Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday Fragments

This week's fragments are centered around Valentine's Day.  It was a week long celebration for me.  Did I say, I love Valentine's!  Such a fun time to show some love.  Thanks to Mrs. Fours for hosting FF each week!

Mommy's Idea

Our week began with our church Valentine Banquet on Sunday evening.
It was an evening of good food, entertainment and fun and fellowship.  As you can see from the photos the decorations were quite lovely and it certainly put us in the Valentine spirit.
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Chocolate seems to be the candy of choice for Valentine's, so I always manage to make at least one batch to share.  And, I always have to make Scotch Shortbread at Valentine's and of course, in the shape of a heart.  I package them lovingly and then give them to folks to show a little love.  If you would like to have the recipe for either of these they can be found under the recipe tab at the top of my blog.
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Hubby brought these in last Friday so that I could enjoy them the entire week of Valentine's.  They are some of the prettiest roses I've ever seen and they have just now begun to wilt.  They've brought a smile to my heart everyday.
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 These gorgeous flowers arrived yesterday afternoon from a very special friend.  They were totally unexpected and arrived when I had just walked in the door from the funeral of a dear friend.  What perfect timing!
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Tuesday was a fun day of making Valentine arrangements with the residents at The Arbor.  The Arbor is an assisted living facility here and where my Dad lives.  Our Garden Club went over and we helped the residents make an arrangement to put in their rooms. As you can see, it was an enjoyable time.
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Pictures above taken at our girlfriend reunion in April, 2008
Just as I mentioned, I attended the funeral of my sweet friend Ginni and it truly seemed very appropriate that it was on Valentine's Day.  She had a big heart and her funeral was such a wonderful celebration of love. One of the greatest celebrations of life I have ever attended!
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My youngest brother arrived yesterday afternoon from his home in Des Moines  and will be here until Sunday. He'll be spending time with our Dad and we'll have a family dinner here tonight.  This should be a real "spirit lifter" for Daddy, or at least, I hope so!
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Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

10 comments:

  1. You had a busy week. All the flowers are gorgeous. Enjoy your visit with your brother.

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  2. It certainly seems like a very busy week for you. Wherever you go, you shine. I'm so glad you shine for Jesus.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

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  3. A busy week celebrating life! You did a great job of summarizing each event, which could have been a story all it's own. Now, enjoy your weekend.

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  4. What a wonderfully blessed week you had. Enjoy your time with your brother.

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  5. You had such a busy, good week! I love the idea of making arrangements for their rooms ~ bet they all enjoyed that! Glad your brother is there to see your day ~ enjoy the dinner tonight, and the rest of the week-end!

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  6. That's a whole lotta flowers for those of us still up on the February Frozen Tundra of the north to see all in one post!

    Is spring already springing down there?

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  7. CiCi I love that last quote very much!!
    My heart skipped a beat when I read about you making arrangements for the quests where your Father lives. What a beautiful thoughtful thing to do for them.
    My small group went to one where my friends Mom lives and we made ice cream sundae's for each. Totally changed the mood in the room!

    Have a blessed weekend, praying dinner with family is full of love!

    Hugs!

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  8. I really like the quote at the end! I found it on Pinterest and pinned it to remember!

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