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Friday’s Faves ~ Thankful!

Hi there everyone!

A very warm welcome to

Between Easter and packing a girl off on a YWAM course, I’ve missed the last 2 Friday’s Faves. But I’m glad to be back, joining with Suzanne, and all the others, as we list our favourite things from the past week.

1. I was very thankful and relieved to see this favourite on facebook this morning!

 My daughter’s  status:

Sarah Kathryn MacPhee is now in Hawaii. 🙂

 

A sweet email was waiting for me. She made it through customs and airports without any problems. Thank You Lord! and she has four Asian roommates  ~ who all know Anne of Green Gables! 🙂

2. I’m so thankful for a wonderful Easter weekend with :

  • the loveliest Easter weather that I can ever remember
  • sweet fellowship
  • exuberant praise and worship
  • a fun extended family dinner (my beloved’s family love to laugh)
  • a lovely after church walk along the boardwalk in Victoria Park, Charlottetown

3. Waking to the early morning chorus of birdsong outside my open window ~ just before sunrise. What a cheery way to start the day!

4. Another favourite way to start the day – smoothies – a culinary favourite. I’m trying to use up the frozen fruit in our freezer (getting ready for strawberry season) and so I’ve been enjoying these:

I throw in frozen strawberries or blueberries, bananas, yogurt and some icecubes into the blender and whir until smooth.  Do you have a favourite smoothie recipe? I’ve never tried adding spinach although I’ve heard it’s a great way to get your greens. Somehow it just doesn’t appeal – but I’m ready to listen if you want to convince me 🙂

5. and finally ~ a real, honest to goodness, springtime. 🙂

I’m not usually able to join in the spring fever that hits the blog world this time of year.

Why?

Because this is typically what PEI looks like in early spring; below the bird feeding tree last April.

Snow isn’t unusual for early April.

Here’s a picture of the bird feeder tree this year!

Our eyes are drinking in every splash of colour,

primulas

crocuses

and this mystery plant – can anyone help me out by identifying it? I must have planted it 2 years ago –  but this is the first year it’s come up. Could it be bluebells?

We’re admiring every shoot of green,

every tiny leaf unfurling,

even the bees are awake early this year.


Happy, happy sigh!

We’re in spring heaven.

Hope your week was filled with blessings too.

Thanks so much for coming by.

with love,

PS Head over to Suzanne’s and scroll down to see the coolest Resurrection Sunday celebration! You’ll love it!

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25 thoughts on “Friday’s Faves ~ Thankful!

  1. Your spring flowers are gorgeous. How nice that you have an early spring this year! I love the shots of the Primula and crocus and bee. I’d be jealous of Sarah too if it weren’t spring here! 🙂

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  2. Oh, I love greens in my smoothies. It changes the color, which some don’t like, but I don’t mind. I would recommend just adding a little bit and see if you like it. If you do, try a bit more. It is easy to overdo it, but I love getting my green vits in a smoothie.Beautiful flowers. You’ll be delighted to know it was very cold and windy and pouring down rain in California today. We have had so much rain (and even a bunch of snow) this year. Blessings to you in springtime,Di

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  3. Glorious colors of spring! Oh the flowers! We are still "just waking up" from winter around here. No blooms yet. So glad to hear that Sarah is safely in Hawaii. What adventures she will have there, I’ll bet.Happy Spring, Kathie.JodyP.S. About the embroidery….I’m just making a simple sampler. Forty one-by-one inch squares.

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  4. joanna in ca. says:

    i read this in a cookbook recently and i believe it is 15 grams of protein.smoothie-1 cup plain yogurt1/2 cup cottage cheese4 large strawberriesice cubesmix in blender.it can be thick so you may want to add some milk or juice. i added some frozen blueberries earlier today.enjoy. 🙂

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  5. Looks like a perfectly splendid spring there on PEI, Kathie! And so wonderful that you can capture little moments around the emerging green and colours. I think I agree with Joanne — that the blue flowers are hyacinths. It may be that some of the flowers have fallen off since hyacinths tend to have tighter clusters of blooms.

