Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday's Fave Five #191

Welcome to Friday's Fave Five.  It's time to look back over the week and look for some blessings, some things that uplifted you, maybe some things that carried you through.  Are you ready to share them?  Here's the guidelines page if you've never joined us before.

1.  My very favorite thing of last week was watching my youngest daughter graduate and celebrating with her!  I can't believe we're at that point in our family, but I sure am proud of her.  It's wonderful to see her at this point and am very excited for her and all the good things in store for her.  More here.

2.  Taking the pictures of said Graduate.  Even though we were pressed for time, I had so much fun taking the pictures of Younger Girl in her beautiful dress.  It's something I really enjoy doing.  But you know what they have to take a ton of pictures to get one good one.  Well I got quite a few, but I knew I was pushing for too many when the pout came out.  But I was thrilled with what I got.  It's hard to choose a fave.

3.  Mother's Day picnic.  It's what I really wanted.  The fam above made it happen.  The weather co-operated.  I got to relax.  It was awesome.  More about it here if you missed the post.

4.  A well timed massage.  I happened to book my massage for the middle of this week which is unusual.  Because of my neck and upper back issues mixed with my job a monthly massage is something I really try not to miss as it really helps to loosen up my knotted muscles.  Anyway after the super busy weekend the timing couldn't have been more perfect.  

5.  Quieter afternoons.  For some reason I've had a couple of hours of just peaceful, quiet afternoons this week.  It really gives me time to take a breath and regroup myself, maybe do a bit of reading and have a coffee.  I do not take these times for granted as they might not happen in a day but I sure do appreciate when they do.

If you'd like to share your favorites and have done a post, please feel free to sign on to Mr. Linky.  I do ask that guests please only sign on if they have done a post in fairness to all the participants.  Have a nice weekend everyone.  It's a long weekend for us.  I see bush trimming, dirt digging, yard sale having plans in my weekend.  And hopefully some sunshine, feet up, reading plans too.  Have a great weekend, everyone!



nikkipolani said...

Goodness, sounds like you could've used another massage appointment after your long weekend projects! Lots of momentous family activities this week -- glad you got to relax in the midst of it with a family picnic.

Gattina said...

Congratulations to your daughter's graduation ! I don't know if it has changed by now, but when my son ended school, they just got a diploma and that was it. No official celebration at all. Massages are always good !

Kathie said...

Your girl looks gorgeous - and way to persevere on those pictures!

Glad you had those quiet times this week, along with the massage. That was perfect timing. I could have used one myself!!

And thanks for reminding me about Q.V. day! I had totally forgotten. We have gardening stuff in mind for this weekend too.

Have a great weekend Susanne!

Faith said...

Congrats on the graduation of your beautiful girl!! (we have the same high school colors in our district! :) ) I LOVE her dress!!! and you all look happy at such a bittersweet time.
So glad you had an awesome Mother's Day and yay for massages!! i've only had one in my life (other than my hubby) and i LOVED it! Yay for quiet afternoons....something I am really looking forward to once school gets out and I'm home :) have a happy weekend, Susanne!

Marg said...

I so agree with you, that you need to take a ton of photos to get that special shot.
Looks like we both enjoyed a Mother's day picnic. Have a wonderful week.

Barbara H. said...

What an eventful weekend! Congratulations to your daughter! The photos from this and the other post are lovely.

Glad you had some times to relax and even get a massage.

Jerralea said...

I understand your feelings so well. Last year we were where you are. It's bittersweet to see that last one graduate!

I love picnics and quieter afternoons! I seem to need them more and more ...

Have a super weekend!

Mom24 said...

I love that picture of your daughter. Beautiful.

I don't think I could do what I do without my nice quiet afternoons. They really restore me.

Have a wonderful week.

Lynette said...

Beautiful family photos!

Quiet is something I need first thing in the morning and often during the day. good for the soul!

Willow said...

Congratulations to your beautiful girl!
Enjoy the sunshine, dir digging, shrub trimming and (hopefully) coffee!

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

What a weekend you had last weekend! Full of emotion, I'm sure. Your daughter is just lovely, and I love the red touches with her black dress.

Here's to quiet afternoons. We all need those.

Have a great week.

Carrie said...

You sure did get quite a few nice photographs of youngest daughter!

Hurray for quiet afternoons, wherein you can relax a bit.

Hope you are enjoying a delightful weekend.

Jess said...

Congratulations on the graduation!!

I'm not sure how I forgot to link up this Friday, but here's my link anyway :)

Sandy@JesusandDark Choc said...

Congrats to your lovely grad!! :) I love the pics you took of her in her dress......just beautiful! Oh where does the time go! :)
It does sound like you have been very busy as of late, but a good busy!
Thanks for always leaving such encouraging comments on my blog, I appreciate it!!!!

Bluerose said...

Congratulations on your daughter's graduation! I love that picture of her. Beautiful!

The rest just sound wonderful, too! A picnic, massage, and quiet time....awesome things. :)