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Makes My Monday: Vacation Bible School Bliss

Burke and Maggie started Vacation Bible School this week. This is their second year doing it, but Burke was still a bit apprehensive about things and wasn’t sure he wanted to go. (Logan volunteered to take his place LOL! –ooh, side note about Logan below–)

I reminded him about how much fun he’d had last year and showed him a picture that was taken (still on our fridge LOL!), and he finally got into it. *phew*

Remember how I’d just switched churches last year? And I had gotten the stink eye from some of the members of our former church? I also didn’t know very many people, so I didn’t really feel as though I belonged (which is stupid, I have just as much of a right to be there as anyone else…it’s open to the entire community.) Anyway…this year is SO.MUCH.DIFFERENT! The same person who was unfriendly last year was welcoming (even remembered my name!) and helpful this year. And I’ve gotten to know so many more people in the community that I was saying “Hi!” to people left and right and people were waving at me…I’m absolutely giddy that we’re home.

And to top it all off, Burke and Maggie had a blast and both of them can’t wait to go again tomorrow.

My entire Monday is Made.

Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Head on over to see what else makes people’s Mondays (there are always some really good ones!)


Side note about Logan: Logan attended Sunday School for the first time yesterday! When the children’s time arrived and the kids go to the front of the church, Maggie bolted (typical), Burke revolted (also typical), and Logan tried going up (not as typical). I told him that I wasn’t comfortable with him going up right now…did he want to go play in the nursery? Na. Did he want to go to Sunday School? YEAH!!! So I told him we’d ask. Since it’s the summer, the class is 3 year olds through Kindergarten, so he’d be in Maggie’s class (Burke still isn’t going down…)

So I took all 3 kids down and told the teacher that Logan was going to be 3 in September, but that he was asking to go to Sunday School…so would it be all right if he came..? She said “SURE!” Logan plopped right down in the circle (while Burke clung to my legs) and proudly proclaimed his name when it came around to his turn. When I left to go back to the service, Logan was just fine. (Burke came back up with me.) Burke claims that he’ll try to stay down there next time…he was surprised (and I think a little envious) when Logan came out with the project they’d done LOL!

Makes My Monday: Pleasant Surprises

When I logged into my Fishful Thinking Ambassador’s portal this morning, I saw two things that made me smile.

The first was my name on the list of winners for the week. (Who can’t use an extra $50 around the holidays??)

MMMFT(Please excuse the black-outs…personal information that’s not mine to share.)

And second was a Top Idea mark for my post on Saturday!


Not only does receiving accolades Make My Monday, but being a part of such a wonderful community does as well (probably even more so…)

Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Head on over to see what else makes people’s Mondays (there are always some really good ones!)

Rained Out (or at Least On)

The town we moved to almost exactly a year ago is amazing! It’s such a family-oriented town – especially on the 4th. We have festivities the entire week! We have 2 nights of fireworks – a “family night” on the 3rd and then the whiz-bangers on the 5th … both of which we can see from our front yard. (So cool!) The local “mens clubs” (and others) have breakfast, lunch, and dinners available. And there’s a whole carnival that goes on where you can purchase a bracelett to go on the rides.  I can’t wait for the kids to get a little older so that we can really appreciate what there is to offer. Loving this community 🙂

Yesterday, Mike had to teach his lab, so when I got home from work I loaded Logan into the stroller and had Burke and Maggie help me push him up to the town Commons. As soon as we got outside I saw the BIIIIIIG black clouds looming overhead, but the forecast said that it wasn’t supposed to rain until late, so I ignored them (bad mommy!!)

We walked all the way up to the Commons (maybe 3 or 4 blocks? not too bad, but forever and a day with poky toddlers 😉 ), and started to hear the band playing oldies music about 1/2 way there. Burke started dance-walking … so mommy did too. Maggie was hopping along too.

We got there and listened to two songs…and then the lead singer came on to say that the police officers asked him to let the crowd know that there was a violent storm on its way and if you couldn’t get to your car to go into the high school gym across the street. Ya. . . 3 kids under 4 in a high school gym with one parent and about a million other people…not gonna happen! Plus, it was nearing bed time and I had no idea how long the rain would last. So we started home. Maggie was *so* not happy. Burke kept saying “It’s raining!” To which I’d say “Not yet! But it’s going to … Keep going!!”

And then the skies opened up. (I guess 6:30 is “late” in meteorology speak??) Logan was *so* not happy. His little sun screen wasn’t helping as the rain was coming in through the opening. I opened the umbrella and put it in front of him and he calmed down. Burke, Maggie, and I were soaked within minutes. Only a block or so to go! And then comes the thunder…and lighting. geeeeeeez. “Okay kiddos! Walk a little faster!! We’re almost there!” At least it was still pretty far away.

Burke’s still saying (over and over) “Raining! It’s Raining!” And Maggie’s wailing because she wants to go back and listen to the music LOL!

Maybe next year…