Monthly Recaps My life

December in Review (this post is late. :P)

Good morning to everyone. Today, let’s find out what I did in December…. (besides Christmas and eating a lot of food, of course! :P)

(and wow, looking back on my last recap, it was late also. I do not have a very good track record with monthly recaps. XD)

So… let’s see where this post goes!

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December Goals….

The ones I completed are in green.


HAHAHAHAHA, YESSS!!! I made my goal of 100 books by reading like… 20 (I think?) in December. And these are the books I read! πŸ˜€

  1. Β When Calls the Heart by Janette Oke (Goodreads)Β 4 stars
  2. The Case of the Tabloid Tattler by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick (Goodreads)Β 5 stars
  3. Fields of Home by Ralph Moody (Goodreads)Β 4 stars
  4. Neverseen by Shannon Messenger (Goodreads) 4 stars
  5. The Birds’ Christmas Carol by Kate Douglas Wiggin (Goodreads) 4 stars
  6. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson (Goodreads)Β 4 stars
  7. The Thief, The Damsel, and The Dragon by Angela R. Watts (Goodreads)Β 4 stars
  8. Path to the Pacific by Neta Lohnes Frazier (Goodreads)Β 3 stars
  9. Christmas at the Lodge by Rebekah Morris (Goodreads)Β 5 stars
  10. The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall (Goodreads)Β 4 stars
  11. The True Gift by Patricia MacLachlan (Goodreads)Β 4 starsΒ 
  12. Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes (Goodreads)Β 4 stars
  13. There Was Always Laughter in Our House by Sarah Holman (Goodreads)Β 5 stars
  14. Skylark by Patricia MacLachlan (Goodreads)Β 4 stars
  15. White Stallion of Lipizzia by Marguerite Henry (Goodreads)Β 4 stars
  16. A Royal Masquerade by Allison Tebo (Goodreads)Β 4 stars
  17. Christmas Smiles by Rebekah Morris (Goodreads)Β 4 stars
  18. The Green Ember by S. D. Smith (Goodreads)Β 4 stars
  19. First Christmas in America by Rebekah Morris (Goodreads)Β 5 stars
  20. Mandie and the Cherokee Legend by Lois Gladys Leppard (Goodreads) 4Β stars
  • Keep working on alpha and beta projects

I’ve kept working on them… still working! πŸ˜‰

  • Read more posts

Ohhh yeah.

  • Read 3 books from my summer TBR/school reading list


Path to the Pacific — school reading list. (I did not enjoy it… neither did my mom!)

The Penderwicks in Spring — summer TBR. (so weird that I’mΒ still reading books from my summer TBR… *shrugs* ALSO. Just got the last book from the library!!!!!)

Johnny Tremain — school reading list. (I enjoyed this one!)

White Stallion of Lipizzia — school reading list. (This one was quite good!)

  • Post 6 times

*shrugs* Maybe??

  • Have an awesome Christmas break with my family

Oh yeah! We were sick the last part, but it was fun visiting with family and friends! πŸ˜€

  • Catch up on Bible reading

Not sure exactly what I meant by “catch up”… so… yes?

  • Eat lots of food

Oh my, yes. XD

  • Learn more Christmas pieces on the piano

Mhm! I played them by myself, with my Dad, and with my Grandma! It was a lot of fun! πŸ™‚

  • Make my New Year’s Resolutions! πŸ˜‰

Technically, I made them in January, but…. okay, fine. Not completed. πŸ™

new dividerΒ Goals for January…

  • Read 15 books
  • Finish 2 Chronicles, read through Ezra, and hopefully Nehemiah too
  • Finish two beta/ARC books
  • Read at least two books from my school reading list/summer TBR (WOW A LOT OF READING GOALS! ;P)
  • Get my recordings finished on time for a NEW Audiosmiths production! (I think we might actually be releasing two this month… hehehe)
  • Set up a camera out at our construction site with my dad
  • Get theory and pieces ready for CM
  • Prepare for important test
  • Finish BIBPC
  • Try to prepare posts before Monday

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Posts from December…


A LATE Monthly Recap

SECRET PROJECT REVEALED: The Audiosmiths Radio Theater Blog Tour – Day 1


Welcome 2019! What Did I Accomplish in 2018? – {mini recap of 2018}


Oh boy, only five… though I did make the page for BIBPC this month! πŸ˜€ Sooooo… 5 and a half?

