One Long (but fun) Day

March 16, 2008 at 8:11 pm (Uncategorized)

It’s been interesting lately as Mark and I have had a small reversal of roles when it comes to me now working full time for the church and him not. Yesterday, for example, was our Spring Carnival. In previous years we’ve done the Church Picnic and Easter Egg Hunt with a few thousand eggs. But this year we went all out.

Carnival rides, 9 bounce houses, free cotton candy and shaved ice. And then there were the eggs…30,000 of them. And they were dropping from a helicopter (well, only about 10,000 came out of the helicopter – gotta leave room for the pilot). It was huge!

The people, they came and they came. Seems you advertise a free spring carnival and people are all over that! We had about 275 non-Palm Valley families attend the event and we’re hoping that they’ll join us for Easter services next weekend.

I was there at 8 to set up. The event ran from 10-1 during which I saw Mark and the kids for about a total of 10 minutes. He had to chase them around, stand in long lines, etc. while I ran from here to there. Afterward I had time for a quick shower and change of clothes before heading to Kim’s baby shower which was great fun. Today I am sore, sunburned and nursing a huge headache!

Here’s a few fun pictures.






  1. Stacey said,

    I know my kids had a blast! It seemed like one of the biggest events Palm Valley has ever done. I was surprised and excited by the turn out. Praying that maybe we’ll break through to some of those people. Our Easter services could all be very full!

  2. Stacey said,

    Oh yeah, you should have gotten a picture of Jeff running a cotton candy machine. He was pretty covered in it, too :o)

  3. Susie said,

    Thanks for sharing the pics! I wish I could have been there…sounds like it was a lot of fun!

    Great that you and Mark have a relationship where you can share responsibilities and switch roles whenever necessary! That says alot about the two of you!

  4. Mark said,

    Just for the record, the long wait really made the snow cone taste good ๐Ÿ™‚ .
    The whole day was of waiting in lines was like being at Disneyland, except free… Maybe if we tell that to the kids they won’t want to go bad ๐Ÿ™‚ They probably had just as much fun in bouncehouses actually. I wish you could have seen Natty on the tee-cup ride with her dad. You would think she was having the absolute time of her life, but she’s pretty easy to please.

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