It all started blandly enough, would you like to serve breakfast at the Renucci House? I thought, no biggie, the boys need a service project or two for their next rank of scouts. We'll go for it. We signed up and then we got busy. The boys had a birthday party the night before which used to be a done at 7 deal but runs later now with louder and bigger events. To get to where we needed to be, we were up and at 'em at 5:30, and to get the boys moving it took bribes with Monster and Mountain Dew. Not pretty, but effective. We got there on time and actually had a great time serving these people that were struggling with some serious, long term health issues. Most memorable, a young teen that was looking at a second bone marrow transplant to beat the leukemia that was attacking her and the wife celebrating her 34th wedding anniversary with her husband under going a major bypass surgery. I was really proud of Ian and Spencer for pitching right in, serving with a glad heart and sincere concern.
After that we did a bit of shopping for Christmas for Holly while she was at Choir practice. She's leading a choir this weekend for our pre-Christmas service at church. I was going to buy her a baton so she could lead with power, but she said no. Then I asked which choir robe was she going to use. Her answer, we don't do choir robes in a modern church. I am not sure, but I think we're missing something here. I had visions of...well never mind. I work in the children program and we are pretty modern too, so I should leave Holly alone.
Once home again the boys and I suited up and headed back out, this time to hit the hill, the sledding hill that is. We went to Wabisis and that's where today's photos come from.
Spencer is reading a magazine as we head out. One of the few times I remember that he wasn't guiding us.
A panorama shot of the area
The boys working their way up the hill after a good run.
I asked Ian to strike a pose, I don't think he knows I was posting these.
Spencer was really tired out by this point and I laid down next to him to get an interesting angle on him. I like it.
After sledding we needed some hot drinks, so here's Ian and me.
And Spencer and me
This was just for fun, but I like the way it turned out
Now we're into movies and snacking. I love lazy days!
Have a great day!