Thursday, October 30, 2008

Friday Fave Five

It's (almost) Friday and I am excited to share my Fave Five for this week.

1. I love the vibrant colors of autumn leaves. I found this branch of red leaves lying on the side of the road on one of my walks this week and brought them home to enjoy.

2. Not every day in Southern California is sunny. Sometimes it's foggy, like last Saturday. The pelicans and seagulls were up to something, swirling around the mouth of the river at the beach, swooping and diving into the water and then taking off again up into the grayness.

3. I finished the student testing on Tuesday and received an email of thanks and commendation for my efforts. I really appreciated the thanks since I had worked extra hours for several days to finish in good time.

4. By far, my favorite fave this week was seeing Chaplain Dan on Sunday! He is home from his deployment safely.

5. The whole family was together on Sunday to celebrate Dan's return with him. The New Boy got to meet his uncle for the first time!

You can read more Fave Fives at Living To Tell The Story.

21 comments:

nikkipolani said...

A lovely lovely set of five, Willow! And what a wonderful family photo :-)

Laurie said...

Oh, what a blessing for you to have Dan home! (Also a blessing to receive words of appreciation regarding your efforts at work) I enjoyed seeing your family together -- praising God with you :) Blessings, Laurie

ancient one said...

What a wonderful Friday Fave Five... so glad Capt. Dan got home safe and sound. You have been blessed with such a nice family!

M.Kate said...

Willow, I always love reading your fave five..but this post is even more special becuase you have your whole family together. Have a splendid weekend :D

Elizabeth said...

What a super picture of all the family.
So glad to hear Dan is home in time for Thanksgiving.

ellen b. said...

Oh I love the family shot Willow. Fabulous of all of you together!! I'm glad your work was acknowledged!!

Susanne said...

What a great fave five. What a celebration it must have been for your family!

Jen said...

Beautiful family picture, glad Dan got home safely!

Peggy said...

Wonderful photos and faves, Willow!
It is so great that you had such a special celebration of being reunited safely with Chaplain Dan & your new boy could meet him! Congrats on finishing your student testing!
I enjoyed you sharing the scenes from Southern California...because I love fall, and never thought of Cal. having leaves change colors
...so it was beautiful to see your red leaves & the seagulls on a foggy day! Thanks for sharing!Enjoy

Bethany Hissong said...

Yeah!! What a great looking group of people!!! I'm so glad Dan is home safely and that you can all be together. You look pretty in purple- a change from blue ;) Those autumn leaves are beautiful too. I really don't know why I live here when I see all of your gorgeous photos of California!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Becky said...

What a great reunion. Sounds like it was a long time in coming and I am so happy for his safe return.

Thank you to him for his service to your country, and our men and women.

Blessings!

Becky said...

I meant OUR country. Of course I belong here too :)

Robin said...

What a beautiful family you have! And that little boy - he is so adorable!
How wonderful to have a loved one return home. Blessings on him and all my gratitude for his service to our country.

Rosehaven Cottage said...

My heart is overflowing with warmth over this wonderful Friday post! Thank you!!!!

Hugs,
Cindy

Islandsparrow said...

Glad to hear your boy is home safely - what a blessing!

Have a great weekend Willow!

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Knitting Linguist said...

That last one is a particularly wonderful favorite for the week :)

Deb said...

Hi~ I am sitting here smiling for you. What a Fabulous Fave Five - family is what it is all about. Enjoy each other - as I know you will and celebrate !

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing your favs.

Barbara said...

Nice to see the family photo. Blew it up full screen size. Your daughter holding the baby is so like you.

How wonderful to have Dan back safe.

Jen said...

Oh welcome home Dan!!!! Great picture of your family!