Monday, May 24, 2010

A Picture of Sunday Morning

For those of you who don't know; we live about 45 minutes from my mom's house. About 7 minutes further away is our church where Adam leads praise and worship on Sunday mornings at 8:30. On Sunday evenings he holds practice for the praise team and band so it doesn't make sense for us to drive back and forth from home to church twice in one day so we hang out at Mom's house. This is what a typical Sunday looks like for us.

6:00 wake up- Shower get myself ready
6:35 wake the kids get them dressed and fed
6:55 load all 5 of us and our stuff in the car. (Yes I said 5... considering that Chaucer weighs more than the kids put together we say he is the 5th person in the car!)
7:40 arrive at mom's house and drop Chaucer off.
7:45 get to church so the praise band can warm up

Then on to church and Sunday school.
Then to Mom's for lunch/play/naps/gardening
Back to church for practice
Back to Mom's for dinner
load the car back up to head home around 9:00pm
At the end of the day unbelievably we are all pretty rested.
There is something to be said about being out in the country and soaking in the fresh air.

We do look something like the Beverly Hillbillies on our way though. The trunk is full with guitars and clothes for the day.

Which leaves the back seat looking like this....

Look very closely at the bottom center of the picture above do you see anything other and children's feet?

Yep you got it...

Poor puppy! He gets to lay on the floor under the kids feet while going over the river and through the woods. To Grandmother's house he goes!

Think we need a bigger car?


Ann said...

Chaucer is an unbelievably good sport! I love this dog....Ann

Kristi said...

Oh my word. Poor Chaucer! I laughed when I saw this picture and then immediately felt bad for laughing at your sweet dog. He is such a darling addition to your hillbilly family. I'm telling you, once you come over to the "minivan dark side" you'll never look back...

Larry and Carol said...

I see a mini-van in your future - dark side or not?

Tricia said...

I have to admit, I see no "dark side" to the minivan. Once you have three kids (and I count Chaucer as a kid) you just have to do it. :) You won't believe how much you can pack in one of those things!!

Bekah said...

I think we're headed towards the mini van too! An hour away from Neil's family and now 2 hours away from mine...the dog has to have a place to sit! Poor Chaucer, I cracked up at his pic! What a sweet and tolerant dog!