Welcome to Friday’s Fave Five, hosted by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story, in which we can share five of our favorite things from the last week, a wonderful exercise in looking for and appreciating the good things God blesses us with. Click on the button to learn more, then go to Susanne’s to read others’ faves and link up your own.
It’s been a busy but lovely week. Here are some of the best parts:
1. Our 33rd anniversary is today!
2. A night on the town. We went to a concert earlier in the week to celebrate our anniversary. We didn’t like the concert so much (left at intermission), but we loved the building it was in, the Tennessee Theatre.
Before the concert started we were turning in our seats, gawking, and taking pictures like country cousins coming to town for the first time, but didn’t care. 🙂
And we very much enjoyed walking around the older part of downtown (I love looking at old buildings) all dressed up for Christmas (the building and trees, not us. 🙂 ) and stopping for a bite to eat at a hippie-ish pizza place. One group of couples looked at us and smiled as we walked in, and I wondered what they were thinking. Maybe they were just being friendly, but we imagined them thinking, “Aw, look at the ‘older couple’ out on a date.” 🙂
3. Christmas films and specials and programs. We caught “It’s a Wonderful Life” earlier in the month and “Elf” this week (I’ve only seen the TV version and it’s pretty clean — can’t vouch for the DVD) as well as “White Christmas” and “Rudolph.” Fun to watch while working on a Christmas stitching project (for a present, so no sneak peeks!) Plus our adult Christmas program at church was last Sunday night, always enjoyable. For the past couple of years instead of a cantata they’ve just done a series of songs and readings from different folks at church.
4. Jeremy (oldest son) came home last night and is here for over a week!
5. A Christmas gift sewing project has been going relatively well. I’m not the best seamstress — I do literally pray over it, especially the trickier sections — but I have only had to rip out a few stitches so far. I keep telling myself, though, I should have started this way back in the fall!
Bonus: Christmas bonuses from my husband’s company, and a generous husband who shares a portion with his family: he gave us each a bit of Christmas “mad money.”
I am not sure how much I will be online between now and Christmas except for the “Fall Into Reading ” wrap-up tomorrow, so I’ll take this opportunity to say I hope that all your remaining preparations go well and that you have a wonderful Christmas time remembering, especially, that a Savior was born in order to eventually die for us in order that we might believe in and live with Him.