN. Trip. Going to Mexico last year. It was a special trip in that it was the girls' first time on an airplane and first time out of the country. But it was also special because we celebrated Rory's great aunt since she passed a few days before we got there. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico holds a special place in my heart and is one of my favorite places I have been too. You can get my last year's recap here and here.
EIGHT. Toy. When you have kids you have toys upon toys. Seriously, we have a huge toy box in our living room plus their room is full of toys. But I would say my favorite toy that the girls used last year was their vintage Kidkraft Kitchen. The girls love this kitchen. And now one of their favorite things to say is, "I'm cookin". They love to mimic me and we cook in their kitchen together.
NINE. Seasonal Activity. Winter: Snowboarding, Christmas tree cutting and playing in the snow with the girls. Spring: Easter Sunday with family. Summer: Summer days at Lake Tahoe, weekend trips to Graeagle. Fall: Apple Hill, football games.
TEN. Picture. It was really hard to pick just one photo, but I really love the photo we used on our Christmas card.
What were your favorites?