Sunday, January 6, 2008

a day off...

Since Youth Weekend was happening I was able to take the day off. It was my first Sunday off since I have arrived at The Crossing...besides the Sunday I went out to Life Church out in Oklahoma with some of the staff. It was a real good day. In fact, I think I’m gonna take every Sunday off….oh, wait – I have a job.

So I started the day off by waking up after an eleven hour nap. My precious wife let me sleep in a little but put me right to work and had me up on the roof taking down the Christmas lights. It was a beautiful day with temps in the high 60’s. It was more like a warm spring day than like the middle of winter. After six years of winters in Chicago, the family has had somewhat of a time getting use to the weather here in St Louis. But the day was to be a day to be enjoyed.
We took the girls out to Chuck E Cheese for a few hours. They have a blast there. Although I think we are raising a generation of gamblers every time we go there. Those games like ‘Surfs Up’ and the ‘Rubble Bubble’ always have these kids dropping their tokens one right after another just for another ticket. It’s addicting, thinking that the next token will drop just right so the little broom will push the token enough to push the huge pile of tokens that are half off the ledges just ready to drop awarding another ticket…..you know what I’m talking about.

So we feed the ‘ticket muncher’ his far share of our token gluttony and headed back home. The girls got to play outside for a while as I headed back to church for the New Comers Dinner. The last one I was at I was a ‘new comer staff member’ but tonight I was just staff. It is so cool to see hundreds of new people each time getting a chance to hear Lead Pastor, Greg, talk about church stuff and then field questions. I love the fact he takes the time to be a part of this and does an amazing job communicating who we are and what and why we do it. I am excited about being at The Crossing and these New Comers Dinners just continues to remind me why. On my way out I had the chance to see Rob in shorts and his white – really white – legs.

Tomorrow gets me back to work for our first full week of 2008….I’m looking forward to it!

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3 Comments:

Blogger Cathy H said...

You know my very favorite thing about being the mom of teenagers?

I NEVER HAVE TO GO TO CHUCK E CHEESE AGAIN!

There, I said it.

I feel better.

January 7, 2008 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger Bill Swaringim said...

You know the good thing about being a parent of young kids?

YOU'RE YOUNGER THAN THE MOM OF TEENAGERS!

There, I said it.

Laughter is making me feel better!...although an afternoon of Chuck E Cheese with three girls makes me feel really old.

January 7, 2008 at 8:34 PM  
Blogger Rob said...

you think my legs are white...you should see my butt.

January 9, 2008 at 11:55 AM  

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