So the weeks come and the weeks go. This post we will start with Sunday (today) and work backwards. Today was one of those wonderful Sunday's with nothing to do. We went to church and listened to a sermon about persecution Matthew 5:10-12 it was part of the "Things I wish Jesus never said" series. It was a good reminder for all of us to remember the need to pray for our Brothers and Sisters in Christ. Then during Sunday school we got to hang out with the 2's & 3 year olds. It was so fun. Kids are so loving and friendly at this age. Lydia and Abigail also enjoyed having mommy and daddy in Sunday school with them :-) We came home ate leftovers and then took a nap. (I love naps!) When we finally woke up at 4 we talked on the phone with family members and watched a movie while eating popcorn. Over all it has been a great lazy Sunday day.
Saturday Glenn worked an 8 hour shift at the hosptial while Sonja and the kids acted like it was Friday and did a little home school with the kids. (Sonja's face book information stated "Sonja is pretending it is Friday because she pretended yesterday was Saturday... gotta love homeschooling:)") During the afternoon Sonja made bread and cheese fondue for our planned party in the evening. At six our baby sitter Jenn (a friend from our Houghton days) came to watch our kids so we could go to Brian and Kristina's house to get together with some of our community group for a dress up at home date of shish-ka-bobs, cheese fondue, and fixings. We then went out to Phillipes European (a semi-formal restaurant known for their great desserts). It was really busy though so we ended up getting our desserts to go and went back to the Lishawas' to have some coffee and cake. Over all it was a great evening and when we get pictures for Melissa we will post them or link to them here.
Friday Glenn was off and had the pleasure of returning a favour to Sonja's brother Russ and his wife Camy by taking them to the airport in Buffalo. (one favour returned 9,999 to go :-) On the return trip Glenn talked to Sonja the whole way back it was nice and one of our longer uniterrupted conversations in some time so Sonja enjoyed it as well. Sonja also acted like it was Saturday on the homeschooling front and didn't do any. That afternoon Sonja went to the mall by herself (first time in who knows how many years). She was able to find quite a few bargains and made Glenn glad that she doesn't go shopping by herself very often (just kidding :-)
Thursday Glenn very intelligently self scheduled himself to work a 12 hour shift on Valentine's Day. So...Sonja already talked about her day below but here are some pictures from the museum of play showing the kids with their tattoos. Sonja and the kids also made sugar cookies and delivered them to our neighbors here in the apartment. She then fed the kids a hot dog dinner which they loved and then had a candle light dinner of fajita's with Glenn. It was a great end to a long day and Glenn is very blessed to have the best Valentine in the world.
Wednesday Sonja says the highlight of the day was a quick trip to the Library to return a video and then sitting out on South Ave. watching Frontier guys go down into man holes. We also started Financial Peace University at church tonight instead of our normal community group. It is what it sounds like a program on helping people control their money instead of the other way around. All of our community group decided to do it and we went along but as one of the group members said, "I kind of felt bad dragging you all into it, but now I don't because if you don't get anything out of it, it is your fault". I think it is going to be really good for us.
Tuesday Sonja and the kids went to Tinker nature center to get together with a 0-5 homeschool play group. There they were given a guided tour and learned about and saw animal homes. The fox den was neat as well as the owl boxes. They had a great time and some day will get Glenn to come along with them. Glenn worked a 12 hour day.
Monday Even though it was was Glenn's day off he got called in to work four hours as a one on one. It was a normal day of homeschool for Sonja and the kids and then we all took Sunday afternoon naps on a Monday (it was nice.)
Well that was our week in reverse. It was a fun week hanging out with our friends and a normal week of work and School.