This is a funny story about Danielle and her mix up about the one of greatest bands in history.
Monday, August 28, 2006
well, as the phone calls, and emails from friends have been telling us, we need to update our blog. Naturally, when the school year starts up, (school started here on the 16th) the life of youth pastors kick into high gear. But just before the school year started Danielle and I celebrated 3 years of Marriage. This was a great time, and we finally went camping in Brown County. We have been wanting to go camping for two years now! Also, we went to the Indiana State Fair. This was my first time at the state fair, and I loved it!! I saw the worlds largest pig! Got to watch sheep be shaved, and a the greatest thing, i was able to watch a cow give birth!
This was an awesome time for me to experience a little of Danielle's history. Every year when she was in high school her high school band would participate in BAND DAY at the State Fair. Band Day is where high school bands from all over the state compete to find out who is the best marching band. Lapel High School (where Danielle went to school) always does a dance as a part of their show, and the crowd goes crazy. At one point, Danielle said she almost started crying because she was so proud of her little high school.
Zoe stayed with Uncle Micah for the week while Danielle and I traveled down south for the night, and then came home because o rain. We love to camp...at the Holiday Inn!! Next year, we will camp at the actual state park, not in the "serial killer hide out" camp ground that we stayed at. I will say, we laid in our tent until 3am listening to every sound!!! We were both scared, but did not admit it to each other until the next morning. We are officially wimps! But all in all, the trip to Brown County was beautiful, relaxing, and a lot of fun. I can't wait until next year.
Well School started and we had a 5h Quarter Party at FUSION. Following the HUGE Football Game between Hamilton South Eastern and the brand new FISHERS HIGH SCHOOL. The game was a massacre as HSE beat FHS 46-6. I really did not know what to expect for our 1st big event, and to prove how low my expectation were for the night, I only ordered 10 pizzas! But God always loves to prove me wrong, and brought 80 people to our 5th Quarter party. It was a fun night, filled with NERTZ tourn. and Ping Pong Tourn. We gave away a ton of prizes and had a lot of laughs. God was good!
Well today, Danielle and I are recovering from a long summer of moving, camping, crying, laughing, and meeting hundreds and hundreds of new people. We have been all over telling people about the Great news of Jesus Christ, and He is blessing us for it. We have adopted out daughter ZOE [our beautiful yellow lab] and have began our adventure in Indiana.
Thanks for all your prayers! Keep watching this blog...we honestly think to update it every day!! i will post lots of pictures from this coming weekend...when MOM and DAD Freed come down to visit. Also, on Friday of this week I am helping my brother in Christ Anthony move into his dorm room. I can not wait to see him!!
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Hey Friends and Family,
we are normally really good about posting. but recently we have been traveling a bunch and have been unable to keep up with it. Last week I was honored to speak at a morning chapel at ICD Family Camp. The students were so kind to Danielle and I, and we really loved laughing with them that morning. I think I did more laughing then preaching, but it was one of those mornings. It was awesome to spend the evenings with Richard and Debbie, Danielle's Aunt and Uncle. They are so encouraging to us!
After camp, we rushed up to Mukwonago, Wisconsin to be apart of Veronica and Brian's wedding. It was a beautiful ceremony, and even made me cry. I think I am getting soft...or it could just be that town. It was great hanging out with out brothers and sister in Christ at Culver's and laughing until closing time. Great times!!!
Finally on Saturday night, we drove back home to Fishers, where we were up for Sunday Worship at our church, and Sunday night was our HOUSE Party, where we laughed again even more, and after house Party we had all our students over for Pizza and NERTZ!
Well that brings us to today...and why we can't post...well...IT"S OUR ANNIVERSARY!!!! Three Years tomorrow Danielle and I were married 8 miles north of where I am sitting now. She is more beautiful and I love her more now than then. She has been an awesome wife, and I truly see that I got the better end of the deal.
This week we are going on an adventure....we are going camping in Brown County. For those of you who hike, or live long periods of time outdoors...good for you...but this is not our style. We are truly city folk, and camping is going to be an adventure for us. We are really excited, and will bring back lots of pictures...of our camp site.
Anyways, we love you all...keep checking in with us and leaving us comments. We love them! Also, if you want to follow along with my schooling, you can read my Grad Blog http://www.freedschool.blogspot.com where I post my current papers and thoughts. I am finishing up a class on WORSHIP with DR. TODD GUY from Indiana Wesleyan Univ. and it is a great class. Take a look.