I've never worn flip flops to a bonfire.
Instead of having a regular youth service tonight we had a bonfire at our neighbor's house. We had all the normal bonfire fare - hotdogs, s'mores, and...flip flops. I suppose that's what happens when you have a bonfire in Florida on a balmy November evening. It rained earlier today, making it rather muggy, but it was a good time and quite certainly the hottest and at times, tallest, fire I've ever seen.
I've also never been to a "signing." There is a girl in our youth group who is one of the best softball players in the state and has been given a full scholarship to a Division 1 school. FULL scholarship. We were invited to go to the school today and watch her sign the papers and then have a few refreshments. It was actually kind of neat to take part in this occasion. A few other friends and family were there, as well as the local NBC affiliate. We recorded the news and caught a glimpse of ourselves as we watched. From what we heard, this is the first time a student from Wewa High School has had this opportunity, so it's a pretty big deal. Congratulations, Sam!
I am thankful for neighbors who are willing to host a group of teenagers at their house, complete with the trail of grass leading to and from their bathroom.