Friday, April 4, 2008

A 7-Letter "L" Word

"She looketh well to the ways of her household..." Prov.31:27

What does your family do to bring its members closer together? What do you do? Do you make an effort to reach out and let your family members know that you love them?What does your family do for good wholesome fun?

Welcome to Family Fridays!
If I give you some hints, could you tell me what I'm thinking of?

~This is a seven-letter word, and begins with "L."
~ It's a place.
~ Our family visits this place an average of once every 2 weeks.
~ When Mom announces that we're going, I go ecstatic.
~ Everyone in our family loves this place.
~ Before we leave, we spend about 8-10 minutes at the front counter, keeping several workers busy getting us ready to go.
~ You have to have strong arms.
~This place ought to have shopping carts, but it doesn't.
~ On the return trip, the van is almost silent. No one talks.
~ On the return trip, the van is about 50lbs. + heavier.
~ For about three hours after we get home, the house is silent. No one talks.
~ Everyone is reading.
We love the library! Free, fun, and fantastic. The benefits are enormous. So many different kinds of books! Such knowledge at our fingertips! ...Or just plain fun, if we're in the mood for a relaxing book.

I would vote a nice big library as one of the best places to go for family fun. Everyone can participate, and it's educational. ...And, after you've read all your books, you get to trade with your siblings and see what they got!


Earthmommy said...

We love the library here too. Especially on rainy days, it's one of our favorite free places.

Anonymous said...

My family reads the Word of God together and prays together regularly -- definitely a quality family-bond strengthener! We also enjoy Scrabble, Pictionary, Cranium ... tailored to our tastes. =) We also bale alot (thousands) of small hay bales each summer, so we spend alot of time together in the field -- productive and fun!

In Christ,
Amy in NY

Ann'Re @ Home said...

We love the library. We have a small, small rural our selections are limited...but once in a while we really enjoy going to the big city's a real treat for us. :)

Ashley said...

Before I read half of the "hints", knew it was the library. My family loves to go to the library too!

I love your blog! I have been reading for a while, but have never commented (I don't think :)


Sarah Jane Meister said...

Oooh, I love the library too. I remember some of my best loved memories from childhood were going to an old library in town, where there was creaky wood floors, somber busts of departed gentlemen, and the wonderful smell of books.