I had a wonderful Christmas. My kids were thrilled with their gifts and it was a ton of fun watching them get so excited with each one they opened. Then we headed up to my mom's new house and I got to spend time with my brothers and sisters and their families, including my new nephew, Arthur. (He's adorable, by the way.)
One of the gifts I got from my mom was a set of books, The Enchanted Forest Chronicles. I read all four books when I was in six or seventh grade. The first is called Dealing with Dragons, it's about a strong-willed princess who doesn't want to marry a dim-witted prince. She runs away from home to become the princess of a dragon.
The series is filled with wonderful, unique characters and each book is told from a different person's point of view. Book three, for example, is told from the point of view of Morwen, an unconventional witch. She has about a dozen cats, which she talks to throughout all the books but only in the third book do we get to hear their side of the conversation.
It was a favorite series of mine and I am looking forward to reading them to Elizabeth. I highly recommend them to any one with a young girl, or any one who enjoys fun stories filled with magic and mischief.