FFF ~ He’s Home!


My Friday Fave Five is a little slow in the making as I was busy just sitting around and looking at our 2nd born son yesterday. I’ve missed seeing his face for over 9 months. More about that later. In the meantime you can join Susanne at Living to Tell the Story and share your favorite things from the past week.

Here are my favorites~

1. Zumba! It’s physical torture for a solid hour that makes you sweat till you’re drenched but it’s fun! I signed up at the YMCA this month and I try to go to the Zumba classes 3 days a week. The other 2 days I do less torturous activity like the treadmill.

2. Molbak’s ~ We have a wonderful garden store in a neighboring city here that really decks the halls for Christmas. I’ve been looking for place card holders and had a Groupon coupon for $30.00 worth of merchandise for $15.00 so I went shopping there last week. I found some holders I really love and got to enjoy their displays of an amazing variety of poinsettias. I’ll share the holders next week after I set our Thanksgiving table. While there I saw this sign that made me chuckle. Just goes to show you how fickle happiness is :0). I much rather choose JOY!


3. I was praying all day long on Wednesday for safe travels for our son Dan and Dear. Dan drove 12 hours from Yuma, Az. to Sacramento, California. Dear flew to Sacramento to meet up with Dan and to drive the next 12 hours to Seattle together. Dan left Yuma at 3:00 A.M. and they pulled into our driveway at 2:30 A.M. I heard their voices and fell back to sleep thanking the Lord for their safety. When I woke up on Thursday and pulled out Daily Light (a Bible devotional) the heading for this day was “He led them on safely”. I smiled and thanked God again for leading them safely home.

4. When Dan finally woke up on Thursday it was so good to give him a big hug and then just sit and smile and talk to each other! He was so happy to be back in the state of Washington. Some of the things he enjoyed…

~cold water right out of the faucet. The water is warm coming out of the faucet in Yuma. Not surprising since it’s desert.

~A real nice mattress to sleep on. He’s been living in a hotel for 9 months.

~A house to move around in with more then 2 rooms.

5. TACO NIGHT! We had the whole family sitting around the table last night for Tacos. It was real good. We got to hear lots of stories from Dan and get caught up a bit.

Dan will be heading to Eastern Washington for his full-time job next week so we’ll enjoy a few more days with him before he heads out. It’s good to have him in the same state now with the opportunity to see him on some weekends in the future. We’re having our Thanksgiving meal early this year (on Sunday) so we can enjoy it all together.

I’ll hop around for some visits now before Dan wakes up and before ZUMBA!

6. I’m cheating with one more. Here’s a quote Dear sent me this week that I wanted to share.

“We have placed too much hope in political and social reforms, only to find out that we were being deprived of our most precious possession: our spiritual life.” – Speech to the Graduating Class of 1978 at Harvard by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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.

20 thoughts on “FFF ~ He’s Home!

  1. My sister goes to Zumba classes and loves it. I think I’d have to work up to it!

    I’m happy for you that your son is home! I know it’s got to be great having him around.

    Happy early Thanksgiving!

  2. Ellen… zumba, makes you sweat like that and you love it? Good for you!
    I had to smile at the chinese proverb.
    And your son is home! I know the feeling . . . nine months is a long time! Sure we can email and call and skype… but seeing him check your pots on the stove or tell stories at the table… can’t be traded for anything.

  3. You go girl! I have friends who do Zumba and they love it but think its CRAZY that they’re trying to do it. I’m so excited for you guys that your son is back closer. I can’t imagine having children far, far away. We have friends who have kids all over the world….oh my that might be so hard. Hope your weekend is slow and grand!

  4. What a full week you have had. Loved reading all your highlights.

    Re: that Chinese proverb. I am going to try to consult my friends who are more in tune with their Chinese heritage for an exact quote. A cute quote, and I like what you said about choosing job instead of momentary happiness.

    And Solzhenitsyn is great, isn’t he?

  5. Good for you with that Zumba Ellen. Please send my love on to Luann if you see her there.
    Daily Light, it’s always amazing the way it zeros in on daily need. So glad you have Dan for a while.

  6. It sounds like a good week all around, Ellen. Enjoy your son!

    I was just hearing about Zumba classes at the gym this morning. Way to go!

    Wonderful quote by Solzhenitsyn.

  7. I do Zumba occasionally and I think its a great way to get a cardio work out in. I like it SO much better than just equipment, its just hard to get to the classes.

    Taco night with the family sounds wonderful.

  8. Welcome home to your son! We have taco night at our house and it’s a favorite of mine, because my husband takes charge of it all:)

    Enjoy your weekend, Ellen.

  9. Glad you “cheated,” for I love that quote. So true, more than 20 years later — even more so.

    So great your son is home. Hope you had a wonderful early Thanksgiving!

  10. Glad your son and hubby made it home safely. Nine months is a long time to go in between visits with your son. Hope your weekend was filled to the brim with great visiting.

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