Coming Up in the Liturgical Year: Well, the twelve days of Christmas are almost over. We are finally almost all over whatever it was we had (Gwen and Lucy are still a bit snuffly, but otherwise cheerful). I was pretty disappointed to have to scrap almost all our Christmas fun plans. But I did finally get around to trying to make a Buche de Noel this year!
Gluten-Free Buche de Noel (Yule Log) made from the Nourished Kitchen recipe. Yum. Rich and fancy, but not too sweet. I’ve been meaning to make one for the past two years and it just never worked out.
We have supplies to make Gingerbread houses and Daniel wants to make Figgy Pudding and “some kind of drink that’s on fire” as we wind down Christmastide and celebrate Epiphany. And always make our festive take on the Gin and Tonic, the Three Kings Cocktail, on Epiphany:
(You can find the recipe in our liturgical year cookbook.)
The Quotable Benjamin:
This week Benjamin discovered that if you stare down a stink bug, it will spray you in the eye. Weird. Also, ouch.
Benjamin: “You know who babies love? Their big brothers.“
“Can we listen to that bossy Christmas song again?”
Benjamin requesting “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”
The Quotable Lucy:
Just transitioned this little gal to a “big girl bed” and she is loving it. She also loves her “Garth Vader” nightshirt.
Theology with 2-year-olds:
Me: “What’s your favorite thing about yourself, Lucy?”
Overheard from the hallway outside their room:
Lucy: “I wuv you, Benjamin.”
Benjamin: “I love you a thousand times until the counting ends.“
(Are they always that sweet to each other? No. But wow, that was cute.)
The Quotable Gwen:
“Hey Mom, remember when you could leave me on a blanket and walk away for 3 seconds? GONE are the days! I will climb and push ALL THE THINGS!
Did you join in on the What I Read in 2013 link up? If you did and still want to peruse some great book posts, head on over to the Modern Mrs. Darcy. I somehow missed that Anne was doing an awesome book link up, so if you linked up over here, be sure to share your post over there, too! And if I can get my act together (AKA have all five members of my family in good health simultaneously) I’ll be posting my 2014 Reading List soon.
Eucatastrophe in Everyday Life: Through a Glass Brightly (I loved this Coke ad so much and Kathryn’s description perfectly explains why it’s so good.)
Why Busy Parents Should Always Go to Midnight Mass: Simcha Fisher (We’ve never gone to a midnight Mass with little ones, but Gwen’s godparents always take their kids on Christmas Eve. Have you tried it?)
And sweet Kendra included me in her blogging thank you notes. It made me think about all the bloggers I’m indebted to for linking to me and answering my questions and encouraging me. I should come up with my own thank you notes post.
Wishing you a blessed Epiphany!
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