Saturday, October 24, 2009

Six Word Saturday


Getting ready for the AMAZING RACE!!!



No - not the tv show... but the youth event that is going down today!  Ever see the tv show?  Then you know what's in store for the youth form our church today.  They will be taking out at 3:00 from our church & have 12 different "pit stops" they have to go to.  The pit stops involve homes of people from the church & they have to perform whatever activity that host home involves... talk about fun!

Because we dont want these kids on the road driving like idiots (like they do on the show) - we're basing it on timed events at each pit stop.  Safety first! 

These kids are going to come to the finish line wet, muddy, poop smelling & probably ready to gag...now THAT'S a youth event.  The pastor's wife hit the nail on the head - she said, "if someone throws up on themselves or pees on themselves - that's a true sign of a successful youth event"... amen sister!

At my house - the pit stop is involving dimes... & a mess... they have to dig in a 5 gallon bucket that is filled with macaroni (thanks Lynn!) & tomato sauce to find 50 dimes... there are also like 200 pennies & 100 nickels mixed in...

Some other pit stops involve shoveling horse poop, an obstacle course, archery, ponds on people's property, bobbing for apples IN ICE!!!!!, Christmas carol challenges, a gross buffet....how much fun is that going to be?

We have the best church family that is involved with these kids... & a big thanks to Christy - who is the MASTER of organizing events!  And to our youth minister Jeremy, who is all about letting these kids have fun!

So off to get my "pit stop" ready...

13 comments:

  1. That sounds awesome! Make sure you post some pics; I'm sure my kids would love to see them!

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  2. That is the best idea I've ever heard! I love what you have going on at your house. I hope everyone is taking photos. I would love to see some of this!!!

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  3. I have been looking forward to this ever since we talked about it! Pictures, please (like I have to ask!).

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  4. Oh my word that sounds crazy! I bet the kids will love it! LOL

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  5. I love Amazing Race! That sounds like a blast. We had scavenger hunts as youth events, divided into teams and adult chaperones drove to be sure we were safe and not running amok.

    Thanks for playing 6WS, I hope everyone had a great time!

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  6. hah! that sounds like so much fun. i hope you get some great pictures!

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  7. How cool is that! Let us know how it goes!

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  8. Had a great time at our Christmas Carol stop... and all the kids seemed to have a blast at all of the stops... welll..... minus the poop!!!!

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  9. bobbing for apples in ice - brrrrrr...I'm assuming the ice is just floating around not that the apples are embedded in the ice - because that would be rather tricky!

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