Christmas, New Year's, Wedding, More Subbing and Cardinal Caravan

Happy 2011 Everyone! (22 days late) Sorry about that. I have been horrible about posting to the blog but now that the Christmas rush has come to a complete end I hope to pick it up again on a regular basis. I hope that lent doesn't throw a kink into this plan but it might.

Nate and I had a lovely Christmas season here in Cape Girardeau. We definitely learned what it meant to be church workers during the Christmas season. It was very, very busy. We spent Christmas Day with my parents in St. Louis. It was a nice visit with them. Later, the week after Christmas Shayla and Andrew Gerike were in Missouri so we met up with them in St. Louis and spent the day with them.

On New Year's Eve, Nate preached at church and then we had a great night out with some of the people from church who invited us to be a part of a progressive dinner. This was also an "ugly sweater" progressive dinner. We had a great time.

The next day, Nate and I attended the wedding of Wesly and Will Pinkston. Wesly is one of my very good friends from Camp Lakeview. We had a great time seeing friends and dancing the night away.

This month I have subbed a handful of times at Trinity Lutheran in Cape. I love subbing at Trinity! I love being able to share Jesus with the kids and I also love the people there. They are very welcoming. I subbed for second grade 3 days last week, it would have been four if there wasn't a snow day. So, I had the second grade for what felt like a long time. They were a good class. The snow made them a little over excited seen as how in Missouri we get snow storms maybe 3 or 4 times a winter and it doesn't stay for long. I like it this way because you get the snow but you don't have to see it turn black and get yucky. Nate disagrees. He would love to have lots of snow all the time. Anyway, the second graders were a fun group to have, they exhausted me but I had fun.

This past Monday the St. Louis Cardinals had an event in Cape called the Cardinal Caravan where a few current players and a few Cardinals Alumni come and do a Q&A and sign autographs. My favorite comment was from Al Hrabosky. A kid asked him how he felt about the Cubs. His response to this child was a lengthy explanation about what has happened since the Cubs won a World Series. His answer was "everything" and then proceeded to list many examples. My favorite example was, "Wrigley field was built, five poles were placed at the top of this stadium to fly future world series flags, they rusted, fell down and were never replaced." Some friends from church hooked me up so that I could meet Danny Cox and Colby Rasmus. It was really cool!

Me with Danny Cox

Colby Rasmus signing my baseball

I think that is all for now. God is good!