FFF ~ Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!

Time to choose our favorites from this past week and to link up at Susanne’s Living to Tell the Story to share them with our friends in bloggy world.

March has proved to be a month of wonderful experiences at our house. While we were in Seattle enjoying and celebrating my 60th birthday with our sons and daughter in law, our daughter Katie and Andrew were in North Carolina with our blessing on their plans to be married! This was going to be a secret until their wedding next winter but yesterday they decided to go public! I’m so happy to be able to share this and not keep it a secret for a year! So my #1 favorite for this week is …

1. …the announcement that we have a new son Lance Corporal Andrew and that our daughter Katie has changed her last name. We are still planning an official wedding with my brother who is a pastor officiating and our family, Andrew’s family, and friends witnessing their vows and covenant promise to each other.

These are their temporary rings which will be replaced at their wedding.

2. Katie and I have spent a lot of time together this week at the different government agencies that need her new information. We have made sure to enjoy nice lunches together after spending lots of time in waiting rooms people watching.

3. On Saturday Dear and I spent a day in Snohomish eating and shopping and buying a new piece of furniture that was delivered on Sunday.


4. Josh and Laura came over for brunch on Sunday and we enjoyed their company. Waffles, ham, and strawberries were on the menu.

5. Finding out our cookbook Mennonite Girls Can Cook is now available on Amazon for pre-order! It’s due for release on May 1st!

Our household is thankful for all God’s goodness to us. My cup continues to overflow.

What were your favorites this past week.

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.

27 thoughts on “FFF ~ Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!

  1. What a wonderful surprise Ellen! So happy for you all. Yes – that would be hard to keep a secret for so long! it sure reminds me of Kathy and Bill, except he is the one who traveled for the wedding. Blessings to them!

  2. Congratulations on the wonderful news! Your daughter and her husband are glowing with happiness!

    And — I LOVE your new cabinet! It is arranged so beautifully. You always inspire.


  3. SWEET!!! Praying God’s many blessings in the plans He has for their life together….may He grant them favor and knit them together ALWAYS no matter what distance may separate them for a bit…..

  4. Congratulations and blessings to Katie and Andrew!
    Wonderful Friday Faves..oh Ellen your heart must be full and overflowing..

  5. Happy Birthday, Ellen. What an exciting year you are going to have!

    Congrats on the new married couple, and on your book coming out.

    I totally love your new cabinet – and the dishes inside!

  6. What a full, wonderful week! I am glad Katie and Andrew decided to go public! That would be a hard secret to keep for a year.

    That china cabinet is gorgeous!

    Congrats on the book!

  7. Well, the cookbook release date would have been a big deal but it was certainly upstaged by Katie and Andrew’s announcement. Blessing on them!

    Kathy b

  8. Ya WHooo!! I am so excited for you Ellen…it’s fun when you can their your joys with the whole world. And I love you how you enjoy having those nice lunches with her…does it get more special.
    So exciting to see our book published on Amazon!
    So much to be thankful for this week…Keep celebrating.

  9. What an exciting FFF!!! Congrats to the newlyweds. I have to go look at the book on Amazon — that is SO exciting!

    Lots to be thankful for this week. Have a great one ahead!

  10. Congratulations! Delighted to share joy week with you! A new member of the family……their smiles say much!
    I’m still loving that hutch!
    Amazon…book release! So much celebration! I can see why your cup is full.

  11. Congratulations to Katie and Andrew! How exciting! I’m glad you had time with people you love! Your new piece is beautiful, and so is your china collection.

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