Friday, October 2, 2015

Five On Friday: Five From My Phone

Once again I am sharing with Amy at Love Made My Home for her weekly photo link-up. My pictures, as usual, are five pictures from my iphone that I snapped during the randomness of life.  This week has been far from stellar around here (mostly because of hardships at work) so my evenings at home with my family pursuing leisure activities have seemed extra-wonderful this week. 
Without further ado, my Five on Friday:
Number One: Autumn's Arrival
This photo says it all.  The crisp coolness of autumn arrived, quite literally, overnight, here in my part of Canada.  We went to bed on a hot, humid evening and woke the next morning with temperatures nearly 20 degrees below  where they were the night before.  Bring on the pumpkins and colourful mums!!

Number Two: Christmas Magazines
Oh yes I did!!  I bought 2 of them this week.  I like autumn - pumpkins, coloured leaves, Thanksgiving....but I LOVE Christmas.  It is never too early to start thinking about festive décor and crafting!!

Number Three: My Healthy Boy
Bryn and our family received the best news this week while at our oncology review at our local children's hospital.  The MRI Bryn had a few weeks ago  has come back completely clear and the doctors are so confident at his healthy brain, that they have decided that they won't need to see him again for 2 years!!  Woohoo! The hardest part of this tumour journey is over!

Number Four: More Autumn Décor by Request of  Family
"Ummm...Mommy?  It's fall. Where are all of our pumpkins?"
Yes.  This question was posed by my 6 year old son last weekend.  It's true.  I usually make a bigger effort to decorate the house this time of year, but because it had been so hot right up until, like, Wednesday, pumpkins were not on my mind. However, I cannot let my little guy down.  So the other night, after the kids went to bed, I dug out the storage bin of autumn décor and got to work.   Was he excited when he rolled out of bed the next morning?
Oh yes. 
"Mom! This is absolutely awesome!!"


Number Five :  The End of Softball Season
My daughter played for the first time this year and she loved every single second of it! My sisters and I were ball players too and stuck with it for nearly 10 years during our childhoods. I can see that Afton has fallen in love with every aspect of it too - the exercise, new friends, outside time, cute uniform, body confidence and cool trophies!

Looking to more family fun this weekend and a total re-charge after my long week at work. 
We're planning on apple-picking and joining in with the local "Pumpkin Trail" event.
I'll have lots of pictures to share next week, of course.
Here's to a wonderful weekend!!


  1. Lovely photos, thoughts and ideas for this weeks Five on Friday, what wonderful news from the hospital for you and your family. Have a great weekend:)

  2. Love your beautiful fall photos! How amazingly blessed you are to have a healthy son again. I know that was an answer to prayer, and I am so happy for you and your family!

  3. I am so thrilled for you that the news from the hospital was so good, the power of prayer never ceases to amaze. Beautiful five this week.

  4. So glad to hear the good news about your son. My two boys played little league baseball over a period of 10 years. I enjoyed it while it lasted but was also pretty darn glad when it was over as we were rushing to ballfield usually about 5 times a week between the two of them. Happy Fall! Happy October! Have fun planning for all the holidays. And lastly, what a very cool gift for you son decorating overnight. Awesome!

  5. So glad you received such good news. Fancy buying some Christmas magazines already! It is quite exciting though. :-)

  6. Wonderful news about your son!!! We're starting to get Christmas magazines and catalogs too.

  7. Yay! All really great things, but especially the news about your son!! You must all be so thrilled about that. I am very happy for you!!!! I am also happy to see that while putting out autumn decorations I am not the only one to have bought a Christmas decorating magazine! Thank you for joining Five On Friday. I hope that you have a great weekend! xx

  8. What wonderful news of Bryn, the best part of this post!

  9. You got the best gift early with the welcome news of your son. What a relief for all of you. I just cannot imagine what you have felt through this time. And how sweet of him to notice the lack of fall decor ;) Kids thrive on traditions, don't they? I tend to be very minimal with decorating, but I love the look when I see it in other's homes. I picked up some enormous felt maple leaves at Dollarama a couple of weeks ago with the intention of doing some embroidery work on them before hanging them up. I worked on ONE leaf for two hours straight and it's still not finished ... not sure I'll get them all done now. I hope you have a better week at work next week, and that the infusion of family outings helps alleviate the worst of it ... enjoy your fall weekend!

  10. Such wonderful news regarding Bryn, give him a big hug from us across the pond! I am so, so glad and pleased. Your decorations look brilliant, can't wait to see more as I know you would have done some amazing things! Take care my lovely xx

  11. What a lovely week and the great news about Bryn was the icing on the cake. Hope you have a delightful weekend!

  12. Oh Bronwyn this brought tears to my eyes I am so thrilled for you all this is just the most wonderful news, I bet you all feel like a huge weight has been lifted from your shoulders. And I love the pumpkins and Christmas this time of year is so exciting isn't it x

  13. What great news - always hard to go through - but rewarding at the end. Lovely autumn photos - and girls with trophy.

  14. Love all of your great photos - and yay for Fall decorating & holiday dreaming!! ;)
    But especially happy for your son's great news! So awesome!
    Your daughter looks so cute & happy in her sport. ;)
    Blessings to you. Xoxo

  15. That is fantastic news about Bryn, bless him! I'm sorry your week at work wasn't great, I hope next week is better. All your pictures are lovely, especially the pumpkins ones. Take care Bronwyn xx


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