Sunday, March 1, 2015

Men's Advance 2015

February 27-28, 2015 - 


Driving in Benjamin's new truck


Checking in to the hotel


We caught up with the Haguewood guys and carpooled over to the church


The first of several meals together


Back at the hotel after the first evening - with my "selfie buddy"


Hanging out with friends at the hotel


A game of "red light-green light" during one of the breaks


Green light!




Red light!



Love all the smiles in this photo!


The next game was "ninja"


Although it looked more like "twister" at times



Cue song: "Walk Like an Egyptian"


"You put your right hand in, you put your right hand out.."



























Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Mudhouse Coffee Shop

February 24, 2015 - Most of the blog posts seem to be about an event on a weekend.  So, it's with some amount of pride that I say that this post is neither event-related or a weekend occurrence (Tuesday!)
My Mom got some blood work done in Springfield, MO, so I came along to split some of the driving time.


For lunch we ate at the Mudhouse Coffee House in downtown Springfield



We ordered "mud puddles."  
It was with great relief that my inferences I'd derived from the name were dispelled when I was presented with an excellent frozen mocha!







One the way back home we drove by the Savoy Ballroom where 
we're planning on doing some 
stompin' 
(or "dancing" for all of you who didn't catch that Benny Goodman reference)
this May.




Oh, and this completely random photo was taken to commemorate the realization of how much I enjoy hearing only one side of a phone conversation.
You get to utilize your powers of deduction to determine what's being said in the silent pauses of the conversation, exercise your imagination in filling in the missing pieces, and to write your own words into the blank spaces left by the articulations of the person on the other side of the phone.
Oh, wait...honestly, I think I do this even in a face-to-face conversation. ;)