Five Minute Friday: Beautiful

Writing with the Five Minute Friday group tonight.
Here are the rules:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat with no editing, tweaking or self critiquing.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in {you can grab the button code in my blog’s footer}.
3. Go and tell the person who linked up before you what their words meant to you. Every writer longs to feel heard.



The day started off not-so-beautiful. The house needed some tlc and I was feeling really martryish about it. After a beautiful shower, I was feeling much better and my wonderful spouse had tackled yesterday’s leftover dishes and most of the children had pitched in in one way or another to tidy up a bit for Grandma and Grandpa’s visit.
Mom and Dad arrived around 10 and we visited, grilled burgers, visited more, the children swam and had an good time. They left at 2:00 and the eight of us listened to Daddy read aloud, swam some more, snacked, rested, packed, watched the rain, grilled again, watched a movie and snacked again.
It was a day filled with an unusually high amount of unity–yea!! Lots of downtime and some good productivity too.
Here’s to more beautiful.


(16 seconds early, for once!!)


Independence Day lunch.

Ecclesiastes 3:11-13 (ESV)
11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.
12 I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; 13 also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God’s gift to man.

9 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Beautiful

  1. What a fun day! I love how the little things in life are so beautiful. 🙂 So glad you could all celebrate together…blessings and happy Friday!

  2. Isn’t it amazing how just a few little things like a shower and a few dishes cleaned by SOMEONE ELSE can allow our eyes to see the beauty that surrounds us? So glad you were able to enjoy your day! Beautiful family!

  3. I love all the red, white and blue!

    So happy that you had some ‘beautiful’ family unity today. That family picture is a ‘keeper’ for sure! It is beautiful 🙂

    Happy Friday!

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