Friday, November 27, 2009

Friday's Fave Five

Another week and another list of highlights!

1. Thanksgiving day with the family -- most of our kids, all of Tim's siblings, my parents-in-law, countless grandchildren, great-nephews and great-nieces, and, of course, the Family Football Game.

2. The excitement of my sister-in-law's marriage (the wedding is tomorrow). We are so happy for them both!

3. My camera -- the lowliest of the Nikon DX series (a DX40), but an amazing camera nonetheless. I am so glad I treated myself by purchasing it two years ago.

4. The gas fireplace (stove) in our family room -- nicely toasty on a cold day!

5. New friends who came to Thanksgiving dinner with us. A family of 5, they came to our church last week for the first time and we got to talking for a few minutes with them at the kids' activity later that day. Upon finding that they wouldn't be going home (3 hours away) for Thanksgiving, we invited them to ours -- which they declined because they'd already been invited to another Thanksgiving dinner. Only it wasn't "another" dinner -- it was ours -- because they'd been invited by our nephew and his wife. We had a great time getting to know them better yesterday.

This meme is hosted by Susanne at Living to Tell -- you can link up your list with her's by visiting her blog and using the "Mr. Linky" thing-a-ma-bob at the end of her Fave Five post.

Have a great weekend!

- Catherine


Christy said...

I love that you invited a new family for dinner! What a blessing that was for them.

Hope you have a restful rest of the weekend!

Brenda said...

Sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving! We play football in the afternoon as well.

Susan said...

I just love it that you and your nephew had invited the same family to dinner. Did they figure it out before the dinner or when you all showed up together? I am thinking we had a house full with 18...I cannot imagine what yours must be like. I'd love every single minute though.

Hope you're well.


Susanne said...

LOL. I would say that that family was meant to be with you for Thanksgiving. Sweet how God works!

The football game looks like so much fun!

Willow said...

How sweet that the new family got invited twice to the same celebration!

Congrats to your sister in law on her marriage!