Friday Fave Five

I am late getting this up this week.  Been home “enjoying” the same stomach flu my students have!  Ugh!

But despite the flu there are always some faves for each week!

I made this fudge for the first time the other night, Layered Chocolate Mint Fudge.  It was simple, and so good.  I have been giving it out as a simple gift to the carpool friends, church friends etc.  And I must say it’s a good looking fudge also, very festive and YUMMY!

Click on the picture, it will link you to the recipe.  Go ahead, I know you need something easy and good, or just forget about giving it away, just eat it yourself! 🙂

Being home with the stomach flu let me in a little secret the dog has had for some time.  Apparently she does THIS while no one is home during the day.  We do not allow her on the couch, but she looks quite content when I caught her in the act!

My sweet little boy edged closer to becoming a man this past Thurs.  He turned 15, and had his first home JV basketball game of the season on his birthday.  He had a great game, scored 12 pts and had at least 5 rebounds.  At 6’2 he is the starting center for his team.  I was a proud mom, even dragged my stomach flu ridden body out to his game.  Wouldn’t have missed it.  Here he is wearing his new, funky hat ready to play some hoops!

I am enjoying listening to Christmas music, but who doesn’t this time of the year!!

Ok some of you may find something mentally wrong with me for saying this.  But I really ENJOYED teaching my Jr. High Sunday School class last week.  It was a bit icy out that morning and we only had about 25 kids, compared to the usual 40 or so.  The smaller group just made it so nice, and the kids really opened up their hearts more.  It’s neat to see God stirring in their growing hearts!  There, I confessed it, I liked teaching Jr Highers!

How was your week dear friends?

Please visit Susanne and send her warm greetings in her extreme northern climate!


  1. I hope you’re feeling much better now.

    Our dog does the same sneaky thing when we’re not home. As soon as she hears us come in, she slinks in from the living room with a guilty look on her face 🙂

    A belated Happy b-day to your boy. And congratulations on a great game!

    Mmm the fudge looks good. I’m going to check out that recipe.

    Happy weekend!

  2. That fudge looks divine and reminds me of the Andes mints – off to print the recipe now!

    The dog photo reminds me that I should somehow check our dog during the day. He’s not allowed on the couch either, but now I’m kind of wondering – LOL!

    I do hope you’re feeling better…

  3. So sorry you’ve been sick this week. Yucky. But I guess better this week than next week? Enjoy your vacation!

    I’ll bite. That fudge looks delicious. I copied down the recipe.

    Thanks for remembering my dad. Hopefully and prayerfully all will be well, no matter what happens next.

    Have a merry Christmas!

  4. Dogs always find the most comfy places to sleep and relax – our two Dobermans love the bed or couch when we aren’t looking:) That fudge looks delicious – must make some too.

    Christmas cheers to you and your family

  5. Ok, that Boy of yours is so tall. Good for him! Keep up the good work on the court that is awesome!
    Fudge looks delish. I sure wish I could bake like you.
    Our doggie does the same thing. How can you get mad at such a sweet face?
    Happy Friday!

  6. I sure hope you are feeling much better! stomach flu…ick…I had it on xmas eve last year!!! needless to say I didn’t eat any fudge!

    But this year I too am enjoying the fudge….I love baking and making candy!

    Enjoyed your list…mine is up!

  7. That chocolate mint fudge sounds amazing, wish I had seen about an hour ago, I just finished making regular fudge!

    I like teaching Jr Highers too, they are so transparent and effusive. Love them.

  8. First of all, I hope you are feeling better by now. That’s no fun.

    Second, your dog is quite the slick one. Lol!

    And Third, I do INDEED think you are strange to enjoy junior high teaching! But I’ll just call you “gifted”. 🙂

    Hope you are all healthy for Christmas!

  9. Mmmmm…that fudge looks amazing!

    I’m late getting around to see everyone–I hope you’re feeling better now! Congrats on the points and rebounds for your boy (I’ve sat proudly through many a ball game).

    Merry Christmas!

  10. Hi,

    I loved your confession. That’s great. I work with young university students and I love them most days….
    Hope you are up and about again.

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