Sunday, June 28, 2009

Tyler's Fun Weekend

I'm sure he would rather spent his weekend some other way but Tyler had his wisdom teeth removed on Friday. Sometimes you just have to toughen up and accept the inevitable. He has been a pretty good patient. Hayden was supposed to have hers removed also, but we had a change of plans after I found out that she had used most of her yearly maximum on our dental insurance. Now she gets to wait until next summer. Probably not a good idea since she went with us for the surgery and found out that Tyler woke up twice during the procedure. She only went because she thought he might be funny on all the medications. Too bad....he slept all the way home and hardly even remembers Friday. The only funny thing he did was the day after surgery. From a medicated sleep he said, "Whose favorite band is Simon and Garfunkel?" We got a pretty good laugh from that.

The only way we found to keep the ice packs on both sides while he slept.

Being a good sport.

Monday, June 15, 2009

How I Spend My Spare Time

I posted several weeks ago about the sewing machine Wade bought me for Christmas. I wanted to add some projects I have completed since that time. Most are for Kate, but I am including others, as well. I didn't realize I had so much spare time in my life. I guess it goes to show that you manage to make time for the things you really want to do.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

WYG Mission 2009

I have been a slacker in the blog world lately, but I have been about more important work. Nick, our youth minister, asked if I would help chaperone 14 of our youth on a trip to Parsons, Tn to help a smaller congregation with their VBS. I am so glad that I agreed. I was so uplifted by our teens hard work and willingness to help others. We had a great time, I don't remember laughing that much in a long time. But it wasn't all play, the teens had a tough schedule from morning to night. We divided in to groups and knocked doors in the morning, inviting the locals to VBS. After lunch, the teens did a puppet show and sang songs with the elementary school's summer program. They were also responsible for the entire VBS program...the skit, puppet show, themed crafts, games and an application room. The theme was "Elijah, the Prophet", but the skit and application changed every night. After a couple days, they would take every extra minute to nap on an empty pew. I think much good came from this work for our teens and the community of Parsons. Great Job, young people! And a Big Shout Out to Jeremy, Jeb, Kristin, Baily, and everyone from Parsons that made us feel so welcomed. Thank You!!!
Door Knocking...Hayden, Allyson, Mollie, Jacob and Jeremy.
Hold on Jacob...It is dangerous in the back of my Jeep!
Nick the Creeper...Creeping!
Happy Birthday to Breanna who celebrated her 17th birthday while we were in Parsons!