Friday, April 10, 2009

Friday's Fave Five #32

Hello everyone! I'm so sorry this is late. I set it to autopost and imagine my surprise when I woke up and no post. One thing I learned about auto post is you have to be very careful to change the "P.M" to "A.M". It will not do it by osmosis. Anyway, I apologize again. So let's get right into it, shall we? If you are new here, I'm so glad you could join us. Please jump right in. Details to what it's all about are here.

1. The best thing of all this week was having my girl home to visit. It was wonderful picking her up from the bus depot and just enjoying her being back home. Just doing simple things like talking about books we've read or want to read, looking at her mission's trip pictures, watching Amazing Race together. I'm soaking it all in before she has to head back on Monday.

2. Birds singing. We've been having the robins singing their hearts out for us each morning this week. It's so beautiful and relaxing. And we've even noticed a new voice to the bunch which I haven't been able to identify as yet. It's a song I don't remember having heard before so we're trying to spot the little guy who's been singing it, but so far no luck. Maybe this weekend when there is more time to sit out there in the early morning.

3. Easter Lilies. Wally-mart had them on for $5 dollars. Now who could resisit that? And they do look beautiful in their milky whiteness. I've had a bud a day opening so by Easter Sunday when company comes they should all be open and showing off their finery.




4. Being outside. It's been absolutely beautiful here this week and I've taken advantage by being outside with the dayhome children as much as possible. Just watching them play and letting them burn off their pent up energy from being inside in yucky weather is a blessing in itself but then throw in a nice adirondack chair, a good book, a cup of coffee and sun warming my bare arms and head and it's been heaven!

5. Holy week. Reading the gospel accounts and meditating on the things that the Lord has done for us during what would have been the hardest week of His life on earth. Really stopping to think and mull it over has so much greater impact than acknowledging it in passing. To read some wonderful books or essays on what He did for me and us because He was obediant really hits home. To know that He didn't have to go through everything He did, that He could have called down the angels of heaven and could have stopped the pain at anytime, yet didn't, because love held Him there. Love for His Father and love for us, kept Him in obediance to the plan God had to redeem us back to Himself. I pray that you know and experience that love this Easter. May you know without a shadow of a doubt that God loves you and has made a way through Christ, and Christ alone, for you to have a deep, loving relationship with Him.

Sign on to Mr. Linky if you've done a fave five post. Wishing you all a beautiful Easter season!



24 comments:

Barbara H. said...

I thought it might be something like that. I figured if you weren't planning to do FFF at all this week you would have said something earlier.

Amen to #5!!!

I can imagine how nice it was to have your girl home! And we've been enjoying some nice spring-like weather and warmth this week, too. Still a few mornings and evenings of cold, and it's stormy out today, but we've really enjoyed the warm afternoons.

Jerralea said...

Sounds like a perfect week to me. I might have to see if our Wal-mart has any lillies left ...

I'm late posting today, too.

Willow said...

Good morning Susanne!

I woke this morning hearing the birds singing and smiled, so I'm glad you are hearing them too.

Enjoy your lilies and the rest of holy week.

Thanks for adding my name :)

Angie said...

I've done the same thing..forgot to change the am/pm. :D

Glad that you and your daughter had a nice visit. :)

Happy Easter!

Kari said...

Hi Susanne,
great list and I love the lillies. I miss Wal-Mart.

Have a great day and Happy Easter! I love your pictures.
BTW thanks to for your prayers - my Dad is doing well and he's back on track with his chemo.

Julie said...

Loved the Easter liles and your Holy Week post. Thanks for stopping by.

Brenda said...

Sounds like you had a nice week with your girl, those times are precious.

Thanks for linking me in!

Betty said...

Nr. 1 could have been my words. Enjoying my daughter too.

And I love Lilys!

Happy Easter!

Linda said...

A wonderful list Susanne. I'm so glad you're enjoying a special time with your sweet girl.
Have a blessed and joyous Easter.

Kathleen said...

Morning all,

Hope you all have a great Easter.

Faith said...

Loved this list! especially your last one! HAPPY EASTER. I am going to email you about a surprise I wanna send you....I might not get to the computer where the email is until morning tho so....

Thom said...

Sounds like a great week. I'm glad you had your daughter with you. Spring is so in the air isn't it wonderful. Happy Good Friday :)

Jientje said...

Thank you soooo much for linking me!!! That is the first time somebody did this for me!! I was not in, I have been away all day, and I'll probably tell you all about it in next week's fave five! Yours was a great week too, so it seems! You taught me something, I did not know they were called Easter Lily's. And I love the birds and being outside so much too!

annie said...

I am going to look for some lillies!
Have a blessed weekend!

Sandra said...

Sounds like a wonderful week Susanne :)

Laura said...

Beautiful post Susanne!

Happy Easter to you. Do a lot of loving on that girl of yours :)

Finding Pam said...

I have just found your blog through Thom's blog. I hope I am not too late to participate in FFF.
Happy Easter, Pam

Barbie @ Mamaology said...

Your pics are so pretty again....getting good use of learning about your camera:). Man I should run over to Walmart and get some lillies...wonder if they're $5 here?

Enjoy your time with your girl!!!!

Karyn said...

What a happy list!

So glad your girl is home with you for awhile!

Your lily photos are really beautiful.

The weather this past week has been so wonderful! Glad you could sit outside and enjoy it.

I enjoyed the way you wrote about what Jesus has done for us...thanks.

Mountain Mama said...

Time with our children is a true blessing. I'm glad you had time with your girl.

The rovins are singing their hearts out here too and all the little birds and squirrels are so twitterpated that they are hillarious to watch.

Your Lily is beautiful. I had one a few years ago and planted it outside when it finished blooming. Now it comes up every year as long as I can keep the slugs away from it.
Hope you have a wonderful Resurrection day celebration.

Jason and Brook said...

The Mayberry Peach Cobbler Muffins can be ordered from the site on my blog, but would probably be high to ship to Canada. When I googled to find a recipe for these muffins, many great looking finds appeared. We just don't have fresh peaches for very much of the year. Our church just hired a pastor from London, Ontario. What part of Canada do you live in?

Much Ado said...

Happy Easter Susanne. Those lillies are beautiful!

Musings of a Housewife said...

Birds singing and Easter lilies... two of my favorite things! :-)

Beck said...

That sounds like a wonderful, wonderfull week, Susanne. Happy Easter!