The Green, Green Grass of Home

We whipped up some “official supporter” t-shirts as thank-you gifts for the people attending our vision dinners this month.  We thought we’d do a nice, spring-full-of-hope-and-brightness version, rather than the ever popular black t-shirt (and because people have been requesting it).   We decided on a bright white with Heaven Fest green (aka Jeanie-green) print.

Here is the green we had in mind.

See the groovy-70s green above?  That slightly yellow-er green that matches my computer???  Uh-huh.  That was the green I was expecting.

Here is what we got. 


It was such a unique green color I thought the t-shirt guy (who is w o n d e r f u l to us, btw) had invented it!  I think I’ll call it: Longmont Green.

But leave it to Stef and Wrex to turn it into a beautiful St. Patrick’s Day fashion statement.  They really did look bright and beautiful at our family dinner for Wrex’s wRunzas night!  You can hardly tell Stef is pregnant (due 8/9/10…how cute is that??), but Wrex is showing a little more.


How did Stef manage to match that Longmont green?  She is good!

We ate Runzas, aka Nebraskan Mystery-Meat Sandwiches, now known as Wrex’s wRunza’s and plopped on the couch for a family photo (everyone is there, but sadly you can only see Tredessa’s legs on the right, Rocky’s knee and Jovan’s pregnant belly on the left…guess we should have checked that…?), and ate lots of delicious desserts (Stef made 2 rolled ice cream cakes: a Reese’s PB and a mint-chocolate and Stormie did Andes-Mint-style Brownies)! 

Most everyone wore green (although I have never seen so many clashing shades of it in my life), so we pinched each other just because anyway. 


I call this portrait: Two bald guys in the kitchen.

Our planned entertainment of timing Jovan’s contractions was not to be.  But the grandbebes kept us laughing and the ‘wRunzas’ turned out, so it was a good night.



It’s not THAT KIND of snow!!!

Yes, it is snowing today – the day before spring.  But simmer down, people.  It has been warm.  It is not here to stay.  Do you know why it is here??? 

To make everything GREEN!

Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!

Romans 15.7 The Message

I can live with that!

God spoke: “Earth, green up! Grow all varieties of seed-bearing plants, Every sort of fruit-bearing tree.” And there it was. Earth produced green seed-bearing plants, all varieties, And fruit-bearing trees of all sorts. God saw that it was good. It was evening, it was morning— Day Three.

Genesis 1.11 The Message

7 thoughts on “The Green, Green Grass of Home

  1. HAHAHAHA – yes, Chyrl! Dave made a point to say that HE was bald by choice! ;) ADORABLE post, Jeanie and an even better actual wRunza night. LOVED every minute of it! Oh…and Wrex has now joined Jenny Craig…

  2. Yes, the wRunzas were heavenly! You can’t get much better than bread wrapped around meat and cheese…come on now! And it was LOVELY having the Phipps’ over!

  3. Hey Stef. Men who bald naturally have an excess of a version of testosterone which means we’re really manly men. Those that shave thier heads are just wannabe’s!

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