As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sunday Snapshots: Miss Mary Mack

I have told you before that we never know what will happen on a Sunday afternoon!  We plan the menu.  (Today was pork barbecue sandwiches and Asian chopped salad, and Kristin's homemade chocolate pudding for dessert.)  We sometimes plan activities (like the bird count, or a birthday party, or a game to play).  But most of the time, the day takes a turn of its own and fun things usually happen. 

Today it was this...

♪ ♫  ♪
Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack 
All dressed in black, black, black
With silver buttons, buttons, buttons
All down her back, back, back.

First Bekah and Maddie.
Then Maddie and Owen.

Then Kati and Bekah.

And Alaine, who did not want a partner (at all!), but was happily clapping along.

Then there was the Miss Mary Mack Doubles Tournament.
(Notice the two pairs of clappers below.)

And then Kati decided to confuse these girls
by making it a three-way game.

Do their faces tell you that they were not happy about this?
Does Kati's face tell you that she was quite happy with herself?

~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~

For those of you who have been following the serial play, the fifth and final act of "Actions Speak Louder Than Words" was presented this afternoon...with yet another actor in the role of Grandmary!  Benjamin must have retired from his acting career, so Kati filled the part today.  (Kristin had played the role in Act IV.)

One last note about the serial play...

I had told you that Gavin (9) did not want to act.  We later learned that when asked if he would please, please be Grandmary, he told the other kids that he was saving for one hundred dollars and that he would be Grandmary if they agreed to pay him thirty dollars.  Of course, they are a rather poor lot, and could not come up with his exorbitant fee! 

A rather shrewd businessman, that Gavin.  You may also recall that Gavin was the banker who "made" money in the pretend town a while back.  I think I'll keep my eye on him.  He may just be our rich relative some day.


  1. Oh, what fun your Sunday was - menu, fellowship, creativity & ACTivity!
    It's always interesting to get a peek into your family life :)

  2. It's always good to have a rich relative! That's why I'm so glad that we do. ;>

    Your family does the neatest things together. We flew jets again yesterday. I think we're in a rut and need to come up with a play.

  3. What girls love to play hand clapping games...

    That Gavin...he'll either be rich or a counterfeiter one day!


  4. A rich relative... great plan! Good luck with that.

    I enjoyed watching your loves play Miss Mary Mack and continue the epic play. This is exactly what Sunday afternoons should look like. You really know how to gather family!

    Tell Katie that she really does give something regal to the GrandMary persona. :)

    Enjoy your Monday~ Debbie

  5. The problem with the rich relative is he likes to spend his money before he saves enough to make him rich. :-)


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