Welcome to Friday's Fave Five. We are intentionally looking for the blessings from the past week. Please join in with us. If you are new, you can link in the sidebar for the guidelines and then just jump right in. It's never too soon to develop the habit of gratefulness for big and small blessings. A gentle reminder that if sign on to Mr. Linky you must be participating in FFF. If you choose to combine it with other links that is alright as long as the essence of the Friday's Fave Five is maintained.
~ visit from my son and his girl ~ the two came down to spend a week and we've been enjoying their company and getting to know his girl a little better. One thing that we did together that is definitely a fave is a good bike ride along the top of the coulees on the west side of town, a favorite ride of my hubby and me. Then continuing our tradition, we stopped at a St*rbucks on the way back to the car and had an iced drink, which if you don't know, tastes especially delicious after riding bikes in the heat for an hour.
~ unexpected lunch invitation ~ Sunday the kids all went hiking in the mountains, so hubby and I were on our own wondering what to do with the day. But that was solved when friends invited us out for lunch. It's always special when that happens and it's always a blessing to spend time with our good friends. We tried a new pizza place in town and we gave it a thumbs up.
~ giving life~ We girls really know how to live it up. Yesterday my daughter and I and my son's girlfriend went and donated blood. My son normally would have joined us but he got a tattoo a few months ago and there is a wait time. But he came along for support (and the free snacks, ha!). My second time giving and all was good. Hats off to his girlfriend, as her first time donating was a bit rough with her getting quite woozy. But all went well today. Hopefully this will continue on and become a family tradition with all of us.
~ hugs from little arms ~ there is something about being hugged tight around the neck by little arms. I just love it when they freely give those. I will take it anytime.
~ friday ~ today is friday and what makes it even better is it's vacation time as of 5 o'clock tonight. Whoo hoo!! Unfortunately, our vacation plans were for the Okanagon Valley in British Columbia but there are quite a few fires with a very significant one close to where we were going making the air quality not so good. We've been keeping an eye out on the Weather Network and will have to make a decision by Saturday morning in order to cancel with no penalty. But even if it ends up being a staycation, it's time off! Yipee!
What were your favorite blessings from the last week?