Thursday, December 22, 2011

12th day of Christmas Quotes!

On the twelth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me - a wonderful family (sing it!)

"Cherish time spent with family,
skype can't replace a hug."

my lights - it may not seem like much,
but there are more in the back and just as many inside =)
How many relatives can you squeeze into a house? My friend just had 17 guests sleep over. Sounds like fun to me! But I know some people need their space. Seeing family after a while reminds me how we all change over the years. I remember being young and only seeing cousins once or twice a year, but we had a ball! After the first awkward meeting, we were instant friends for life. And I see my own kids enjoying the same wonderful bond, making miles and months disappear. Oh how I wish we lived closer to family.

And since I will be shutting down for the holidays, I wanted to give you my review of VARIANT by Robison Wells.

One word: Inescapable!

Remember Katniss? Her life is beautiful compared to this. She had a family and 2 boys who all loved her!

17 yo Branson has no one. And now he has to find a way to escape from a place he thought would be a haven which no one has ever left alive.

This was a record read, 4 days!

I hate awesome books like this because they're over too quick! Give me more, Robison!

Highly recommend it! =D

Now go enjoy the holidays! Be with the ones you love! And spread some charity!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Only two of us in the house this year, but we will enjoy! Merry Christmas, Tara.

Laura S. said...

Your lights look so pretty, Tara! I love driving around and looking at everyone's outside Christmas lights and seeing big glittering trees in the window. Have a wonderful Christmas!

Angela Brown said...

Have heard some wonderful things about Variant. Got to make sure it's on my TBR list.

Your house looks lovely and holiday festive without blinding the neighbors Griswold-style.

Enjoy your holidays. May they be cheery, merry and nothing quite contrary.

Christine Rains said...

Adding that book to my TBR list! :) Just my hubby and son with me this year. We tried all the visiting last year and it was too much stress. Our gift to ourselves is a holiday without stress spent in our own little cozy home.

Jenna Cooper said...

Wow, 17 people! Our house could never fit that many. Of course, since living outside of California I've seen the wonder that a basement can do when fitting in guests.
Variant is definitely on my TBR pile.

Sheri L. Swift, Author said...

We had 20 in our home on the 17th (the only day we could all manage to be together). My oldest daughter & her family lives in CA as well as our parents, so we might have had more if they were able to join us! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas! :)

Anonymous said...

This blog always brings a smile to my face. Bet it has something to do with its author.

Again, Merry Christmas, Tara, to you and yours. Enjoy the blessings of the season to the fullest.

Golden Eagle said...

I love your Christmas lights! :)

17? That's a lot of people to have over!

I've seen Variant in the library; I never picked it up, but I'll have to check it out next time I've there.

Rhonda said...

We just had two house guests. More would be nice. We are very far from family too.

Unknown said...

Merry Christmas.

Excellent post.
Happy Holidays….
I know you write stunning Haiku, welcome sharing with us,
1 to 3 or more are welcome.
no theme.
Hope to see you in,

Heather Henry said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours! I hope it is a wonderful weekend for you!
peace and blessings, always!


Heather M. Gardner said...

Your house looks amazing! I think your lights are just right.

Great job on all your Quotes of Christmas and your poems. I enjoyed them.

Happy holidays to you and your family!

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