“Never forget what Jesus did for you. Never take lightly what it cost Him. And never assume that if it cost Him His very life, that it won't also cost you yours.”
~Rich Mullins

Oct 30, 2010

Falling Trees, Scorpions, Wishbones.....

Well, today was a very eventful day. Trying to get ready for the Lew Sterrett presentation tomorrow, we had a couple families come help us set up the tent, shades, chairs, etc. When all that was done, Dad and some of the other guys decided to take out a huge dead cottonwood tree in our back yard. After pulling down some HUGE pieces, they got the whole tree down, and proceeded to start cleaning it up.
Here's a video of the guys pulling down part of the tree. I think they enjoyed yelling "TIIMMMBBEERRR" more than anything else :)

Then....we found the scorpions. In the bark of the tree were TONS of gigantic scorpions. (we decided it was evolution...you know, the tree evolving into scorpions) It turned into a game...the younger boys would use hatchets and strip the bark off the stumps and then when they found a scorpion, Mr. K or Geramy would grab it (they had gloves on), and then we put them all in a jar. Final count....16!! And we could have found more.
Dad: "This is heavy!!"

Geramy: "This is easy!...carrying scorpion-infested wood!"

It was fun, until Mr. R got stung. A scorpion crawled up his pants leg and stung his knee. Pandemonium broke lose as everyone ran around getting ice, Benadryl, etc. Everything turned out fine, but it made some of us put on boots and tuck our jeans into our boots so no scorpions could go up our pants! Aaahhh...I hate scorpions!!!!! They're so evil looking!

Here's a video of Dad and Mr. K breaking our "Waddell Wishbone." Yeah, we grow 'em big out here in the country!

So, I think everything is ready for tomorrow. Brooke and I had so much fun because we had so many inside jokes that we would just start laughing about and it was driving the girls crazy cause we wouldn't tell them! We got called "trouble," "cohorts," and "hard working airheads!" (The last was because we were trying to set up tables...and failing!)
It was really fun, and thanks so much to everyone who came and helped!!
Sooooooooo excited for tomorrow!

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