Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Tabor College Basketball

A few weeks ago Allen and I went with Adam and the girls to the Tabor College basketball game.  

It was church night.  The pastors of  the surrounding area were invited to do a free-throw contest at the half-time of the girls' game.  When you arrived at the gym, you signed in under what church you attended.  Then, if your pastor won the contest, everyone from that congregation got free drinks!

Here is Adam making his shot.  Or "not making" his shot as was the case!

The Buhler pastor won free pop for his congregation.

 Adam got his girls a consolation prize!  And popcorn too!  (Don't you just love her nails?)

 A KU fan in the midst.  Well, more than 1 KU fan, actually, since that is our alma mater.

The guy in the gray "Tabor Proud" t-shirt is one of our amazing nursery workers at church!  We call him and Tony our "baby whisperers".

This girl did a better job at her free throw than Adam did.  Ha ha!  (Just rubbing it in, Adam!) She was really good and made lots of baskets. She graduated from the high school where our kids went.

The song "Who Let the Dogs Out" played while the cheerleaders would come around throwing hot dogs wrapped in foil to the crowd.  We snagged 3 hot dogs!!  We let the girls share one and the other 2 we shared with families around us.

It was a tight game!  Tabor won!

Monday, January 14, 2013


A couple of weekends ago was a very special wedding.  Our friends, Gene and Miriam's eldest daughter got married!!  We have been friends for many years and our children went to school together.

I was asked to help decorate the Boathouse on Saturday morning. 
Above, Kathy and Debbie trying to figure out the arrangement of table settings.

The wedding took place at the college church in town.

The pastor's flight was cancelled the day before due to the weather out east but luckily he made it just in time!  They were practicing in the balcony since he missed out on the rehearsal practice!

Our son, Josh played the prelude and sang a solo, "Love Never Fails" by Brandon Heath. 

Following the wedding, Greg and Karen went aisle by aisle to greet people and then each row was dismissed.  Here Josh's children are watching the bride and groom.  It was their first wedding!

After the wedding, we drove to the Boathouse in Wichita.
Our family was together at one table.

We literally had to sing for our supper!  No fooling!  Each table had to come up with a love song and sing to the bridal couple.  Then your table would be allowed to go through the line for dinner (which was spectacular!!!  Filet mignon, mashed potatoes, green beans and salad.)

Even the bridal table sang for their supper too.  Of course, they were prepared!

Instead of cake, there were pies!  Peanut butter/chocolate, apple and cherry!
Cute signs on the pie table:
"He's the apple of her eye"
"She's my cherry pie"
"They belong together like chocolate and peanut butter"

Dave McCloud made all the apple and cherry pies!
There were several of us who made the chocolate/peanut butter pies (I was so honored that Miriam asked me for my recipe!  Recipe at end of post)

A very fun party!!  Congratulations Greg and Karen!!!  

Reece's Pie (makes 2):
Mix 3.9 oz. chocolate pudding using the pie filling instructions.  Spread on the bottom of 2 graham cracker pie shells.
Next layer:
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 T. butter, softened
1 t. vanilla
Mix all together.  Fold in approximately 2 c. Cool Whip or 1 c. heavy whipping cream that has been whipped.  Divide and layer on top of chocolate layer.
Top with more Cool Whip.
Break apart Reece's peanut butter cups and put on top of the Cool Whip.
Melt chocolate chips in the microwave and drizzle on top.

My family likes it when I make this pie to take places because there is 1 pie we keep at home!  I came up with this pie many years ago and it has always been a favorite!