Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday's Fave Five #84

FFF spring

Last Friday, I came across Friday’s Fave Five for the first time.  What a great opportunity to share the simple things that made your week a positive experience!  Last week, I had been experiencing some tough days, and it was a good thing to pull some positive experiences from my week.  Usually, when you take the time to really reflect, you’ll find that the good things outweigh the bad. :)

Here are some of the things that made me happy this past week ---

1. Being able to spend some time with Sue’s oldest sister, her hubby & daughter, and Todd – in honor of Sue’s birthday – on Sunday. It was so much more enjoyable to be with loved ones and visit, than to sit at home and just think!

2. A nature walk that the kids and I took on Monday. We have some beautiful places very close to our home, and we tend to take them for granted. We got some great pictures and had fun just spending quality time together.  (AND, the best part – we didn’t see any snakes!)

3. The smell of lilacs.  I’m not normally a fan of floral scents, but I do love lilacs. I’m keeping watch on my new lilac bush and have been enjoying watching the leaves pop out.  The other evening, Brian and I ran some errands and stopped at his work on the way home – it had just rained – and when we got out of the car the scent of lilacs just invaded my nose and made me smile. :)

4. Sunshine.  I’ve shared before that I’m a “solar-powered” girl.  We’ve had some really pretty, sunshiny days here in PA this week and I’m loving it.

5. The Disney Store.  This may sound like a materialistic favorite, but I can’t help myself.  The Disney store makes me happy.  It’s like a little “Disney fix” every time we go in there.  Yesterday, in addition to the free baseball cap that Ian got for helping to recycle on Earth Day, we also found Gracie a cute summer top on the clearance rack ($2.99) and a Tinkerbell swimsuit (she had outgrown all her old swimsuits and we finally had to move her to a 7/8 – I think she’s growing!)  I had a really hard time resisting some of the cool plates they had on sale yesterday – but I did it.  Hmmm . . . I wonder if I can justify going back and buying them?!

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Carrie said...

I'm so glad you joined in! I identify with many things you have listed here.

- Nature walks? Check!
- Sunshine? Check!
- Disney Store? Check check! (I don't feel so alone now. ;)

Hope you enjoy a fabulous weekend!

Stephani said...

Thanks for stopping by today! I have close family in PA! My husband and I so enjoy getting out in nature! Have a another great week!

Susanne said...

We love nature walks at our house. I love when the weather is nice and we can get down to the trails in the river bottom. We've had some lovely sunshine this last week too and it was most welcome.

The Disney store is the first place we always had to stop at when we went to the big city when the kids were little. They just loved it.

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