I would like to sum up the best things about this year, so here is my best of list:
Best verse: "For I am convinced that neither death nor life (not cancer, a car accident, crime, or calamity), neither angels nor demons (not evil in the media or crazed psychopaths), neither the present nor the future (not any ...current crisis or any tragedy that may be in my future), nor any powers (not a demanding boss, a cruel dictator, or a bloodthirsty terrorist), neither height nor depth (not winning the lottery or losing my life savings), nor anything else in all creation (not a hole in the ozone, a forest fire or a hurricane, a hungry shark or a killer bee) will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:38-39).
Best memory: I have two, Branson with all of the Howerton family in March and Disney World in May with my parents.
Best Book: Again I have 2 One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp and Book of Hope by Nancy Guthrie
Best new thing: learning to knit, thanks to my grandmother a.k.a. Marvelous Marv, and my friend Rebekah.
Best new thing that came to Romania: Subway (hey, it's the little things)
Best New Recipe: The recipe for rolls from http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2007/11/pw_dinner_rolls_-_no_kneading_required/
Best blog: www.aholyexperience.com always encouraging me to move forward in my relationship with God
Best new recipe I look forward to trying in 2013: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2010/01/italian-meatball-soup/
Blog I look forward to checking out in 2013: http://www.incourage.me/
Best kind of music: Folk/Bluegrass style (what can I say, I am a country girl at heart)
Best thing that smelled good: Holiday candles I received from my sister from Bath and Body Works...I'm still burning them!
Best thing over the holidays: taking a night time walk to see the Christmas lights in a foot of snow with the family. For Christmas it was overcast and almost 50 degrees and we had piles of dirty snow left!
Best/favorite past time: Lauging and playing games with Catalin and Nadia.