Friday Fave Five


We have been a busy clan again, but I love reflecting upon my week with my Friday Fave Five.  Lots to reflect upon this week.

  • I just went for a power walk workout outside, and it was a lovely night.  The air was crisp, the moon was full, and I could smell a fire in someone’s fireplace in the air.  I felt like I should come home and drink apple cider instead of water after such a beautiful fall night!

M running

  • I have been helping out with The Inventor’s cross country team twice a week right after school.  Some days I just want to go home and chill out afterschool.  But I must admit, when I get there I really enjoy the team, they have over 70 7th-9th boys and girls on the team.  So they can use all the help they can get.  I can’t run with the team so I ride my bike with them on their runs.  It has been fun, quite refreshing and dare I say these teens are really quite enjoyable!

  • I am so busy and not much of a fashionista, but I did buy a few new clothes this week, and I must admit I am enjoying not feeling so frumpy all the time!


  • We went with friends last weekend to ride bikes around the battlefield at Gettysburg.  We got our bikes out, started out onto the battlefield, got to our first stop and it began to POUR down rain!  Being the optimists that we are, we continued thinking it would not last.  However, it continued to pour, we were soaked, and cold, and decided to send the men for the cars.  So you are probably wondering how a wet bike ride made it into my top 5?!  Because after we dried out a bit, we all made the best of our day, made some lasting memories and had fun despite the tough beginning.  And I am thankful for friends who were troopers and willing to make the best of a rainy day!


  • And I am thankful for all those fall treats, like apple cider, candy corn, apples and pumpkin roll!  All treats we enjoyed this week!

For more Friday Fave Five, please visit Susanne, she does a great job each week!


  1. You are making wonderful memories helping out your daughter’s team – I have been going over to Jr High Youth Group just to be a presence – and I’m enjoying this age group too – full of energy but so fun!

    It always feels good to get something new to wear – I got 2 dresses this summer and felt so good to have something nice to wear.

    Your pumpkin roll looks delicious! I’ll have to try that sometime.

    Have a great weekend!

    Many blessings,

  2. Oooooohhhhhh those pumpkin rolls are going to find a way into MY kitchen this week! I’ve never seen them before!

    I TOTALLY understand a bike ride in the pouring rain becoming a favorite moment! I can sO see that! It actually BEGS to be remembered! Sounds like the rest of the week was good too!

    Have a great weekend as well!

  3. The pumpkin rolls definitely do look good!

    I know what you mean about going out after school. Just yesterday we didn’t feel like going out … but once we did, we had a good time. Sometimes we just have to break through the inertia. 🙂

  4. Those pumpkin rolls look yummy! Fall walks and bike rides are some of my favorite things to do. We’ve been smelling people’s fireplaces going lately too.

  5. It’s great that you can help out with the cross country team. A selfless mom! And a fashionable one, with your new clothes. I need someone to push me to go shopping for new stuff–I’m definitely frumpy. Enjoy your weekend!

  6. i love your list this week..even the part about biking in the rain! I am hoping to get in some biking this weekend but it is Homecoming weekend so my teen will be needing me to play taxi service again…and my ballerina has a 3 hour rehearsal on Sunday….so…hopefully I’ll find time to fit in a bike ride while she is at rehearsal 🙂

    enjoy the fall weekend….blessings….

  7. I love biking and I’m sure it is beautiful at Gettysburg during the Fall!

    Those pumpkins rolls are making me hungry!!! AND so excited for Thanksgiving dinner!

  8. The battlefield is a lovely place. I used to live in Adams County, so your photo brings back good memories. Thank you!

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