To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common--this is my symphony.
~William Henry Channing

Sunday, June 6, 2010

It's Back!

We'd taken a hiatus of sorts from our Sabbath meal the last few months. Schedules were just too hectic so we decided to suspend the practice until school was out for the year. We all agreed last night that it was good to be back...it was missed and I'm not sure we understood what a profound affect that special time each week had on our family until it went away for a little while. (For anyone who needs to be brought up to speed on exactly what a Sabbath meal is you can go here and read about our beginning.)

Our menu consisted of steak (we bought half a cow this year and it was delivered on Friday) garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, fresh corn, Parker house rolls (my absolute favorite bread ever!) cheese and cucumbers.
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Sarah made individual Death by Chocolate's for dessert. (Sam's was minus the brownie.) Turns out I need to find some smaller fancy glasses to use for this yummy goodness...it was too much for any of us to finish. Except maybe Emily...she probably finished all of hers :-)_MG_0877
Our Scripture tree was front and center on the table with a catechism we're doing with the kids. We also added a new element to our liturgy._MG_0878 I bought these little journals for the children at Hobby Lobby and through out the week I make them available for each child to write a note of some sort to their siblings. During our dessert time we take turns reading our messages from each other. Last night Rob and I started it off by writing a special message to each of the kids. I'm not sure how we'll handle the logistics of getting all the journals passed around to everyone during the school year but for now we're taking advantage of our summer break. We finished up our time with reading a few stories from the Book of Virtues.
I have quite a bit of stuff rambling around in my brain so there will probably be a little more activity on the blog than what's been the norm lately. Plus I'll try to keep up to date with our summer fun too.
Have a blessed day of worship!

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