Friday Fave Five #81

Susanne hosts Living to Tell the Story and encourages others to share blessings of the week on Fridays. Here are a few of mine from this week.

Family birthdays We have three family birthdays in March and one in early April. Last Monday night we enjoyed a family dinner to celebrate these birthdays. I made cards for each person based on their favorite colors and a favorite activity of each. I forgot to take pictures of the cards, but each person seemed to enjoy the personalized cards. The non-birthday girl, Anna, made a beautiful and delicious Party Pyramid Pavlova, based on the recipe from Mary Berry of The Great British Bake Off fame.

Community I have been blessed beyond measure to be included in fellowship with my children and their friends. Last week I celebrated my youngest daughter’s birthday by joining with her friends for Saturday brunch at Café Linnea. We enjoyed warm fellowship and delicious food together. My pedagogic training was in secondary education, and much of my counseling experience is with millennials.and post-millennials. I truly enjoy engaging in conversation with teens and young adults so last Saturday’s outing was special.

 

Renovations Renovations on our main bathroom are almost finished, and it’s looking great!

Weather finally changing We had a surprise dump of snow earlier this week. Thankfully it all melted by mid-afternoon. I guess the farmers are happy for the moisture and I’m glad for the overall warmer days. Right now it’s raining and I’m glad it’s not snow!

Bonus When we upgraded our phones this week at Costco we were given several hundred dollars in Costco gift cards as an unexpected bonus, an unusual deal which really was the best deal of the year!

Here are a few snow shots and hazy sunset photos from this week.

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Friday Fave Five #81

  1. We are just getting started on our bathroom and kitchen renovations. What doesn’t kill you (or your marital relationship) makes you stronger, right? 🙂

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  2. That pavlova looks good! I wonder how you slice it – a layer at a time, maybe? Sounds like a fun birthday gathering. Renovations can be such a pain in progress, but so nice when they’re done. Glad yours is almost there! Nice deal on the gift cards! I’m glad it’s getting warmer, too – I love this time between cold and hot.

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  3. I don’t envy you the renovations! I’m glad yours are almost done.
    Wow, that snow–it seems like everyone in the north is ‘enjoying’ a Spring snowstorm.

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