Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday's Fave Five

It's Friday, time for Susanne's weekly Fave Five, a list of five favorite things of the week! My favorites include:

1. The colder weather. It's 36 right now at 12:29 pm. Not terribly cold by some standards (Susanne herself, for example, might consider 36 a heat wave) but it's pretty cold for Alabama! I love it.

2. Getting my hair cut trimmed. I'm growing my hair out in anticipation of my trip to Nicaragua (who wants to worry about a flat iron when a ponytail is so much easier?). As a result, I'm not going to the beauty shop as often as usual, something I miss. I love to get my hair cut!

3. Speaking of my trip to Nicaragua, I got my passport in the mail this week and suddenly it all seems so real! February 6 isn't very far away! Will you pray for me and for our team? Support is so critical--monetary, yes, absolutely, but prayer most definitely...

4. Our first "real" budget meeting as a church. Oh, we had a budget last year but mainly we were just guessing since we had no real idea of what we would receive or spend. So Wednesday we held our first business meeting to discuss our upcoming fiscal year. Budget meetings have never been among my favorite things to do but this one was so exciting as we discussed our vision for missions and for being a part of the Lord's kingdom work around the world.

5. Celebrating my number three son's birthday TODAY! He's TWELVE YEARS OLD! Wow! And, in anticipation of next week's favorites, my number three son's TENTH birthday is Monday! I can't believe how fast my babies grow up...

What are your favorites this week? Post your list and link up over at Susanne's!


  1. Woah - Feb. 6 really IS right around the corner. Will pray!

  2. Prayers being said for your trip! Have a great you list!~

  3. cold weather...yep! Bring it on!

    I wish I could help you financially, but I'm DEFINITELY helping you with prayers! Can't wait to hear all about it!

    You don't like budget meetings? I figured a math girl like you would be all over that ;-) I know what you mean, though. My hubby is on the Stewardship Committee, and it's a job I'm thankful I don't have.

    Happy Birthday, B!

  4. I agree that this weather has been very cold for Alabama. I just can't get warm. Can't say that I love it though. I just want snow.

    Woo-hoo on getting your passport. One step closer to Nicaragua. Still praying for you.

    So you'll have 3 teenagers next year? Get ready. :-)

  5. Love your blog - both how it looks and how it reads - lol. I saw you from Tracie's blog and trying to figure out what the Friday 5 is. Hope you have a good weekend.

  6. Keeping your upcoming mission trip in prayer, Lisa.

  7. 36! I'm going to FREEZE to death when we get there.

  8. Congratulations on your passport and on your sons 12th BD!

    You are smart to grow your hair out for the trip, it will be easier and cooler to just wear up.

  9. I remember when I held my first passport in my hands. It was so exciting! I knew I was really on my way to Indonesia! So I celebrate your trip with you.

    Happy Birthday to your boys!

  10. I will pray for your trip. Please remind us from time to time...
    Good thinking about letting your hair grow out. Happy birthday to your youngest!!

  11. Wow, two December babies! Happy birthday to them both!

    So exciting getting ready for a missions trip. Thinking of you and I'll be praying that God goes before you and prepares the way!

  12. Oh, your trip is coming quickly!! Praying for you!

    I wish it were 36 here today. My thermometer says 12. Brr... A little too cold for me. But maybe a good excuse for an extra cup of coffee.