Sunday, May 3, 2009

All of our children are teenagers now.

Locals here often say, “ Bahala na, = What will be will be.” For example, I don’t have brakes on my car, Let’s go anyway. Bahala na. This phrase is often used for situations where bodily injury is a real possibility.

This past weekend we were van drivers for a school trip to a mini theme park. It was fun to get to know some of the kids’s friends and see one of the local attractions. I had never ridden on a Ferris wheel before, so Heidi and I got in line behind James and some of his friends. When we got up to the counter, we discovered that it was called, The Wheel of Fate. You might call it the wheel of Bahala na. I wondered who named it. Was it the engineer or the mechanic? I wondered why they chose that name. Was it a design flaw, second class materials, or poorly threaded bolts? I guess I will never know.

Heidi enjoying the Wheel of Fate

This has been a week full of events. Besides tempting fate, Thomas, our youngest, turned 13. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Thomas! He celebrated by spending some time with some of his friends from school.

Charles, survived his first semester at school in Texas and has safely made his way to Oregon to spend the summer with family; an answer to prayer. Good job Charles.

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Michele said...

Wow, how time flies! Happy birthday, Thomas! and Congratulations, Charles!

So happy you have apparently escaped the jaws of "fate". It looks like you all had a blast!

Love from our family to your,

Roo and Wren's Mama said...

Krispy Kremes!? That sounds like a fabulous way to celebrate a special birthday. :) Love the caps too - do those come with every donut order?