Family Fun Night

Fridays used to be the day of the week that I try to take "off."  Recently I switched to Mondays, but I’ve still tried to leave Friday night open if possible.

Today I ended up staying home after lunch. Our lawn desperately need to be mowed (yes, that’s right). And now that the middle school is open down the street, our yard collects much more garbage from passersby. It was getting pretty bad. So I spent a couple hours mowing, trimming, pruning shrubs and rose bushes, and cleaning up.

We’ve begun to have pizza on Friday nights. Usually it’s Papa Murphy’s. The kids really like the cheesy bread. At the end of supper we watched a few of the kids’ birthday videos. Someday I’ll try to post some of those older ones. They’re pretty good.

Then we played a couple games of Candyland. You can’t beat that. And they still manage to get excited when they have to go all the way back to the Gingerbread Man.

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Tonight we started singing an Advent hymn before bedtime. We sang "O Lord How Shall I Meet You." When Hannah was little, I used to sing that to her at bedtime. I started it during Advent, but she kept asking for it all year round. She used to be able to sing all the stanzas with me. It probably won’t take them long this time either. We’ll be singing that hymn (CW 18) in church on Sunday. It’s one of my favorites, at least for Advent.

O Lord, how shall I meet you,
How welcome you aright?
Your people long to greet you,
My Hope, my heart’s Delight.
O Jesus, let your Word be
A lamp to light my way,
To show me how to please you,
To guide me ev’ry day.

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