Friday, December 24, 2010

Friday's Fave five #119

Good Morning and welcome to Friday's Fave Five.  I know many of you will be busy travelling or getting ready for Christmas tomorrow but I just wanted to take the time to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas.  May you have a very blessed holiday with whomever you are spending it with.  May you take a moment and pause to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas and may you sense the love, peace and joy of God this holiday.   Thanks for being such a wonderful part of my weeks over the last year.

1.  K.  home for Christmas safe and sound.  We're so glad K. made it home safely and is able to stay for almost 2 weeks.  We really miss her around and it's been wonderful just having her here!  I'm going to soak in as many minutes with her as I can before she has to head back in January.




2.  A new puppy!  This little guy is definitely on the list for favorites this week.  Since Samson passed away we've really felt his presence missing in our house.  We  are pet people.  We've finally admitted it.  So we brought this little guy home from a family who was just overwhelmed with small children and a rambunctious puppy and felt he needed a better home.  We've been enjoying the craziness and laughter a puppy brings.   He's a three month old Pom A Poo (Pomeranian Poodle).  We're still throwing names around.  Getting 5 people to agree on that is a miracle in itself.



3.  All the baking.   Yum, is all I can say.

4.  Fresh turkey.  This is my first attempt at a fresh turkey and brining.  I'm quite excited about it.  Wish me luck.

5.  Christmas goings on.  I have to admit, I love the season.  I've just made a concerted effort this year to choose the things we attend, to choose to find the joy rather than wallow in the stress and I have to say I have been really enjoying almost every moment of it.  We'll see how today goes.  I have to bake a birthday cake for my youngest's 16th birthday tomorrow.  Christmas Day.  Yes, she had the audacity to make her entrance at 12 noon on Christmas Day.  The little whippersnapper.  But we'll have fun celebrating tomorrow.  And hopefully everyone will be so full of turkey, the cake will taste good no matter what.  LOL.

If you are able to join in, please do.  And if not, from my family to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderfully joyful holiday as you celebrate the birth of Jesus.



15 comments:

ellen b. said...

Good morning Susanne. Wishing you and yours the merriest of Christmases! Your new puppy looks cute. An early Happy Birthday to your Christmas girl. You'll have to let us know how you like that turkey...

Karen said...

Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday to your youngest, and congratulations on the new puppy! So many things to celebrate. I love all of it.

So thankful for our friendship, too, Susanne. Blessings to you and your family.

xo

Barbara H. said...

Our far-away one is home as well, but only for a few days.

Enjoy your time together! I know you will. The puppy is a cutie!

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

nikkipolani said...

Oh! I'm so glad to see that white fuzzy face. Wonderful! And a wonderful Christmas to you and your family, Susanne.

Hazel said...

"The audacity to make her entrance..." that cracked me up. I'm happy to see you have a new puppy, and looking forward to hearing what name she (or he?) got :) Merry Christmas, to you Susanne and your family.

Brenda said...

I love your Christmas picture. Every single of your fav's are wonderful, especially #1. We are grateful to be together at the holidays.

Lisa notes... said...

Glad your K is home safe and sound. I’m waiting on my daughter to get home in a few hours. Oh, you have a new puppy in your family! So cute. We got a new puppy this spring after losing our faithful friend the year before. Fun times. Merry Christmas.

Faith said...

My daughters are drooling and oohing and ahhing over the pic of your new pup! Congrats...and Happy Birthday to your girl!! whoo rah! And merry merry xmas dear blogging buddy....I hope we keep doing these FFF's in the coming year! Let me know how the turkey goes!

Jerralea said...

Great five list, Susanne. Your puppy looks so cute.

I love the family photo! Totally frame-able!

God bless and may 2011 be your best year ever.

cindy said...

Merrry Christmas, Oh my a puppy how exciting. You have a house full of happenings and celebrations this week. Enjoy

Laura said...

Awww a new puppy! How exciting for you! We just adopted a new little one (she's one) named Bella from a lady in Edmonton. She is so adorable and tiny. So blessed to have her in our lives. They bring so much joy don't they.

Laura
xoxo

FlipFlop Mom said...

Merry Christmas my Dear friend...LOVE the new puppy...
Miss you!! need to make more time to read you!!!!

Donnetta said...

K home, a new member to your family in the form of a puppy, baking and general Christmas going on's. Sounds like a lovely week indeed!

Trusting your family had a Very Merry Christmas and is continuing to enjoy the celebrations of the weekend!

Kathie said...

Dear Susanne - Hope you had a joy-filled Christmas! I'm sure your new puppy kept everyone smiling - as well as busy!

Mountain Mama said...

I hope your Christmas was as blessed as mine.
Happy new year to you and yours.