Friday’s Fave Five

FFF fall flowers

It’s Friday, time to look back over the blessings of the week with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story and other friends.

After a busy weekend, it’s been kind of a quiet week. Here are some highlights:

1. Jesse’s birthday. It’s a joy to celebrate my youngest son plus all the other good components of a birthday – having the family all together (one via FaceTime) and lots of talking, visiting, fun, and cake!


2. A surprise birthday party. Jason and Mittu wanted to give Jesse a surprise party with his friends, so planned it at their house for the day after the family celebration. They invited him over under the guise of playing games with them and another couple, and Jim and I were supposedly going out on a hot date since all the kids had plans (thankfully Great-Grandma’s caregiver was available to stay with her that evening), so we left early to go over to J&M’s. He didn’t suspect a thing til he drove up and saw cars – there was no way to hide them in the neighborhood. It was a fun evening.

3. Bath aide. I mentioned last week our favorite bath aide for my m-i-l had been out with an injured hand. She’s still wearing a brace but was released to resume work this week.

4. Pudding Chip Cookies. I don’t do much baking for just the three of us – because we I can’t seem to keep my hands off of it, and we can’t send many home with J&M since she is gluten intolerant. But my husband mentioned recently that I ought to make some chocolate chip cookies, and it had been a long time since I had, so I finally found an evening to do so. Scrumptious!

5. The first day of fall. It’s still not feeling and only barely starting to look like fall, but it is official now, and I am looking forward to the rest of the season, trusting it will feel like it soon! I may get out my decorations this weekend.



Happy Friday!


14 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Oh, I love celebrating birthdays. The bad part is I always forget to take pictures! {{sigh}} LOL! Fall is a Southerner’s reward… I so agree although I am not exactly north or south…

  2. Happy Belated birthday to your son. we had a bday celebration this week too.

    I’m also really looking forward to all the colours and crisp autumn days! It’s just beginning to start here.Today is our first cool day. The leaves will be changing soon.

    Happy weekend!

  3. Happy Birthday to Jesse! I think you did very well planning a surprise party. It is difficult to hide lots of cars. I like the fall graphic – yes, I think fall is definitely a reward after a long, hot summer. Have a great weekend.

  4. Happy Birthday to Jesse! The surprise party was a great added touch.
    I love your Fall posters. Fall doesn’t really happen in Southern California, but I dream of it and remember when I lived in other climates. Fireplace, falling leaves, sweaters 🙂 I guess out here we’d say, “January is the reward we get for surviving fire season.”
    Have a great weekend!

  5. Happy birthday to Jesse! Glad you all were able to celebrate in a “surprising” way.

    Love the fall graphic! I’m excited to see cooler temps arrive (and the mowing bills at the church decline!).

  6. The surprise party sounds fun.Happy birthday to your son. Definitely feeling fallish here…even on warmer days the air still has that cooler edge to it. I packed my shorts away this weekend. I’ve never heard of pudding cookies.

  7. what are pudding cookies?? It is nice and cool here in NY now at night and in early mornjng but we are still getting temps in hugh 60s/low 70s and to me that is jist perfect!

    happy birthday to your boy and praise God the bath aide is back!
    happy weekend!

  8. I love the fall graphics and the link to your favorite cookie recipes! I’ve made pudding cookies before, but snickerdoodle blondes are new to me. My hubby loves snickerdoodles so I’m pretty sure to be trying that recipe. Thanks for sharing and a belated happy birthday to Jesse!

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