Friday, September 18, 2015

F.F.F. - 09.18.15

So funny, this week rushed by in a blink. I had to look under the photos tab on my iPhone to see if anything different happened this week.

Well, whatever it takes to help me remember each sparkle in my day!

1. One thing that lifted my spirits - I think I already mentioned it on this week's daybook - is that gas was down to $1.99 in my region. It was still $1.99 when we got gas on Wednesday. Yay!

2. Last Saturday, Jim and I took the twins with us when we went on a drive. We ended up at McDonald's where they enjoyed slurping sweet and sour sauce off some McNuggets and munching chocolate chip cookies. They're too young really for the Play Place but we let them climb a bit on the stairs.

MiMi learned ..."Don't leave the wet wipes in the car!"

3. I snapped a photo of my late summer petunias this week ... they won't be around too much longer ...

4. This week, I had some meaningful (to me) posts I shared. (Is it okay to say that a highlight of your week is your own writing???)  I loved 1 Peter so much when I was studying it that it brings me joy to go over it again in my post, Chosen to be Set Apart. While not a happy piece, The Gift of Peace, did lift my spirits reminding me that God is still on the throne and He will mete out justice in His timing.

5. Quote of the week:  

"I’m finding it takes a lot more effort to maintain margins than it does to fill them up."  Emily Freeman

I've also found out it's a lot harder to create margin when your schedule is already filled to the brim. What should be cut out?  If only I had considered margin before I got involved in all these things!

And so ends another week on the Journey.  What went on in your world?  I'd love to know! Leave a comment, or link up your own post at Susanne's space, Living to Tell the Story.


Anonymous said...

Looks like a fun time with the twins. Love the red shutters on your house! Have a good weekend.

Faith said...

how is it possible that those twins are that big already???? what a great week it looks like you had! blessings to you for a restful, relaxing weekend.

Denise said...

lots of smiles

betty said...

I always enjoy when gas prices are low :)


Anonymous said...

The twins look like they are having fun! Yes, wet wipes are a necessity everywhere with kids. I don't know how my parents managed without them.

It's a big help when gas prices go down, for sure.

Karen said...

We haven't seen gas prices that low in our area in quite some time. I can't believe how fast those twins are growing! I'm sure you feel exactly the same way.

Susanne said...

Wow, those twin are getting so big! Love you "lesson learned" at McDonald's with them.

Simply Linda said...

$1.99!!!!!! WOW!!! Not here, still $2.49...the twins are just so lovely, thank you for sharing. Blessings

Anonymous said...

Those twins seem to grow leaps and bounds every time you post photos. Doesn't seem all that long ago that they were merely one big baby bump ;-)

Around here, we get excited when the gas prices fall below $3 (which they did briefly).
Your petunias are giving it their all! What a lovely thing right out your door.


Hello Jerralea, it is so fun viewing your photos of your cute twins and reading about your fave things. I must say your Emily's quote on the post got me thinking too!
Thanks for dropping by earlier. I am so grateful.
Blessings to you.

Anonymous said...

Love that quote esp since I am trying hard to keep margin in my life. And I do find it to be HARD too many times.

Your petunias are so perky looking! That flower always makes me smile and I love how easy they are grow well (at least here in California).

It is ABSOLUTELY okay to say a highlight is something you wrote esp b/c the something reflects what you've been learning from God's word.

have a great week.

Stephanie Faris said...

They're SO cute! And it's a good sign you have a full life when you have to look at your photos to remember what you did over the past week.

Willow said...

Oh those sweet little ones! So adorable!
Yeah, those margins--how to shave them off a bit...when you figure it out, let me know!