Friday, February 14, 2014

Five on Friday

 1.  Happy Valentine's Day...........
 Our church  has a Valentine's Banquet each year.  It is the collective effort of a lot of folks to pull it off and they always do a splendid job.  The meal was extra delicious this year.  We have some great guys that do know how to grill meat.  And, our entertainment this year was provided by Charles Graham ( pictured above) and I highly recommend him!  He has sung literally all over the world and let me just say, he will tingle your spine with his absolutely stunning voice. You can find out all you want to about him and how to book him by clicking on the link provided.
Hubby and I had our first "date" to a church Valentine Banquet back in 1966.  Now, if you can call it a date..........he came to the door and walked me across the parking lot to the church.  Dad was the pastor of the church and back in those days the parsonage was generally right beside the church. ~ah, those were the days~ So, each year we are reminded of this as we continue to attend Valentine Banquets.

2. Fun with flowers......
Each year our local Garden Club goes to the assisted living facility (where my Dad lives) in February.  We go and help the lady residents create floral arrangements to enjoy in their rooms.  I'm not really sure who has the most fun, the residents, or the Garden Club members.  It is a precious group and they always seem to enjoy themselves so much and we leave with a happy heart knowing we have brought a ray of sunshine into their lives.  It's "win win" all the way around.

3. Ice with a bit of snow........
This is what we woke up to on Wednesday morning.  It truly was a beautiful sight but it sure did shut down most of our city.  But, we were so, so thankful that we did not lose power.  Our street was not too bad and of course, Hubby has 4 wheel drive everything and that's a good thing in this kind of weather.  It was short lived and the forecast says 60's and 70's this weekend.  Can you hear me shouting with excitement!!!

4. A precious snow bunny........
I'm thinking this may have been Hanna Beth's first experience with snow and ice in her 4 1/2 years of life.  Of course, there was hardly enough to build a snowman, but she still enjoyed slip sliding around  in her yard for a few minutes.  I'm hoping it's at least 4 1/2 more years before she gets to experience it again. ~shame on me~
5.  Sun, wonderful sun..........
 Yes, yes, the sun finally showed it's face yesterday and I was one more happy girl as were many others.  It was such a beautiful day.  The sun was melting the ice and snow and the trees glistened like diamonds. And, as I said, it is supposed to be a  beautiful weekend with warm temps, and my youngest brother is here visiting, so "all is well with the world." 

Happy Valentine's Day!!!! 
Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

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!


  1. I love this post and of course if you read any of my recent post I too love the sun!
    You are just so much fun and full of life, such a wonderful role model. May the Lord continue to share His love through you, as is seen in this post!

  2. I love you and hubby's story! I'm very glad to see your getting some sun out there!


  3. I absolutely love that y'all had a first date to a Valentine's banquet. So cute. We are headed to our church's banquet tonight! happy Valentine's day!

  4. Just look at those icicles! We don't get that much ice in Colorado, so your snapshot is really something to see. Happy Valentine's Day!

  5. I LOVE the garden club, flower arranging idea. I don't think we have any sort of garden club in AZ (to hot for flowers) but it sounds like a fun time.
    Happy V~day :)

  6. How sweet for your garden club to work with the elderly like that. I'm glad your snow and ice was short lived. We've had unseasonable hot weather in Phoenix; in the 80's if you can believe it. I prefer high 60's this time of year as it's better for my allergies without all the blooms.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Blessings and love,

  7. Lovely snow and winter photos. How sweet that every Valentine's Day you get to relive that first date with your sweetheart. The banquet looks beautiful and the time with them ladies making bouquets is so nice.

  8. Such a sweet and heartwarming post. How fun to have had a first day on Valentines Day. Makes the day all the more special! Have a lovely week.


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