Friday, December 31, 2010

Friday's Fave Five #120



Welcome everyone to the last Friday's Fave Five of 2010.  Gosh, it's hard to believe this is our last one of the year.  Thank you for joining me these last 52 weeks, whether occasionally or faithfully every week.  It's been a pleasure to host you all each Friday.  If you've never joined in please do.  It's a wonderful exercise in looking for the blessings in our lives no matter what kind of week we are having.  For guidelines go here.

This week was so full of blessings that it's very difficult to just pick five favorites so I've decided to do five categories instead.

1.  Family Time.  Lots and lots of family time.  I am so very thankful that our whole family could be together at some point during these holidays.  It's been wonderful having K. home and having parents who live close by.  I can't imagine not having one of us around during these holidays.

2.  Relax Time.  Lots and lots of relax time.  I'm thankful for the 10 day break I had from work.  It's been absolutely refreshing just being.  No pressures on any of us.  Lots of visiting time, lots of reading time, watching movie time.  It's been great.

3.  Gifts big and small that we all shared with each other to show our love.  Gifts of time, gifts of patience, gifts of hugs and special words, gifts of meals shared.  And of course, gifts under the tree.  I was so blessed this year.

4.  The sparkle and shine of the holidays.  I love the candles, the lights and the ornaments that reflect and shine.   I've enjoy them all month but especially so this last week.  It is a big part of the "magic" of Christmas for me.

5.  The new pup.  In case you missed it, hubby came home with a new member for our family.  A sweet little Pom A Poo, we finally named Todd.  It's been fun playing with him and listening to the kids laughing as he does goofy puppy things.  He's fitting in very nicely.  Now if he would just go outside without me being right out there with him, it would be just dandy.  It's just a little chilly standing in the backyard in my jammies and housecoat in the mornings.


14 comments:

Willow said...

I'm so glad you've had the opportunity to relax and rest during the week. Your puppy looks so very sweet! I'm sure you'll be taking plenty of photos of Todd :) with your new camera.

Happy New Year!

Gattina said...

Nice time you had and the new puppy is adorable ! He will certainly keep you all busy !

cindy said...

So Todd is his name. It is great that you have had time to rest and relax over the past week. It is a good time to all get together family and friends. I like your gifts. Happy New Year

Shelly @ Life on the Wild Side said...

So glad you got a new puppy! I have enjoyed reading your posts this year and look forward to more next year. :)

Faith said...

Yeah for relaxing family times. (i touched on the same kind of things!). Have a Happy New Year Susanne and thanks for hosting this all year long! i love it!!

Jerralea said...

It sounds like you had a break just like I did. Wasn't it wonderful?

Glad you had all the wonderful family time. Enjoy having everyone there while you can.

Your puppy is cute!

Brenda said...

Little Todd is adorable! I agree, the down time and family time at the holidays is just wonderful!

kari said...

what a cute addition to your family.
this time is always a wonderful time to be together.
Happy New Year!

nikkipolani said...

Todd looks like he's well on his way to being a well-beloved puppy. Congratulations :-) So wonderful to have a relaxing week. Happy new year!

Anonymous said...

Lots of family time and relaxation this week here as well-- love it. The best part of the holidays! I don't know if I'd have the energy for a puppy, but he sure is cute!

Barbara H. said...

Oops, that was me, not anonymous!

Donnetta said...

So wonderful you've had all that time off to relax and enjoy your family! So glad you could all be together!!

Happy New Year!

Sandra said...

So good to come back and catch up with you, I feel like I've lost touch with all my favorite bloggers, it's been such a crazy year.

Will definitely change that :)

Linda said...

Your lists are such a delight Susanne. I love this time of year too. I wish I could somehow make it last a bit longer.
Love the newest member of your family. He is adorable.