FFF ~ Family, Flowers, FDA, Funnies…

Time once again to consider the past week and choose 5 favorites. Visit Susanne at Living to Tell the Story to join in or see more Faves…

Here are my favorites and it was hard to narrow it down because of everything that happened last weekend…


1. Spending time with my family in Southern California. We packed so much into 2 days. Brunch at my mom and pops, Descanso Gardens with my sister and her family, Dinner at Tam O Shanter with the same crowd, rendezvous with my nieces and daughter at the hotel. That was Saturday! Sunday we met at Golden Skewer in Montebello for a wonderful Armenian lunch together.


2. Having my daughter Katie with me in Southern California for 2 days so she could spend time with her grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins. She also got to meet little Avery for the first time.

3. Enjoying the Rhododendrons blooming in my yard and other blooms that are a mystery to me.


4. Hearing the announcement and the cheers and happiness over Dendreon’s drug Provenge being approved by the FDA. It’s a cellular immunotherapy for men with advanced Prostate Cancer. It uses their own immune system to fight the disease. This is the company Dear is working for here in Seattle. This approval means he will still have a job on Monday. :0)

5. This next photo is something that made me laugh. We saw these signs on every tree on a street in Whittier, California this past weekend


Makes me wonder if the city got sued for sap dripping on cars or what???

My morning will be very busy because the moving van with all our stuff from the condo is arriving Friday morning bright and early. Here’s what I’ll probably be saying…no put that over there, those go in the basement, that goes upstairs, put that in the kitchen please, that needs to go in the garage…the joys of having more crap stuff then you need!!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone…

Photobucket replaced all my photos with ugly black and grey boxes and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.

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.

19 thoughts on “FFF ~ Family, Flowers, FDA, Funnies…

  1. You have the most wonderful family get-togethers and celebrations, Ellen–so much fun to see! That last photo is so funny… Only in America. ;o) Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

  2. Oh that sign is funny! Can you really IMAGINE someone trying to sue for SAP??? Puh-leeeeease!

    Family time is absolutely the BEST time! Glad you got so MUCH of it squeezed into one short weekend! GOOD for YOU! 🙂

  3. Its kind of nice of the city to warn people about the trees. As a long time city dweller, I know nothing about trees but would be annoyed if one dripped sap on me (and I don’t know which do and which don’t).

    Congrats to your husband on the drug approval. Must be a big relief.

    I love your pictures, they have such a soft look.

  4. What a funny sign! There must be a lotta saps running around your town…

    Hurray for Dendreon! And Dear!

    Have a restful weekend after your crazy week!

  5. Ahh…time with family is the BEST. And yours looks like they’re all having a great time. Lots to be thankful for there.

    I have a son in S. Cal!

    Enjoy a restful weekend.

  6. LOL about that sign! I’m grateful for the warning — I have a tendency to lean on things.

    Great news about the FDA approval!

    The flowers are pretty. Our Rhododendrons are blooming, too, with lavender flowers.

    Love family times together!

    Hope your day has gone well. Though hectic, I’ve always kind of liked getting stuff in order when moving in. It can seem overwhelming at first, though.

  7. Yup, gotta watch those sappy trees ! smile.. I’ll be sure to look out if I ever go to California!

    I’m surprised you had time to post …. your computer the last thing to be packed? I think I’d carry it with me!

    Happy moving , Ellen… May it be an easy one!

  8. Ah…soon we will have you back. I love that sign…Yea..it must of been hard to go back and know what you are missing, your family and friends.
    That’s a huge change for you…but it looks like you are adjusting well.
    Love your flower shots.

  9. So glad someone put the warning on the trees!! Reminds me not to park under the poplars in our parking lot at work! For 10 months of the year it is fine to park there, but not for these few weeks in spring! That stuff is horrible to get off the car!

  10. Ellen, I’m happy for the drug that was approved and hope it helps lots of men. Looks like you had a great weekend and have some wrok cut out for you now.

  11. Spending that extra time with your family must have been very special. How nice that Katie could join you.

    Would that be a yellow poppy? It’s lovely. As is the rhododendrun.

  12. Great fave five! It’s so nice to be able to spend time with family. Our Rhododendrons haven’t bloomed yet. When they do it will be beautiful.

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