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What I did in December…

  • read a lot
  • celebrated several birthdays
  • did Advent
  • decorated cookies
  • went shoe shopping
  • went to a nativity festival
  • ate lots of soup (yum!)
  • did some productivity wars with friends
these are the pictures I’ve entered for BIBPC



  • played in a piano recital
  • had some slightly chaotic video chats…. XD
  • got a Christmas tree
  • participated in a holiday book exchange


  • played piano a lot
  • watched Christmas movies and read Christmas books
  • and took Christmasy photos
  • took class photos (I didn’t, I was just in them. ;P)
  • ate more food
  • did a few puzzles
  • started drawing more


  • worked hard at school
  • it rained a lot!
  • also, it was really foggy
  • went to a tea party with friends and family
  • wrote letters
  • wrote emails
  • and just wrote in general
  • shopped for Christmas presents
  • held more adorable babies!!


  • some family came to visit
  • Christmas happened!
  • Christmas parties
  • and then relaxed the last part of December… πŸ˜›
  • and fell asleep at 11:45 on the last day of 2018. *facepalm*


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Thanks for reading! πŸ™‚

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What are your goals for this month? Are you reading any good books? What did you do last month? What are you going to do this month?

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Photo byΒ Aaron BurdenΒ onΒ Unsplash


  1. Hi, Liz!
    My name is Keziah and I found your blog through a fellow blogger friend of mine, Chloe Mali. πŸ˜€
    I just thought that I would tell you how much I love your blog! It sounds like you were very busy in December of 2018! Mind if I steal your idea for posting what you did each month and use it on my won blog?
    I also wanted to bring up photography – I am an avid photographer myself and am so excited to meet another photographer, as well as a fellow Christian! Glad to have found your blog. πŸ™‚


    1. Hello Keziah! πŸ™‚ Oh yeah, Chloe’s blog is awesome! πŸ˜€
      Aww, thank you!! I was indeed! πŸ˜› That is totally fine! πŸ˜‰
      Ooh, really? Fun! How long have you been doing photography? πŸ™‚
      Thank you! πŸ˜€

      1. Hi, Liz!

        Her blog is amazing!!

        Thanks so much! That was such a great idea of your’s. πŸ˜€

        I got my first camera when I was 8 or 9 and have been photographing ever since. I did my first photo session last year and plan to someday have a business! How about you? What do you enjoy photographing?

      2. Oh, how cool! πŸ˜€ I enjoy that I can capture memories! πŸ™‚ Not sure if I’ll ever turn photography into a business for myself, but I still find it fun! πŸ˜‰

  2. Looks like an awesome month! Gj with those goals πŸ˜‰ Hehe I love chaotic video chats. *raises hand* guess who played a tonnnn of piano in December as well… OH NOOO you were so close to midnighttt *sniff sniff*

    1. It was!! Haha, thank you! πŸ˜€
      They are interesting, aren’t they? πŸ˜‰
      Hehe, that’s not a bad thing!

  3. Woow! 20 books in one month?! That’s incredible! πŸ˜ƒ Congrats! In the whole previous year I read only 21 books (because of the all my school duties arghh)… You achieved a lot in December! Yayy! Good luck with all your January goals and happy new year! 😊❀

    1. Haha, thank you!! πŸ˜€ I was a little shocked that I was able to do it myself…
      That’s still more than the average person! πŸ˜‰
      Thanks! Happy new year to you too! πŸ˜€

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