Saturday, October 18, 2008

October in Wisconsin

We have had wonderful weather this month and been able to enjoy many Autumn activities with friends. Thursday, October 9th, we had a birthday dinner for Pastor Wangerin. His birthday is 10/12. Our friends, Faith & Gary joined us. Faith has known "Pastor Mark" since she was 5 years old. Her Dad worked at the Sem. Library in St. Louis with him. We had lasagna, salad, garlic bread, and white cake with chocolate frosting. With good food and good company, it was a perfect evening.

Saturday, October 11th, we joined other Mount Olive members at Lammscapes Farm (Jackson, WI) for a hayride, campfire with hymn sing-a-long, and chili supper. I got to see the Milky Way for the first time. We all had such a good time. Ok, not all...Logan felt miserable. We discovered that he is allergic to hay. He might have been fine just sitting on it during the hayride, but someone started throwing hay at people. We were covered. Logan was up most of the night with a stuffy head. "I can't breath" we kept hearing. It took a couple days for him to feel better.

Sunday, October 12th, my brother and sister-in-law, Latif & Ruth, came over for lunch. The Buchmeyer Family and Murphy Family joined us. That made 16 of us (Amy Buchmeyer wasn't feeling well and stayed home.)! We set up tables in the backyard. Jim grilled burgers. We had all the toppings ready, veggies, potato salad, jell-o, and two desserts (thanks to Ruth and Chris!). Eight children plus Latif and Don played football on our front lawn.

We have been blessed with such nice weather this Autumn!

Katherine had a soccer game this morning. Her team won! She played goalie for a bit, and the other team did not score off of her...yeah! When we got home from Wauwatosa Children's Theater, the Logan, Brett, and Katherine played football with some neighbors. Tomorrow should be even nicer...65 degrees!

Jim's parents are on a long vacation...Israel for two weeks and Germany for a week. They called today while most of us were gone. Logan got to talk to his Grandma. They are having a wonderful time seeing sites in the Holy Land and visiting their son, Tim. We continue to pray for their safety.

Logan's soccer season has ended. Katherine has one more game.

Mount Olive's school play is next weekend...Friday, October 24th at 7:00 P.M. and Saturday, October 25th at 3:00 P.M. If you're in the area, please come see the play. There will be many laughs!

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