Monday, January 24, 2011


Paul's feast...
Paul is 16 and he's a very... complex guy. He thinks everything out and voices very little. I am pretty sure that he never says a thing that he hasn't thought through at least a dozen times. At least. He is the epitome of the strong, silent type but inside he is really very sweet and thoughtful. If he sees something that he can do to make your life easier- he's there for you. He gets a kick out of funny things that people do. He spends a lot of time studying and he seems to like that. Go figure. Paul is the self-appointed puddle police. Woe to you if you do not remove your shoes at the door. An all-around great guy and I love him to peices.
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Paul had a "darkness" theme. Honestly, where do these kids come up with these things? Paul is like Johnny Cash in that he wears a lot of black. No, he's not goth, just very practical and insists that it doesn't get stained as easily. So... black it is. Black tablecloth, plates, silverware, napkins and cups. The floor was covered in black balloons (which I had to inflate as the asthmatic isn't going to be able to get that job done and his Dad has nerve damage in his lips and holding a seal while blowing was so funny he had Paul and I in stitches.) Black streamers from the ceiling fans and a black lantern on the table. It was downright dark in there when he invited his guests to the feast amid an eerie tune he recorded of John playing his keyboard. Will had to use a flashlight for the scripture reading(1 john 1:5-7 -God is the light and in Him there is no darkness.) His appetizer was After Dark Doritos and Chicken fingers with BBQ and Asian orange sauce. His meal was a heaping plate of shells and cheese. And his dessert was mini cherry pies with ice cream. He had every variety of Mountain Dew available. Paul went to the Army/Navy store and bought the kids their own MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) for later. We certainly couldn't have held another grain of food.

5 comments:

Isobel said...

I can't believe he is that old. He is aging as quickly as my grandchildren which must mean I am also aging. I love the theme and the food didn't sound half bad either. Those kids surely do have a lot of good ideas.

teelduo said...

If I didn't have Josiah here to remind me our kids are that old then I would say, NO WAY!!! He just cracks me up!

Peni said...

What a dude!! Black suits his sober nature and on him is delightful (those dark eyes and black hair - yummy). I can just see him and Bill laughing and you turning red-faced at blowing the balloons. Keep the fun rolling!

Sarah N. said...

You had me giggling with the image of Bill trying to blow up the balloons! All of the feasts have sounded wonderful. Can't wait to hear about the next one. Love you and miss you!

Lori said...

It must have been great fun! I was laughing just reading it. I especially like the gloves. Heaping plate of Shells and Cheese--DD and DH would have agreed, GREAT MENU!! What was in the MRE's??? Any good treats??