While our Sunday was not actually a day of rest, it was a gorgeous day for getting some necessary things accomplished.
We did start our Sunday in the best way possible. At church, worshiping, singing, praising, giving thanks, and soaking in His word.
Once home, after eating a couple of fresh, delicious doughnuts, we all got to work on our to-do lists.
Doug finally had access to a working tractor and mower and spent the better part of the day mowing down long neglected sections of grass, weeds, and anything else that happened to be hidden in his path.
Billy, who really couldn't understand why he couldn't just go play golf all day, reluctantly accepted the fact that he had things to do too.
First on his list was school work from last week that for some mysterious reason, never got completed. He was thrilled to be working on school on a Sunday!
After school, he tackled his pile of dirty clothes that was covering the floor of his room.
Finally, he unloaded a large wagon load of sawdust for the stalls in the barn. Good, hard, physical work. Just what every 18 year old needs a daily dose of!
Tommy cut the grass in the front of the house, and mulched up all of the fallen leaves there.
He also tackled his dirty laundry.
He went out several times throughout the day and evening to ride his bike. It sure was the perfect day for that!
He actually did find some time for rest. It looks like he's contemplating something really important!!
I spent a good part of the day in the kitchen.
I made: brownies and granola bars,
and bread and rolls for the week.
I planned a week's worth of school work for both boys.
I also wrote up a menu for the next two weeks. Maybe I'll share that tomorrow though.
I'm ready to go pack Doug's lunch and crawl under the covers to read my new book.
Here's a picture of the beautiful sunset. I took the picture while we were enjoying our dinner of chicken lasagna florentine. It was a recipe from my new cookbook Family Feasts .
It was a DELICIOUS dinner and will definitely be on our regular meal rotation.