LtoR, Front: Jacki, Gabe, Katie, Abby, Cheryl, Jan, Erica, Audrey
LtoR, Back: Ben, Chris, Andy, Lydia
Ben winning mini-golf.
We also did some travelling. We are really good road-trippers now (and if anyone would like to donate some money to Audrey and Jacki for a road trip, we would accept it...) We went to Ohio and Indiana during one trip, and stopped at Lehman's Hardware for a little break before hitting the road. Quite the eventful store, lemme tell ya. No pictures of Ben setting off the Emergency Exit alarms exist, and Blogspot can't capture the sound of the lady in the bathroom who thought the fire alarm was going off and was stuck in her stall, so, this will have to do:
After a long morning of sweating to make Allison Hill beautiful for spring, we were treated to free Angels pizza :) We thought of all of the fall participants as we were enjoying that cheesy goodness. And even though we won't have the money to treat all of you to pizza when you return... keep reading to find out how there could be free pizza in store for you, too.
So, then there was today. We were a little sleepy but wanted fresh air, so we took our Sunday afternoon nap in the park. Now, this park also features nude statues of people playing with children. Being good Christians, we decided to take Jesus literally and clothe the naked.
Now, here's what you've been waiting for. The way to free pizza. The first participant/team leader from fall training '08 to answer the following questions correctly** wins... Angel's pizza.
1. Why were we out on the street from midnight-1AM in our pajamas?
2. How many matching articles of clothing do Audrey and Jacki now possess?
**In case of no correct answers, the most creative answer wins
So here are the pictures showing what all transpired last night.
Ben helped them put the pieces together on the roof. Here one side is done and the other is getting put on. After they were done the flipped it and nailed down the bottom of the box.
The Wolf Who Cried Fox
Now gather around and you’ll hear talk
Of the young gray wolf who went for a walk.
He saw something move in a field of straw
and turned and ran back, to tell what he saw.
“Fox! Fox! I saw a fox!
heading through the field and into the rocks.
it’ll raid our dens and burn our crops!”
“A fox around here? Not on my hide!”
said a wise old wolf standing off to the side.
We drove them all off, and not since that day
have we seen even one in the straw or the hay.
Now run on off, don’t tell any lies,
it was your imagination, a trick of the eyes.”
The young wolf ran off, they were probably right,
the sun was going down, and with it the light.
in just a few minutes, it would be night.
it was hard to see, even with his sharp sight.
But just as he thought that, he saw it once more.
A sleek orange body. Then another! Three! Four!
The young wolf turned and ran back to the rest
This time he knew for sure, it was no jest.
Huffing and puffing, he was soon back
to report what he saw to the rest of the pack.
“Foxes! Foxes! I saw some foxes!
Coming with mouths full of teeth sharp as axes!”
“So maybe you’re right, for all we know.”
said an old scraggly wolf with a voice rough and low,
“but why should we worry, and make such a fuss,
because a couple lost travelers came too close to us?
This wolf lacks experience, and surely do they,
they should have known better than to come by this way,
but a simple mistake by some pups on the run
gives us no reason to take action, none!”
The young wolf walked off, his head to the ground.
He was almost to his den, when he heard a faint sound.
He crouched and listened and looked into the dark,
then heard the unmistakable sound of a bark.
A fox sprang towards him with more coming behind,
but the wolf got away, with one thing on his mind.
“I must warn the others, before it’s too late.
The speed of my message will determine our fate!”
He crashed through the woods, all the while yelping,
“Foxes! Foxes! The foxes are coming!”
He burst through some bushes and into a clearing,
but all of the wolves just kept on their jeering,
“When will you learn?” said one, looking stern.
“It’s true!” said the wolf, “They really are coming.
Now get ready to fight, before they return!”
No sooner had he finished when the foxes burst in,
attacking with swiftness while baring a grin.
In no time at all, the skirmish was done.
The wolves were all scattered, the foxes had won.
So what is the moral? What can be learned
from this short little story of the wolf who was spurned?
No matter the status, or influence possessed,
anyone might know something crucial for the rest.
Taking someone’s advice, even if you’re their master,
might help you avoid a great disaster.
As she opened the freezer, she noticed it... Blood. An odor. Then, Audrey turned dramatic. No, it was not a murder. It was something worse....
The freezer had shut off. So, she called 911 (aka her mom). "Is it possible to rescue hamburger, Mommy?!"* Mommy replied: "I don't know." 911 failed.
Audrey turned to the second best 911-- Google. Google told her that if hamburger is brought to 160 degrees (Fahrenheit) it is perfectly safe. 911 #1 then called back and said that hamburger can be browned in the oven, as well as on the stove.
So, on with the apron, and off with Audrey's fear of raw, red, bloody meat.
With Erica as back-up, the next two hours were spent browning around 60 pounds of hamburger, and re-bagging around 30 pounds.
Now, we have browned meat for at least 1 re-entry. Sorry July- you get sausage!!!**
From L to R: Christy and Peter, Rick, and Tyler and Jessica.
We are continuing to work on all that needs to be done for both the Young Adult Celebration and our recruiting trip to Kansas and Iowa. I think our big prayer request in all of that is that the details would be taken care of, but not stressed over.
Writing on behalf of the rest of the staff,
First, there was the farm show. Oh boy, can I just say I (Jacki) was pretty darn excited about my first PA Farm Show?! (For those of you non-Pennsylvanians- the Farm Show is kinda like a big county/state fair shoved indoors. Delicious deep-fried things, tractor pulls, square dancing, chickens that look like Tina Turner, rodeos, free samples, and loads and loads of people.)
We went on the opening day for the High School rodeo. YEEHAW! I sure did wear my cowboy boots and stellar hat.
Erica and Jacki, just across the aisle.
It's rodeo time! I think right about when we were taking this picture, this girl was playing her guitar and singing something to the effect of "Agriculture is a big word. Agriculture is hard to say. Agriculture is a big word." Now that's what I call a song.
Here are some pictures of our time at Chuck E. Cheese. We went there for Ryan's going away party, and it was alot of fun! We played all of the games, sometimes winning lots of tickets, sometimes not winning any. I think the top amount of tickets won was 80 at one time. :)
Watching Lydia play Deal or No Deal
Now it's Audrey's turn for Deal or No Deal
Lydia, Gabe and Audrey with Chuck E. Cheese. Gabe was more excited about Chuck E. Cheese when he was at a distance. :)
The total number of tickets won: 1,745
While Ryan was picking out his prizes, the rest of us decided to climb in the kiddy play place. :)