Friday, August 15, 2014

friday favorites

This week has flown by. I’m grateful for writing these posts on Friday so that I can really reflect on the fun and sweet things that have happened in the past seven days :)

1. Lowe’s Build and Grow

This last Saturday was Nolan’s third workshop. He and Daddy have made such cute wooden vehicles, and he is always so proud to show them to me when he comes home. I love that the workshops are free—a definite gem in our small community.

2. Ephraim’s close to crawling

The other day, all of a sudden, he just started getting up on his knees as if he were ready to go! But most of the time, he is only pivoting around in a circle, or moving backwards—as I found him in this picture. :) To  be honest, I’m a little wary of this milestone, because it is going to have its challenges when he can start getting away from me. But obviously, I am thrilled at how well he is growing and developing. :)

And an extra shot of the cutie while he was enjoying some bananas yesterday afternoon. That smile was for his daddy, by the way :)

3. Green beans

Our pole beans were the first to shoot up in the garden, so we’ve patiently been waiting for the harvest. I finally saw these tiny, tiny beans on Wednesday. And I think we’re going to have green beans coming out of our ears so long as the weather cooperates (it’s been unseasonably cold the past few days).

Also, if anyone local is looking for some zucchini or cucumbers . . .

4. Inexpensive, GOOD ice cream

There’s a place in town that we often forget exists that serves HUGE cones of a delicious brand of ice cream for cheap. Steve and I split a “Death by Chocolate” that I’m still daydreaming about :)

5. Favorite verse

This week, one that has been sticking out to me is Hebrews 10:23-24:

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.  And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”

What an uplifting message, and an excellent guide to bless those around us. :)

And a few more iPhone shots from the week:

He’s happy to have Grandma home from Alaska!

Remember to enter my giveaway for Kelly Minter’s book, “Wherever the River Runs!”

Did you link up for Friday Favorites this week with Andrea, Erika, & Narci?

What are your weekend plans?

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  1. Great pictures Rachel! Lots of fun times this week! Have a great weekend!

  2. That verse is perfect for this week. LOVE IT. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend! :)

  3. Stopping by from the linkup. Those are some huge veggies!!! Unfortunately are garden isn't doing too great this year. It's been too cool and wet.

  4. I really need to get Xavier to one of those workshops at Lowe's or Home Depot! He would love it!
    That photo of Steve with the veggies is hilarious!!! :)
    Yum! That ice cream sounds good!
    Have a great weekend Rachel!

  5. Look at those baby smiles!! Heart melting!!

    We have a place right down the road from our house that sells HUGE soft serve cones for like, 1.25 or something redonk. It's so great.

  6. Great verse Rachel! Thanks for sharing! Looks like you guys has a great week!


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