The Parish Festival Vortex

For the second time this weekend, we woke up at the crack of dawn. Today it was for our parish festival. We sold ice cream floats! 20120923-164559.jpg20120923-164613.jpg20120923-164621.jpg
And even though I am completely exhausted and ready to go to bed four hours earlier than usual, I had a great time meeting new members of our church, talking to kids who recognize me from teaching Sunday school, and watching our children take pride in volunteering. M was even a bit hurt after being told they didn’t need him anymore… and he had just finished up a two hour shift of taking tickets and making ice cream floats! I had to explain to him that he wasn’t being kicked out; it was just other people’s turn to volunteer and his turn to enjoy the festival!

It’s hard to believe that just over a year ago I had no idea what sort of educational resources our parish had to offer and now am involved in two of the ministries! I was asked to be in charge of decorations for our church’s Oktoberfest celebration next month! Yikes!

I can’t complain though. We’ve met a lot of wonderful people. I am happy encourage this gift of giving back to our church and community to our kids and look forward when R is home so we can truly volunteer as a family!

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