Thursday, May 14, 2009

Friday's Fave Five #37


Hi everyone! Welcome to the 37th edition of Friday's Fave Five! Are you ready to find your five favorite things from your week? Well, let's roll. If you're new to the Fave Five, details are here. Now all you have to do is jump right in!

1. Mother's Day. Spending time doing things that have become special traditions in the family was wonderful. Spending time with our moms was very special. We are so blessed that they both live here and are still with us and that the kids know them well and can spend time with them whenever they want is truly something we cannot take for granted. It was great to celebrate motherhood with them and thank them for all they give into our lives.

2. Reactions of my children. Funny ones like the one I got from my oldest this week when I asked her in a text message to give her grandfather a birthday phone call the following day around 5 or 6ish. I was thinking that would give him time to get home from work in the evening. Her reaction quickly came back: "In the morning???" I should have known her 19 year old self would have assumed that's what I meant and I probably gave her a heart attack requesting that of her. Oh, how I laughed.

3. The new Star Trek movie. We finally used the tickets I got hubby for his birthday and saw this on Saturday night. We are not big movie goers, preferring to rent when it comes out. But there is just certain shows we like to see on the big screen, and boy, was this worth the ticket. Not only was it full of great effects, but the story was good too. And you didn't have to be a die hard Trekkie to enjoy and understand the story. It had all the characters (not the actors, athough Lenard Nemoy did have a role) from the original series, and they picked up on their personality quirks and nuances perfectly. It was well written so that if you were not a viewer of the first series you still got a chuckle but if you were a fan you totally got the jokes and it made it really funny. There was good humor, lots of action, although there was one short scene that I would have totally have wanted to cover the eyes of my 14 year old had she been there. (Yes, I am funny that way). Hubby and I both thoroughly enjoyed it as did my oldest who went with her friends. And she'd never seen the original series and knew none of the characters. Great summer movie.

4. This rose.
Everytime I look at the color, I smile. I just love it. But not only was it gorgeous the day I got it (see picture above) at church on Mother's Day, which means it was bought on Saturday, today after 6 days, it still looks like this: Now if you knew me and my history with roses you would understand what a miracle this is. I mean this baby is not even bowing her pretty head one little bit. She's standing straight and tall and isn't evening turning brown. Usually I'm lucky if a rose last me a day and half without the head drooping and looking pouty. This one is still standing tall. So it definitely is making me smile this week and definitely makes my favorite list.

6. Tia's very first violin recital. This was her first year of violin. And this was the first conservatory concert we've ever attended. What a fun couple of hours listening to good music. I like orchestra music once in awhile and the different ensembles put on a great show. Tia did three songs with the other beginner students. Her class did well considering the wide variety in age. Next year she'll be in the junior orchestra so that will be a whole different experience.

The picture shows Tia in the center, another student and a senior orchestra student. There was a whole line of much younger kids I didn't get in the pic.

What where your favorites from the week? If you've done a post on your Fave Five sign Mr. Linky so we can come visit.


30 comments:

Michelle said...

Hi Susanne so glad that you enjoyed Mother's Day and how lovely that Tia is doing so well with her violin.

Michelle said...

oh and the rose is gorgeous!!!

romans1513 said...

Hi :)

Ive heard a lot of good reviews about that movie might have to go and see it

LOVE that rose simply beautiful!!!

wtg to Tia. I learnt to play the guitar as a child then when I got to high school I tried to learn the violin. It was disastrous to say the very least :)

Thom said...

Sounds like a great mother's day. Tia must be doing great...Nice photos...that rose is spectacular. I can't wait to take my niece and nephew to Star Trek. Have a great FFF

Kari said...

The rose is absolutely gorgeous, and I love the color. Glad to hear that you enjoyed mother's day with your family.

Jientje said...

I heard about the Star Trek movie, Star treck is something from my teenage days, I wonder what the movie is like? I'm glad you had a great Mother's day, and that rose ... I think I can smell it!! Stunning!

