Monday, October 27, 2008

Pictures from the Weekend

Now that all the company is gone, I am madly tearing apart my newly-created storage room, moving out all the boxes so I can vacuum up the drywall dust, lay down pieces of carpet and assemble shelves to line the walls with.

It's one of those cases of "it has to get worse before it gets better"! That's why I didn't start this project till our big weekend was over.

So here are just a few snapshots of our weekend with Grandma and Grandpa.

Trivial Pursuit, anyone?

The two little ones had no trouble filling a "pie."

(Note Bantam9 in his usual cold-weather attire: shirtless!)

We forgot to take pictures of the after-party, but here is one taken during the service for Bantam13. (Father Rooster is holding an important piece of liturgical equipment--a video recorder to tape what the men said to B13!)

You will notice all the books in the background in Father Rooster's office; we are following the Anna Quindlen school of interior design. (She said, "I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.") (Remember how excited I was about this?)

And this next photo is one that Papa Rooster had blown up into poster size as a gift to B13.

Isn't that a cool shot? (The poster version is on the mantle in the first two pictures, I just noticed!)

And since I never really got to post anything about their trip last March, here's another of the two of them.

They had such a great time together. Here's an excerpt from Papa Rooster's words to B13 during the service:

I love you; I am so proud of you. There is a great horizon of possibility for you as a man of God. I will always remember walking behind you in the Grand Canyon for 17 miles in one day. You were a great companion, you were courageous when exhausted, and you went for the glory, even setting a pace that I found challenging, to say the least. And, at the end, even through a little bit of freezing fear [a hypothermia scare], there was joy and gratitude at the wonder of God. May this be true of your journey all the way to journey’s end.

He received many wonderful words of exhortation from all the men; perhaps I'll post a few more excerpts later.

A reader suggested that we be sure and take a picture of me with my mom this weekend, since I've never posted one. I thought it was such a good idea, we took one of me with my dad too.

So who do I favor?

We had such a great time with them. Wish we lived closer to each other!

And last but not least, friends from our old church may recognize our newly ordained deacon, Joel Prather, on his first Sunday serving us at Light of Christ in that capacity. Father Rooster attended his ordination last Thursday (photos here), where he got to meet this blogger before I did!

It was quite a weekend.

Thanks be to God!


Rosa said...


You have such a beautiful family! I wish we lived closer and I could know you all... I love reading about all of you! =)


Amy said...

I love seeing the pics and keeping up with your life through this blog! One question -- the poster-sized pic on the mantle in the 2 photos -- is it upside down? Or am I looking at something different? (looks like it's blue on the bottom and brown on top) . . . maybe its my 40+ year old eyes!


At A Hen's Pace said...

Amy, it's propped up in front of an oil painting--that's probably why it's difficult to make out!

Summer said...


I love the pics. And just so you know, R did send Bantam 13 a letter - it went directly to his email. I told him that he should have sent it to you??? Anyway, I just wanted you to know that he did send one and I wanted to make sure he got it.

Looks like you all had a great time. I wish Mom & Dad made it down our way more often :-(

Miss you all!

Amy said...

Okay! I see it now . . . had to readjust my perspective after your description! By the way, LOVE Bantam9's winter wardrobe - must be quite the "individual"! But give me my warm, wooly sweaters!


Amy said...

Great pictures!

I enjoyed meeting Papa Rooster and can't wait to meet you & the rest of your family!

Amy @ Experience Imagination said...

I think you look like your dad.

I also was confused about the poster in the background!

And you're sure collecting the Amys on this blog. :)