Sunday, November 18, 2012

Parade of Great Proportions and Importance

Today is Wigglie #3's birthday. He doesn't usually look this colorful or made up.

Yesterday was the Grand Rapids Christmas Parade and our church had a float in the parade for our Christmas production "How Christmas Saved the Grinch."

I had three of my Wigglies walk with me and they had a ball handing out candy and invitations.

We had a sleep over the night before and we started the day with pancakes and sausage before we put on make up and hair color.

Wigglie #1, #3 and #2 all ready to leave for the parade.

Me and Lynda Lee Shab are so excited to see our written work dance, sing, act and jump off the page.

Charlie the dog enjoyed the parade too.

Wigglie #1 spotted Grampa in the crowd.
Our who-wonderful director Mrs. B.

The Grinch with the Mayor of Grand Rapids.

Wigglie #2, the Grinch, Wigglie #3 and Wigglie #1.

The main cast.

A smidgen of Whoville townspeople.

Wigglie #1 on a Who Bike.
If you are within driving distance I would encourage you to come and see the production. The dates and times are December 8, 2:00PM and 6:00PM, December 9, 6:00 PM, December 15, 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM and December 16, 6:00 PM. Tickets are FREE.

We would love to have you join us.

The most precious part of the day was a a question Wigglie #2 had for me. The night before the parade I was telling them how much fun it would be and that we had to GIVE the candy, not throw the candy. We had invitations to hand out to the play too. I explained to them that when we invite the people to the play that those people just might come. And some of those who come just might learn about Jesus and get saved. And, that someday we might meet them in heaven and they would tell us that they got saved because of the invitation at the Christmas parade.

That thought stayed with that little wiggle. He asked me "Grama, when we hand them the invitation do we ask them if they want to come to the play or if they want to get saved?"

Oh, how I love that little boy.

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  1. Would so love to see this. Wish we could come. Looks like so much fun.

  2. TOTALLY planning on it, Di :) Was so fun last year.

  3. Dianne, I'm sorry to say that I missed the parade. Your family looks adorable! Where is their play taking place? I didn't see any information regarding the location. We just may come and join you at one of the performances.

    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    1. Nancee - the performances are Dec 8 and 15 at 2:00PM and 6:00 PM and Dec 9 and 16 at 5:00 PM at Resurrection Life Church. Free tickets will be available beginning Sat. Nov. 24th at the Word Shop - the book store in Res Life. For more info check out or call the church at 534-4923. Would love to have you and make sure you find me after the performances - I'll be there helping out one way or another.

    2. Diane, thanks so much for the info. I'm familiar with Res Life. I'll make it a point to get tickets. I think it would be fun to see the performance. My youngest daughter is 25, but I'm sure she would enjoy it too! I'll let you know which performance we're attending, and we might just be able to share a Christmas hug! Thanks again!


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