Sunday, July 6, 2008

Great day for a "Thank You"

Today Michael and I hosted a Thank You luncheon for the members of the call committee, church council, and congregation who were responsible for bringing us here to St. James. We set up and decorated and provided entertainment, and we asked everyone to bring a dish to share. I was a little worried that we wouldn't have enough food, but we had a TON of food. Michael didn't think there would be a very big crowd, but there was a large crowd. He predicted about 40, and we easily had over 70. A "sub purpose" of the luncheon was a sort-of-surprise b'day party for Michael. He knew the celebration was happening, and he knew who would be there, but when he walked in, we sang Happy Birthday to him, and a little later he discovered his gifts that were there: Rock Band, Lego Star Wars Episodes 1-3, and Lego Indiana Jones for PS2. Here's the cake I made. I'm sure I'll have pics of jam sessions on Rock Band soon enough. I can already kick butt on the drums in Weezer's "Say It Ain't So."Michael's dad, grandmother, and older brother and his family came into town to celebrate with us. The kids spent the afternoon outside playing in the water with our slip-n-slide, water balloons, and the Elmo sprinkler. Here's the crew after the water balloon fight.

And here's a video of them playing in the sprinkler...well, sans AJ, she had had enough by this time. ;) It looks like it might be a little fuzzy, sorry if it is.

video

Sweet wishes!

1 comment:

Beth said...

Ok, quit it with the cake already! You did a fantastic job-I love all the different "thank yous"! Just wonderful!
I'll be more than happy to just WATCH you play rock band-I'm still Wii-free here and I'm perfectly happy with that.
;-)
The visit sure looks like a good time was had by all!