Friday, June 24, 2011

Friday's Fave Five #144


Hi and welcome to Friday's Fave Five.  Time to look back over the past week and think on those things that have blessed our lives.  Sometimes they are easy to find and other times we really have to unearth them, but they are there if we look.  Sometimes we look for the huge things that scream "blessing" but most times it the simple things that daily bring us the joy.  What have been your favorite five blessings of the week?  If you need the guidelines for posting you can stop by here first and then just join right in.

1.  Celebrating with my hubby 28 years of being husband and wife.  Last Saturday was the day and we celebrated with a lovely meal at our favorite restaurant.  I can't believe it has been 28 years already.  I'm so grateful the Lord brought us together and has been the glue that holds us together.  Through all of what life throws at us, the good and the bad, I'm so grateful to have my hubby by my side.

2.  Celebrating Father's Day with those in my life who bear the name "Dad".  Cooking for my own Dad and my hubby who happens to be my kid's Dad, was an honor.  And fun too.

3.  Tiramasu Espresso Cake (Sugarplum Desserts) for dessert on Father's Day.  Oh my goodness.  Tell me you are not drooling for a slice  from these pics and this description:


Layers of coffee cake are infused with coffee soak while creamy marscapone  mousse sits in the middle and coffee whipped cream completes the layering. Covered with more real whipped cream, decorated with toasted almonds &dark chocolate flakes. Each slice is topped with a coffee bean for that real “Pick Me Up”— Net Wt: 2.1 kg




4.  Summer making it's entrance with some good hot days.  Well what we consider hot around here anyway.  I know some of my bloggy friends would laugh at me for calling high '70's *F hot, but it's all relative.  For us, who were still having weather in the 40's and low '50's last week in the wee hours of the morning,  it was smoking!


5.  Sitting and reading under the umbrella at my patio table amongst my potted flowers in above said hot weather.  I love sitting out there with a cold drink and my book.  Now I know summer has arrived.


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23 comments:

nikkipolani said...

WOW WOW WOW! Congratulations on 28 years! Wonderful. And, yes, I'm drooling thinking about those tasty coffee flavors in the tiramisu. Glad you are finally getting some summer! We're heading into real summer, too, though our temps are a little higher than your comfortable 70s.

LivingforGod said...

Congratulations! Yes, I admit I'm drooling. That cake sounds fabulous! Enjoy your summer :)!

hip-chick said...

we were having weather in the high 50's during the day last week! Yuck! Now it is raining...but I am glad it is nice where you are.

Lisa notes... said...

Congratulations on 28 years! What an inspiration you are. And yes, I am drooling over the cake. Yum. Yea for summer!!!

Faith said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! Wow...28 years..that is awesome! That cake is something else....i wanna sink my teeth into that...yum! and you know I LOVE summer and sitting on the deck with a good book and a fave drink....for the last 3 days we've had rain on and off (mostly on!) so we are hoping things dry out tomorrow morning for the high school grad! Happy Weekend, Susanne!

Trish @ In So Many Words said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! Enjoy the wonderful weather. :)

Brenda said...

Congratulations on 28 years of marriage! Your reading spot sounds wonderful. . . and so does that cake!

Heather said...

That's awesome about 28 years of marriage!!! My parents just celebrated 36 years in March.

The cake does look good!! :)

I cooked a special meal for my hubby,I was so happy to do it and he loved it!

Jewel said...

I admire your marriage commitment - 28 years! That's a long time, especially today. Hopefully that will be me in a little more than 28 years! ;) Do you have any advice? I'm sure you do.

I also love love love reading in the shade on a warm summer day. I like to sit on the swings with a book at the park during my lunch break.

Our Village is a Little Different said...

Happy anniversary to you! How wonderful! I'm glad that you're enjoying the patio, and that came looks amazing!! Thanks for hosting, and have a blessed week!

Susan@FruitfulWords said...

Some awesome celebrating going on this week! Hurray for dads and anniversaries that showcase love and commitment.
I like your kind of "high temps." I could get used to a place like that very easily.
So glad you had an opportunity to do some reading. I didn't make that time this week, but I sure plan on it today in my favourite spot: laying on my couch right under the lamp.
Have a blessed week.

Marg said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. So you are actually getting summer? It's still raining and cool...Enjoy that nice drink under your umbrella. Yesterday I just enjoyed a rainy hair day as I gardened..no rain jacket, just feeling the dampness on my face and hair.

Dee said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! June was a good month for weddings, I see. Oh my, that dessert looks fabulous. I'm drooling here in PA. Hope you can continue to enjoy those balmy summer days.

Kathie said...

A belated Happy Anniversary wish Susanne!! 28 years - a milestone!

The cake is killing me . . . really - I'm trying to fit into a mother of the groom dress *grin*

We're enjoying some summer weather - and high 70's is perfect for me!!

Happy weekend! And thanks again for hosting FFF!

Karen said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby. You are so blessed to have each other. Continued happiness for another 28 years!

High 70s sound just perfect. I would take that all summer if I could. A book and a cold drink on the back porch -- now that's my definition of summer.

ellen b. said...

Congratulations on your 28th wedding anniversary! I'm glad you had a nice celebrations. That cake sounds delicious. I'm glad you've been able to read and enjoy some good weather!

Barbara H. said...

Congratulations on your 28th wedding anniversary!

I so wish it were in the 70s here. We've been in the 80s and even a few days in the 90s. But, no, I wouldn't want to trade for the 40s and 50s in June, either.

Your #5 sounds so cozy.

Julia said...

Its 9:00 in the morning and I'm drooling for a piece of that cake! Is 9:00 too early for decadent cake? :)

Congrats on 28 years! May you have many more happy ones.

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

We hit 29 years in May! Congrats!

That cake look wonderful. The DD makes a really good ice box mocha cake that is very similar. It is to die for!

Blessings
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Cathie said...

Happy anniversary to you! I'm glad you've been celebrating, eating yummy treats and enjoying the summer weather and leisure. Have a great week, with more of the same.

Christina said...

Congratulation on your 28 years together. That's beautiful.

Same here in WA as far as weather goes, but like you I love sitting outside and reading, so any sun we get you know where I am at.

Yes I am drooling over the cake. We did not celebrate Father's day because Dominic will be home for 2 weeks from July 1 to July 14 and we decided we would celebrate mother and father's day together. A slice (or maybe 2) of this would be a great way to kick off the fun.

Michelle said...

a couple days late...but here is mine!
http://menarethattheymighthavejoy.blogspot.com/2011/06/friday-fave-five.html