Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday's Fave Five - September 18, 2009

Yeah! It's Friday again! Time to reflect on my week and share 5 highlights:

1. I love a parade! Saturday, we went to a local festival and my daughter's school marched in the parade. Here she is, on the right, waving a flag:

2. I love a week at home! I took one of my vacation weeks off and spent it at my favorite place in the world: home. I took time to reorganize several areas and then I would just bask in the atmosphere of a clutter-free zone!

3. I love fall decor! I like to change my decor to match the seasons. Below is a picture of my kitchen table with my favorite table runner on it:

I also love the little leaf votive candle holders that I got at Kirklands when I visited Nashville this summer.

4. I love a day out with my hubby! On Wednesday, my husband and I took off to a town about an hour away and went to some favorites: Home Depot and Mackie's Pizza. We loaded up on various paints for some of our decorating projects, and then, since buying home improvement items made us hungry, we went to Mackie's and ordered our favorite supreme pizza that includes thinly sliced apples! You wouldn't believe it, but those apples taste great amongst the mushrooms, peppers, onions, sausage and cheeses! I'm making myself hungry again thinking about it.

5. I love attending a Jeff and Sheri Easter concert! Later that same day, we headed over to another town about 20 miles away. They were having an apple festival complete with rides and all the carnival foods you could want. Of course, Jim had to have a funnel cake. The highlight of the evening was a concert by southern gospel artists, Jeff and Sheri Easter. I just love them. Not only are they talented singers, but so friendly and personable and funny! They performed many of my favorites, especially "Life is Great and Getting Better."

That's my week in a nutshell. I've really enjoyed being off. Monday, it's back to work for me, and I'm glad that I do love my job.

Why don't you share your favorites with us? Link up at Susanne's Living to Tell the Story, and we'll all come visit you!


nikkipolani said...

What a lovely lovely week you've had -- being home, being with your beloved, enjoying the colors and smells of fall.

Willow said...

Your vacation week sounds wonderful! I've been back on a modified school schedule for two weeks and I'm already wishing for a week's vacation!

Fall hasn't shown up here yet. I'm hoping for cooler weather and then maybe I'll decorate for autumn. In the meantime, I'll enjoy yours :)

Lisa notes... said...

There's no place like home! Glad you had success in de-cluttering. I need to take a week to do that!

Susanne said...

I'm with you. Sometimes it's nice to have the week off and just not go anywhere.

I love living in the fall colors too. I can hardly wait to get my fall stuff out.

Karen said...

Sounds like you had a great week...and bring on autumn!

ellen b. said...

Sounds like a great vacation week for you Jerri! I'm glad you got to do all these things. Apples on pizza...I'm intrigued! Have a great weekend.

Marg said...

There's nothing like enjoying the fall, a day with your man, decorating, and eating up a mouth watering pizza. Keep finding those days. They are so valuable.

Karyn said...

Sounds like a perfect way to spend your week off. I could sense the peace and contentment in your list.

Hope your next week at work is as rewarding.

Brenda said...

I love your fall table runner. I have not started to decorate for fall yet because its so hot here still. How nice to have a week off work to get caught up too.

Kari said...

You had a great week Jerri.
I love the runner on your table and days spent with our husbands always great.

Happy Weekend.