Friday, August 23, 2013

F.F.F. - 08.23.13

It's another lovely Friday on the Journey.

1.  Our family is all excited because today is the day Elissa signs the papers on her new house and gets the keys.  Tonight she will be moving in a van load of stuff she has already packed.  Tomorrow she will collect all the furnishings she has stored in various homes of friends and move that into the house.  Then the painting begins!

2.  On Saturday, we enjoyed a lovely day off from choir practice.  With a free Saturday with no obligations, we hit the road for a little road trip.  We ended up at a very nice lake, Arrowhead Lake, which is not all that far from home.  I think it may become our most favorite lake!  Very clean, a great walking trail, camping, concessions, but best of all many beautiful views of the lake.  It was a great breezy day and we enjoyed it very much.  I want to go back as soon as possible!

We started on the walking trail to take pictures of the lake.  The trail had mile markers to let you know where you were.  I like that a lot.

What a gorgeous day!

Various shots of the lake as we walked the trail ...

Amazing how wild it can look at certain points ...

Turtles sunning themselves on a log ...

Shady Path

Close to the end

3.  16 weeks of Walk Away the Pounds.  Only .6 of a pound loss but it feels like muscle is being built.  (I must be the slowest in weight loss ever ... but what I lack in speed I make up for in stick-ability.)

4.  Encouragement - I had a family member write and encourage me today. My love language is words of affirmation, so a good word of encouragement really helped me keep going.

5. Quote of the Week Seen on Facebook:

We sing about God because we believe in Him.  We are not trying to offend anybody but the evidence that we have seen of Him in our small little lives trumps your opinion about whether or not He exists.
... Jeff Foxworthy

I see God at work in my life all the time.  Don't you?

And so ends another week on the Journey.  Join in and link up to share YOUR highlights of your week.  You can link up at Susanne's blog, Living to Tell the Story.  (I just love that blog title!)


Dianna said...

The lake you visited on your brief respite is absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely photos, Jerralea.

Anonymous said...

We spent last Saturday at a lake, too. Such pretty scenery and good times.

Congratulations to Elissa on her house! Hope she has fun getting settled in.

Good for you for keeping up with the walking! I need to get started.

LOVE that quote.

Faith said...

First of all, thank you for the wonderful,words about children at college, etc you left on my blog. That really touched me! And have some great blessings here!! LOVE the lake and hike pics! Enjoy your weekend.

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Oh, yes -- He's hard at work! Congrats to Elissa on the house. So exciting. Just love your day trip pictures -- especially the turtles sunning. I admire your stickability! Have a great week ahead.

Anonymous said...

Goodness! Congrats to Elissa on her home! She must be so thrilled to be gathering her things and setting it up in her very own place.

Mmmm, what a lovely location for a short road trip. And close to home, too! You are certainly sticking to your walking plan and your persistence will pay off!

Brenda said...

The walk around the lake looks lovely! Congratulations on sticking to your program and the weight loss, that is wonderful.

Willow said...

That lake walk sounds perfect to me! And congratulations on sticking to your exercise program! I'm impressed! (Consider this words of affirmation came me) When pounds come off slowly I have to remind myself I am working toward health.
Hurray to your girl on moving in to her very own house--that's so exciting.

Susanne said...

I love that quote!

Lovely lake and a wonderful way to spend an unexpected day with no obligations!

Excited for your daughter! Many blessings to her in her new home!