"Even when the rainbow seems to pass right by me....I'm still finding Gold in the clouds....."

02 January 2009

Friday Fave Five Jan 2

Friday is the day we post about our 5 favorite things from the past week.
If you want to join in, just head over to Susanne's.

I have loved watching the snow fall.
I have loved watching it melt.
I have loved watching it fall. Again.
I have enjoyed my time at home with the girls.
I have enjoyed the blueberry coffee that Dave put in my stocking...I LOVE that coffee!
I have enjoyed some much needed rest and downtime.
Most of all, I have enjoyed:

I have enjoyed my week off
and one of my most fave things to do
is read good fiction.
This is the best book I have read in 2008.
I will finish it today.
My oldest had to read it for Honors English 10over the summer.
She loved it.
She and I are reminded of Jane Eyre when we read this.
My husband read it during our week of camping.
He thoroughly enjoyed it.
It is not a Christian novel
but it is soooo well written.
I highly recommend it for those of you who like
British fiction or the old gothic classics.
I am hoping to do a book review on it.

Listening to Courtney play guitar.
Dave received it for Xmas last year.
He has been teaching himself.
I remember quite a bit from my college days.
I play it every once in awhile.
Courtney is a violinist
but picks up instruments easily.
It was a pleasure to see her off of Facebook
and her cell phone, and relaxing with the family!

This pic of Claire on her 10th birthday.
I thought I hadn't taken any pictures on 12/21.
But...when I started downloading pics yesterday
this was in the camera and I was so thrilled.
The 21st was hectic due to church
and a huge snowstorm that was falling.

Watching Claire and Daddy play chess.
He wanted a wood chess set for xmas

so that is what the girls bought him.
Claire is very interested in the game
(her cousin Hanna taught her)
and it blessed me to see Dave spending time with her, giving her pointers.

Enjoying down time with my hubby, Dave.
He had several days off from work last week
for the holidays and we just kicked back and enjoyed reading,
playing board games with the girls,
and just relaxing near the Xmas tree.

These are the highlights from my week along with the celebrations of the season.

We go back to work and school on Monday.

We have some goals we want to accomplish, both in the natural and in the spiritual, in this new year.

We pray God's blessings on you as you begin the journey in 2009!


Sandy@ Jesus and Dark Chocolate said...

The blueberry coffee sounds great! have some Green Mtn blueberry coffee that I love.....and I am jealous, we have gotten no real snow.
It sounds like you and the family are enjoying being off of school.....it is a blessing isn't it.
NIce to see you daughter playing chess with her Dad.....cute picture!

Susanne said...

Happy New Year, Faith!

You given me the gumption to give the cranberry coffee we got for Christmas a try. I was sort of hesitant not knowing how coffee with fruit would taste but I'll give it go.

Loved the pic from your week. Happy Birthday to your girl. My girl's is Christmas Day so I know how busy it is! :v)

Jerralea said...

I had never heard of blueberry coffee. I bet it smells fabulous. I enjoyed your pictures, and it looks as if your family had a wonderful week.

Brenda said...

Sounds like a peaceful week. I have never heard of blueberry coffee either but it sounds great!

Kimberly said...

So glad you have had such a wonderful break with your family! :)
I loved Jane Eyre when I was in college...read it more than once or twice. :) I will have to remember this book you are recommending for when I have some reading time. (Hmmmmmm...less computer time could mean more reading time.) :)

Blessings to you and your girls as you head back to school next week!

e-Mom said...

Sounds like the perfect holiday! But what is blueberry coffee? I've never heard of it. I'll be on the lookout now, because it sounds delicious! :~D

tali said...

happy new year Faith! Still can't believe it's 2009. I'm going to look for this book. It sounds like something I would enjoy.

God bless you and your family with all the expectation, excitement, and promise that a new year brings.