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  6. Happy Happy Spring Indeed! When I was in middle America last week, I saw forsythia everywhere! I had that wonderful yellow bush in my Pacific Northwest garden but it doesn’t grow well in my mediterranean cllimate and I miss it. And the daffodils and tulips! Love your crocuses (I miss those, too) Your girl is going to a very differnt island than PEI but she will learn so much at YWAM there. (Did you know I used to be on mssy staff at World Impact?) Please send that sweet kitty right over for a little visit! She’s so cute!Have a great weekend!

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  7. Beautiful, Kathie….And do go with the spinach…just a handful to start. You’ll hardly taste it!And glad Sarah got to Hawaii safely. Hope her time there is fruitful.

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  8. We’ve been doing smoothies a lot lately, too. We like mixed frozen berries, raw honey, and milk. I tried adding greens, but with mixed reviews. Maybe I’m too ambitious and added a bit too much? We eat lots of veggies around here anyway, so I’m not too worried about it!I love all your photos, as usual. The crocuses are especially lovely – that color!

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  9. Kathie,Your mystery plant has to be a hyacinth! Does it have a strong fragrance? The flower sure looks like it!Glad that Sarah is safely in Hawaii!Spectacular Spring Photos!It did snow today, so some of the Spring here is covered in white stuff, but that won’t deter my enthusiasm!Enjoy your weekend!Joanne

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  10. That splash of color is just lovely. A settled daughter, birdsong and smoothies sound like real blessings.Loved your account of your Easter weekend, too.Hope you have a blessed week next week, too.

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  11. Good news to hear that Sarah arrived safely! I know that makes your momma’s heart so glad and thankful! It would mine for sure. Spring in your neck of the woods is beautiful! It will be down to 33 degrees tonight here in VA, and I just went out and covered my annuals…which I knew I would end up doing if I planted too early. I hope this is a quickie cold stint and the rest of April will be lovely.

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  12. Lorna says:

    I’m glad Sarah arrived in Hawaii safely – she will have such a wonderful time. And I’m glad you are getting to experience SPRING – my favorite time of year here. Enjoy :>). Lots of love –

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  13. Looks like spring has definitely sprung down in your area! So beautiful. We’ve had horrible, horrible wind for a week now and the big city got hit with a huge spring blizzard. It’s nice to see your colorful flowers blowing.And I’m wanting a bike ride on that lovely boardwalk!

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  14. One busy girl, but never to busy to grab those wonderful shots of nature.Yes, I have a smoothie every morning for the past 5 years,I pick my own berries in summer and freeze about 100 pounds and then we enjoy them.I add one banana and any concoction to the drink…It’s a herbal smoothie which includes many vitamins and that way I really enjoy them. I enjoy the process of picking, cleaning and washing them..They are frozen fresh.You never know…You may become addicted.

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  15. Sounds like you had an AWESOME Easter!Glad to hear your daughter made it to Hawaii safely – and that her roommates know Anne. ;D haha!Beautiful pictures, as always and every time I visit you here my envy wells up within me and I have to log off and go beat it back with a stick. =DHave a great weekend!

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  16. Ahh so happy you are in Spring heaven. It is such a glorious season. Your photos are lovely. I’m glad your girl made it to Hawaii safe and sound. We have friends that did the Hawaii stint and now they are in France with YWAM. Easter celebrations with lots of laughter are the best! Enjoy your weekend.

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  17. Your spring flowers are gorgeous. How nice that you have an early spring this year! I love the shots of the Primula and crocus and bee. I’d be jealous of Sarah too if it weren’t spring here! 🙂

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  18. Good news to hear that Sarah arrived safely! I know that makes your momma’s heart so glad and thankful! It would mine for sure. Spring in your neck of the woods is beautiful! It will be down to 33 degrees tonight here in VA, and I just went out and covered my annuals…which I knew I would end up doing if I planted too early. I hope this is a quickie cold stint and the rest of April will be lovely.

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  19. Lorna says:

    I’m glad Sarah arrived in Hawaii safely – she will have such a wonderful time. And I’m glad you are getting to experience SPRING – my favorite time of year here. Enjoy :>). Lots of love –

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