Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Scavenger Hunt

On Saturday night Steve and I helped with the youth group's video scavenger hunt. It was a lot of fun even for us adults. The kids were divided into 4 teams with about 5-7 kids per team. Steve and I were the leaders for the blue team. We had a team of 5 girls. To be honest with you we didn't think our team was going to do that well because it was all girls and we had seen the list of the things that the teams had to do on video to get points. We didn't think they would even attempt some of the things. It turns out that we were wrong. The girls on our team did awesome! We didn't get first place but we came in at a very close second.

I wouldn't have even been able to do some of the things that the girls did. One of them swallowed a goldfish. Yuck! Another girl attempted to eat a whole can of anchovies in 45 seconds. They smelled nasty. There were other odd and random tasks that the kids had to complete to get points. One of the funnest parts was probably tp'ing the youth pastor's house. That was great fun!

After the time limit was up we all met back at the church and watched everyone's videos. Steve and I hung out for a little while after it was over but we finally left at about 9:30 to go pick the kids up from his parents' house. We had a lot of fun and I was very proud of the girls on our team.

Friday, May 19, 2006

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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Awana Awards Night

Last night was Awana Awards Night. Our oldest daughter got her award for finishing her second Cubbies book. I went up with her when she got her award because the parents of Cubbies get a diploma for all of the work that they do to help their kids finish their books. B is very proud of the ribbon that will go on her Cubbies vest under the Cubbie bear that she got last year for finishing her first book.

My family was well represented last night at the awards ceremony. Both of my younger brothers and my youngest sister also got awards for finishing their books. My brother, Jeff, was awarded the Citation Award which is the highest award you can achieve in Awana. I guess its kind of like being an Eagle Scout or something like that. To earn the Citation you have to have finished 10 books from 3rd grade through 12th grade. I believe you recite well over 1500 Bible verses and you read the entire Bible through at least once. It is a lot of work and a lot of dedication for 10 years. Jeff is the third person in our family to earn the award. My sister, Erica, and I both earned the award as well when we were his age.

After the awards ceremony there were refreshments and we were able to visit with friends. Some of them we probably won't see until next fall when Awana starts up again. We'll see some of them next week because there will be a dinner for the Awana leaders. After that our Tuesday nights will be free for the summer. Ahh. That will be nice.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Slow Going

It seems like I have been busy lately but nothing has really been blog worthy. I haven't even posted anything yet this month until now and I still don't really have much to talk about.

We have been enjoying the nicer weather that we have been having around here lately. Today is supposed to be in the upper 60s and we are supposed to reach the mid 70s by the weekend. I can live with that.

Steve and I have decided to start helping with the high school youth group at our church. It's 2 nights a week plus extra activities so it will keep us plenty busy I think. We're excited to see how God will use us in our new positions. There seems to be a really great group of high schoolers at our church.

Awana is winding up for the year. Last night was the last regular night. Next Tuesday will be Awards Night. B finished her Cubbie book so she will get an award. It will be so cute to see her go up and receive it. I am so proud of her and it still amazes me what little 3 and 4 years olds can memorize and retain. She has such a sweet childlike faith. She is very excited that next year she will get to start Sparkies. That is for kids in kindergarten through 2nd grade. Steve and I have decided that we are going to take next year off as Awana leaders (I pretty much took this year off) since we are starting to help with the youth group at our church. We will still keep B in the program but H will still have to wait one more year before she can start Cubbies.

Well, I didn't think I would have anything to blog about but I guess I had a little. Until next time...