Five on Friday {Happy New Year!}

Happy Friday and Happy New Year!  I hope everyone has adjusted to 2017.  It’s been a bit of an adjustment for the kids (and myself!) adapting to earlier bedtimes and earlier mornings!  But we are back into our routine and ready for all that 2017 brings!  This weekend my son has a basketball game and we are going to a neighbor’s birthday party.  We will also be taking down our tree and Christmas decorations.  Here are five from this week:


1. Reading –  I am currently reading Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick.  I love her and am enjoying this book.

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2. Watching –  The Bachelor.  I’m not a regular watcher of this show.  I watched the season of the Bachelorette with Andi and Nick, but I didn’t see Kaitlyn’s season or when Nick was on Bachelor in Paradise.  However, I’m all in for this season!

3. Listening –  Since I’m watching The Bachelor, I thought it might be fun to listen to an episode recap on a Bachelor podcast.  Well, who knew that there are so many different podcasts?!!!  Here to Make Friends, Rose Buddies, Rose Pricks, Bachelor RHAPups…..does anyone listen to any of these and/or have a favorite to recommend? There’s no way I can or want to listen to them all!

Cheesy Turkey Tortilla Soup

4. Eating –  All the comfort foods.  I hated being sick all week and thankfully, my husband stepped in and took care of dinner most evenings.  I felt so out of practice cooking dinner this week!  The weather is cold and although I want to eat healthy, I’ve been all about the comfort food.  Look for this Cheesy Turkey Tortilla Soup and the rest of our comfort food eats this week in Monday’s weekly meal plan post.

Movie Tickets

5. Family Fun –  My son had been wanting to see Star Wars:  Rogue One since it came out December 16.  Neither my daughter or I are huge Star Wars fans, although we surprisingly both enjoyed The Force Awakens.  So last weekend my husband and son went to see Rogue One and my daughter and I went to see Sing.  Everyone was happy and both movies were really good!

Star Wars CLUE

Bonus:  New Year’s Eve –  My husband and I haven’t gone out on New Year’s Eve since having kids.  Honestly, I’m not all that into the holiday and the thought of getting on the road when so many people have been drinking kind of scares me.  The kids are getting older and for the second year have stayed awake to see the ball drop.  So we had our second annual family game night.  Each member picked a game for us to play.  My son just got Star Wars CLUE for Christmas and this was my pick.  We also played a Jelly Belly guessing game that my daughter made up, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?  and Wits & Wagers.

ICYMI this week on the blog:
Monday I shared our November & December Six-Pack.
Tuesday I posted Podcast Episodes for the New Year.
Wednesday I shared my January Currently in the monthly linkup.
Thursday I reviewed the Empire Crate subscription box.

Have a great weekend!  Linking up with Tif, Andrea and April.



  1. I’m tuning in for Nick’s season too! He’s gotta find love this time around, right?! Here’s to hoping it’s a season worth watching! 🙂 Your tortilla soup looks delicious! So perfect this time of year!! On NYE we saw (& loved) Rogue One then returned home for a family game night too! Glad you guys enjoyed a fun movie date (awesome idea to pair off for a dad/son and mom/daughter movie by the way) and family gaming goodness as well!
    Have a great weekend ahead!
    xo – Brenda // Chatting Over Chocolate

  2. I’m going to see Rogue One today and I can’t wait! Sing looks really funny too. I have been all about the comfort foods too. It’s been rainy here, which is good since we’re in a drought, but it ups my cravings for creamy soups and mashed potatoes when I should be eating celery. Does it count if it is in the soup? 😀 I’m not a big NYE party gal either. When I was younger, it was fun to go out but now it just seems overly loud. I prefer a small gathering and honestly, I don’t mind not going out at all. I really am an old coot! Have a great weekend!

  3. I really need to get a copy of Scrappy Little Nobody. I love Anna and the book sounds great. I’m glad you are enjoying it!

    I’m happy to hear you enjoyed Sing as well. That’s a movie I really want to see. It just looks like fun.


  4. Sounds like a wonderful week! We’re struggling to adjust to our regular routine as well. After a couple of weeks off, it’s so hard! I love Anna Kendrick so I will have to pick up that book! We’re off to bball games tomorrow and a birthday party too. Hope you have a lovely weekend!

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