Archive for 2007
As we celebrate Christmas this year, my wish is that we take some time away from our new iPods, cellphones, video games, toys, ties, sweaters, doodads, and fruitcakes and remember exactly what it is that we are celebrating.
Also, I hope that we all remember that not everyone is as “well off” as we are and that we should be thankful for what we have.
– Rich, Karen, Ashley, Amber, and Alyssa
Just a quick note to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!
We’ve got a lot to be thankful for this year, including things like the fun time with the extended family in South Carolina in June, and Dad’s recovery after his surgery (and with everyone’s help and support during that time).
As you can see, Amber and I decided this year to go as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia. This worked pretty easily, because of Amber’s long hair that made good sized buns and my short hair that was able to be pulled back to give me a Jedi look. We took our costumes to the annual youth group costume party on the Monday before Halloween and ended up tying with each other for first place. The other winners were a girl who made her own tootsie roll costume, someone who dressed up as the youth director, complete with his actual shirt and name tag, and a girl who had a piece of cardboard covered with cobwebs and other halloween decorations along with holes for her head and hands. She claims she was a picture frame…? The adult leaders went as super heros, including The Germinator, Wonder Woman, Superman, and Super Computer Man.
We also went as Luke and Leia to Light Night at our local Chick-fil-a where there are carnival games that win you candy, bounce-houses, and other forms of random fun, in addition to a contest for kids elementery school age and younger. I added glo-sticks to my lightsaber when we went then because we would be outside and it would be dark. Alyssa went as a pirate, with a short sword and her birthday spyglass. She ended up winning second place out of the second and third graders there.
Halloween is always fun for us because we enjoy coming up with the costumes, and I always have fun acting silly for a day. Now all we have to do is figure out what to be next year…