I didn’t getting around to participating in the linkup last week because we were enjoying another round of house guests. I’m back today to share some blessings from this week and will include a few from last week, too. Thank you, Susanne, for hosting Friday’s Fave Five.
1. We just finished up a nice visit with Steven’s parents. His mom flew in early last week, and his dad arrived on Monday. The kids were excited to help their Papa celebrate his 79th birthday while he was here.
2. Tuesday evening was the monthly Ladies’ Night Out fellowship for the women in our church. One of the ladies gives a short devotional during the meeting, and it was my turn this month. Since we’ve only been at the church for two months and the ladies don’t know me that well, I decided to give my testimony. Hopefully it was an encouragement to someone who heard it. I enjoyed the yummy food, the special music, and the opportunity to get to know the ladies of our church a little bit better.
3. Case participated in his first 5K race and finished in third place in his age division with a time of 21:42. He has his first high school cross country race tomorrow. I think he was chomping on ice in the second picture.
4. Thanks to the the help of a friend from church, we’ve finally found a piano teacher for the girls here in West Virginia. Their teacher is a college instructor and has many years of experience both performing and giving lessons. She has a cheerful, outgoing personality. The girls each learned a lot from her during their first lesson. The only drawback is that it’s a three hour round trip drive. Finding a qualified piano teacher is a huge answer to prayer!
5. Steven stopped in an antique store on his way to the airport and picked up a couple of goodies for me. These 401 and 403 Spring Blossom mixing bowls are a nice addition to my Pyrex collection. I’m thankful for a husband who goes out of his way to do special things for me.
We have a busy weekend ahead of us. It starts tonight with football scrimmage for Case, his cross country race tomorrow, and the girls’ piano lessons tomorrow as well. Lots of time on the road. I hope your weekend is a safe and happy one.
WOW! that is a LONG way to go for piano lessons! (I have a BS in Music Ed/piano and taught in my home for years as a side job although my “real” job is special ed teacher 🙂 ). That is great about your son and his running! There’s nothing like family visits…enjoy the rest of your summer!!
Wish you lived closer to me; I would have put your piano experience to good use! 🙂
You have been a busy lady! How great to have visitors to your home, but I’m sure you like getting back to a normal routine. That’s quite a distance to drive for lessons, but well worth it, I’m sure. Yay for Case! I am so not a runner, but admire those who are. Your pyrex is very pretty. I am a big fan of collecting the old bowls, too. What a sweet hubby to do that for you!
We are hanging on with the teething. It’s tough with their colds. Our girls also got ear infections with each teething. Hope they can escape that part of it.
Have a wonderful weekend!
So glad to hear you had a good visit with the grandparents. It is always so nice to have company and then so nice to have the house to yourselves again, filled with the memories of the good visit with loved ones.
We understand the long drive. Isaac’s therapy is a 4-hour round trip. It is totally worth it, though…as long as mom can stay awake for the trip! 😉
Prayers for a great Sunday!
Barbara H. says
I missed last week, too, due to house guests. Glad you had a nice visit with your in-laws.
The Ladies Night Out sounds fun!
Glad the race went well and you have a good new piano teacher. That’s quite a long drive!
I have bowls exactly like that! Except they have an additional middle-sized bowl in a lighter green but with the same flower pattern.They were a wedding present almost 35 years ago.
I haven’t seen those pyrex bowls in forever! Love the color and the cheerfulness of the little flowers. Pretty sweet of your hubby to nab those for you.
Good for your son who runs! I so did not enjoy that as a kid but always was a runner wanna be.
That is sweet (and attentive) of your husband to get something you love 🙂 Hope the piano lessons work out well. That is some commute!
It’s a long drive, but so far I’ve been very pleased with what’s being accomplished during the girls’ lessons. We will see how I do once it start snowing!
That piano teacher must be wonderful if you’re willing to drive that far.
Our son ran cross country and we enjoyed his meets. Have fun!
I love reading about what you and your family are doing. It’s amazing that you have to drive so far for piano lessons, but I understand. My family moved to a new town where my father was the pastor when I was in junior high school. Finding a qualified, quality piano teacher was high on the list of things my mother did. She interviewed several teachers and the one God led her to was the perfect teacher. Your description of the piano teacher you found reminded me of my dear teacher. I would love to have heard your testimony – what a privilege to share it with the new gals in your life.