The Siberian American: Friday Favorites: It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Friday, December 19, 2014

Friday Favorites: It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It’s the last Friday before Christmas! It’s so crazy to me that Christmas is only six days away. How is this year almost over? Anyways, I am so excited for next week and all the fun it will bring!

Here are my Friday favorites this week:

/ / One:
After today, I only have two work days until I am off till January 5! Like I mentioned last week, this is such a huge blessing, and I am so excited for time with friends and family.

/ / Two:
Like me, Chris is now done with interviews until January! January will be his last month of interviews, and I can’t even tell y’all how happy we both are about that! March 20 doesn’t seem so far away anymore.

/ / Three:
We leave for our New Year’s Eve cruise on December 28! I can’t wait to relax, spend time with Chris and his family, and enjoy that beautiful Caribbean water.

/ / Four:
I finished reading Keeper of the Light by Diane Chamberlain this week. I have loved all of the books I have read by Diane Chamberlain so far because of her complex characters and interesting plots filled with suspense (there is usually a big secret that comes out at the end).

The Amazon blurb for Keeper of the Light says: Dr. Olivia Simon is on duty in the emergency room of North Carolina's Outer Banks Hospital when a gunshot victim is brought in. Midway through the desperate effort to save the young woman's life, Olivia realizes who she is—Annie O'Neill. The woman Olivia's husband, Paul, is in love with. When Annie dies on the operating table, she leaves behind three other victims. Alec O'Neill, who thought he had the perfect marriage. Paul, whose fixation on Annie is unshakable. And Olivia, who is desperate to understand the woman who destroyed her marriage. Now they are left with unanswered questions about who Annie really was. And about the secrets she kept hidden so well. It was so good. I loved Olivia and Alec and thought those characters were well developed. I usually figure out secrets, but the secret at the end of this book was really surprising. Now I am reading the second book in the trilogy, Kiss River.

/ / Five:
Remember my what to wear for New Year’s Eve post? I ended up getting this dress and this dress. I figured that I can always wear the one I don’t pick for New Year’s Eve on a formal night on the cruise.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! 

Linking up with LaurenAmandaKarli, and Amy.


  1. Oh my gosh!! That is such a nice long break! YAY! I am soooo excited for you to go on your cruise, although I totally wish I was coming along in your suit case ;)

  2. I'm so jealous of your NYE cruise - you're going to have a wonderful time!! Happy Friday girl! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  3. Monday is my last work day until the 5th and I cannot WAIT!

  4. That book sounds really good! i'll have to add it to my goodreads list :)

  5. Adore the lace dress! The other link didn't work for me.... Happy weekend pretty lady!

  6. Yay for almost being off and being done with interviews for now!

    That is so exciting your cruise is next weekend, what a great way to relax after Christmas! Hope you have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks, Maggie! I am so excited to relax and spend time with my hubby on the cruise. :)

  7. Just love the dresses you bought! I need to try one of Diane Chamberlain's book, I've heard so many good things.

  8. Woohoo for time off! I'm so glad my company does the same - maybe I'll try to read that Diane Chamberlain book on my time off! :)

  9. that book sounds super interesting! adding it to my list!


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