Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday's Fave Five #397

Welcome to Friday's Fave Five.  As you can see there is no fives here for me.  Yet.  My kids came home last night so rather than sit on the computer, I spent time with them.  So I'll post my list a little later this morning.  But don't let that stop you!  Go on and link up and have fun!


I'm baaaack!   Sorry for that but boy, oh boy, I need every minute I can get with my kids who live so far and who I don't get to see nearly as much as I would like.   I've got a solid couple of minutes here so I'll try to get up as many favourite blessings as possible.

1.  Hiking in the Crowsnest Pass.  The Pass is a beautiful area that takes one from Southern Alberta into British Columbia.  It is the at the location of the Frank Slide and behind the Interpretive center that we hiked up to the site of an old coal mining town from the early 1900's called Lille.   It was a gorgeous day, not too hot.  It was spent with some great company and good friends and we hiked somewhere new so it was an adventure.

My sad attempt at trying to get us all in the picture.  LOL.  I look like a floating head.  The wall you see behind us is part of the hotel that once used to stand here.

Standing in the ruins of the old coke ovens

2.  New recipe.  I'm always on the lookout for something new and mostly easy to try.   With our sausages last night I was feeling like a change up from our usual potatoes with sour cream and I remembered hearing of a recipe for warm potato salad.  I searched around and saw this one that  appealed to me.  Because I had no green beans I simply left them out.  It was delicious and everyone liked them.  They were good warm and leftover today cold out of the fridge.  It's a keeper.  

photo courtesy of Martha Stewart

3.  This beautiful word plaque that a dayhome family gave me for a departing thank you gift.  It's the most beautiful description of what us child care providers do that I've seen.  Gave me a few tears, for sure.  

4.  New playgrounds.  Last year the school 1 block behind me put in a brand new playground and this year the school in front of me put in a brand new playground quite a bit different than the other one.  It is a huge blessing to have these so close with a dayhome.  The kids love going to the playground and these new ones are quite doable with some help even  for my smallest of toddlers.  Fresh air and exercise does a body good!

5.  Ladies Bible Study Fall kickoff pot luck.  Even though the break over the summer  is nice from having to prepare a lesson and go to study, I really do start to miss it by the end of summer and can't wait to catch up with "my" ladies.  We like to do it with a casual potluck filled with good food, laughter, chatting and prayer.  It's gonna be a great year!

Whew, got it done!  It's a crazy weekend here at the Living to Tell household.  Kim and Mitch arrived yesterday to attend a wedding of her very good friend.  She's maid of honor so they will be super busy.  Today Jeremy arrives to be in the wedding party of his good friend.  It's a revolving door hotel here this weekend.  Plus it's a family reunion for my husband's side of the family on top of everything.  Yikes.  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.


Willow said...

Right there--KIDS HOME. That's Faves enough :) Enjoy your family!

Barbara H. said...

Wonderful! Have fun!

Faith said...

YAY for hiking!!!! I love the pics and your descriptions...oh to someday get out your way....sigh...some day....

Sounds like you are going to have a busy, busy weekend but how awesome is that wooden sign from your daycare families and how awesome is having your women's group start back up. I'm taking a break from leading a small group but i signed up for a Bible study class at church on Wed nights and I'm really looking forward to it!

Wendy said...

Sounds like you have a busy weekend ahead. Enjoy!

Ann said...

Nice to have playgrounds so close by!!

Barbara H. said...

Wow, busy weekend! But always fun to have the kids around.

Love that art work from one of your dayhome kids' parents.

Nice to have not one, but two nice playgrounds so close!

Karen said...

Great list! Enjoy those kids:) You all look like you're having a great time on that hike. You are living the good life!

nikkipolani said...

What a thoughtful gift that shows the depth of appreciation for what you do. Yay you!

And now you're a hotelier as well. I'm sure you are doing it well, especially like that yummy recipe. I'm off to look it up!