Saturday, August 6, 2011
What an awesome day!!! Once again there is more the kids can tell you at home, but overall it was a great trip and a lot was learned and experienced.
Friday, August 5, 2011
Today was our "day off" and almost everyone agreed that we should sleep in, have pancakes and bacon, hang out and then go to a mall. Everyone was woken up by one of the adults cell phone alarms (I will leave out the culprit) around 7 and then we fell back asleep until the boys were woken up by a crazy barking dog-outside of course-around 8am. We got up, ate, debriefed our time with Cindy--who laughed at times and used her "surprised" voice saying, "shut the front door!!" aaaahhhh, I can here her saying it now. We got ready and went to the mall of all places just to get out a bit. That was not too exciting, but on the whole, we did not want to do anything too organized. We got back to set up for the kids club, which I have not said includes carrying for around 100 or so feet 2 inflatable bounce houses that together probably weigh 500 lbs. When we were about 30 minutes before the start of the kids club, we realized we did not have the keys to the trailer all of the stuff resides in. After some craziness, we decided to use bolt cutters to cut the 5 locks off and just replace them with new ones. We set the stuff up in record time tonight. The gospel was shared, and we were able to share individually with 2 kids who were really listening and interested, but God still needs some time to work on them. We had a great day and the teenagers got together to buy Tammy Starr something nice for doing all the cooking (very nice coffee mug and super good local coffee). There were some other crazy events that happened that I will let your own kids tell you. When all was wound down tonight, we were treated to what has been affectionately called "Creamy Brooley" which is American for Creme Brulee which Alex took lots of time to prepare for us today (we used coffee mugs). It was very good and after the creme brulee we ate buffalo chicken dip and coke. Our stomachs are full and now I, Brett, have take a shower and get to bed. Its 11:40.
12:05am: I, Luke, got bored and fixed the HTML so the text is no longer one giant link :) Night all!
Vietnamese food from yesterday
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Then I, Brett, went in the dining area to see how Tammy was doing and I almost stepped on something and it was a bat. Tammy and I both screamed like girls but we held it together and then I put a trash can lid on top of it and it began to hiss and squeal. I put some chairs on top of the lid and went to get someone and Bryan jumped on the chance to get rid of the bat. When he came in he was not too excited any longer, but he and I managed to get a trash bag over the lid and tape down part of the bag to the floor and got the lid out while the bat was still under the bag. the problem became the tape because if we took the tape up, the bat would escape and we were told we could not kill it because it is illegal, so I got a large towel and held it down while Bryan took the tape off the floor. When he got the tape off he ran away but then manned up and held the door open for me while I threw the bat, the bag and the towel out the door which is a basement door with an 8 foot wall then a handrail above it. I somehow missed the wall and handrail and sent the stuff flying. I went out with a broom and finally uncovered the bat that flew away and circled around as it is probably planning its return with 7 of its friends.
Sorry for the terrible grammar and run on sentences and terrible transitions. We again worked a 12 hour day or so and it is 10:53 and the girls are still out taking showers and are not back yet.
Thanks for praying and keeping up with us. Sorry there are no pics of the bat, but there was no time to take one since we were so busy not letting the trash lid up.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Keep praying for strength for us, great attitudes and opportunities to further the kingdom of God
Monday, August 1, 2011
Alex and Brett's brainchild so that little rodents didn't crawl around on us. Brett and Jack's beautiful work of art.
Do girls ever stop messing around?
Bryan and Alex arguing over where the line goes.
Went on a scavenger hunt around the town. Lots and lots of foreign food marts.