Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday Fave Five - September 11th

Friday Fave Five time! Take a moment to look over your past week and find five things you loved and were blessed by, then link up to Living to Tell the Story to share yours! Here are mine:

1. A weekend of rest and relaxation. I had 3 days to myself last weekend to sleep in, read, and pamper myself. It was great!

2. A Labor Day Bluegrass Festival - so fun! It's at a local park - so we spend the day outside, listening to music, eating scallop tacos and yummy ice cream cones! The crowds are always fun to watch and so friendly! This is becoming our Labor Day tradition. (And my hubby wore his "my wife rocks" t-shirt! Lots of funny comments!)

3. Wednesday, we volunteered at Feed My Starving Children with youth and parents from our church. We had dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings first and then went and served. What a fun evening with a bunch of fun people!

4. Awaking to a surprise from my hubby yesterday morning - a bag from a favorite store on my dresser... When I opened it, it contained a dress I've been eye-ing all summer! So fun! (And no, my hubby doesn't normally buy me dresses...)

5. Trying lots of new recipes over the last week - Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin (yum!), White Chocolate Strawberry Trifle (delish!), Funky Spaghetti (fabulous!), Coconut French Toast (mmm. mmmm. mmm.). I'm getting my "cooking mo-jo" back! Ha ha ha.

Things I am thankful for today:

1. Several silent reminders of 9-11. We will always remember and mourn that day... but at least we all do it together.
2. A new pair of jeans. Praise God! Ha ha ha.
3. A yummy reuben sandwich.
4. Date night!
5. Beautiful weather for sitting on the patio!
6. Being told we were "such a sweet couple" as we walked through Stillwater, holding hands.
7. Stopping at the grocery store at 10:30pm for pumpkin so we can make pumpkin pancakes for breakfast!
8. A vanilla walnut candle on clearance - I can't wait to light that one!
9. A new CD by Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons!
10. Looking forward to the Renaissance Festival tomorrow!


Beth said...

yes! I was wondering where the recipes went! I am interested in the sweet and sour pork thingee!

Diane said...

Where did you find Mike? At the end of rainbow in a pot of gold? Sure sounds like it!

Booklassie Dee said...

Oh, yummy! Your menu for this past week sounds great. Isn't it fun to try new recipes? My problem is that once I've made a dish, the thrill is gone and I go on to the next challenge. Have to stop being a fickle cook.

Mom said...

I hope you post those recipes!!!! Or have us over!!!(hee-hee!!)

Brenda said...

Thanks for the link to Feed My Starving Children. That is something we might be able to use in Paraguay, so we are looking into applying. Its great to participate in things like that!

Melli said...

I LOVE a bluegrass festival! Haven't been to one for a few years... I need to look into that... with Autumn in the air, they should be in abundance!

Surprise! A dress from Hubby! WOW! I am impressed...

The food sounds scrumptious! You've had a GREAT week! :)

Susanne said...

Oooo, everything you cooked sounds wonderful!

What a fun Labor Day tradition. And a new surprise dress. Awesome!

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