I Love Thursday #56 – Last for October
This is our 56th post of things we love for the week. We post these loves each Thursday along with LeeAnna on her blog at Not Afraid of Color. Several additional friends also share on a weekly basis – be sure to check them out. You will surely find something to inspire you.
Lake Michigan! I have lived near the water all of my life. Most of those years near Lake Michigan, and far fewer near the Pacific Ocean. Last weekend, it was extremely windy. A friend posted this fabulous picture of Lake Michigan on the Michigan side, taken by Joshua Nowicki Photography. It was just stunning and I knew that you would want to see it, too. WOW! Can’t you just feel the power in that water?!!
Gaillardia! This new-to-us plant we received from a good friend, Darlene. They were just planted this year (!!) and have filled in so nicely. I meant to take a picture while it was in full bloom but missed by just a day or two. Next year I imagine they will be spectacular, don’t you think?! They are happy little plants.
The Safe Family! I think I have discussed the Safe Family before, but if not here’s a little recap. Sue and I traveled with our friend, Rosalie, and her two kids, Lauren and Luke, a number of years ago. We designated ourselves as the Safe Family so that collectively we would make decisions to keep us all safe. While we haven’t traveled together recently, we have made an addition to the Safe Family when Lauren got married. Joey is part of our posse through marriage, although I’m not sure he’s aware of his status. Just last week, the Safe Family grew by another member when little baby girl Alice Amelia was born to Lauren and Joey. Here she is in all of her 7 pound, 1 ounce and 17 inches long glory. She is just SO very precious. ♥ ♥
I’ve got the cutest picture to share next week on the Frog & Toad quilt Sue made especially for Lauren and Alice. ~smile~
Our boy Dominic started walking just last weekend. I wish I could share a video with you, but I don’t want to put that sweetness on the internet. He does rather run, actually, especially when he’s at GG. Great-grandpa Tom holds his hand out and Dominic runs right to him. Now that has to give him a great big smile, as it does me just thinking of it. Here are a few other highlights to share of our sweet boy.
We start our day with quiet reading time – I really enjoy my books, Dominic says. Then he feeds himself in his high chair, but mom helps out by cutting up the food into smaller pieces. Then we get to jump on the couch for a bit and sneak peeks at ourself in the mirror. Who is that handsome
baby boy in that mirror anyway?!! Lastly, Dominic is working on his Christmas list for Santa. Oh, so many things to chose from.
That’s it for this week! We hope your week is filled with many blessings. Happy Thursday! See you next week with more loves. Our Linky Parties can be found by clicking the link for more quilting fun or in the sidebar of our website – check out what our friends are up to. Like/follow us on our Facebook page and share your likes/loves there! We love to see them. ~smile~