It’s Friday, time to look back over the blessings of the week with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story and other friends.
This has been a week where it hasn’t been hard at all to find favorite highlights to share. Here are a few:
1. Pumpkin carving night with the family. Here’s the fruit of our labors:
Timothy painted his with bath soap paints. 🙂
2. Apple cider in the crockpot and my annual homemade caramel corn to go along with the above festivities.
3. Baked potatoes like Red Lobster’s using this recipe. Love those things and was happy to finally find a recipe for them.
4. A week of “finallys” – finally getting to some things that have been on my agenda for weeks, like getting a haircut, getting the rest of my fall decorations out, weeding some clothes out of my closet that I no longer wear, getting out and washing some winter clothes so they’re ready to wear, and cleaning out the inside of my car. Feels good to finally have those done.
5. This message on what the Bible calls our “flesh“ from a former pastor. I have heard him speak on this before in more detail, but it was nice to have the “condensed version” here. Very helpful.
How could I have forgotten to add getting back that hour of sleep last weekend? I don’t like the early evening darkness afterward, but I love that extra hour.
Barbara, crock pot apple cider sounds such an interesting idea. I need to check it out.
Your caramel popcorn looks so delicious! If my husband sees that picture he’ll be asking me where you live so he can come to carve pumpkins at your house next year. 🙂 Glad to hear that Timothy was playing with his bath soap paints. 🙂
What fun (and nerdy) pumpkin carvings! I always tell myself I’m going to make caramel popcorn for a snack before a long car trip – and never end up doing it. Maybe I should just bite the bullet and make it for a night at home sometime.
What interesting pumpkins! Love the bath soap one. I don’t ever recall having any baked potatoes at Red Lobster. Of course, it’s been awhile since I was there. I do remember the cheddar biscuits! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
I love traditions such as your pumpkin carving-apple cider-caramel popcorn! I think it draws families together.
Thanks for sharing about the baked potatoes … my hubby is crazy for them.
Barbara – looking at that picture of your caramel corn is NOT helping my resolve!! Looks delicious!! Glad you had a week of checking things off your list. Sigh. Seems like the list is endless, doesn’t it. 🙂
yay for harvest time festivities! oh how nice to have had some things checkedmoff your agenda. i think you should show us a photo of your new haircut!! and you reminded me that i need to vacuum out my car too…maybe this weekend! happy weekend!!
This year I haven’t even realized that it was Halloween ! It’s not so much celebrated here. You did a real artwork with the pumpkins !
I love family pumpkin carving! It’ s so much fun.
Mmmm, caramel corn sounds like a perfect snack for your evening carving together. Like you, I had a few “finallys” too and it feels like real progress!
Love how easy those baked potatoes sound.
Oh you’re popcorn is making me drool. What a yummy and fun tradition! Getting those finallys sure makes one feel good,doesn’t it?
Thank you very much for posting the video on the flesh ~ one of the most helpful I have heard. Have a blessed Lord’s Day. d
The pumpkins look fantastic and now I’m craving popcorn! Looks like a festive Halloween
You are so blessed to have family nearby to celebrate holidays together. Mmmm, that caramel popcorn looks SO GOOD!
And yes, we loved getting that extra hour of sleep!
Your caramel corn looks just like mine. I love making it at Christmas time. All of your pumpkins turned out great!