Monday, December 31, 2007

2007 in review

Best fiction book: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
This book was so good that it's even a contender for my top 10 all time faves. And if I remember correctly, this was one of the only books that everyone in book club enjoyed.

Best non-fiction book: Insight Guides Vietnam
If you want to get a feel for the culture of VN, then you need to pick this book up. It covers the history, food, religion, and people of Vietnam and most of its provinces. And the beautiful pictures are a bonus.

Best movie: Miss Potter
I don't think this movie received very good reviews when it was in the theater, but we were very pleasantly surprised when we rented it.

Best album: Into the Wild soundtrack (Eddie Vedder rocks)
If you stop by my house at any given time, chances are I'll be singing along to Eddie. I just can't get enough of this album. And the book and movie of "Into the Wild" were close contenders for making the "best of 07" list.

Best beauty product: Rosebud Salve
You gotta love this little pot of balm- I never leave home without it! You can use it as lip gloss on chapped or sun-burned lips, you can use it to tame frizzy or flyaway hair, and what I'm using it for lately - to soothe the skin around my nose.

Best restaurant: Sample
This tiny little restaurant on Allen St. serves everything in bite sized "samples". Doll-sized chicken pot pies, steak and frites, cheese fondue and even a tiny bread bowl of french onion soup. And this is where we discovered the Golden Monkey reisling.

Best moment:
beginning the adoption progress on our 3rd wedding anniversary. Need I say more?

Those are a few of my "bests" of 07, and I'm looking forward to having some of the "bests" of my life in 08! What are some of yours?


Unknown said...

I am certain that the best moment of your life will be coming soon when you meet a real live little Poppy! It brings tears to my eayes just thinking about it. My best moment for sure was meeting my Ava and I can't wait for you and Marc to experience the same joy!

Courtney said...

I am sure 2008 will be your favorite year ever too. Poppy will bring you such joy and happiness. 2007 I'm sure was tough waiting, but hopefully you wont have much more waiting to do.
My happiest and scariest moment of 2007 was finding out we were expecting Baby "Boris". And tied for second best moment are; Tucker getting accepted into the oral def program, and coming home for Christmas.

Anonymous said...

You are quite the little reviewer! We are praying that you will hear something in EARLY 2008 regarding Poppy!

Anonymous said...

I love your "2007 in review" and am inspired to add some of my own.
Best Fiction :Snow Flower(as well as loving A Thousand Splendid Suns)

Best Non Fiction: The Live Earth Global Warming Survival Handbook by David De Rothschild

Best Movie: Ratatouille... I Love this movie! Goes too long but heart warming and beautiful

Best Documentary: Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten ( a must for any Clash fan)

Best Magazine: National Geographic's Adventures (help's me to dream about a worldly adventure)...tied with the Trashy OK magazine which I page through in 15 minutes devouring the gossip,fashion do's and don'ts and the latest celeb in rehab.

Best CD: Spoon "Ga Ga Ga Ga" my niece got me into this Austin band...tres cool. Tammy

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