Day: December 28, 2013

Best of 2013

So 2013 will go down as one of the best ever for me- new house, roommate and tenants, new friends, social media galore, tons of fun experiences, 2 challenging open water swims,  and a job change. Add a boyfriend on there and you’d about be perfect!

But let me fill you in on some other ‘best of’ from 2013

Best Movie- Gravity.  Still say its a masterpiece.  One of the best movies I have ever seen period.

https://smilingldsgirl.com/2013/10/18/gravity/

Best Music- Michael Buble- To Be Loved album

Best Song- Sara Barellis- Brave

Best New TV Show- The Goldbergs (trust me on this one.  It is much funnier than it looks)

Also Super Fun Night

Best Reality Show- Survivor: Blood vs Water.  I had my doubts but the new twist of family on family really created fireworks.

https://smilingldsgirl.com/2013/10/24/survivor-blood-vs-water/

Biggest TV Letdown- Downton Abby continued the drab season 3 with a drab season 4 (sorry US viewers but it’s a doozie).

Best Book I Read- Nothing new really caught my fancy. Book Thief, Gift from the Sea and North and South were welcome rereads

Best Theater- I think In the Heights at Hale Theater Orem caught me off guard.  A welcome surprise.

https://smilingldsgirl.com/2013/10/12/hale-center-theater/

Best Concert- Michael Buble was amazing!

https://smilingldsgirl.com/2013/11/21/michael-buble-2013/

Best Restaurant- I love Couscous Mediterranean Grill

http://couscousgrill.com/

Best Bakery- Bake 360

https://smilingldsgirl.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/bakery.jpg

https://smilingldsgirl.com/2013/08/20/bake-360/

Best Food Subscription Box- Nature Box

Best Treat Box- Treatsie

Best Makeup Box- Birchbox

Best Lifestyle Box- Pop Sugar Must Have

Most Read Blog Post- Top 10 Overrated Movies

Goals Achieved- bought house, moved in, had custom made cake done for me, GSL and Deer Creek finished, and finished nanowrimo second time

Other highlights- white water rafting in America River, LDS Storymakers 2013, Disneyland with fam, finished eye therapy, new family ward, new friends.

And one of the highlights of my life and TV swimsuit debut!

What were some of your 2013 highlights and favorites?

2013 in photos

2013 has been a pretty amazing year. The highlights were buying my house and finishing the gsl swim and my disney trip.
The true highlight was all the great moments with friends.
Happy new year!