Five on Friday {It’s Beginning to Feel Like Winter!}

Brr!  It’s getting cold around here.  It’s really beginning to feel like winter.  We had a little snow earlier in the week and the kids had a 2 hour delay on Monday.  As of now, it’s looking like we’ll be getting even more snow Sunday into Monday!  Have I mentioned that I really dislike winter?  I am not a snow and cold person.  On the bright side, it gives me an excuse to snuggle on the couch with a book or a Netflix binge!  Here are five from this week:


1. Reading – Besides all the Christmas books that I’m reading for my 25 Books of Christmas feature, I’m almost finished reading Paris For One by Jojo Moyes.  Normally, I don’t usually enjoy short stories, so I’m pleasantly surprised with how much I’m enjoying this book!

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2. Watching – The kids and I are almost through watching E.T.  I’m trying to show them some of the movies that my husband and I enjoyed when we were kids.  We’ve seen the original Ghostbusters as well as The Princess Bride. My daughter and I watched Troop Beverly Hills as well. Do you have any “classic” movie recommendations for us?  I’m thinking Big, with Tom Hanks, will be one of our next movies!

The Empire Crate

3. Eating –  The contents of the Empire Crate.  Although I received the box before Thanksgiving, we are just finally getting to sampling everything!  I love that this box is a subscription box focused on food products from our state, New York!  We will have a review post coming soon!

Piano Recital

4.  Enjoying – My kids had their Christmas piano recital last Sunday afternoon.  My daughter’s been taking lessons for a little over a year now and my son just started lessons over the summer.  This was their first piano recital and they did an amazing job!   My parents gave me the piano that my siblings and I played when we were kids.  They came to the recital and are so happy to see the piano continuing to be used.

West Point

5.  Remembering –  Last weekend my daughter and I went to West Point Military Academy and participated in the Wreaths Across America Ceremony.  We helped place wreaths on every grave in the cemetery, remembering and honoring those who served our country.

ICYMI this week on the blog:
Monday I shared our weekly meal plan.
Wednesday I joined the Currently linkup.
And this week included reviews of Santa’s Underwear,  Candy Cane Lane, The Christmas Boot, Gingerbread Christmas, and The Mistletoe Secret for the 25 Books of Christmas.

I’m linking up with Tif, Andrea and April!  Have a great weekend!



  1. I just read my Jojo Moyes book, One Plus One and loved it. I’ll have to add Paris for One to my TBR. Like you, I’m generally not a big fan of short stories but I can see Moyes doing them well. Love the pic of your daughter at her piano recital. I still remember my first one! I would recommend The Goonies (my favorite childhood movie). I also loved The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles but your kids are probably a little too young for them.

  2. I love that you’re working through a list of classic movies with your kids! Princess Bride is such a good one – we need to watch that again soon. Hope you’re staying warm and surviving the snow!!

  3. Troop Beverly Hills was one of my favorite movies to watch over and over again. I loved the 80’s materialism and the Girl Scout connection. I hope your daughter loved it as much as I do!

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