Thursday, August 14, 2014

Back in a Routine, I Think

Evidently I took an unintended mini break from blogging.  We were gone again and internet access was not always easily accessible.  Now that school and September are looming over me I will be more consistent in my routine.  I hope.  So here I am back again on reboot.  And these are my Friday Fave Fives for the past two weeks.

1.  That trip we took-- it was across Southern California desert again and into Arizona desert.  Destination: Phoenix.  When you have family, you travel to where they are.  Even in the summer. Even when it's 109F outside.

2. I love spending time with my kids and our visit coincided with Son #1's birthday. He was a fun child.  And as an adult, he's still fun.  We are proud of his accomplishments as a military and hospital chaplain--we know it's not an easy job to bring comfort to grieving and worried people.

3.  Older Daughter also celebrated her birthday.  Although I wasn't there in person, we communicated and I posted these photos on facebook.  She was and is adorable!

 I am very proud of this daughter of mine.  She's strong.  She's smart.  She's beautiful.

4. We love our evening walks.  Around our neighborhood there are hills, so we get a good workout walking our three miles.  I'm thankful I live in a safe and pleasant place with beautiful places to walk and hike.

5.  When I have been away for two weeks, it's hard to choose my favorite faves and limit them to five.  I have spent time trying to decide what else to share?  Birthday party for a four year old relative?  (That was so much fun!)  Being part of the tear down crew for the weaving/spinning guild booth at the fair?  (Weird, I know.  But we make a good team and work well together.)  Finally I asked The Professor and he suggested that I share the memorial service we attended for an elderly lady from our church.  She was part of our small Adult Bible Fellowship group and we had never met her extended family.   What a blessing it was to share some memories with her family and learn more about her life.

How about you?  How was your week?


ellen b. said...

Life is full. Glad you could enjoy time with one of your kidlets in person. Have a great weekend.

Mereknits said...

Such a lovely post about so many things to be thankful for.
Hugs to you,

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Love the progressive pictures of your kids! Isn't it great to have MORE than 5 things and have to narrow it down? Amazing. Have a great week ahead.

Karen said...

Those early school pictures are always so priceless. 109 degree heat? Wow.

nikkipolani said...

It's good to wrap your arms around all those blessings once in a while :) I love it that they're too many to fit into your fives this week.

Caroline said...

You have good reason to be proud of your children. They sound like such accomplished and kind people. They've got to be special for you to travel across that desert to see them. I'm sooooo ready for cooler weather!

snoopydogknits said...

So lovely to read about your own children... children to be so, so proud of! Your absence has been filled with fun times!!! :-) Ros

Melanie - Author/Editor said...

Your children are very good looking! I'm glad you were able to travel to visit; family is so important (even if the temp is 109 ha ha). I love evening walks. Mine are usually with my husband and our Border Collies. Hope you had a great weekend!

Jerralea said...

Happy birthday to your kids. I noticed that both had the same smile throughout the years!

I'm glad you had a good couple weeks - even if you did have to endure 109 temps!