Random Five on Friday: December 11th Edition

I know I’ve been super quiet on my blog for December and then wham I post on Thursday and Friday!  I have posts planned for Saturday and Sunday too.  I plan to post the Letter E and the Letter F so I will be caught up with the Blogging through the Alphabet link.

Wow I haven’t done a Random Five on Friday since November 20th!
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1. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It was just the six of us. Tailorbear baked a pumpkin pie and an apple pie.  I made a Trim Healthy Mama S style No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake. I need to tweak the recipe I created a bit and maybe I can share it in time for Christmas baking. Tailorbear also took care of cooking the turkey. It was wonderful to have someone else do so much of the cooking!

2. We played games on Thanksgiving Day.  That is our tradition and we played more games on Friday and on Saturday! We were really into Scattergories and Trivial Pursuit. We also played several games of Apples to Apples which is always fun with Supergirl as she just randomly chooses a card. Sometimes, they actually fit!

3. We attended the Sounds of Christmas Choral presentation at BooBear’s University. It was her last choral concert for this year as she has to drop Choir for Spring Term. Required course time conflicted with Choir practice times. I’m a little sad. No wait. I’m a lot sad that she has to drop it but we’re both hopeful she’ll be able to join again in the fall.

4. The Sounds of Christmas program was based on the Lessons and Carols from King’s College Chapel in Cambridge. It is a Christian Worship service celebrating the Nativity of Christ and is comprised of Bible readings interspersed with Christmas carols, hymns and choir music. The service was beautiful and audience interactive! Different choir members took turns reading the Bible (I don’t know what version but personally I didn’t care for it). For the more traditional hymns such as the First Noel or Joy to the World some verses were song by “ALL” which meant both the Men’s Chorus and the University Singers and the audience.

5. Supergirl loves celebrating St. Nicholas Day. The big girls wanted to do shoes but Supergirl wanted to use her stocking. I compromised. I told her to put out a slipper. Her shoes are too small and she got her traditional “gold” chocolate coins in her stocking and her Frozen themed mug for hot cocoa in her slipper. Then it was off to church to where St. Nicholas came to visit and passed out little packages with a little orange (cutie?), some chocolate coins, and a candy cane. 

Supergirl gets a gift from St. Nicholas


D is for Daughters: My Daughters

I missed the letter D (and E and F but those will post!) in the Blogging Through the Alphabet link up hosted by Cristi and Meg. Daughters.  That starts with D and I have four of them.

I am biased because I am their mother but I have four amazing, wonderful, and beautiful daughters. Each one different from the other but all special to me. Talented in different ways but each possessing something that sets them apart.

Each one is so different in personality from her sisters that it can be so hard to believe that they are all related. I see so much of me and at the same time so much of my husband in each of them. Sometimes, I joke that each of them inherited all of my traits and all of her father’s bad traits.

Each of my daughters have the ability to make me smile, to make me laugh and to make my heart swell to bursting with pride.

Sometimes I look at them and I see the little girls they were and then I blink and I realized that they aren’t little anymore. I still hurt when they hurt. I imagine I always will. I still want to fix everything and make everything alright and sometimes it is harder than I ever thought it would be to sit back and let them make their own choices and watch them fall down. But the joy that comes from watching them get back up again? No words to describe that.

I don’t know if daughters are more difficult to raise than sons. I have no little boys to raise but I do know that this parenting gig is the hardest thing I’ve ever done but oh the rewards of seeing these young women growing up makes it all worthwhile!

My Four Daughters on St. Nicholas Day: D is for Daughters

Though I am not linking this post up, I do encourage you to go check out this awesome linkup!

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