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

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Grace Ladies' Night Out

Our church had a ladies' night out -
complete with our own barista!

We got comfortable...

We played a game called "Conformity".
 Lisa said that she knows that the Bible says "we are not to conform to the ways of this world" (Romans 12:2) but the object of this game was to conform.
 We each took turns thinking of 1-5 things.
              3 kinds of soap
              3 favorite pets
              2 top US airlines
              5 vegetables you like to plant
              5 qualities of a good friend
              1 item of clothing.....
 You get the picture
 Then we would go around and if others had what you had written down, you got points for these

Those with the 2 bottom scores had to move their game pieces up the ladder.  The one who moved the furthest was the least to conform and would lose.  Our game pieces were little pom-poms that we borrowed from the resource room.  If you look at the photo with the paper ladder, you will see a white pom-pom belonging to A.D.
   She did not conform and thereby, lost the game.

We broke out for our snacks and lattes.

Although several people brought table games, we decided to do another group game.  Telephone pictionary.

Everyone gets a stack of papers (as many as there are people).  Everyone came up with phrases -
it can be anything, like "Hey diddle, diddle, the cat and the fiddle" or "two girls run a marathon" or whatever you want.

After we came up with a phrase, we all passed our stacks of paper to the person at the right.
That person would look at the phrase, then put it at the back of the stack.
Then she would draw a picture of the phrase.
After the timer would go off, the stack was passed to the next person who would look at the picture, put it behind the stack and write a phrase of what she thought the picture says.
By the time it goes around the room, it is so funny to see what happens to the original thought.  My original phrase was "ladies having so much fun playing games together and eating yummy food" but went to "2 girls having pizza but the boy is bummed with only pop" and ended up with something about a person in bed craving pizza.

Much like rumors are passed.

A fun evening with some new friends!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Kansas Day

Wednesday, January 29, is Kansas Day.  
Kansas became a state in 1861.

There was a celebration at  the Kaufman Museum in North Newton to 
honor our state's heritage this past weekend.  We girls decided to go.

We dressed appropriately - a Kansa Indian, a Kansas college shirt, a prairie immigrant and I wore sunflower earrings and necklace.

 The Cheese-heads stayed home to "watch" Claire while she napped.

One wonderful thing about Kansas - we often have mild days even in January!  The next evening, a cold front came through with 60 mph winds and brrr cold temps!  The high today was 20.  Grateful for a very nice day that day!

 There were wagon rides

Joseph Loganbill, a native artist, had set up his easel and was painting.

Old-fashioned games

shelling field corn

popping corn in a kettle

Sophia especially loved watching the Bethel College girls perform ballet.

Brad Sneed, native author

In front of her great-great-great grandmother's log cabin.  (Mary Graber)

I guess this must be a representation of Al's great-grandpa?

I could not begin to imagine how it must have been to live in that cabin especially through a long winter.
 clay works

I could hear some pretty good drumming.  
Looked around the corner and there was the awesome Tracy family!

 I am not a native Kansan.  We moved here when I was 16.  I didn't know anything at all about the Wizard of Oz until after I was married.  Hard to believe.  But now I love Kansas!  And so glad to celebrate her birthday!
Such a fun day!