FFF ~ Home Sweet Home

Time for Friday’s Fave 5 hosted by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story. So what are your favorites from the past 7 days?


1. Being back in my home and going to sleep here and waking up here and walking in my yard have been great. I love the quiet of our house and not having someone living above me. The only things that makes noise above me are the rain or the crows on the roof. The street noise is different here. I love all the windows I have to look out of and seeing trees and greenery instead of cars parked. I’m a happy camper! That yellow bush is in my yard and the name escapes me but it is so bright!

2. Last Saturday Dear and I went to Mt. Vernon to see the daffodils. In a couple weeks I’ll try to go back to see the tulips. It was a fun morning trip with breakfast in town. We also saw trumpeter swans which I had never seen before.

3. Later in the day I went to the Japanese Gardens with my sister Lana G! We had a fun time. It’s great to be so close to each other when we are both in Washington. I’ll share more photos from the Gardens next week.

4. Yakima Fruit Market and Nursery! This market is closed in the winter so we always know Spring is around the corner when it opens. It opened the first week of March and I had to make a quick stop because I thought they’d have fresh brussel sprouts and they didn’t disappoint. Dear and I really enjoy them!

5. Thursday afternoon my son Josh picked me up and then we picked Dear up downtown to have a bite to eat together before the Sounders Soccer game against the Portland Timbers that evening. This was a friendly game and not a league game. Unfortunately we lost the game 1-0. Even though it was raining we managed to stay dry. I really enjoy Soccer and I have a season ticket for the Sounders.

So what were your favorites this week?

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About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

23 thoughts on “FFF ~ Home Sweet Home

  1. That bright and happy yellow bush is forsythia. I had one in my garden when I lived in Oregon.

    You’ve had a great week and I’m glad for you to be able to be in one place and that place is so peaceful!

    I owe you an email…

  2. Okay, reading this at 2 in the morning…I thought I read COWS on your roof…LOL. Oh my…too funny. Your forsythia is gorgeous….reminds me that I planted two new bushes last year…so I’ll have more spots of yellow in a few weeks when ours bloom. YEAH for Spring.

  3. I have a forsythis too – it’s one of our early bloomers but it will be a while yet.

    I love the yellows, greens and blues – so fresh and springy!

    I’m imagining you home – in your own bed – under your own roof- windows and greenery. and not counting the days until you have to leave again – and with Dear there too. And Lana nearby. I’m happy for you!

    Happy weekend Ellen!


  4. What a sweet week, Ellen… all that yellow zings! Forsythia is one of the loveliest early bloomers. I can’t wait for photos of the Japanese Garden! Happy Weekend :o9) ((HUGS))

  5. ROFL! From MY side of the country, Washington and Mt. Vernon have an entirely different meaning! I had to stop and THINK a minute on that one! LOL! What I was REALLY thinking is “oh! I wanna go see the daffodils!” … and then I thought “oh… I’d probably have a longer drive than she did…” … *sigh*… Oh well! I’ll just have to find some around HERE to see!

    I see Willow filled you in on the yellow bush! I don’t have any – but I love them too! They are certainly a cheery sign of SPRING!

    I’m so glad you are ENJOYING being back in your home! That is a wonderful thing!

  6. I’m with Melli, I live in Virginia and got very excited when you mentioned Mt Vernon and Washington. Loved the pictures and it definitely made me happy to see spring working its way to our area (just not as dramatically yet!) Love that you refer to your hubby as Dear ( I call mine Mr. Wonderful). There is no place like home. Thanks for the peek at your little part of heaven.

  7. That’s so good that you are enjoying your home. I love that yellow, such a happy color.
    You had a great week and I’m sure you’ll have a wonderful weekend too.

  8. Welcome back home and I’m glad you are enjoying it. πŸ™‚ Glad the Nursery is opening back up. That’s a good sign for Spring. Great photos my friend. Have a good weekend πŸ™‚

  9. It’s so great to see what other’s spring rituals are. No forsythia blooms in my part of the country yet, but it will be soon, along with the daffodils and jonquils. Can’t wait!

    I’ve never had FRESH brussel sprouts, only frozen … I’m going to be looking out for them and give it a try.

  10. Reading your post, I feel right at home… we live in WA too. Funny, I read blogs by women all over the globe, and so few are right next door. Hello neighbor!

    It’s been awhile since we toured the Skagit Valley Tulipfest … a good reminder to go again. Go Sounders!

    Happy FFF!

  11. Yummmm, fresh brussel sprouts. Its something I love, but no one else in my family shares my love for them (so I get to eat them all when I make them!)

    I love farmers markets, they just inspire you to eat healthier.

  12. Your photo collage shouts Spring! to me, lovely! That picture of the Daffodil field is breathtaking! The bush is called Forsythia I believe, one of the first signs of Spring! I enjoyed reading your list and I hope you’ll have a great weekend as well!

  13. Is that beautiful yellow bush a forsythia? So pretty — and the talk of daffodils and tulips…one would think it’s spring!

    Love the photo collage.

    Happy weekend.

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