Friday didn’t turn out to be much of a day off, but I did get to spend Friday evening with my niece Taylor (pictured with me above) snowtubing at Whitetail.
This was the second weekend in a row I had done this and it was amazing the difference.
The week before it had been really cold and icy…this past Friday it was warm, rainy and the course was slushy.
Made for slower runs but we had a good time none the less.
They were having a problem with the conveyor belt that transports you to the top of the mountain…it kept stopping all of the sudden which means people go flying.
At one point a little kid maybe about 6 years old was in front of me riding up the mountian when it stopped and he went flying off onto the stationary ramp beside the belt.
The problem was the belt started again but he still had his arm attached to his tube which was riding up the belt.
So as I go riding by either I have to jump his tire or do something else…I did something else.
I reached down and with one hand picked him up by the back of his jacket and plopped him back down on the belt…I felt like Superman.
Then while still riding…I undid his arm from the tube and picked it up so he wasn’t tangled in it anymore.
Poor kid was so tramautized by the whole thing that he leaned forward and threw up all over the belt.
As we get to the top of the mountain I’m trying to warn the operator to avoid the puke but he for some reason didn’t see it until the last minute and jumped out of the way just in the nick of time.
Other than that…a pretty fun night hanging out with Taylor…and of course what night would be complete without stopping for ice cream on the way home!
Saturday involved a lot more work and then heading up to the church for our first ever Connection Event.
It went great…lots of newer people to the church got to mingle and get to know one another and by the time this weekend was complete, 3 new small groups had been formed out of the evenings festivities.
A great big thank you for a job well done to Dan and Jan Krull and Josh Schlotterbeck for getting everything coordinated and planned.
Next time we have one of these I’d strongly recommend attending…it was a lot of fun.
Yesterday after church Lisa and I made a commitment to do nothing at all…but yet do it together. Very relaxing!!!
Got caught up on shows like American Idol…too bad Nick/Normal Gentle went home…he was hilarious. Love Ryan’s line…”I think that’s the first time anyone got to 2nd base with our logo.”
Today is sermon prep day…working on messages for the You Asked For It series.
The votes are in and you have decided that I should preach on…..
Come on did you really think it would be that easy…stay tuned for details in the days and weeks ahead.