Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Saturday was our "Fiesta" day, so we all started out downtown at The Guenther House for breakfast. Then Larry and John went over to the HEB arsenal while Joan and I went to the King William Festival. The crowds didn't bother Joan or me, but the guys decided it was a bit much for them.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Today was the official kick-off of Fiesta, the big annual celebration in San Antonio. We started with a parade of floats made by the first graders and then partied all afternoon. The reason I don't have pictures of the parade, is because I was leading the parade in the EP Eagle costume...what I wouldn't do for these kids!
After I recovered from heat stroke, I visited classrooms and tried to get my strength back by sampling the delicious food parents had brought...it was a fun day and a great start to Fiesta!
Although we went to the Easter service on Friday evening to make room for guests at the other five services, we both went on Sunday morning to serve. I of course was teaching Sunday School, and Larry was driving the cart in the parking lot. The crowds were incredible and Max preached an awesome message from The Story that just happened to be on the risen Lord...good timing, huh? This next picture is a presentation done by our fifth graders that was done in all six services and then I was able to take a picture when they performed it for our children at the last service on Sunday. It was a "musical video" about the death and ressurection of Jesus and had been written by a teen in our church who also led the fifth graders.
After church on Easter, we had made reservations for brunch at a hotel downtown, but that was a huge disappointment...bad service, unappealing food and surroundings...we won't be going there again! That evening, Larry and I took off again on the bike and rode up to Canyon Lake. It was beautiful and kind of restored the day for us. We ended the day at The Gristmill, one of our favorite restaurants in Gruene.
Monday, April 6, 2009
This last picture is something I did today that was a little strange...
My school had just gotten a mascot costume because we're the "Encino Eagles" and just as we were preparing for an assembly, the principal asked if I would be the Eagle. I had to run out and put this strange costume on with tights and everything and fly into the room (rather difficult with giant bird feet) and surprise the kids. Actually, I really enjoyed it, other than the fact that it was so hot I was dripping wet when I finally took it off...
Saturday, April 4, 2009
It was a beautiful day and not too hot, and the streets were all blocked off for the runners. I stopped several times to take pictures, but other than that I kept up a pretty good pace. I certainly didn't come in first, but it was fun being involved anyway.