Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday Afternoons

This past year we've had the 1-4 church schedule.  While I liked being able to sleep in, eating big breakfasts together, and being able to prepare our lessons on Sunday morning,  it sure made our Sunday evenings seem so short by the time we finished with dinner.

At the beginning of January we switched to the 9-12 schedule.  While pulling kids out of bed and actually getting there 20 minutes early so I can pass out the programs has been a somewhat painful transition, I have to say that I am totally in love with our wide open Sunday afternoons!   

I love being able to spend time cooking a decent dinner in daylight hours.  I love that those who so choose can take naps.  I love that my kids play happily together (mostly) without me having to remind them to get ready.

And the part I'm most excited about.....

The reintroduction of our Sunday afternoon family walks!!! 

It was a bit chilly today,

but, oh how I've missed our jaunts around the neighborhood together...


even carrying around tired Ellie didn't seem so bad...
 

although we definitely had to take turns.  She may only be 40 lbs., but after 5 minutes of carrying her I've decided I may as well rename my blog, "Diary of a Wimpy Mom".    Thank goodness for Daddy's buff arms.  :)

So what's your favorite church schedule?   Why do you prefer it? 



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6 comments:

annalisa said...

I love Sunday afternoon walks too! Well I love walks any day of the week!
And it is definitely nice to have Sunday afternoons free after church.

P.S. Cami's outfit is funny to me :)

Andie said...

9-noon, all the way! Then we have the whole day to nap, play, or have people over. Luckily for us we are the only ward in the building right now so we don't ever have to switch.

Katie said...

I love 9am church so much, I'm already depressed that we only have 11 1/2 months left!

Kim said...

I am a 9-noon lover also. I do like that my Connor (3) falls asleep all during Sacrament with the 1-4 schedule we are on now. I actually hear what is being said in Sacrament meeting, but you have to wake him up before the closing song and get him completely awake before Primary starts.

Deanne said...

With a 6 month old, none of the times are ideal. They always interfere with one of his naps!

Annette said...

I know this post was almost a month ago, but I am finally catching up. Anyway, because I attend a singles' ward, I will only ever have the 1-4 schedule. I guess they think we won't make it there on time if we have 9 a.m. - you know after our hot, Saturday night partying. I don't know any different. I am deprived.

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