Friday, November 05, 2010

Friday’s Fave Five #113

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Happy, happy Friday y’all!  I have had such a wonderful, contented week and my heart is so full of joy.  I love when we finally listen to the Lord and put stress and junk aside and just enjoy all there is.  Head over to Susanne’s to see more Friday Faves and be blessed!

1. Keith and I have added Bible reading and a devotion time at our dinner table every night.  There really is nothing as intimate as spending this time with your beloved.  We take turns reading the Bible and the devotion aloud, then spend time talking about the readings.  It is an amazing time together.

2. I celebrated a birthday on Wednesday!  That night at our Mentorship Class at church they all sang Happy Birthday to me and that was the most touching thing ever.  All those faces that I’ve come to love and cherish singing to me.  A very special time.

3. Last night we went to dinner with all the kids to celebrate my birthday.  Good times indeed!  Little Bit was her excited 3 year old self and so happy to be with everybody.  She got out of their truck when they arrived and ran over to me holding a card high in the air.  “Grandma, grandma  - this is for you!”  What a delight.  Looking around the table last night at these special faces – I felt so blessed. 

4. Tuesday night was the monthly meeting for the Dallas Hand Knitters Guild and I got to catch up with a friend I haven’t seen in some time.  Another friend of ours is doing the program through next month – a knit along lace shawl.  I’ve got the yarn to do a shawl for me, but knew I had several baby blankets to knit during this time, so to keep up I’m doing the doll sized version.  My doll is going to be quite styling with her knitted lace with beads shawl when it’s all said and done.  :)

5. I had said for a couple of weeks that this year we wouldn’t hand out candy on Halloween because I didn’t need the leftovers here to tempt me.  At the very last minute we ran up to the store and bought a ginormous bag of candy and I am so glad we did!  We didn’t have a lot of kids come to the door, but the ones we had were absolutely darling and I enjoyed seeing them and visiting with their moms.  In between the doorbell rings Keith and I were watching the World Series on TV and I was knitting.  Can an evening get any better than that?


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Stop by from Susanne's blog. Birthday weeks are always fun!!!

Susanne said...

Well, Happy Birthday to you! Sounds like it was made special for you.

It's nice to catch up with a friend especially while doing something you both like.

Your devotion time with your hubby is a great idea. Something my hubby and I should probably look into doing together.

Brenda said...

Its wonderful when our friends remember our birthdays and celebrate with us.

I am embarrassed to say that I turned off all the lights in my house on Halloween because I wanted to watch the game! So I didn't hand out candy. . . . next year I'll make up for it :)

Carrie said...

=D I love the joy that is just oozing out of your opening paragraph!

And Happy Birthday! I'm glad you were able to enjoy a wonderful dinner out with your kids!

Have a great weekend!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Happy belated birthday! What better gift than time with your whole family. ;-)

Pamela Scott said...

I am your newest follower via Friday Follow 40 and over,love your blog!!!

Willow said...

Happy Birthday! Did you get more yarn for your birthday? :) I'm a knitter too and love to sit with my needles and yarn in the evenings.

Sandy@Jesus and Dark Choc said...

What a wonderful what you sweet little grandaughter did, I bet that would just melt your heart! I can see why you feel so blessed! You are indeed!

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

I love to see the little ones at the door, too!

Hope you have a great week ahead!

Love Being A Nonny said...

Happy Late birthday!! Wish I were a knitter! I use to cross stitch like crazy and when I was younger, my Mamaw tried to teach me to crochet...ummm, let's just say even my *worm* was a mess! :)

Kari said...

Happy Birthday to you - sounds like you had a lovely week with those that love and care for you.

I love the devotion idea. I think I might try that with my kids.