Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Dove Foundation Rating

So excited to share with you that the Dove Foundation has awarded Second Chance, the movie our church made this spring a three star rating! We are praying that this movie will impact young people everywhere!


To view the trailer, click HERE

To read the Dove Review,click HERE 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Granny Basketball

Saturday I did some I had wanted to do for several yrs and had never been able to.
I went to a Granny Basketball game!
There is an actual league!
It is primarily in Iowa but is in other states too.
It is a six on six game with the rules of 1920's and 30's.
It is played on a 3-court floor
one court of forwards, one for centers, and one for guard. The centers can not cross the line on either side but can pass the ball from either line.
Players MUST be atleast 50 and there are players in the league in their 80's and 90's!!!
They also have adjusted some of the rules to compliment the phyical ablitlies of the players.
Uniform rule is VERY strict!
sailor collars, middy blouses and bloomers. NO skin can show other than face, neck and lower arms and hands!
NO RUNNING! ( It will be called like a travel)
NO JUMPING, one foot must be on the floor at all times (Another whistle call)
if someone falls  there is a whistle and you will hear
" GRANNY DOWN"


These are from the game before my friend played

The announcer, announces the teams just like in a REAL game :O)

GO PAT !!! 

The "Centers" waiting at their line 

Got your curiosity up??
Check out the website to find out more
http://www.grannybasketball.com/   
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Second Chance.....The Movie

I am SO excited to share this movie trailer with you
We are always sharing good movie ideas with each other
Well, this one is special to me in MANY ways!!!
First of all, our church produced it!
Secondly, I know EVERYONE  in the movie and involved in the movie
Thirdly, It is VERY timely movie for families with Christian teens
and the teens themselves!
It will be made available June 1st.

video
Go to our church's new website for any other info about the movie

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Flying Kites and Blowing Bubbles

This week is absolutely beautiful and today at Colonial Manor was
Outdoor Fun Day
I haven't flown a kite in probably 25yrs. and it was a lot of fun,
and watching Dad and the other residents blowing bubbles
Have I mentioned how much I LOVE spending time with Dad Hoffert ?!?!?!?
 
 
 
 
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

My Little Visitor

My Oriole friend is back this year. He comes and perches on my window frame and sings and sings.
He is SO handsome !!!
 
 
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Monday, May 7, 2012

Eagle Scout

Saturday was a special day for my cousin's son, Taylor. He became an Eagle Scout and was honored at a ceremony Saturday afternoon. It is a VERY difficult acheivement  and we are so proud of him!

One of his last projects was to plan and orchestrate the building of this playground at
their church in Ames. He went around to local businesses and received donations, for supplies
then recruited volunteers and over saw the building of the playground.
Quite a task for a boy the turned 18 on Sunday!!
 
 

It is ALWAYS fun when the cousins get together and this was NO exception! 
 
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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Freedom Rock

The Frredom Rock is just a little out of my way when going back to my folk's after spending the day with Myron's dad. I has seen it several yrs ago but I knew Bubba was getting a new one ready for Memorial Day, so decided to stop and check it out. 
It is another GREAT one!

If you get a chance it is right off of I-80 at the Greenfield exit.


This year Bubba is featuring the Fighting Sullivan Brothers
If you haven't heard of them you need to Google them.
They were 5 brothers from Waterloo

The rock is not quite finished yet but that kinda made it special to see it as a work in progress... Will have to stop by after Memorial Day.


Here are pictures of the rock from the past.



Friday, May 4, 2012

May Day With My Favorite 98 yr Old!! :O)

May first was my first day to spend with Dad this time. When I got there he showed me the cutest May Basket , made for each of the residents by the Manor.
 
 
After lunch we went for a little ride outside

 
Then we sat outside and enjoyed the nice view
 
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Lunch with the Cuz!!!

This is my week to go spend time with Dad Hoffert
Mondays are my travel days and if I get around in time I can make it a leisurly trip.
Yesterday I stopped in Des Moines and had lunch with my sweet cousin, Rita!
We don't get to see a lot of each other so it was a REALLY special lunch....
ALL TOO SOON it was time for her to go back to work....
BUT....
We ARE going to be doing it again REAL SOON !!!! :O)
 
 
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Champion Sunday


Sunday was our "Champion" Sunday. Honoring the bus riders in the morning service,
and the workers in the evening service.

The Bus choir sang in the morning
Brought tears to our eyes as they sang
"Thank You for giving to the Lord" 
 

Our Bus Director for 23 yrs.

Our Bus Workers
 
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