Sunday, September 22, 2013


an evening of costume...

Three sweet princesses

 ...a bow hunter...


...the lone ranger and tonto...
((tonto won 2nd place for most disguised)) 

Paul and Silas

The planning started last February.  We were enjoying a nice dinner with some dear friends and they began talking about this idea they had.  Would we be able to help them, they asked.  Of course.  He wrote the play, planned the music.  We listened and offered encouragement.  We all sat and planned together.  

The kids started working on it at the end of April.  Each child had a part.  There were lines to memorize and songs to learn.  Several nights a week we'd get out the play with the boys and go through their parts and once a week we'd get together and practice as a group.

And then came the night of the drama.  Excitement was in the air.  
The Church was full.  They were ready.  

                                  Benjamin --  Paul                                   Faith - A Messenger

                                                                        John -- Jesus

 They did it!  It was such a beautiful evening...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

a week away

((part two))

...and there was a lot of swimming

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

a week away...

((part one))

The boys at the World War 1 Museum in Kansas City

Enjoying Joseph at the Sight and Sounds Theatre in Branson

 ...and a lot of time spent go-carting

Monday, September 9, 2013