Barbara H. said...

That rose is gorgeous! My kids are so looking forward to the Star Trek movie. I know what you mean about kid's reactions -- I wish I has recorded those kinds of things through the years. You are indeed blessed to have both moms living and nearby.

Happy Friday!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

She looks so sweet. Way to go, Miss Tia. I know the pride you feel!

We are going to see ST this weekend, I think.

Mrs. E said...

My first time here. I found you over at 2nd Cup of Coffee. How great to look at the positives! Thanks for making me look back at a pretty terrific week!

The Blackwoods said...

What a beautiful rose! Isn't God just so amazing!

The Correspondent said...

What a fun list, Susanne!

I agree with your 19yo on item #2. Do those hours occur twice a day? :-)

Lisa writes... said...

CANNOT WAIT to see Star Trek!!!!

ellen b. said...

Hi Susanne, I'm too brain dead to participate this week but I hope to get around to a few later after Bible Study. I love funny reactions from my kids too :0)
Glad you had a nice relaxing Mother's day..
Blessings on your weekend!

Jerralea said...

I love the color of that rose! It's awesome.

I'm glad you enjoyed your Mother's Day. It is a great blessing to live close to your mom for Mother's Day. I have never lived near my mom since I got married.

Angie said...

Your rose is so pretty! :)

Hey, my hubby and I went and saw the Star Trek movie too. We both enjoyed it too. :)

Faith said...

loved your list this week!
flower is gorgeous!
Congrats to your daughter!!
mine love their violins....their spring concerts are coming up in June before exams begin.
My list is up...happy weekend to you!

Karyn said...

That is one of the most beautiful roses I've ever seen!

Loved your list this week... including the reaction of your daughter.

I have learned to love violin since our youngest began taking lessons a couple years ago.

Barb said...

You have to wonder, if you HAD meant 5 in the morning, would she have done it? LOL

You know, I never was a trekkie, but Rob really wants to see that movie and you make it sound so good, I just might go with him.

Brenda said...

That rose is very pretty. Thats a funny story about your daughter as well, they do tend to misunderstand us sometimes!

Laura said...

What a stunning rose! Glad you were able to get some great pictures of it. Also congrats to your daughter on her recital, that's fantastic!

I can't believe this was the 37th edition! My goodness does time fly.

Annie said...

Such a pretty rose!
Matt and the kids loved star trek too.
Happy Friday!

kathleen dale said...

What a beautiful blog you have. It radiates the love and beauty of your soul and your love for God as well. Bless you.

Sandra said...

I'm not a trekkie but I LOVE Star Trek LOL I really want to see the new movie :)

Sherry said...

Hi Susanne, thanks for coming by the page! Yes I love Kris too, what a great family wholesome show! and that rose you have would make me smile too very pretty!

2Thinks said...

Okay, so I'm just finding this Fave Five thing. What a great idea. I want to get in on this. That orange rose is THE best, btw. Okay, so I go back to my place, write favorite five from the week and come back here and link up, right? I'll give it a whirl.
Newbie-
Heidi

Sherry said...

I have a little bloggy bling over at my page for you "One Lovely Blog award" please stop by and take a look!

Beck said...

The rose is lovely!
I'd love to go see the new Star Trek movie - I've heard so many good things about it!

Sandy@ Jesus and Dark Chocolate said...

Love the pictures of the rose!!! I an not much of a Star Trek fan, but I have heard good things about the movie, I think we will have to check it ou.

Carol @SheLives said...

I loved Star Trek, too! The whole family went as part of my Mother's Day and we agree with you - definitely worth it! (Especially 'cause we did a matinee.)

Gorgeous rose!

Chappyswife said...

Beautiful rose!

I haven't heard a bad review yet about Star Trek, and you even answered my question as to if I would "get it." I haven't watched Star Trek since the old days, so I wondered where this movie was at in respect to that. Good to know. I'd love to see it on the big screen, but I'm sure we'll wait on the video.