Friday’s Fave Five

Welcome to Friday’s Fave Five, hosted by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story, in which we can share our favorite things from the last week. This has been a wonderful exercise in looking for and appreciating the good things God blesses us with. Click on the button to learn more, then go to Susanne’s to read others’ faves and link up your own.

1. A “snow day.” We’ve already had more snow than I am used  to — and I am ready for it to be gone — not to complain, but just sayin’ 🙂 — but with three days off due to snow this week, there was only one day any of the kids got out in it and played.

Jason put together all the individual videos I took into one and added music. He even smoothed out my shakiness (I have to remember that laughing while filming is not good for later viewing…). (My husband missed all the fun because he was able to get to work, but he got one run down the hill at the end, after the credits).

Another couple of pluses — I finally figured out how to record video with my camera, and a neighbor saw the kids sledding on a cardboard box and asked if they wanted to use a sled she’d bought for her granddaughter. Jason gave her some of our baked goods when he returned the sled.

2. For my part on our snow day, besides being chief photographer and videographer, I baked Double Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies:

Then yesterday I made banana bread so as to try to use a few overripe bananas. Mittu made mini blueberry muffins partly for the neighbor but partly for us as well. It’s been a week for baking!

3. A successful experiment in mixing putting together two different recipes to create Creamy Chicken with Cheesy Biscuits.

4. Mittu’s meal. One of my Christmas presents was a coupon booklet from Jason and Mittu:

And I used this one Saturday:

She made a yummy Hamburger Pie and Lemon Cake for dessert — which I thought I had pictures of but can’t find now. Maybe Jason took them on his camera. But they were good! And it was so nice knowing all day I didn’t have to cook.

5. Jesse’s teacher. Those of you who have read here for a while know that one of our biggest concerns in moving was Jesse’s adjustment to a new school, church, youth group, etc. All of that has gone fairly well. He has especially mentioned really (really, really) liking one particular teacher, and the other night he excitedly shared how his teaching was really opening up the Bible for him in his Bible class at school. That was a blessing to my own heart on many levels. It’s not that he didn’t have good teaching or teachers or didn’t appreciate any of them before, but there is something about this one in particular that is just clicking with him. I have to believe that might be at least one of the reasons the Lord led us here.

So overall it has been a great week even if we were a little housebound due to the weather. Only 65 days until spring…..

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17 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. It’s always such a blessing when someone ELSE cooks the meal! How sweet of your daughter-in-law!

    I think baking cookies just go with having a snow day!

  2. So glad that Jesse has a teacher who is really motivating him. How great is that!? Hey I’d like one of those coupon books!
    so much surprising snow this week.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. The video says it is blocked for copyright reasons!

    What a cool neighbor you have!

    I am so glad Jesse has found a wonderful teacher to help him connect to the Bible. I am also relived to hear that this move has been a positive thing — and I know you are, too!

  4. Ah, there’s Mr Snowman. The first shot is fun to look at, love the expression of delight on his face. I love it when I don’t have to cook. But I’d rather cook than do the dishes really 🙂

  5. Oh, Barbara, you know we’re southerners when we sled on cardboard boxes. Ha. I’ve done my fair share of that. Looks like y’all enjoyed your snow too. Great video. I never took my turn sledding this year though; just watched. 🙂

    The cookies look delicious! So glad that Jesse is making a connection with his teacher. Always a great feeling!

  6. How inspiring, it is hard to make a move and harder to have thoughts of not adjusting or the kids not adjusting. I’m glad to hear things are going well in that department.

    Got to love the snow and snow days it gives everyone an excuse to open cardboard boxes and act like a kid again. Thanks for bringing back a memory.

  7. I love the Mom’s Coupon Book! Very lovely of Mittu to cook dinner! Those cookies made my heart beat very fast because I have a soft spot for cookies and did I say I LOVE peanut butter???

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