Thursday, October 16, 2008

Willow Creek Group Life Conference

I am here in S. Barrington at Willow Creek Community Church's Group Life Conference. We have already heard our first speaker, John Burke, on the topic of community and the need for it. It starts all the way back in Genesis when God says that it is not good for man to be alone. Then the greatest breakdown in community took place when Adam and Eve sinned and man became alienated from God, themselves, and one another.

Group life (small groups) is designed to restore that community that was lost in the fall. God knows that us humans grow best in the context of community.

Good stuff. Tye out.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Homecoming Queen

Homecoming was this weekend and our daughter, Morgan, was escorted by Andy Struik. They doubled with Krista and TJ for a wonderful evening - at least that is what we heard.

Special thanks to the McCright's for having the group over to their place after the dance. Thanks also to Kelly McCright for the cool hairdo. Thanks to Susie for helping Morgan get ready and to Allyson for taking the pics and shuttling Morgan around as she got ready.

One thing we noticed about homecoming and girls is that it starts weeks prior to the big event with the selection of the dress, then there is the nails, hair, and the getting ready.

The boys? Shower, dress, pick up date. End.

Morgan, we are so proud of you! You looked so beautiful, as always, and we couldn't love you any more than we already do! Love, dad.

P.S. The school did not elect Morgan to be the homecoming queen, but I want everyone to know I think they made a BIG mistake in not doing so!

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Bloomsberry Farm

After Mackenzie's soccer game we headed out to Atkins, Iowa to see Bloomsbury Farm where they have a 10 acre Corn Maze among a lot of other cool things for young and old alike. We started into the corn maze at about 1:10 PM and we finished "the puzzle" at about 2:50 PM, an hour and forty-five minutes later. It was a lot of fun. Click here for more pcis.

I was curious the whole time how they did the maze - it's amazing, no pun intended. Click here to read about it. Each year they do a different theme. It was a perfect day and it was especially good to have Allyson home to go with us! What a great day!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Font Conference

If you are familiar with the various fonts (fonts are the things that make your type look the way it does) you will thoroughly enjoy this video. It is extremely creative but there is some language. Consider yourself warned. Enjoy!