Monday, April 09, 2007

Bowling Party

This weekend we were able to go to Williamsburg a day early and stay with Ickes family. Our Sunday School student, Ashlyn, completed a challenge for our class and won a bowling party with her teachers! She was able to bring a friend, and she chose her younger sister who had never been bowling before. We started out by going to a italian ice/frozen custard place that used to be located in Virginia Beach, but has moved to Williamsburg. Ashlyn and Abby had chosen what they wanted by going on line and had their orders ready to go; however, Don and I had some deep thinking and deciding to do. They do not have anywhere to sit, so we went to the HUGE Yankee Candle Store that has a fountain and seating.

We ended up finding a Jelly Bean guessing jar and decided we would participate in that too.

And even though we left Godiva with one of her favorite dog-sitters, Kristen (Yes, Branines - she loves you too!), we still were thinking of her and found a stuffed Godiva which we couldn't help getting a picture of.

The girls had a great time bowling. We got the bumpers which helped all of our scores. Ashlyn and Abby came up with some pretty funny moves for Don to do before he bowled. A lot of their inspiration was from the old show "Perfect Strangers" and when Balki (Spelling?) went bowling. Mom, you would have thought that Don was hilarious. He was hopping, twirling, and doing the Flinstones' twinkle toe moves. Having said this, our scores were as follows:

Don - 92
Abby - 89 (Not too shabby for her first time!)
Ashlyn - 73

and the big winner . . . (drum roll, please) . . .

Katrina - 183!!!! I had about 4-5 strikes and 3-4 spares! I was on fire! Thanks Dad for all those helpful tips growing up! This was the best game I've ever bowled!

Afterwards, we headed back to their house and ended up watching a few episodes of "Green Acres", which Don and I had never seen before, but got quite a kick out of it. It was much better than what I thought it would be. We followed that up with the game "Apples to Apples".

After Pastor Eric and Jalyn came home from their night out with friends we ended up staying up talking until 1:30. It was great! We see them every Sunday, but we had a great time one-on-one with them.

Thanks again Ickes' for your hospitality and your love towards us! We love you guys!


Kristin said...

Nice post; sounds like you had a great weekend! Thanks for coming tonight it was so nice to see you agian! I'll try to check out your blog maybe once a month. I'm so bad at blogging. There aren't enough hours in a day.

The Horaks said...

What an incredible score, Katrina!! I can't believe you said that you had never seen Green Acres! What is WRONG with you?! j/k! :D

Conleys said...

Wow - great bowling score. Now I know whose team to be on next time we go. I'm horrible at bowling!!

That was so sweet of you guys to take the Ickes' girls out. I'm sure they loved it. Glad you got some good fellowship time at the Ickes' too. We too stayed up late when we went up there a couple weeks ago. It's always so nice to get up and not have to drive far to church isn't it?

Enjoy your spring break!!

Tfipps said...

Great bowling score...must have been from all of that practice you had up here at the Iron Mountain bowling alley...or perhaps you went to the more "quaint" Wausakee bowling alley!!

Karis said...

How fun for the girls to hang out with you guys for the evening. Even though your Sunday School class is small in numbers, your impact is huge!

I don't know if Kristen told you, but we camped out at your house with her so we could give John and Beth a break from hosting us. (She didn't think you would mind, and I hope she was right. :-) What a cute place you have!

T.J. and Shannon said...

Great pics! Sounds like you guys had a blast. Katrina...what can I are a bowling superstar! :)

jeileenbaylor said...

I'm so proud of you and your great bowling escapade :o) YAHOOOO YOU!
Happy Easter by the way! I am on Spring break too, but I am in PA, so we'll have to get together when we get back :o)

Amanda Lee said...

I just have to tell you what sweet skills you have. You know like bowling skills, and jelly bean counting skills, and ice cream eating skills . . . .:)
Thanks for sharing. Love the pics
You guys are going to make great parents someday.
Love ya

Hunter Happenings said...

Hey Don and Katrina,
That looks like so much fun. I hope you guys are doing well. Although, I am a tad jealous, cause I dont think ive ever scored higher then Hope you have a great week.