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If I've been a bit tardy updating Ye Olde Website lately, not to worry. It's not been for lack of interest--just lack of time. I've been quite busy at work. I've also been quite busy with church. And with Upward. And with skits. I've also been updating our church website. I've spent quite a lot of time on it, actually. Lovely Wife has also. In fact, she made this lovely banner:
That L.W. can do stuff. She culled those pictures from my extensive collection of 68 million digital pics from the past five years. The woman has the patience of a....well, you know.
It's quite fitting that on the first day of Spring, we get our worst snowstorm of the Winter. But snow is nice this time of year since you know it's not going to last long. We had three inches of soggy wet snow (with light winds) that stuck beautifully to everything. Enjoy it fast, though. Next day it was gone.
I was Father Time. The Keeper of the Clock. A Codger. And Lovely Wife dressed me (and painted me) for the part. Today in church we performed a short little skit called "A Gift of Time". The gist of the story is that kids grow up too fast and before we notice it, they're gone. Two lucky parents were given "The Gift" as I turned back the clock for them. It was a good reminder of how lucky we are. I'm trying not to miss it.
Today was the Award Ceremony for our Upward Basketball season. In case you didn't know, I co-coached a team this year. While it is a struggle at times to run a practice with 11 first and second grade boys, it was such a blessing to me. I saw these kids gain so much confidence and skill in just 10 weeks. It was really gratifying to know that I was a part of it all. If you've never heard of them before, Upward is a fantastic organization. It's all about learning skills, having fun and spreading the Gospel message. It's very well run and well organized. At the Award Ceremony, each team entered the stage through a wall of smoke and was cheered by the Upward Cheerleaders. The team picture with all the players names was shown on the big screen. Needless to say, a great time was had by all
One of L.D.'s friends turned 16 today and had a nice little birthday party to celebrate. Not quite the parties I remember from my youth. Today, everything has to be bigger and better. Here's the scenario: The guests are all picked up in a Hummer Limousine. They drive around a bit and act like big-shots. They are driven to a restaurant to eat. Then, they are delivered to a hotel where they will spend the night and have a party. Of course, L.D.'s friends are all good kids. And it's all chaperoned. But, how do we compete with that when Lovely Daughter turns 16. Well, we don't. We just don't. that's all. But I'm sure glad she had a good time.