The Best of 2006!

by Lesley on December 15, 2006 · 1 comment

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My mom got me an early Christmas present- a subscription to Real Simple! A January article talks about remembering 2006 and thinking ahead to 2007. There were so many things that made me happy in 2006 and still so much to do in the future. Here are my favorite things and my fun goals for the New Year. Hope it inspires you to do the same!
Best of 2006 Reads
The Heavenly Man- Brother Yun
God is Closer than You Think- John Ortberg
Memoirs of a Geisha- Arthur Golden
The End of Poverty-Jeffrey Sachs
The Kite Runner-Khaled Hosseini
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise- Ruth Reichl
Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog- John Grogan

Best of 2006 Movies
Little Miss Sunshine
Mission Impossible 3
Inside Man
Madea’s Family Reunion

(Do all seasons of 24 and Grey’s Anatomy count here?)

Best of 2006 Music
My Savior, My God-Aaron Shust
Better Together-Jack Johnson
Traveler-Fernando Ortega
A Public Affair-Jessica Simpson
My Wish-Rascal Flats
Put Your Records On-Corrine Bailey Rae
Open Your Eyes and Chocolate-Snow Patrol

My Fun Goals for the Coming Year
Learn photography
Improve my half marathon time
Join a home group at church
Get published in at least three magazines

10 Places I’d Like to Visit in the Next 10 Years
Cinque Terra, Italy
New Orleans
Cape Town, South Africa
Southern France
Eastern Europe
Boston, MA

Best Moments of 2006
Watching Allison chug turkey dinner soda on New Year’s Eve
Getting snowed in at Mammoth
Stepping off the plane in Hong Kong
Our first step into the underground church in Hunan, China

Sunset in Huntington with my sisters
Cutting our anniversary cake, us two and with friends in Modesto
Walking into Central Park with my girlfriends
Crossing the finish line at my first half marathon in San Francisco
Walking out the door after quitting my job
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