Since we were able to accomplish a lot of things around the house yesterday, today I decided to head into town for some fun with the kids. We packed a picnic lunch to enjoy after story time at the library. Unfortunately, I must have looked at the wrong date on my calendar because we found out that story time is actually tomorrow. :( So much for all of my organization! We still paid a visit to the library, checked out some books for the kids, and then ate our lunch at a picnic table under a big oak tree.

After lunch we went to the local thrift store which is located in a huge old warehouse. I purchased a Susan Branch summer cookbook and a Janette Oke book for $1.50. When I was a teenager I had received three of the books from the Canadian West Series as a gift, but I never received book #2, When Comes the Spring. Today I was able to finally add the missing volume to my collection.The Susan Branch cookbook is just delightful. It's filled with charming artwork, and the yummy summer recipes make me think that a tea party will soon be in order.Last night we had around 50 in attendance for Vacation Bible School. Ours is not the traditional VBS; it's more of a children's Bible revival. I love to sit and watch the smiles on the kids' faces as they enjoy the puppets and learn lots of scripture songs. We are looking forward to this evening's service.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Since we were able to accomplish a lot of things around the house yesterday, today I decided to head into town for some fun with the kids. We packed a picnic lunch to enjoy after story time at the library. Unfortunately, I must have looked at the wrong date on my calendar because we found out that story time is actually tomorrow. :( So much for all of my organization! We still paid a visit to the library, checked out some books for the kids, and then ate our lunch at a picnic table under a big oak tree.

After lunch we went to the local thrift store which is located in a huge old warehouse. I purchased a Susan Branch summer cookbook and a Janette Oke book for $1.50. When I was a teenager I had received three of the books from the Canadian West Series as a gift, but I never received book #2, When Comes the Spring. Today I was able to finally add the missing volume to my collection.The Susan Branch cookbook is just delightful. It's filled with charming artwork, and the yummy summer recipes make me think that a tea party will soon be in order.Last night we had around 50 in attendance for Vacation Bible School. Ours is not the traditional VBS; it's more of a children's Bible revival. I love to sit and watch the smiles on the kids' faces as they enjoy the puppets and learn lots of scripture songs. We are looking forward to this evening's service.

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Blogger Michelle said...
Oh, I love Janette Oke! She is my all time favorite christian fiction author. And that cookbook looks extra yummy :o)
I'm glad that VBS is going well for you guys.

Have a great week
Michelle
raisinglittlewomen

Blogger Susan said...
I love the Susan Branch book! Her work is so pretty. I also love and have read all of Janette Oke's books, and now my daughter is reading them. I especially love that I don't have to worry about her reading any of Mrs. Oke's books, because they are all clean and promote wholesome values and even include the Gospel in each one.

I'd love to hear more about your VBS. It sounds great!

Blogger Lyndy said...
Great deals. I love all Janette Oke's books.

Hugs, Lyndy

Blogger Susan P. said...
Oh, I have been wanting one of those seasonal Susan Branch books because everyone always says how great they are! That is so wonderful that you got such a good deal on the books ... don't you just love that;o) Have a fun week at VBS!

Blogger Julie's Jewels said...
Children's Bible revival....I like that for a title of an event!! I pray it goes well.

Blogger Kelli said...
I love your new Susan Branch book, Mrs. C! Her illustrations are so pretty. How wonderful to find the last book in the Janette Oke series! Have a great week at your church!
Kelli
P.s. Thank you for sharing your summer memories with me. :0)

Blogger HsKubes said...
I love the cookbook!
Praying for your week of VBS.
Ours is coming up in a couple of weeks, too.

~ Christina

Blogger Amy ~ said...
Sounds like a fun day anyways! That cookbook looks like such a great one and so pretty too.

Praying for your VBS this week.
~Amy

Blogger Happymama said...
Our church in SC when I was a little girl used to have a couple and their family that traveled the US come every year for a Bible revival in place of VBS. I can't remember their names, but I remember them as "Mr. Bill and Mrs. Nancy. We used to LOVE and LOOK for them to come every year. We're in VBS this week too. It's been a lot of fun.

~Kristi

Blogger Bren said...
I enjoy Janet Oke's books also. Hallmark has had a marathon of the Love Comes Softly movies in the past week. Not near as good as the books, but the Godly message was not left out.

Blogger Mrs.B said...
What great finds! I, too, have read all of the Janette Oke books and love almost all of them!

And that's a great attendance for VBS! (o:

Blogger Arlene said...
Uh-oh, a new cookbook for me to add to my ever-growing collection! I won't tell Nathan that you're the one who tipped me off to this one ;)

I'm glad VBS is going so wonderfully for your church; I look forward to hearing how everything turns out. :)

Blogger Sonya said...
I LOVE Susan Branch!

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