Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Family that Works Together and Plays Together . . .

Saturday was an incredibly beautiful spring day, but what really made it beautiful to me was seeing my family work together to accomplish many projects and then watching them play together and enjoy spending time together as a family! As much as I would like for it to be, this is not always the case . . .


Psalm 133:1 - "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity."


We all worked hard both inside and outside, cleaning house and doing yard work. Alan and the boys tilled and planted the garden, picked up a couple truck loads of mulch and spread it, and did other yard jobs. The girls and I went to the garden center and picked out some flowers, which we planted in our backyard in a spot where Joseph tilled up for us.




After the hard work was done, the children enjoyed a good ole family game of baseball (using a tennis ball!) in the back yard!








I got a kick out of watching Joe celebrate his home run!








Then, most everyone cooled off in the pool! It was too frigid for the more delicate among us, but even Alan enjoyed a refreshing dip after getting so hot and sweaty working in the garden!





Alan rewarded all of us for our hard work by ordering some Papa John's pizza for supper!! We were all Starved from working outside all day, making it some of the best pizza we had ever eaten!

After supper, we watched one of our favorite family movies -- a real classic -- You Can't Take it With You , starring Lionel Barrymore, Jean Arthur, and Jimmy Stewart.


And then it was time for Sweet Dreams . . .

5 comments:

Jules said...

I've quoted that verse to my sons many times over the years! How pleasant it is ...

Sounds as if you got lots done! Perhaps next weekend you'd like to do my house and yard?

kristilea said...

That sounds like quite a day! I'm glad you got to enjoy seeing everyone work and play together. What a blessing!

busymomof10 said...

What I neglected to mention was that I was so sore I could barely move on Sunday! I don't know whether that was from all the hard work -- or from the T-Tapp workout we did Saturday morning!!

Noel said...

That's a really great movie. I love that you all could watch that together. I'm sure with all the kids there's many likes and dislikes of movies and many other things.

busymomof10 said...

We really enjoy watching the old, classic movies as a family! Jimmy Stewart is one of our favorite actors!

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