December 2021 Recap

and in the blink of an eye, 2021 came to and end!

I truly can’t believe 2021 has come to an end. Compared to the train-wreck that was 2020, this year FLEW. Not to mention it brought with it a lot of emotions: joy, loss, excitement, pain, adventure, and growth to name a few. My husband and I are so fortunate, and I think this year showed me just how blessed we are. I’ve been trying to focus more on all the ways God’s been present and provided for us this year. In 2020, I lost my first PA job out of school due to COVID. But thankfully it lead me to a specialty which I actually really enjoy: hospital medicine. Truthfully, we can’t always understand or fathom why things happen the way they do. But in God’s goodness and sovereignty, we can trust that all things work together for our good and for his glory. I pray that you start 2022 holding onto hope knowing full well that you are loved and that God’s got it.

RECIPES I TRIED/MADE

Maple Pecan Pie via Sally’s Baking Addiction
Peppermint Cake Batter Bites via Kale Kouture
Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies via Gimme Some Oven
No-Chill Sugar Cookies via In Katrina’s Kitchen
Peppermint Mocha Cookies via Sally’s Baking Addiction
Peanut Butter Blossoms via Daddio’s Kitchen

PLACE I TRAVELLED

Charleston, SC: had the first Snyder-Miller-Brown family Christmas in Charleston this year! Since Cary and I got married, we have worked every Christmas. So this was extra special getting to spend it with all of my side of the family, including our Grammie June!

BOOKS I READ
In a Holidaze
Becoming a Purpose-Driven Physician Assistant
Forgiving What You Can’t Forget
The Holiday Swap
It Ends With Us

Curious about my reviews? Check them out on the page BOOK CLUB 2021

MOVIES/TV SHOWS WATCHED
The Santa Clause
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The Muppet Christmas Carol
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Elf
The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star
The Christmas Edition
Same Time, Next Christmas
Mistletoe Mixup
Miracle on 34th Street
It’s a Wonderful Life
No Time To Die
Selling Sunset: Season 4
Maid
Emily in Paris: Season 2
FAVORITE POSTS ON KITCHY LIVING

My favorite: Goals I Didn’t Accomplish in 2020 That I Hope to Accomplish in 2021
Reader’s favorite: 12 Holiday Cookie Recipes To Try

FAVORITE SONGS

Name – Justin Bieber (feat. Tori Kelly)
She Likes It – Russell Dickerson (feat. Jake Scott)
Holy Water – Brett Eldredge
If I Was A Cowboy – Miranda Lambert
Smokin Out The Window – Bruno Mars

FITNESS UPDATE

Still loving Muscle Burns Fat Advanced by Beachbody. But this month I also really enjoyed going on outdoor walks. I don’t have a gym membership and I haven’t since 2020. But honestly I don’t even miss it, except for maybe the ellipticals and the stair stepper. But I love being active in new ways and doing lots of body weight and free weight exercises. For me, exercise isn’t about calories burned. It’s about doing something that feels good for my body. It’s about treating it with respect and loving it enough to want to be in shape and stay healthy. That’s a form of self-love that I always want to prioritize.

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