Sunday, July 18, 2010

This Weekend I...

Once again, I am joining Becky at Keys to the Cottage for...

  • Woke up at 6:30am Saturday to greet a couple of Gentleman Farmers' logging friends who came to 'severely prune' down a couple of dying Big Leaf Maple trees in hopes of rejuvenating them. (The trees, not the loggers!)

  • Made a big pot of spaghetti, sweet corn and hot garlic sourdough bread for the noon time meal for 'the boys'!

  • Baked a batch of milk chocolate chip cookies for a reward for a girl in my Sunday School Class who correctly memorized and said some scripture verses. One dozen to the girl and the rest to the Gentleman Farmer and his logger friends for dessert.

  • Studied for Sunday School lesson

  • Met with, and picked up a pair of Red Flannel Long Johns from, Farmer's Daughter #1 as she and her family were returning to their home after a day spent with son in laws grandparents near the ocean. (Daughter and S-O-L live 2 hours away from us but we rendevoused at a midway point about 30 miles from our home.) The Long Johns will be used as part of the decoration in this year's VBS. I am decorating "The Bunk House."

  • Kissed grandbabies several times and heard about their day at the ocean.

  • Went to a baby shower where I presented this gift.

  • Stayed up way too late watching the DVD of 'Little Doritt'.

  • Taught Sunday School (I'm going to have to bake more cookies! Bribery really does work!)

  • Took a nice nap (AFTER church, Cheri! :~P)


"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness."

Proverbs 31:27


Becky said...

What a rewarding weekend. And a great reward those cookies were. You are a sweet and thoughtful Sunday School teacher.

Love red long johns! And grandbabies to kiss :)

I hope you have a great week too!

Rebecca said...

What a productive weekend - in a variety of ways! Speaking of memorizing Scripture, our adult class is going to be memorizing 6 verses in the coming 6 weeks. This week: Joshua 1:9....

Karen said...

You had a lovely, productive weekend. I like the idea of chocolate chip cookies for a reward! Doesn't everyone love them, and that you made them yourself makes it even more special for the kids.

P.S. I've commented on your profile picture before, but have to say again how much I like it. Do you know the artist?

Nadine said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend. I adore the baby gift you made...very precious!
Things were pretty slow around here, as my hubby is still recovering from his back injury...he is doing much better though!


Sharon said...

Sounds like an awesome weekend Raeann :) Doesn't it just bless your heart so much when the little ones take and interest in the Lord and memorizing His word? I have a 2 year old in Sunday School (going on 3), when he was playing his music book (the kind that you press the picture and music plays) , he chose Amazing Grace (his favortie) and all through the song he kept singing
"I'm found! I'm found!"
Brought me to tears how these little ones are so excited in Him :)

Glenda said...

I'm guessing that your church kids love being in your class - Sunday School or VBS - with cookies as a prize and red long johns as decorations! Sound like some really fun learning times!

Your header is beautiful and so inviting!

Anonymous said...

I have used cookies also to get work done from my boys and their friends :)

I am sure those little girls look forward to being in your class dear friend.

Your weekend sounded productive and blessed to have had so much done :)


cheri said...

Ahh, kissing grandbabies. What a joy!

And I'm glad you waited to nap until after church. :)

Simply Heart And Home said...

Your weekend sounds delicious! I am a sucker for anything sourdough! :)


Katy Noelle said...

Yep, that's a "hop to it" weekend! We had a couple of lovely old red maples on our property that we really love the just have come splintering apart. They're rotten in the middle. I wish.... but, oh, well. We've been grieving for them. This is a funny old but new farmhouse and we've only lived here for two years. It hasn't been a dairy farm for 40 years. We're hoping that we can catch up with the repairs before it all falls down around us (barns and trees and piles of laundry, that is.)

Have a lovely weekend, again!

Love, Katy Noelle