FFF ~ A Year Ago…

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What a difference a year makes. The photos in my collage are from last October while we were still living in Southern California. An early morning walk at Emma Wood Beach with Dear. A walk at the Blueberry fields with Willow. Tea with Willow in Camarillo while she knits and Tea with my family in Fullerton when Avery was just a wee little baby. Good memories. If you are a knitter there’s an opportunity for you to donate some of your work for a great cause. Click over to Willow’s Cottage for the details. But hurry there’s a deadline.

Now for my favorites from this past week.

1. Monday’s Announcement about the Mennonite Girls Can Cook Cookbook coming out next Spring! We had to keep it under wraps for a long time and it was fun to finally have a press release and to be able to speak about it!

2. Tuesday night Josh, Laura and I attended an international friendly soccer game at Qwest field between Seattle Sounders F.C. and Chivas de Guadalajara a premier team from Mexico. There were so many Chivas fans there and it’s the first time I’ve been at a Sounders game where the opposing team cheered even louder then us. A very exciting game with music and announcements in Spanish. We were horrible hosts, though, because we whooped them 3 to 1.

3. Making an appointment for Katie’s first wedding dress shopping this Saturday. Katie, Laura, my sister Lana, Katie’s Maid of Honor Jamie and I are all going along for the fun. When I called to make the appointment the sweet gal said “Don’t forget to bring your camera”. Now that was music to my ears!

4. I over stressed the muscles in my right arm over the last month and have had a lot of pain and haven’t been able to do the simplest things with my right hand because of it. I asked for prayer at Bible Study and one of the gals there decided I needed to go see her muscle guy at an Athletic Institute and got on her phone right then and there and made me an appointment. This guy worked on my muscles from my back, shoulder, upper arm, etc. etc. and the results are amazing. I’ll be going back because the results are worth it. I don’t even know how much it cost because this gal took care of the fee for me. That was over the top generous of her!

5. Participating in a Bible study on the Book of Philippians has been really good. The main theme of the book is JOY in all circumstances because Christ is with us and because we can have the attitude that He had. That really is the key to everyday life and I like focusing on that every week.

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

18 thoughts on “FFF ~ A Year Ago…

  1. What a wonderful list for the week! So did the muscle guy do what a massage therapist would do? I love to get deep tissue massages. Wedding dress shopping….EEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! That’s what our Tues. morning Java Moms coffee group does when ever there are announcements worthy of GRAND celebration!!!!!

  2. It’s time for a “Say Yes To The Dress” marathon day on TLC.
    I’m so excited for the fun you will have.

    How wonderful it was to hear about how God answered your for your arm! and….I love Phillipians.

  3. Thanks for the shout out about the auction for Generate Hope. I’m not posting FFF until the last minute today so my post about the crafts will be up as long as possible at the top of the blog. Yes, what a year it has been for you!

  4. Oh my goodness! WEDDING DRESS shopping! You gals have a BLAST!!!

    Congratulations on the cook book! That’s exciting!

    I think I need a “muscle man”… 🙂 … seriously.

    Philippians is my 3rd favorite book of the Bible. John, Romans, Philippians. I know it’s a great study!

    And I just have to say I LOVE that picture of the Tea Party! I wanted to BE there. I love ladies… and hats… and tea… and fun!

  5. I’m excited for you on your Mennonite Girls Can Cook cookbook! What a neat opportunity!

    I hope your daughter finds the wedding dress of your dreams. I was blessed – my daughter found hers the first time she went!

    I totally love the book of Philippians. I do believe that Joy in all circumstances is the key. It is possible only in Him!

  6. The prospect of getting a cookbook from such great cooks is something to get excited about!
    And, so is the wedding fun! Watching Katie try on beautiful dresses will bring tears to your eyes. 🙂
    I hope we get to get a peek!
    Your life has been rich this past year..so many changes and lovely travels.
    Thanks for sharing with us!

  7. I’m glad to read that you had some relief from the pain in your hand – what a kind friend, to make those arrangements for you!
    I look forward to reading about the wedding dress shopping! I’ll be taking notes!

  8. Sounds like a great week to me! Shopping with your daughter for her wedding gown must be one of the greatest joys of motherhood. Hope you can show pictures at some point!

  9. I am SO excited about the cookbook – I’m sure you are, too!! Great news! Aw, shopping for the dress…something this boy mom will not get to experience. Have fun with that.

    So glad you got some relief from those aching muscles. That sounds like a real blessing.

    Happy week ahead to you!

  10. I love the tea party photo! I wish hats would come back into general wear.

    Congrats on the cookbook! How exciting!

    And wedding dress shopping! That’s something I will likely never get to do…unless I have a granddaughter and am still here when she marries. Sounds like such fun! Enjoy!

    Wow, what a great friend! I’d love to find a muscle guy — I get muscles spasms in my back and a lot of tightness in my neck and shoulders.

    The Bible study sounds wonderful.

  11. Exciting times with wedding dress shopping coming up soon!

    So glad your arm is feeling better – hope it’s completely healed soon.

    The Bible Study sounds wonderful – hope you share more about it in another FFF

    Happy weekend to my soon to be published author friend 🙂

    (how does that sound??)

  12. Yea, this has been a great week..thinking about our special book.
    Who would of ever thought we would of been authors?
    You take care of that arm..looks like you are on a good start.
    So glad that you are enjoying your study on Philippians.

  13. What exciting news about the cookbook! I can’t wait to hear more about that.

    I know what you mean about hand pain, I recently got some help for mine as well.

  14. Thanks for the tip the cookbook will be part of my collection as well. I have a tea room and often I am asked for gluten free.

    The wedding dress date sounds like a lot of fun, why not all show up it would be scrapbooking moments.

    Your arm is in the last stages of healing, it was a wonderful thing your friend did putting you in touch with him and taking care of things.

  15. I love the book of Philippians. So much to take out of there.

    How exciting that the first day of shopping for that most special dress is coming up. Take lots and lots of pictures to share with us!

    That was really nice to have that appt. all paid for and that it worked so well for you.

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