August 20, 2010

Oh, Where, Oh, Where Have the Millers been?

The answer is: at VBS! Our church decided to host VBS for the first time in years (they used to have it, but stopped having enough kids in the church to make it a priority). Lucas and I, as you can imagine, played an integral role. Not only were we the connection to the partnering church who gave us their materials, props, decorations, etc. (my dad's church!), but I ended up being the decorations coordinator, Lucas was in charge of Games, I was the skit coordinator (and Lucas and I were both in it), I was the photographer, he taught the Bible story the last day, etc. In a small church, everyone takes on many roles to accomplish a project this big!

Even the twinners helped decorate!


VBS was, in our opinion, a smashing success! We averaged 16 kids a day (4 times the number of kids in our church who are VBS age!), and had multiple kids tell us how much they LOVED coming to VBS! One told us the first night was the best night of his life! Their enthusiasm helped boost our spirits anytime our energy started to wane (which is a lot when you're trying to keep up with that many kids!)
"Water Woman" working the registration table the first day.
"Pizza Man" trying to find and diffuse an egg bomb (note: Lucas was not a fan of this, and kept trying to get me to change it, but I knew the kids would LOVE it, and some said it was their favorite part!)
Pizza Man & Water Woman with their teacher and advisor "Maintenance Mac" - or us with the guy who also did the skits with us :)
We are exhausted, the twins came down with nasty colds the last night of VBS, I'm pretty sure I caught it as well, the house has been neglected, the fridge and cabinets are bare...we're desperately trying to get back to life as normal. AND, I only have 1 week until the triathalon (and I spent the entire morning driving to and completing a practice tri ON the course we will be racing on next week!).

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

HOW COOL!! Will there be more blogs on Bible School? Miss everyone. Nana

Kim said...

There won't be any more posts on VBS here because all of the other VBS pics have pictures of the kids, and I only have photo releases to use their pictures on the church's website. BUT, there is a post for each day on the church's website, so you can go there. somersetchurch.com.

Anonymous said...

One more hurdle met and a success!! Congratulations to you and Lucas and your church. You planted a good seed to multiply for next year's VBS! Grandpa and I were very blessed to be present for your Dad's special day that happens to be his birthday as well!He is very loved by the church there!!! A great day! Love and prayers, Grandma

Anonymous said...

Allie especially and Ryan look so old in these pictures, I can't hardly stand to look at them. Where are our babies???? Nana

Melanie said...

How fun! It looks like you guys did great. I think I would have enjoyed VBS! And to answer you question about the rides at the park. . .yes, they are there year around. It cost $6 for a 10 punch card. It's a cheap fun day for the girls. We go about 3 times a summer.

Lauren and Jeff said...

I was also thinking Allie looks really grown-up in this post ...