Sunday, February 20, 2011

Skipping Church

This morning, everyone was sick. Except me.

Everyone was coughing and sniffling and cranky. Except me.

So I went to church by myself. Just for the first hour, but let me tell you, I haven't gotten ready and to church so fast in years. And I even took notes. And had some thoughtful, personal, spiritual moments. I think it may have been years since that happened too. (And everyone voted for us when the Bishop announced we'd been called to teach the teen Sunday School class, which was nice of them.)

But when I came home from church and everyone woke up, we decided to go on a walk to the ducks. It's been so rainy here this week that we had to take advantage of the bright, beautiful day in case there aren't any more for a while.
We ate a light lunch
Stole a few moments
Chewed on some grass and sticks for a while

And we left feeling a lot better. The noses were still running, but everyone's spirits had been lifted a bit.

*We didn't get any pictures of the poor babies' meltdown on the way home from the park. You'll have to imagine that part. But now that everyone's in bed for the night, these are the moments we remember anyway.


Sydney said...

Chewing on sticks is good for what ails you as is a sunny day in the park- it's documented! Apparently it does nothing for meltdowns.

Marie HMJ said...

Good for you! :) Looks like a great day. What cute little hats and coats your girls have on. Just adorable!!

Shiloh said...

the park looks nice. what park is it? is it big? is it close to where you live? I am living vicariously through you and your park since propect is covered in gross snow.

Anne said...

Looks like a beautiful Sunday. I can't believe how many strollers you have to push. Obviously not a one person trip. Hope they all feel better soon.

NYCmom said...

We missed church yesterday too, but Jake went...and I was home to take care of all 4 sick kids. It was not really a nice break! :) Your kids are adorable! I hope everyone is feeling better today.

amy said...

Hey Susanna--Bill found your blog by way of facebook. I'm an addict and of course had to read every word. :) If at all possible I now like you even more. Let's get together soon. for reals yo.

elizabeth said...

what a beautiful day! i think i'll skip church next week... i love the pictures, although those darling sweaters probably mean they grew out of there cream ones made with a whole lot of love? oh well, send one our way.

Miss Megan said...

Hi Susanna! Have I mentioned yet that I'm following your blog? Well, I am and your family is gorgeous! I'm glad you all had such a lovely day together. Such beautiful weather and perfect company :)