Monday, February 27, 2012

Joel Crosses Over to the Other Side

Of course I have tons of pictures of last night's event, but my dad is more on top of life than I am, so I'm posting the pic he emailed me a hot minute after the event. Retired guys and their iPhones ... what are ya gonna do with 'em?

So this is Dad Steve and Stepmom Nancy (note her Nana shirt ... very cool), who came to Joel's Blue and Gold Scouts banquet last night. Yes, folks, he walked over a real bridge and crossed over ... to the other side of scouting ... Boy Scouts, that is. Black gold. Texas tea. Oops, stuck in Beverly Hillbillies land again.

It was AMAZING. Over 100 people turned out on a Sunday night to celebrate two boys crossing over. Crossing over sounds like the boys died and went to heaven, right? Actually, it's like Aron and I died and went to heaven because I hear parents are less involved in Boy Scouts. In Cubbies, we had meetings at our house, coordinated day camp last year, recruited new boys and were Den Leaders for 3 years. Since Michael doesn't want to do Scouts, we are on a break until Sam decides to join.

Keeping up the crossing over/heaven schtick, when the boys go to Boy Scouts they are at that age when they are starting to want their parents less involved in their business anyway. I was a little struck last night by the fact that I have to start letting my baby boy go :-(

So besides Dad and Nancy, Aron's parents and brother came along with 5 of Joel's cousins! Jordan and Ian came early to help set up and chase kids, and Abby and Spencer (my very 1st Confirmation kid ever two years ago!) stayed to clean up. Aron and I took them to 711 after for drinks. Not like margaritas, but like Slurpees!
Gotta go ... Sam woke up a little crabby and I gotta slam some coffee while it's hot since the microwave broke. It's a whole new world without a microwave!


  1. You know, I was thinking about finding a Boy's Scouts for my boys but unsure about it. I'm scared to have to go somewhere without their dad and stuff like that. I was just talking to a mom about it. Hmmm....

  2. in cub scouts parents come to everything if they can. in boy scouts they are encouraged to do more for themselves (the boys). aron or i would go to his boy scout meeting with him weekly but aron has a meeting at that time and i have a sam who likes to sleep then or 4 other little crazies who might be a little disruptive. ah, the trials of a big family. but it's all worth it!

  3. Congratulations to Joel. Boy scouts - seems like that's "young men's" stuff instead of boy stuff, huh!?

    On another note - we have an extra microwave. The LCD display is rather wonky (meaning you can't really read the numbers), but the microwave itself is in perfect working order. Interested?


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  5. We are so proud of Joel!!! It takes a lot of time and work to accomplish this "crossing over". Kerrie and Aron, you have done a great job in raising Joel to become such a mature and accomplished young man. "Way to Go"!

    Kay and Amanda


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