Saturday, October 22, 2011

Feast Of Tabernacles - Sukkot 2011 The End...

So captions are a couple of days late but still....lol!

Our Feast this year was full of good memories and also challenging times. As we learn to remember and set apart these special times we are sometimes pushed to the limit! Kids fighting or the weather not being how we like it, did I mention kids fighting?!?!
So we are challenged as parents to instruct our children in Yah's ways whilst trying to set a good example of how to cope with issues as they arise and man do we fail at this! But as we learn more about our awesome Creator through His Word, we see that we are not called to be perfect and nor are our children!
We are called to walk faithfully with Him as men and women of faith before us have; Jacob, Moses, Noah, Rahab, Ruth, Joshua, David...all these people went through the ups and downs of life with their family!
I'm often reminded of Jacob...how would he have coped? Talk about sibilings fighting!!!! His boys staged the death of his beloved son Joseph who was sold off to another country and separated from his roots for countless years. And yet, there is such restoration and forgiveness there in this story which is a part of the rich tapestry of stories that make up God's family!

Heidi wrote a beautiful post on the heart of this time with its ups and downs over HERE. It was so worth the read!

Ok so back to Sukkot memories!
Brett and the kiddos spent 4 nights in there.
During the day they hung out a little in there but not heaps.

When they were in there they were reading (or looking at the pictures!)...


Ezekiel during his first Feast of Tabernacles week...


One of the days Ben and Jas dropped by and we had a lovely dinner together and a special time to hang out and chat!
We read out the nativity story and had some interesting discussions together about it...


That night, as a special feast activity, we lit sparklers.
Zipster was a bit frightened but had a little go with them before throwing them to the ground!


The other kids had a blast, running around the backyard with them feeling free in the night air!


Another one of the nights saw Stasso get a coupon. Her choice for her coupon this time was a family pizza night (and this place has gluten free pizzas - yay!) So we had pizza together - a very special treat...


and Brett read aloud from Zechariah 14 to us (well we only got half way through this but it did spark another interesting discussion for us). That's one of the things I love about the festivals...taking time to read the scriptures together as a family and hearing new things in there for the first time and discussing those things. Love that!


We finished the feast with a sprinkler session....


since the weather had turned alot warmer...


Here are the kids and Brett all rugged up and ready to head to the tent for one of the last nights.
They were all cosy in their thermals and beanies and socks!
Brett hired the The Nativity Story film and they watched that out in the tent together one night and the classic Ten Commandments the next night.


We spent the last day resting together as a family and enjoyed going to a park where there was a babywearing picnic on...


the kids really enjoyed painting...



i enjoyed 'wearing' zeeki as per usual!


and Brett enjoyed his daddy snuggles with his little 'boy boy' as he is affectionately known around here these days!


I have so much more I wanted to post on about Sukkot and other things happening here but haven't had a chance so this is as good as it will get with a 7 week old (yep 7 weeks today! YAY!)
In the meantime, as I reflect on the week that was Sukkot, I am thankful for the season of feasts. I am thankful to Yah for continuing to teach my heart and instruct me in His ways and I continue to walk with Him. He is so wonderful!
Now we wait for about 6 months until we celebrate the next feast (passover) (and all our kids said things like, "aaaw but that's SO long away!!!!")
For those who celebrated and remembered this feast, we hope you had a wonderful time!

More to come another time.
Love

11 comments:

Sarndra said...

Beautiful Lusi!! SO nice to see you all :-) Lots of love Xoxoxox

singing mama said...

Looks like some fun times here Lusi!!! I hope you had a blessed Sukkot!! Maybe we can catch up this week or next week? Luv Donna

Melissa said...

Awe WOW lots of fun and excitement!!

kathy said...

Looks like lots of fun at your house. Fighting siblings that's something I understand! Good to see its pretty normal though!
7 weeks already! How fast does time fly when they are here! Zeeki looks gorgeous :)

Peterson Party said...

Been thinking about you guys. Looks like a wonderful Feast celebration :) Hope you guys are doing well!

Chrissy said...

Heaps of fun with your beautiful fam honey! Little Zeeki is looking soooo good, how precious. :)

SmileyLovesSunshine said...

Came over from Lauren's blog- sparkling adventures.Their family stayed with ours before coming to visit yours. We would like to meet up with your family sometime too. Blessings Delcie

singing mama said...

Ooohhh captions bow yay!! Sounds like you had a good Sukkot. It is hard with kids to do the feasts "perfectly " I'm so glad that Yah sees and knows our hearts!! Luv Donna

SmileyLovesSunshine said...

I want to celebrate the feasts, is there anything between now and Passover next year?

lusi said...

Hi Delcie! That's wonderful! There are no Biblical feasts between now and Passover although some celebrate Chanukah (we don't). Anyway, hope that might help in some way.
Lusi x

Jocelyn Tzahala said...

Ohhhh I love all your photos. Looks like you are having a splendid time and enjoying the precious new little one. Glad you had a wonderful time with your family for the feasts!

Shalom shalom, mj

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