Friday, October 2, 2009

Friday Fave Five - October 2nd

It's Friday! Time to share our favorite things about the past week. If you'd like to join in and share what five things you are thankful for - link up to Living to Tell the Story! Here are mine:

1. Going to Madison for a Wisconsin Badgers game last Saturday. It was a lot of fun! My hubby's a HUGE Badgers fan and this was his first game ever at their stadium (a birthday gift from his sister and her hubby). Unfortunately, his sister had to leave during the second quarter... with the flu. So we missed spending the rest of the day with them... But the weather was great, our team won, and we still had time to play on State Street before heading home to MN.
2. Going back to work on Wednesday. I was sick Sunday-Tuesday with the flu. Ick. So it was nice to get back into my daily schedule and back around other people. Wednesday afternoon I met with one of my youth group kids and we had a lot of fun talking about all the ways we share God's love through our actions. A good day back at work.

3. Being able to be there for a friend yesterday. After a rough day, I was the one she thought to call to share her burdens. It meant the world to me. Being able to pray with her and check in on her again in the evening... Working at a church can be exhausting - but also, so rewarding.

4. Getting to see all the pictures of my sister's family during their first week in Alaska! They're getting settled in and their move is becoming "real," and it's so cool to realize they LIVE in this beautiful place now!
(I think that pic of my sis and niece is from their yard! Mountains! And this moose pic was taken in their yard... They came home, and there the moose were! Whoa!)

5. The hubby and his best friend got on the road at 5:45am today for their 2nd Annual North Shore Backpacking trip! Mark's flight didn't get in til after 11:30pm last night, they packed til 1:30am, the weather forecast this weekend is cold and rainy... and they were as excited as two little boys going to Scout camp! I'm praying that everything goes well - but excited that they're finally on their way!

Things I am thankful for today:

1. The hubby and our friend, Mark, getting off to a good start.
2. Having the bed all to myself for awhile... Hee hee.
3. Going to visit Kelsey at college (one of my former youth group kids). So fun to see her liking college and doing well!
4. A stop at Trader Joe's for some yummy weekend food!
5. Wearing the hubby's sweatshirt...
6. A cool tea shop in Eau Claire - over 200 kinds of teas! Whoa.
7. The new David Gray album. Good stuff.
8. A beautiful drive today - even in the rain, the colors were vibrant.
9. Cuddling up with a fuzzy blanket, the dog, and a glass of wine.
10. Car seat warmers! They got their first use of the year today!


Beth said...

great fives! I want to live in Alaska!

Diane said...

Wow...that's some "Picture of the Day" of the meeses! I'm envious!

Brenda said...

It is always nice to get back on a schedule after being sick, it feels good. I hope you get to visit your sister in Alaska, sounds wonderful!

Susanne said...

Glad you are feeling better. Your sister's new dwelling sounds lovely. I've always wanted to live in the mountains. Can't talk hubby into it though. :v)

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