// March 10th, 2008 // 1 Comment » // Bella, Brad's Life, Photography, Small Group
Every week goes by quicker and quicker, it seems. This weekend was nice and relaxing, but pretty busy.
We had a fondue party (pictures here) on Friday night with our small group, which was a blast. The guys ended up playing Madden ‘08 for a good 3-4 hours, and the girls chatted downstairs.
In preparation for the fondue party we had been looking for a white 42″ kitchen table with 2 chairs and flip down sides… not that we are ever specific. The cheapest we could find around town was $600, and the fastest it could get here was 4 weeks. No good. Instead, we went to Meijer and picked up a table and 2 chairs and sanded/painted them. We need to put another coat on the table, but it turned out good enough just in time for the party. (Pictures of the table here)
Yesterday was the beginning of the church league basketball tournament. We were the 9 seed out of 10 teams (2-6 baby!), so we had to play a buy-in game to actually get into the tournament. We were down as many as 16 with 6 minutes left, but fought back and won the game by 1. I played my worst game of the year, but hit a 3 down the stretch to tie it up, then proceeded to miss 4 straight free throws (what the heck?). We were up 51-50 and they had the ball with 19 seconds left. They brought it down, a guy drove to the hole, I slipped in behind him and blocked his layup, then proceeded to ROLL the ball down to the other end of the court so the clock would expire and I wouldn’t have to go to the free throw line again. Pretty heads up play, eh? SO, since we won at 2pm we had the extreme honor to come back and play the #1 seed at 6pm. We played our best half of the season and were only down 4 going into the last minute of the first half, but we just ran out of juice. With only 6 guys on the team, 4 quarters of ball is tough. I think we ended up losing by 35. Oh well, it was a good season and I don’t think many of us expected to pull off the upset.
To end the weekend, Jen’s glasses broke.. again. Since she’s getting new ones for her birthday on Wednesday (how exciting, huh?), we did what any smart person would do. We recycled them to a good cause….. Bella.
Sure they are missing 1 lens, and the other one makes her dizzy, but she really likes them. I need to fashion some sort of Croakies out of a rubber band for her. (More pictures here).
Have a good week, folks. Enjoy the weather and extra hour of sun!