Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Beaverdale Fall Festival Parade

Beaverdale Fall Festival ParadeFirst Federated Church participated in the 2006 Beaverdale Fall Festival Parade. A lot of great volunteers served to make the church's float in the parade such a great success on Saturday, September 23.

Todd Pierce and a crew designed and built the float. Kay Pierce and her crew organized the walkers and the items distributed (candy, etc.). Nancy Jones and Womens Association served refreshments in our parking lot where the parade forms up. Bob Heemsbergen provided the truck and hayrack. Many played a part in making this one of the biggest parades in Iowa with over 105 entries.

Click on the photo to see photos taken at the parade.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Men's Retreat

The men of First Federated Church spent the weekend of September 22-24 at the Des Moines YMCA near Boone, IA for a fall retreat. Through teaching, activites, games, and team challenges the men discovered they are not alone in their journey through life.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Thomas the Tank Engine

Thomas Tank Engine (43) The family went and saw Thomas the Tank Engine today. The boys had a lot of fun.

The had a lot of activities for the kids to do while waiting for Thomas. The actual train ride was less than 30 minutes, but it was long enough. The expressions on the boys faces was precious when the train first started to move. Their eyes got really big as the train slowly moved away from the train station.

Thomas Tank Engine (132)There were a lot of other families to visit Thomas as well. We ran into two other boys named "Ean" which really surprised mom. The weather was pretty great too.

If you ever get the chance you'll need to ask Jayne about what Ean said when he first saw Thomas pulling up into the train station. It was pretty cute.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Neighborhood Picnic

Last Sunday the boys had a lot of fun at the Neighborhood Picnic our church held September 10. Even though it rained and moved everything indoors everyone had a great time.

Ean was brave enough to give the bounce house a try with mom. He loved it.

I took a bunch of other photos and put them on Flickr. I made some of them public. To see them all you need to be one of my friends or family member.