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Blessing list time

 

Hi there and welcome to Friday’s Fave 5 list.  Lots of reasons to be thankful around A Sparrow’s Home this week!

1.   Look what Paper Lions are up to! I love their new music. Time to get my dancing shoes on!

2. Wacky Celebrations – one of the Wackies had a significant birthday. (I’m not spilling the beans but take a closer look at the cake  – baked with love by her daughter Marieke ❤ )

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Happy birthday Sherry!

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The Wackies know how to dress for a party, eh?

And a few days earlier we celebrated another significant event for a fellow Wacky – Rinda, and her husband Bill, moved here from the States 12 years ago and they finally made it official by becoming Canadians. We were there to cheer and join them in singing “O Canada”.

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Rinda receiving her flag from a Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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Citizens of the true North strong and cold, oops, free!

3. Speaking of cold, the first killing frost hit this week – my poor little impatiens turned black. But these little beauties are still going strong.Garden_flowers6
Now . . . if only I could remember the name. I’m hoping one of you, my garden-expert bloggy friends, can tell me.

4. Do autumn days inspire you to bake?  A cheery fire in the woodstove with old-fashioned ginger snaps and oatmeal raisin cookies cooling on the counter – so cozy!

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I tried the Mennonite Girls Can Cook‘s recipe for Ginger Snaps  and it won a thumbs up from the ginger cookie expert in this house. It’s a keeper! What’s your favourite autumn recipe?

5. This week was the kick-off for the Fall session of small groups at our church. We’re studying the book and video series All The Places to Go – How Will You Know?  by John Ortberg.  If our first session was any indication, this is going to be a fantastic study!

6. And now for a bonus – some Nanny blessings  🙂  I had a lovely afternoon with a little boy and his bunny this week.

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Oscar and bunny

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and a walk with another sweet boy and his dad

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John with Isaiah

and a “visit” with this darling girl and her parents via facetime.

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Kinsey relaxing with a book.

And look – Josie and I managed a selfie when we were out on a little autumn trek together.  I think we might need a bit more practice 😉

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Thanks so much for dropping in – hope you enjoyed your visit!

Happy weekend!

with love

PS – for more Friday fun visit Susanne at Living to Tell The StoryFFF fall background

PPS – we might have had a little of the white stuff this week but you won’t be hearing about it from me  😉

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23 thoughts on “Blessing list time

  1. You always have such wonderful, warm and cozy pictures. Those cookies look fantastic and I must try the MGCC recipe. What sweet pictures of your grandchildren too. Congrats to your friends on becoming Canadian citizens. Your wacky friends look like a hoot of fun!

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  2. You guys really know how to throw a party. I think the glasses gave away which it was. 🙂 Congratulations to your good friend on her citizenship! Your cookies have me positively drooling! Hubby doesn’t have sweets anymore and I rarely baked before but now it’s almost non-existant because then I will just eat it all! And cute babes as per usual!

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  3. Yes, I wondered if your orange frost survivor were calendula, too, though I don’t think I’ve seen one with such deep rich orange. They tend to be lighter, leaning yellowish. In any case, it’s nice to get reports of proper autumnal weather — at least someone somewhere is getting cooler temperatures!

    Congrats to your friends on getting their citizenship. And for those cookies. Nevermind the selfie 😉

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    • That name rings a bell Anne! I’m pretty sure they are calendula. They are a very deep orange. Some are lighter. They were quite late bloomers.And still going strong.

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  4. Debbie Z. says:

    Are your flowers calendula? What wonderful photos of your grandchildren and friends! Thanks for sharing your beautiful life. And those cookies just look like “home”.

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  5. Your posts never fail to make me smile. They are always filled with sunshine and love. Beautiful photos and absolutely adorable grandchildren! Thank you for sharing your joy and have a wonderful weekend.

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  6. It’s definitely hard to take selfies with a wriggling toddler! I love fall baking, too, but am trying to avoid it since none of us needs the calories. But I miss it. Maybe we’ll have to dream up an occasion to share it with others. 🙂 What a fun idea for a milestone birthday cake! Gorgeous photos of your grandkids!

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  7. love all your photos as usual! those grandchildren are super cute and growing too fast!! our frost was light so thankfully I still have my petunias and roses and mums. My wildflowers are turning brown though😢. i almost posted about baking oatmeal cookies!!! I actually have two fave autumn recipes: my homemade pumpkin chip bread and my homemade Swedish Apple Pie. My beloved mountains had some snow last weekend and out in my hometown area in central NY ( thank the Lord i moved away from there in the 1980s!!!) there was 7 inches on the ground that ive been told has melted. the mountains just had a dusting but the summits are grtting icy so i will be sticking to flat trails until April! enjoy yout weekend

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