? ??????????????Phone Booth? ????? ?? ???Rating: 4.4 (30 Ratings)??1041 Grabs Today. 38121 Total Grabs. ??
????Preview?? | ??Get the Code?? ?? ?????Cobalt Flowers? ????? ?? ???Rating: 4.5 (11 Ratings)??777 Grabs Today. 37756 Total Grabs. ??????Preview?? | ??Get the Code?? ?? ???????????? BLOGGER TEMPLATES AND TWITTER BACKGROUNDS ?

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Cedar Point and Back, All In One Day

Oh...my...goodness. What a way to be introduced to middle and high school youth ministry. Yesterday was the first major event I have been entirely in charge of thus far. I think it went well, I don't think the kids knew how terrified I was and I managed not to loose any of them or have any major injuries. Woo hoo!
Here's the breakdown:
3:00am: Andy gets up and starts getting ready for work...Krista keeps snoring
4:15am: Krista gets out of bed and stumbles to the shower
4:25am: Krista drags herself out of the shower and starts getting ready
4:47am: Krista "mounts up" in the big Eaglecrest Ministries 15-passenger van and heads to TCC
5:03am: Due to minimal traffic lights Krista arrives at TCC and opens the church
5:50am or so: DEPART!
(allow 4 hours for driving and stopping, and Krista trying to force feed the kids muffins and juice so we don't loose any of them due to low blood sugar or something weird like that...)
10:00am: Arrive in Cedar Point, Krista throws herself in front of kids to keep them from stampeeding into the park.
1:30pm: Meet for lunch
5:30pm: Meet for dinner
8:00pm: DEPART!
In the meantime I managed to ride the "Top Thrill Dragster" -120mph in 4 seconds HOLY CRAP, The Millenium Force (ginormous drop) and the Power Tower, plus a mirade of other smaller rides for the girls who didn't like big rides. It was a good time, I chose shoes that would not fall off my feet and I thought would give my arches good support (My ooolllddd Birkenstocks), turns out it was a bit too much support as I have bruises on my arches from walking for 10 hours.
Finally, at 12:45am we returned to church, I deposited the kids and took the van back home. It was a great time, the kids had a fantastic time, the leaders are all exhausted but they were so helpful to me and great sports about everything (Thank you Josh G. Josh W. and Michele!!!) Josh W. Thank you in particular for carrying around Jessica's big pink dog, backpack, and water bottle when she just plain didn't feel like it anymore, Josh G. Thank you for driving and laying down the law about seatbelts, Michele, thank you for keeping an eye on Brett W. and allowing him to have a great time. Oh, and High Schoolers -even though it was technically your "job," thank you for looking out for the younger kids, they look up to you all so much!
Now, I'm off to return the van and spend the evening at the Dosters for another High School event. Yay!!!


Tim and Nancy said...

Way to go Max! The Lord is just preparing you for the day when you have a "house full of your own"

:-) dad

Bradi said...

um...my stomach is sick just thinking about those rides and walking around an amusement park for 10 hours. Yuk. Pretty sure the only way my kids will ever see CP is if their Auntie and Uncle take them =)