Monday, August 28, 2006
Finishing up a HUGE Summer
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!!