Friday’s Fave Five

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It’s Friday, time to look back over the blessings of the week with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story and other friends.

Many of us skipped the FFF last week, due to Good Friday and Easter preparations and also because our hostess, Susanne, was getting ready for her daughter’s wedding the next day and would need to take a week off from FFF, even though she graciously left it open for the rest of us. So we should have two weeks of blessings to catch up on…except that I didn’t make notes and can’t remember much past this week. (Blush!) But here are some of the highlights:

1. Easter isn’t the only time we think about the resurrection of Christ and all it means to us, but it is a time for special emphasis on it. What a cause for joy!

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2. Celebrating with the family. We enjoyed a nice meal and then had a little Easter egg hunt, Timothy’s first. For years we’ve put coins in the little plastic eggs for the older kids, with an occasional bill of some kind. Timothy is not into money yet, and no one here likes hard-boiled eggs, so we put Goldfish crackers and M&Ms in his. He caught on right away to gathering the eggs but was more interested in gathering, opening, and closing them than on what was inside. Later we had an extended Facetime with my oldest son out of state.

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3. New spring dish towels. I found these at JoAnn’s and thought they were a little pricy, but they were on sale 40% off and I had a gift card. 🙂 Lately it’s been rare for me to find the fluffy type of dish towels in any kind of design I like, so I was thrilled with these.

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4. Safe travels. Jason, Mittu, and Timothy traveled several hundred miles for her mom’s birthday last week. They had a bit of an issue with their car that thankfully happened there and not on the road, but delayed them a bit getting back. Last time Timothy wasn’t too happy with all the time in the car seat, but this time he traveled well and wasn’t overwhelmed with being around unfamiliar people. All in all it was a good trip for them. Then Jim safely went to Atlanta for a day earlier this week.

5. Flowering trees around town are such beautiful harbingers of spring…even though they ramp up pollen production and allergy problems.

Hope you’re having a wonderful Friday free from “April fools.” 🙂

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8 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. It’s probably all those engineering genes in Timothy that has him more curious about plastic egg construction than crackers or chocolate 😉

    Glad you’ve had good success with a hard-to-find product. And that your loved ones were safe on the long commute. Did you see Audible’s April Fools joke? Pretty cute 😉 I haven’t clicked to see what they actually have recorded on that free download.

  2. Sounds like a good week with Easter celebrations. I love Easter. Glad that travels went find after the glitch for your kids. Flowering trees are lovely this time of year!

  3. To my shame this year I have forgotten Easter ! As the family didn’t come and I was busy with other things I didn’t even do a Easter decoration or a special meal ! That has never happened, it’s time that I go on holidays. It’s always so cute to see little once looking for Easter eggs or sweets !

  4. Because of the wedding this year Easter was super low key for us. Some of us went to church and some didn’t. We didn’t have a bunch of family over for dinner but just went for Thai fusion food with out kids. It was a nice change of pace. Timothy made me smile with his eggs.

  5. Isn’t it fun to watch the little ones and see what they’re actually interested in? Like playing with the box the toy comes in instead of playing with the toy. And I love his argyle vest!
    The orange trees are blossoming around here–love that fragrance!

  6. Your little one is growing…and he is so lovely….Honey Bear and I went out of town for Easter….my grands are all too old for Easter egg hunts but we had a new edition on Good Friday..see today’s post. He had lots of goodies for his first Easter.
    Mama Bear

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