Can I just say? It’s cold! It’s not quite “To Build a Fire” cold, but it is cold! We had to be at church super duper early and our van wouldn’t start.

Oh yeah, we bought a van! I haven’t mentioned it because I wanted to post a picture with it, but it has been dirty since we bought it home, and I wanted to pretend at least for a moment, we don’t drive a filthy vehicle. I love driving the van.

Anyway, we got to church a bit late for Kevin’s tech duties, but it was not a big deal. I helped stuff bulletins while the children sat so still and quiet, I mistook them for some Amish woman’s children. service was good, and then I helped out in the preschool. I’m going to be teaching two Sundays a month now; they needed help in there worse than in the nursery.

I think it will be fun; I just liked the nursery because the toddlers aren’t talking yet, and I do sometimes get so weary of constant chatter. In reality, only one little girl talked, and all the other little children, including my own little chatterbox, never hardly made a peep.

For part of the lesson on cooperation, we all put together a 2’x3′ puzzle of Joseph and his coat of many colors. I am horrible at puzzles! I never really do them, so I was delighted to hear Aviana make comments like, “I’m reawwy dood at puzzwles”, because I was feeling like this child’s puzzle was too hard for me! But luckily with three teachers and the children, it was doable. (One would hope! Right?)

I reconnected with an old friend from the days when we were both single, so I’m looking forward to getting together with her again.

After naps, we watched the BBC version of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Aviana loved it. Then we read from Little House in the Big Woods for an hour. I love sharing my childhood favorites with her. I have lots more on my mental list…

What are your childhood favorites?

11 thoughts on “Sunday

  1. Anonymous says:

    I have been a subscriber to “Country” magazine for several years, and just completed reading your monthly journal. I just wanted to visit your blog to let you know that it is encouraging to see young families,such as yours, that have the motivation to work hard, serve God, and maintain close family relationships. Congratulations on the upcoming arrival.

  2. So funny that I’d come over here and see this post. I just finished reading Harry Potter to my son, and so I was trying to remember things I read that we might read together. Then I suddenly remembered The Boxcar Children. I wanted to be one when I finished reading it and even tried to turn my bedroom into a boxcar.

  3. I have to disagree, Jessica. It is crazy cold – definitely cold enough for a fire 🙂

    Congrats on the van. I have one & love it. It really makes life so much easier!

    I loved reading the Sweet Valley Twin books, The Babysitters Club, Ramona books, Anne of Green Gables, etc. I always loved reading, and was a big fan of series books. One of my favorite books now to read is Koala Lou by Mem Fox. I’m going to try to start a chapter book for bedtime with Goosey soon….

  4. Hi Jessica,
    1. I loved the little house books. At one point Dan thought that I had them memorized I had read them so much. Kristen is now reading them on her own. I believe she is the 3rd generation to read and love those books.
    2. I wonder if your Joseph puzzle is the same one I have. If it is, hey that is a hard puzzle. I usually use it with 2nd grade VBS and they have a hard time with it.

    Stay warm

  5. I loved the ENTIRE Little House on the Prairie book set! I would read and reread them. I also loved the Ramona Quimby books. Shucks, I loved to read anything…..

  6. Hi Jessica! Nice to meet you and your family. I’ll add you to my feed reader and check back in often.
    My girls are enjoying the Fancy Nancy books and Freckle Face Strawberry.
    When I was a young girl I loved the Ramona books and the “choose your own adventure” books.

  7. Ha, small world, we just watched the BBC’s version of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe here too. But we didn’t like it so much! 🙁

    Another similarity…my 3 year old learned about Joseph and his coat in SS last week, she came home with him in paper doll form, coat and all. Abeka Sunday School? 😉

    Congrats on the new van, it’s nice to have a reason to expand, huh? I luv my Suburban!

  8. Anonymous says:

    It cracked me up to hear that for a second,you thought your children belonged to some amish lady, because i used to be amish and know how well behaved we used to be,lol! I HAVE REALLY ENJOYED YOUR SITE. CONGRATS ON THE NEW ONE!HOPING FOR A BOY,MAYBE? WE HAVE THREE TOO.A GIRL 5,BOY 3,AND BABY 6MONTHS.THANKS FOR MAKING MY DAYS BRIGHTER.

  9. Gina from TN says:

    Some wonderful books I have found are from Rod and Staff. The pictures in the books are of Amish people. The books teach morals and values. The are cheap, too!! We have many favorites but Days On The Farm With Annette and Samuel is great. It tells of their many adventures and some reaping what you sow as well. Blessings, Gina from Tn

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