FFF ~ Hello October!

October is taking off with a whirlwind of activity around here. We have so much to be thankful for. The last 7 days have been full to the brim. Here are some favorites from that time. I’m joining with Susanne at Living to tell the Story with Friday’s Fave Five.

1. On Saturday I hit the road early for 2 book signings with the Mennonite Girls. Our first stop was in Washington very close to the Canadian border and the 2nd signing was in Vancouver, B.C. It was a great day with 6 of the other girls. We had time to chat and we met old friends and new friends. I logged in a little over 200 miles on my car that day.

2. On Sunday Josh and Laura came over for a casual meal and we had a good time of catching up.

3. On Monday Katie and I met with her wedding planner and got a lot of details sorted out. I snapped the photo of Katie in front of the post office mailing off the wedding invitations. Even though the wedding is far off 75% or more of our guests are from out of state so we want to give people time to plan their trip.

4. Tuesday night Josh and Laura picked me up for the Sounders Soccer game playing for the U.S. Cup. It was an epic night and we were so happy to win for the 3rd year in a row.

5. We’re beginning to feel more and more connected at our new church. We thank God for bringing us to this place at this time.

This weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving so I want to wish all my Canadian friends a Happy Thanksgiving. I’ve decided to make a non turkey Thanksgiving dinner tonight. We’re having a spiral cut honey baked ham, scalloped potatoes, an asparagus casserole (more details to follow) and rolls. I’m nixing the dessert this time around. There’s enough cream in the potatoes to count as dessert! OH CANADA! Be Thankful! We’re thankful for our friendly neighbors to the North!

I hate to be a broken record….but if you don’t see a comment from me on your Fave Five it means blogger won’t let me comment.

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.

24 thoughts on “FFF ~ Hello October!

  1. Such excitement in your life..When you get a chance please checkout Arlene on my blogroll. She lives in Canada and I know you would enjoy her blog and she is a sweety..Have fun and be safe!

  2. My daughter is getting married next spring and we did not hire a wedding planner–I kind of wish we did, just for peace of mind that all the details would be taken csre of. My daughter and I have been doing it all ourselves….so much to do and it is harder as my daughter live cross country yet will be getting married her ein NYC! We are sending out “Save the Date” cards soon.

    You dinner sounds so delicious!

  3. Wedding planning is so much fun – and yet somewhat nerve-wracking! A wedding planner would be helpful. I told my dil that she could be one. She was terrific with details. I’m sure she’ll help when Sarah’s time comes round – which I hope won’t be for a few years yet!

    Glad you had a great time with the MGs! A fun bunch of gals. I can just imagine the laughter – who could have imagined this a few years ago? So sweet!

    And time with Josh and Laura – isn’t it lovely to visit with your grown kids? I really enjoy it!

    So glad you’re fitting in to your new church – they are blessed to have you and Dear.

    Happy weekend Ellen!

  4. Thanks Ellen…..we will be missing the turkey and trimmings, but we ate the pumpkin pie already……
    Your October has been full so far…..enjoy the Autumn sesason.

  5. It looks like you had a good week all around! How fun to have you celebrating Thanksgiving with us…your Canadian cousins. We often do the reverse…have a ‘token’ Thanksgiving dinner in November in honour of our American friends and family.

  6. Oh, how wonderful to have a wedding planner!

    I bet all you MGs are so excited! I love y’all’s blog!

    I’m so glad you are feeling more in sync with your new home church. Having a home church for accountability and for nurturing is so important – I cannot stress it enough!

  7. So the wedding is definitely on. 🙂 Hope you and Katie have great fun with the planning and all the little details.

    Glad you’re getting connected with your new church. Always a blessing.

  8. Love the photos for your FFF. What program do you use to include them in your wordpress blog?

    The common denominator for your faves is people! You sure are “rich” in relationships. Makes me smile to remember those people who have impacted my week too.

    Your non-turkey Thanksgiving meal sounds so great! Looking forward to your asparagus casserole. And I’ll be trying your hamburger soup recipe too.

  9. Wedding planning!

    Well, it sounds like you’ve made some progress.

    I know it! I was thinking it was just me. I know that October just started but it already feels like it’s over! Where on earth does time go these days?!

  10. Thank you Ellen for the thanksgiving thoughts for your Canadian neighbours (and sisters!)
    Talking to people at the grocery store this morning I found that your ham and scalloped potatoes will be copied by many Canadians this Thanksgiving.

  11. So glad the wedding planning is coming along. And it is great you’re feeling connected with your new church. We are as well — I don’t know quite when it started feeling like “home,” but it does now.

  12. Your book signing sounds like SO much fun! Glad wedding planning is coming along well. Must be fun to have a daughter…sigh…

    I have a hamburger soup recipe, too. I need to compare it to yours.
    Have a great week ahead!

  13. Love the photos Ellen. I am glad you had such a great week and it even included a bit of special time with some of your favorite grils.

    Blessings on you and yours this weekend. I love it that you are having Thanksgiving tonight too!

  14. Thank you for thinking about us, Ellen!
    Oh.. and I’ve been so frustrated also with not being able to leave comments on certain blogs. .. the ones you have to sign in with a google account .. I’ve tried annonymous and it does not work either. The comment just disappears into thin air. =)

  15. So many exciting things going on in your life! Great list. Have a wonderful weekend. Happy Thanksgiving! And thank you for visiting and commenting my blog.

  16. It looks like your Thanksgiving turned out beautifully (I peeked as I scrolled down to your FFF!)

    I’m glad the wedding plans are coming along. How exciting! And a book signing, some sports – your FFF is so fun this week! 🙂

    I’m really glad you’re enjoying your new church. It does feel good to be connected to other people through worship.

  17. I bet the book signings were a lot of fun, what a wonderful thing to be a part of.

    Can’t wait to see how this wedding turns out, very exciting!

    Our Thanksgiving is just around the corner as well, hard to believe!

  18. Congrats on your win in the soccer world. Sounds like it was a great game to attend. Your dinner sounds delicious. My sis will be making ham today for Thanksgiving. We’re looking forward to that. Yum! I made turkey yesterday for the other side of the family. And definitely ate too much dessert!

    Your book signing sounds like a fun time with the other girls.

  19. Sounds like a fun week, full of people you love to be with!

    Planning a daughter’s wedding is so much fun!

    Happy THanksgiving to you, too! Thanks for joining us. 🙂 We did turkey dinner at my son’s home on Sunday – 29 of us! So much good food but even better, so much love and good company.

    I’ve had trouble on some blogger posts as well – solution: go to top left of the blogger page and sign out. Sign back in to your blog and then link to the blog you were reading from your blog home page. Should work (although I am on blogger, so maybe that only works for blogger to blogger problems.) Good luck!

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