Christine helps us with our youth praise team. She prepares song lists, selects new songs for us to sing, and works with the liturgists to ensure we have songs for our services. She and her family are also going to be moving in the new year. Their new home is presently being gutted and redone inside. She needed to move some items to that new home, and asked if the YP could help out. I asked, and they obliged. So here are some pics and comments about our Saturday morning of November 27th.
We began by getting warm and cozy in the hallway while we waited for Christine to arrive home. She dropped off her children at my home so they would be out of the way. We arrived to find Christine's parents waiting for her too. Here are some of the gang waiting.
I discovered that Stuart played the smart role of being out of town for the weekend, so he avoided this move altogether. Very crafty if you ask me!! : )
Our moving vehicle for the day. It runs on vegetable oil.
William wasted no time getting moving with the move.
Hannah and Fontana got right to work too.
Christine helped us as well. Lots of bed frames left their old home. Sleeping on mattresses only for a couple of months.
Chris and David working hard too.
There were some larger boxes to carry. This one was full of stuffed bears, so not too heavy.
Oh, I almost forgot. Rosy was there too and worked very hard.
And then there was Megan. She showed up JUST as the van was loaded up. The funny part is Christine's new home is right around the corner from Megan, so she was just going straight back home again..... : ). It doesn't pay to be fashionably late all the time, eh Megan! : )
The bus loaded and ready to go.
My van with some of th YP in there. They sure can be loud. As you can see, Hannah is commenting on something David said, I think.
We arrived at the new home and began to unload.
William started things off. Hmmmm, the house doesn't look like move in material yet eh!
The insulation sure is pretty......sure glad it's not the drywall.
Hey Megan, nice of you to join in the work. Better late than never I always say.
Rosy and William bring in the biggest doll house I've ever seen. 1230 square centimeters, as David liked to say.
We loaded all the stuff in the unfinished basement.
Chris tried on a new hat.
Hmmmmm, and there's that David name again. Remember the post from the youth room. His name was up in paint there. I think he's beginning to think a bit much of himself.
After unloading, we took a small load of dressers to the BFM store. I think the car ride must have been too much for Chris b/c he's got a good strangle hold on Fontana. She probably had it coming, but I broke it up before it got lethal.... : )
Yes, now, back to work and everyone getting these last items into the store.
Andy, someone who works at the BFM store, and goes to Calvin, took this opportunity to utilize some of the guys in our group to help him unload some larger items that had been donated. Timing is everything.
One mistake we made was letting the ladies of the group have time to do some shopping. Never should have let that happen.....never!!!!!
Hannah and Megan found a couple of dresses they wanted to try on. Here you see Fontana and Rosy making sure the curtains on the change rooms don't allow for any of us to see something we shouldn't.
Let me tell you something about these 4 girls (no Megan, you aren't one of them, and well, Rosy is about 1/2 of the issue). Whenever Fontana and Hannah get together, the decibel level increase 10 fold. It happened in the BFM store. The volunteers were telling them to hush up. They say that I can be embarrassing sometimes!!!! It works the other way around as well.
While waiting I saw this mirror standing there, so I snapped a picture of myself, since I don't get in too many on this blog. I notice that Chris was right behind me. I didn't notice that until just now. : )
Once out of the store, it was back to Christine's home for some pizza. As we were waiting for it to arrive a bunch of the group began playing music on the piano and keyboard. Noise, Noise, Noise!!!
Eventually the pizza's arrived. Sorry Fontana, we forgot to get you the gluten free pizza's........really sorry about that. They tasted good though. How was your apple Fontana?
There they are eating and relaxing. Quiet b/c they have food in their mouths. : )
We had a fun morning, and were able to help out Christine's family. Thanks a bunch Chris, Rosy, Hannah, Fontana, William, Megan and David for helping out and sharing God's love to others.
Below are a couple of video clips for your enjoyment.
Enjoy some video of our YP working hard and enjoying their work to the fullest.
Here's a short clip of Christine explaining how they ended up gutting their new home.....