Last Five in Feb

Happy last Friday of February to all of you! I’m sharing 5 flashbacks today from February past. These are memories that I like to remember. I will start with February of 2012. My sister Vera is a Leap Year baby so she only gets an official birthday every 4 years. In 2012 her kids threw her a Sweet Sixteen Party since it was her 16th actual birthday. It was such a fun party!

Since this Monday is another actual birthday for her I wanted to share this flashback.

Everyone who came to the party was encouraged to write their response to the I Love Vera because prompt on a white board and take a photo at the photo booth.

In February of 2013 my cousin and his wife came for a visit and I set a table for a meal together.

We gathered around the table to enjoy our visitors from California. My cousin and I are Russian and our moms would make Goluptsi for us so I thought it would be a special treat for our evening. Goluptsi are stuffed cabbages. You can see the recipe here. We had a wonderful salad with lots of goodies chopped in it and dressed with our favorite Persian Dressing.

Since I’ve seen that many of you enjoy knitting and working with your hands I thought I’d share some yarn bombing with you. We saw these yarn bombed trees in the Pioneer square area of Seattle in February of 2014.


“It’s a statement by artist Suzanne Tidwell. She uses a knitting machine, which sounds like a saw and looks like a giant harmonica, to make evenly-stitched striped panels. It takes two or three of these large panels to wrap one tree trunk. She climbs a ladder or sometimes rents a lift to wrap the tree, then hand sews the final seam up the trunk.”

P1040855In February of 2015 I set a Valentine’s Day Table for a meal with the family.

2015-02-15 V-Day projects

And last but not least is February of 2016.

daniels broiler etc1Our beautiful and fun views on the way home from an early Valentine’s Day lunch on Friday the 12th.  The upper photo is Lake Washington from downtown Kirkland and the bottom is from Kirkland, too. They decorate this cow and dog sculpture according to the times and what is happening. In March they’ll be decorated for St. Patrick’s Day and then for Easter.

I’m linking up to Five on Friday with Amy at Love Made My Home and with Friday’s Fave Five with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story.

Hope your last weekend in February will be good. We’ve had some glorious sunny days and are now expecting some rain for the weekend. I’ve been able to walk without a rain jacket. Dear has a cold with a nagging cough that we suspect he got on his plane ride to or from Austin. I’m hoping he doesn’t share it with me!

About Ellen 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 “Last Five in Feb

  1. Fun Five Ellen! Love those yarn bombs. I checked out the Goluptsi recipe and it sounds delicious. Your tablescapes are always so delightful. Happy Birthday to your leap year sister. Enjoy the sunny weather and have a great weekend.

  2. What a wonderful collection of happy memories. You do such fun and beautiful table settings for your special occasions and guests, and it seems like even your city dresses itself up for your outings! Happy weekend, wet or dry. (It’s still sunny here on Friday morning in Portland.) Holly

  3. This was fun, I love your ‘look back.’ That birthday cake is beautiful — and what a clever idea to celebrate a Sweet 16! Enjoy your weekend:)

  4. What neat ideas for a leap year birthday! The “I love so-and-so because…” would work with any birthday party. The wrapped trees look like they are from a Dr. Seuss book. 🙂 How fun to decorate the little statue according to the times!

  5. Fun to travel through five years of Februaries! I had forgotten that your sister has a Leap Day birthday. My mother-in-law does too; she will be 22 this year! 🙂

    Sorry your hubby is sick. Hope you’re able to stay well!

  6. Looking back at February’s past is a good idea for Five on Friday. I’ve enjoyed seeing your different celebrations and your lovely family. Gathering around the meal table is precious. I hope your hubby is recovering from the cold and you stay well.

  7. Great fives Ellen.
    Happy birthday to Vera for the 29th!
    Your table setting for the family dinner is very pretty – love the primroses in pots!
    Thank you for the recipe – I can’t wait to try it – I enjoy food from other countries.
    Nice wind up for your month, can you believe we will be in the third month of 2016!?

  8. What a great idea to look back at the best of the past Februarys. Yes, indeed, I loved seeing the yarn bombed trees. Fun!
    Happy 17th Birthday to your sister, Vera!

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