Monday, September 26, 2011

Worship In The Woods (and a little Taco Bell)

Saturday night we took a small group of youth to Worship In The Woods.  Not sure why, but for some reason not a lot of kids signed up.  It's the first time we've ever gone, so none of us were quite sure what to expect.  I got to drive the church bus for the first time in a few years, so that was an experience in itself!  I'd forgotten how incredibly stinky those things are... 

Worship In The Woods is an outreach event hosted by a church in Smyrna.  We arrived to find a bouncy house, mechanical bull, rock climbing wall, LOTS of free food, and a mudpit tug-of-war competition!  They also had a fantastic worship area set up for the concert and the speaker. 
Franklyn clung to the youth the whole night and really wanted nothing at all to do with Mom or Dad!  I guess we know where we stand in the pecking order!
Franklyn and a few of the younger boys tried out the bouncy house first! It was dirty, sweaty, stinky and nasty....  All I could think about was the filthy socks I'd be bleaching later that night!
My brave little one even tried out the mechanical bull.  Now, that was a sight!  I wish I'd gotten it on video. 

After bull riding we decided to try out the rock climbing wall.  Unfortunately, they shut it down when we were about five people away from our turn.  So, no pictures of Scott flailing madly from 20 feet in the air.  Sorry.

We did, however, find time to take some candid pics.  I took a few and Franklyn took a few.  See if you can tell who took which ones.  :-)
Around 7:00, when it was time for the concert to begin, we started feeling a few little rain drops.....  Prayer ensued....  The rain drops died off... for a short time.  Adults ran for cover and the kids stayed in the rain while the band played.  However, by the time the speaker got on stage to share the downpour had begun! 
We all got slightly wet....  Well, this was a group of teenagers so some got SOAKED.  We waited around for about ten minutes and then decided the rain and cold were too much.  We decided Taco Bell was calling our name!

Scott and I walked in with the group and one lady turned around and said, "Wow, THAT'S a big family!" 

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