Sunday, May 2, 2010
Great Family Day at the Tigers' Game!
Big changes are happening in our family these days, so a family birthday celebration at the Detroit Tigers game was a great time together. We took off early Saturday morning, had nutmeg breakfast rolls (they were supposed to be cinnamon breakfast rolls, but Sweetie got mixed up)in the car and had a relatively uneventful four-hour trip to Detroit with Staples sitting on the floor or half on one of the middle bucket seats since we had to fit eight of us into a seven-seater minivan. Such a gentleman! The game was perfect - uneventful most of the time, with a few errors and two runs each till the ninth inning when the Tigers got a walk-off homerun and we got to enjoy the homerun fountains spewing up beyond the outfield. The highight for most of the family was getting to do The Wave quite a few times and succeeding in getting it to go clear 'round the stadium four complete times. Toward the end of the game, when we would clap for a nice out or a strike-out The Peanut would ask if the game was over and if we had won. Guess it got a little long for her. Then Pizza Hut and a quick run into Meijer made our trip home not seem soooo long.
So, the big change - our family of eight will basically become a family of seven as Staples heads off to Louisiana next Saturday to begin his summer employment as an oilfield roughneck to earn college money for this fall. Yes, we've heard all about the offshore rig that blew up and, being an "oilfield" trash family, we've heard why it happened, the possibility of the lost men having survived, how they're going to do the clean-up, etc., etc. Lord willing, he'll be back in August to pack up, visit and say good-bye before heading off to New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, ID, whereupon he'll become "The Wizard of ID".
We're thankful for these opportunities and because of God's many blessings and care, I