The beginning of May marks a lot of things: the blooms on the trees, planting flowers, switching to our “summer” schedule for school, getting ready or trips to see family, and….WORK DAY!  Every year our church has an all church work day to clean up from winter, repair and upgrade, as well as start new projects.  This year was no exception.  With a very windy and rainy winter (yes- we got rain when everyone else got oodles of snow) came a lot of broken tree limbs.  Chain saws always make for a fun project on work day!  There was also had other projects like repairing fences, moving the playground fence, building a ramp for a church building, gardening, fixing window sills & ceiling fans, but the glory of the day for our family— CHAIN SAWS and DEMO!

OK- there is another family favorite….cinnamon rolls.  Every work day we bake oodles of cinnamon rolls and deliver them to all the church volunteers.  It is a great way for our younger children to be involved and show gratitude and hospitality.

Sometimes school is in a text book, and other times school is in daily life.  Being responsible for the things God has entrusted to you.  Wise Diligence, Joyful hearts, Endurance, Alertness, and being a servant first. Lessons to last a lifetime!

Demo!  taking aprat the old bike house on the church playgroundCautiousness-  how to demolish and still save the grass!Fence relocationA brake from ramp building to eat cinnamon rollsMartinpalooza on mission:  Cinnamon Roll DeliveryMeeting of the minds- on  a big ladderJosiah and Daddy fixing the windowJosiah helping the big guys with the treeDid someone say you were going to use the chain saw AND the big tractor???? Sophie planting new grassJacob and Daddy repairing the fence that the wind knocked downSophie entertaining Joanna- a very important part of work day- keeping toddlers happyJoyful Joanna