All in the Family Hodgepodge

Jo From This Side of the Pond posted some questions for Wednesday Hodgepodge this week even though she has a busy houseful. She picked the appropriate theme. Thank you Jo!
1. What’s something you would say ‘runs in your family’?
Our firm foundation in Christ runs in our family.
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2. A book, song, tv show, or movie you love that is centered around family. 
Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle all 5 hours and 23 minutes of it.
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3. Family matters, family ties, family tree, family man, family fortune, black sheep of the family, family values, one big happy family…choose a ‘family phrase’ that applies to your life currently and explain. 
One big happy family. With half of us on the west side of the Cascades and half of us on the east side visits usually have us all together and we do have happy times. Our next big happy family time will be in the fall when we all gather for a family wedding in North Carolina. The 10 of us will be staying in a home we rented on Lake Hickory for 4 nights.
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4. Last thing you fixed for a big family dinner? If you’re not the cook, last thing you were served at a big family dinner? 
The last thing we served for 6 of us here in Colville was flat iron steak, baked potatoes, roasted cauliflower, corn muffins and a blueberry buckle for dessert.
Some of our family do not appreciate fish so when Josh was here a couple weeks ago we took advantage and served the 7 of us a yummy Cioppino as an appetizer full of mussels, clams, shrimp, calamari, in a flavorful broth (we bought that at Costco and just warmed it up). Then we had Tilapia, jasmine rice, salad, maybe broccoli, and good crusty bread. We had something for dessert but I can’t remember what. Whatever it was I won’t make it again since it was so unmemorable. Oye.
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5. What are three words you would use to describe your family. 
Team
Supportive
Fun
We work well together as a team to get things done and we are supportive of each other and we like to make things fun.
After all the good times we have together we also enjoy being back home alone in our own space.
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6. Insert your own random thought here.
Addy has two new experiences she’s enjoying this month. This week every evening from 6-8:30 she is attending Vacation Bible School at our church. The halls and gym are thundering with boys and girls from 3 years old to 6th grade enjoying a good time learning about the God that created them. Next year JJ will be able to join in.
The whole church is decorated in the Island theme. Very colorful!
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Addy’s also learning soccer skills on a team a couple days a week. That’s bringing back some good memories of all the soccer we enjoyed when our kids were little.
Our dear mom and pop left us with an encouragement before they died to love each other and stay together, I’ll leave that with you, too.
About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

12 thoughts on “All in the Family Hodgepodge

  1. I praise God continually for how he has blessed us all with such wonderful families. Love you dearly sister and of course your entire family.

  2. I missed helping with VBS this year as we had company the week our church held theirs. I loved it as a kid and love it as an adult volunteer too. Great family photo! Our gatherings tend to be all or nothing too, but we love that.

  3. Hi Ellen, thank you for sharing your faith, your family loyalty, and the fun times and photos with us. How fun to be planning a trip to NC in the fall with family. That will be a gorgeous time of year. I know your granddaughter is enjoying VBS. I accepted Jesus as my Savior during VBS when I was young. my husband loves fish and would have enjoyed your variety of fish for dinner. Thank you for your continued prayers for me and my family. God bless you.💕

  4. What a blessing that ‘mom and pop’ left you with such a Godly heritage. Your family sounds amazing! VBS at night? That’s different. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of one in the evening. I hope everything went well.

  5. Nice family picture! My younger grands went to VBS too! Your meals sound yummy! We are going to the beach tomorrow for my birthday so I can have some seafood. Thanks for visiting!

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