Sunday, December 30, 2007
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Merry Christmas, Everyone! Join me in applauding the cast and crew of Let it Be Christmas Eve for giving us an incredible story that brought us back to the true meaning of Christmas, kept our kids enthralled, and let all of us be kids again.
Monday, December 24, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
"Butch, you've been around the drama team for long enough that I'm sure you rememeber Diane Zuber. We were notified yesterday that her husband Jim passed away while waiting for a second lung transplant. He's been quite ill for several years and had one transplant several years ago, but needed another one and simply ran out of time. He'd been down in Indy for the past month. Please pass this information on to the "old" drama team members who know Diane.
Monday, December 17, 2007
A note from Dalene:
"Hey, we were in a pretty major accident last night on our way to church...you might have actually gone that way on Douglas road and seen the car. The right tire went off the road & as I tried to get it back on we slid into on coming traffic, so in trying to avoid a head on collision I steered back toward the field & the front tire caught the ground & we flipped at least once, maybe twice, broke out all the windows etc. We're all OK...pretty sore & shaken up...kids don't have a scratch. Thad & I have cuts & scratches on our hands & head. I really feel like it should have been worse but we were obviously protected by some pretty hefty angels. The kids are OK...so that's what matters, everything else is just stuff...
Anyway, needless to say the Expedition is totalled & in the next week or two we'll be looking for a new vehicle...so I thought maybe I'd put the word out there. I'm not really sure what we're looking for yet but I'd rather trust that God will provide something than to rush out there & get the next thing...I have a hard time asking for help. I like to be the helper not the helpee...LOL
If any of you know of any vehicles for sale that might be perfect for them, let her know!
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
To bring the kids or not to bring the kids . . . that is the question. I've gotten a few requests that we continue the tradition of leaving the kiddos at home again this year. Some parents made a great point that they enjoy the break and adult time, so I think we'll go with the majority on this one. At least we still have a week to get a babysitter! Let me know if this is a problem for any of you, and we could look at maybe some of the older kids watching younger ones in a separate room. Quick reminder of the date and time: 6:30pm-8:30pm. Next Monday Dec. 17th in the Heir Force room. Shelley's working on getting us the Great room instead. (We'll let you know.) We have some fun "entertainment" provided that you won't want to miss!
Remember to RSVP in the comments below (let us know if your spouse if coming as well) and bring your favorite dish to share. For those of us OCD ladies who like to plan the dishes according to what others bring so we have a "balanced" potluck meal, please post the type of dish you think you might bring as well. See you in a week!
Sunday, December 9, 2007
This weekend was a great service. If you missed it b/c of the weather be sure to watch it online. The cast of "Cafe de Solo" did a great job on an interwoven scene about loneliness. Shelley had quite a challenge to keep it flowing, but she did an amazng job. Dalene's direction added new levels as usual as she dealt with an unusually sizable cast and three different plots going on at once. John and Corey's relationship as father and son had great authenticity. Kyle was great at being a jerk and gave me plenty to respond to! Becky really pursued her objective of getting her mom to open up, and Janet took on the most dramatic character and played it with authentic excellence and honesty. And special thanks to Rebecca for her awesome drama in the penguin room and Leslie's great storytelling in the Under the Sea and Garden Patch rooms. Great job, everyone! What a weekend of bringing up there down here!
in Saint Joseph Mishawaka. The surgery can be done with a laparoscopy, the easy
way, as long at there is not too much damage internally. We are praying for a simple procedure, steady hands for the surgeons, (this takes two of them), and a speedy and full recovery.
I, actually all of the family, will appreciate your prayers on Bruce’s behalf. I know
that God has had his hand on Bruce thus far."