Friday, August 22, 2008

A few of my favorite things...

It has been a great week- an exhausting week- a week full of adjustments!

Susanne, over at Living to Tell the Story is hosting "Favorite Five" today so I thought I'd join in with five of the things I'm grateful for this week...

Sweet baby hugs: What can be more delightful than warm chubby arms wrapped around your neck or little lips smothering your cheeks with kisses?

Long walks at the park:
There's a lovely park just five minutes walk from our home. Massive old trees shade the walking paths, and Rose and I often go after lunch to enjoy the beauty of God's creation.

Watching the plants begin to grow:

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Great internet finds: We've had some pretty rough nights around here lately [Rose wide awake and ready for stories at 2:00 am- help!]. Imagine my delight when I got on Librivox a few days ago and found that "Mother" had just been completed. I downloaded it immediately and have been so blessed- just what I needed. :) You can download it here.

Having just recently joined the coupon zealots out there, this story about made me cry with laughter.

On a more serious note, Elizabeth Botkin wrote a great article on girl's reading boy's literature.
I'm working on recording St. Bartholomew's Eve by G. A. Henty and found it especially pertinent.

Dinner time:
Can it really just be Friday? I'm sure Joshua has already put in 80 hours studying! This has made dinner a jealously guarded highlight of my day: a time to set aside the books, relax and talk.


Susanne said...

Hi Anna! Thanks for playing along. I think I'll make it a weekly thing! I love your very first answer! That is absolutely the best thing, isn't it? Definitely a favorite of mine too!

Susanne said...

It's me again, Anna, to let you know you won one of the children's books in my draw! Congrats. If you email me you mailing particulars I'll get that into the mail for you!

a'yi said...

That is a neat idea! I also love the first answer, though I have to borrow little ones for hugs and kisses! I can't wait to kiss Rosalie myself!!!! Only 7 days! That park sounds delightful as well.:)