Five on Friday {May the Fourth Be With You!}

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Happy Friday and Happy Star Wars Day!  May started on Tuesday with a beautiful spring day and then decided to jump to 90 degrees.  So, it’s been feeling like summer these past few days.  I’m not quite ready for this heat, but I’m not going to complain.  Winter lasted way too long.  It’s been a busy couple of weeks here but we will hopefully have a relaxing weekend.  Here are five from this week:


1. Reading – I am in the middle of reading Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins.  It’s a contemporary fiction book about Nora, a doctor who gets injured and decides to go back home to heal.  I’m half-way through and am enjoying it.

The Greatest Showman poster.png              Theatrical release poster depicting the characters Coco, Dante the dog, Miguel, Héctor, Ernesto, and Imelda when viewing clockwise from the bottom left around Ernesto's white, Day of the Dead-styled guitar. The guitar has a calavera-styled headstock with a small black silhouette of Miguel, who is carrying a guitar, and Dante at the bottom. The neck of the guitar splits the background with their village during the day on the left and at night with fireworks on the right. The bottom of the poster has the film's logo and release date of "Thanksgiving".             Pitch Perfect 2 poster.jpg

2. Watching – Over the past two weeks we watched Pitch Perfect 2, Coco and The Greatest Showman.  I highly recommend watching all of these movies!  Pitch Perfect is one of my favorite movies.  While Pitch Perfect 2 wasn’t as great, it’s still a fun movie.  I’ve enjoyed getting to watch them again with my kids and am waiting for the third movie to come in from the library.  Coco was surprisingly good.  I wasn’t expecting much from this animated kids movie but was pleasantly surprised!  The Greatest Showman was great and I know why people are buying the soundtrack.  There are lots of great songs from this movie!


3. Eating – We had our monthly supper club this past weekend and the theme was Australian.  It was actually difficult to find “Australian” recipes.  I made lamingtons, which is a type of cake with icing and then covered in coconut.

4. Family Fun – This past weekend our family saw the Cirque du Soleil show Volta.  It was such an amazing show.  It’s in New Jersey until this weekend and then it’s going to Long Island, Oaks, PA, Seattle, WA and then San Francisco and San Jose, CA.  You can read my review of this family fun experience!

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One Comment

  1. I adored Pitch Perfect. Pitch Perfect 2 wasn’t quite as good but still fun. I haven’t seen the third one yet. The Greatest Showman was an option on my flight when I went back home last month, but the audio wasn’t super great and I figured that was a movie you wanted to sound good while you watched it! But I’ve heard so many great things about it and need to borrow it from the library too. Years ago I was able to see a Cirque du Soleil show for a client event and it was amazing. Have a great weekend!

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