Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday's Fave Five #87

Today is Friday, a day where the gang over at Susanne's Living to Tell the Story link up to share the highlights from their week. Come on and join us!

This week flew by in a blur, so it's a little difficult to choose highlights ...

1. The first thing I thought of was how much I enjoy trying to take pictures of nature.  I have a lot to learn about it, but I keep trying.  (I'm dreaming of a camera with better zoom!)  Anyway, here is my attempt to capture raindrops on the leaves of a plant.

Yup, those specks on the leaves are raindrops!

2.  Peaceful mornings:  One morning this week, my daughter and I noticed this deer standing next to our shed.  It was a foggy morning and she got a shot of her through the window screen.  I think it just added to the fogginess. This doe was joined by a couple of her girlfriends and then a few minutes laters, two young bucks moseyed along after them.  After a snack in the field adjoining our house, they were on their way.

3.  Believe it or not, it will soon be graduation time.  Monday night, Alexa, Elissa and I sat down to get Alexa's graduation invitations sent out.  I don't know if I can call this a highlight or not, because I'm sad she is grown-up, but I'm also proud of her.  I did love the senior pictures we put in with the invitations.  Here is one:

What's even cooler is that the photographer of this picture is none other than my youngest daughter, Malia!

4.  Thursday night, we attended a regional choir program at the community college that Malia participated in.  It was awesome!  Their theme was big band music and I loved it.  There were 230 voices in the choir comprised of area high school students and the college students.  They sang their hearts out and really made the rafters ring!  I love attending this event every year.  There is something so emotional about hearing great music and seeing all those fresh faces singing with joy written all over them.  It gets me every time.  (One year, I actually cried at their song selections ... what can I say?  I'm tender.)

5. Quote of the week:  "If you're experiencing a trial right now, recognize its ultimate outcome: a deeper dependence upon God and gratefulness for your victory in Christ." … David Jeremiah, Turning Point Devotional, April 27, 2010


Brenda said...

Alexa is beautiful!

I love the shot of the deer that you got, and I too love peaceful mornings.

LISA said...

Thank you for this quote.
I know just the person to share it with.
Great senior picture, we are working on that too.

Debbie said...

What a beautiful picture! One of my daughters is graduating this year, too. And thank you for the quote. It is something I needed to read right now.

Islandsparrow said...

I really enjoy taking nature pictures too.

Your girl is gorgeous! And your other girl took a great shot! I saw a senior picture where the girl sat on the railway tracks with the tracks curving off in the distance - a really good setting. I wish we had thought of it. Our kids' grad pictures were the very traditional cap and gown.

A powerful quote! And many thanks for your prayers for our conference.

Happy weekend!

Susanne said...

What a lovely picture! Congrats to her on her grad. My son is graduating too.

Peaceful mornings are definitely a blessing. And how sweet that deer show up and "posed" for you. :v)

Susanne said...

Oh and happy Mother's Day!

ham1299 said...

Thanks for your visit to Ramblings & More! I love that picture of your daughter! :-) She's beautiful! And how cool about the deer. What beautiful creatures they are! :-)

Laura said...

Love that quote!

We're doing the graduation thing, too.

Your pictures are lovely.

Happy weekend!

Willow said...

Beautiful FFFs! Congrats to the graduate! That is always an exciting time.

Happy Mother's Day!

Jientje said...

Your daughter is beautiful and her sister is a great photographer!
Keep using that camera, keep practising! I cannot go a day without it!
I hope you'll have a great weekend!

Beth said...

Those are 5 awesome blessings! I love the way raindrops (or ice crystals though I can wait til next winter) look on plants. There is something about catching sight of a deer that always takes my breath away for a second. They are just such beautiful creatures! Your daughter is lovely and the younger has definite potential as a photographer! That quote was a perfect way to close! (Love David Jeremiah) I need to meditate on that bit of truth this weekend. Thanks!

Karyn said...

Wow! I don't think I've seen a photo of your daughters before. What a beauty! And your younger daughter is obviously a talented young photographer.

Kari said...

that is a beautiful photo of your daughter. The black and white is very cool.
Congrats on the graduation.

Lisa notes... said...

Peaceful mornings…I love those, too! Capturing that deer shot was great. The senior picture is beautiful. And your daughter took it? Wow.

Marg said...

You have some wonderful highlights. Your daughter is stunning. What a milestone. I love David Jeremiah.

Irritable Mother said...

Oh, I love big band music!
I'm sure the concert was great.
Good stuff!

Melli said...

Your Alexa is just gorgeous! That is a very flattering picture, indeed! And Malia - is that pronounced Mail-ya, or Muh-lee-a... or something I'm not even thinking?

I like your raindrops on your plant. That looks like a bleeding heart - is that what it is?

That's a great quote... it's very similar to another I read this week... I can't remember where now. I think another devotional.