Friday’s Fave Five

friday-fave-five-springSusanne at Living to Tell the Story hosts a “Friday Fave Five” in which we share our five favorite things from the past week. Click on the button to read more of the details, and you can visit Susanne to see the list of others’ favorites.

My favorite moments from this week:

1. Easter weekend and the Living Gallery performance that Jason was a part of.

2. Spring/Easter break! No alarm clocks! And Jim, Jeremy, and Jesse are beginning to paint the outside of the house.

3. Favorite funny moment of the week: Jim gets a car allowance through his work because he uses his car so much for his job, and he was really in need of a new car: his old one was starting to, as he said, not nickel and dime us to death but $100 and $200 us to death, and it was just becoming unreliable. He found a good deal on an Explorer, and it is a newer model than he usually buys, with a few bells and whistles, one of which is a hands-free phone set up: there is a place to plug in his cell phone, and he can give voice commands to dial a certain number, then the conversation comes in through the speakers. When he took his mom for a spin in it and demonstrated the phone system by calling the house, she said, “I feel like I’m in Star Trek!”

4. I received the “mother of the groom” dress I ordered (shown at the bottom of this post). I like it! It’s going to need a little bit of altering, but overall I am very pleased.

5. One of my favorite quotes of the week from Nancy Wilson at Femina the day after Easter:

But secondly, when the disciples heard and really believed that Christ was risen, the celebration didn’t end the next morning. We live in the light of the risen Christ. The good news continues to be good news from one morning to the next. So, even though I’m mopping up from the feasting, the rejoicing extends from one Sunday to the next, all year long.

14 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. That dress is gorgeous!

    Your mom in laws’ Star Trek comment cracked me right up. Too funny. Amazing to think how in just on generation how much things have changed. Science fiction items are now reality. We always get a kick out of flipping the cell phones open like they used to do on Star Trek. LOL. I know, we’re easily amused.

  2. Yes let’s keep celebrating every day that Jesus is Risen!! Glad you had a nice week Barb. Love the comment your MIL made about the car :0)

  3. What a wonderful list and how entertaining about the car. I have a Ford Focus that has the Microsoft Sync system in it. It’s a blast. When I’m talking away on the phone everyone looks over and must think that fool is talking to himself LOL. Glad you got your dress…it’s pretty and nice quote.

  4. I went and looked at the picture of the dress. It’s very pretty!

    I love the quote and am going to take the words to heart – I want to rejoice all year long!

  5. Ohhh I’m so excited you got the dress! YAY! I can’t wait to see pics of you in it! You will be sO beautiful! Only slightly less beautiful than the bride! (as it should be!)

    I LOVED your mil’s comment to your husband! That is GREAT!

  6. I like the dress. It looks like something you can wear again. And it isn’t dowdy. Don’t you hate those styles they have for Mothers. I read in O magazine that we don’t have to dress like that any more because Mothers are younger now. I, myself wore a 2 piece royal blue satin dress to my son’s wedding and was able to wear it again when my daughter married. I think you’ll be gorgeous.

    I liked your Favorites list.
    Mama Bear

  7. I know your mother in law’s feeling… I often feel the same way just watching television commercials for technological gizmos.

    The living gallery performance is really neat. I’ve never heard of that before. Your son looks quite convincing striking his pose!

  8. What a gorgeous mother-of-the-groom dress, Barbara. Breathtaking, actually.

    I enjoyed your Star Trek story. When Mr. Knightley bought his first cell phone that flipped open, he was like a little boy playing scenes out of old Star Trek episodes.

  9. nice dress! love your fave fives!!
    and yes…drinking from a sulphur spring is not good. believe, I did it once on a dare and never again! 🙂 but apparently Saratoga was quite the place for people to come and do the baths at the Springs and partake of the water. it was supposed to be medicinal. I say “Ick!”. Enjoy the weekend

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