Friday’s Fave Five

It’s been awhile since I’ve participated in Susanne’s Friday’s Fave Five. I hope to visit some old friends today.

Friday’s Fave Five is a place to come on Friday’s and think back over your week and just post about 5 favorite things from your week. It can be anything that tickled your fancy over the week. Favorite quotes, posts, happenings, scriptures, recipes, pictures, great internet finds, etc., etc. Go ahead and grab the button and make your own post. Be as detailed as you like, the more detail the more fun for those of us visiting.  More guidelines can be found on Susanne’s blog, Living to Tell the Story.

1.Thankful for our snow covered landscape for many reasons. One of those reasons is the fact that we can ignore what’s under all that snow. No mowing or clearing brush or pulling weeds. Another snow episode is forecast for us today into tomorrow.

2. We dropped off our original wedding bands, my original engagement ring and my birthstone ring to the only jeweler in Colville to be sized. I’m thankful for the in-house service and that we’ll be able to wear those rings again after many many years of them sitting in storage instead of on our fingers.

3. We had a lovely dinner last evening at our kids’ home with our DIL’s family. Addy is loved by a so many.

4. I received a thank you note in the mail yesterday addressed to Aunt ellen from our niece, Hope, handwritten. That was the favorite piece of mail I’ve had in a month.

5. Thankful for great Bible teachers like John MacArthur at Grace to You and Alistair Begg at Truth for Life. February 9th is the 50 year anniversary of John MacArthur as pastor at Grace Community Church in California. Grace Community Church was the first church Dear and I attended when we were married and living in West Los Angeles in 1974-1975. I like to listen to the daily broadcasts from these two organizations and they enrich my life.

A bonus shot…

Addy has a new ride and she’s doing exceptional with potty training.

We are thankful for a car that can maneuver in the snow with good snow tires. If we get a new car for this area it will have a heated steering wheel and heated car seats!

What’s a favorite of yours this week?

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.

27 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. What a lovely week, Ellen! My favorites this week are having dinner with our oldest son and his wife for his birthday, having a two hour ice delay for school ( relaxing a bit longer in the morning), and getting whole bean coffee to grind fresh!😀💕

  2. Ellen, so nice to ‘see’ you again on my blog! I just love that first photo with all the snow. It looks like a fairy garden. Such sweet photos of your granddaughter, too:) She’s adorable. Handwritten notes are such a treat, and getting them through the mail doubly so. Enjoyed your favorites. Have a good weekend!

  3. Ellen, it is so good to have you join us here! I loved your snow picture of your back yard. It all looks lovely. Glad your vehicle goes well in the snow and I like your ideas for your next car…especially the heated seats. My sister-in-law has those in her Nissan pick-up and they are so nice! I have to agree with you when it comes to John MacArthur. I’ve not listened to Alistair Begg yet, but he’s on the list. 🙂 How special that you actually attended Grace Community Church when you were first married and lived in that area!

  4. Nice to see you here and your Addy is very cute! They change so quickly at that age, doing something new every week it seems. Your snow looks very pretty but I’m glad we don’t get that sort of weather very often. A suitable car is definitely a must for you but I like your ideas for your next one lol. Have a good weekend.

  5. it was nice to have you visit my blog again!!

    Your granddaughter is so cute!!

    Your fresh snow is so pretty. Ours is almost gone and i m actually kind of glad. I’m longing for spring.

    Happy weekend!!

  6. Posts like this are fun to read . . . little snippets of everyday moments! I am sure that heated steering wheel and seats would be valuable features in your new corner of the world! Love (as always) the pictures of Addy! She is darling and growing up so much! Potty training is a big deal! So is a handwritten thank you note!

  7. It’s snowy where you live now! Do you enjoy it or are you finding it a hassle? It’s cool that you and Dear first went to church at John McArthur’s church.

    • Jody, snow is different here on the northeastern side of Washington. We have roads that are regularly plowed and the roads for us to get to services are all relatively flat so it’s not scary to drive. Seattle area is always a nightmare because of all the hills…hills everywhere. Slip sliding away is the theme for Seattle. I’m enjoying the fact that snow won’t paralyze us here. Grace Community was a great place to start our married church experience for sure!

  8. So good to see you at FFF again! We don’t get as much snow, but my husband loves the respite from lawn work this time of year. How good that you could get your wedding rings resized! I need to check into that. What a sweet little granddaughter! My grandson has that car but with a yellow top. What a blessing to start off your lives together with good Bible teachers.

  9. We had some snow but only for two days and then went back into the rain again ! My wedding ring still fits but Mr. G’s fingers became thicker and it had been cut off when he had a surgery. Since then his finger is “naked” !

  10. Receiving ‘real’ thank you notes is truly a favorite!
    Wow, all that snow–I’ve been seeing your posts on facebook too and yeah, you’re getting lots of snow. No yard work–except snow shoveling.
    Addy is growing so quickly! I’m sure you are thankful to be near her and watch her grow.

  11. Snow for you is a bit like rain for us — postponement of garden chores.
    I’d just heard about John MacArthur’s anniversary, too. Amazing ministry. I’ve used many resources from his old sermons.

  12. Ellen so nice to have you join in again. Addy is just so cute especially all bundled in her new set of wheels. Snow is expected here too this weekend. And we are still in the deep freeze so it’s been hard to enjoy the winder due to the bitter cold but it is pretty viewing it out the window. 🙂

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