I think I did pretty well on the written test (one hour to complete, 200 questions – I almost finished, at the 175th question), but I did really badly at the oral round. I was only able to attempt to recite two passages out of 25 out of...umm...300? 500? I forget. Anyway, yeah, that’s that.
During the time in the waiting rooms (before and after the oral test), we wrote thank you letters to sponsors, judges, proctors, etc. I wrote a letter to a woman whose job description was ‘operations’. (What is ‘operations’?!) I just basically thanked her for taking time out of her day to help us. BTW, I think my friend knows this lady, though I’ve never met her. I also started a thank-you letter to Chick-Fil-A for giving us ice cream cards, but I didn’t finish it because I had to leave to take my oral test. One of the girls next to me wrote a letter thanking Taco Bell for free taco cards...which we learned later were expired. :) Oops!
Before, in between, and after the tests, everyone hung out in the Family Fun Center. Yes, it was a lot of fun. We munched on snacks, stood around talking and...played four-square!! It was inside, and it was amazing. I think it was a huge-stress reliever, which is why it was a big hit. It was for most of the junior kids (ages 11-14), anyway. We were all disappointed when we couldn’t play anymore, because some tables were moved over the four-square...uhh...squares. So then we played ninja, but that quickly became boring because it was a really large group and it took too long to go around the circle.
After all of the tests were over, and after we ate lunch, we all joined in the sanctuary and they handed out trophies, did a raffle, did a little contest, etc. Then we ate ice cream!! After helping clean up a little, Mom took the boys home, and I stayed with Dad and helped clean up some more. Needless to say, we didn’t go to church this evening – we’re planning on going tomorrow morning. And we might to see the Reysen family there! Mrs. Reysen is the one who hosted this local Bible Bee, BTW. Her children were in the Bible Bee (well, duh), and one of her daughters might be going to nationals. We’ll see. We get to know on Wednesday who is going to nationals (which is in Nashville, BTW).
Here’s some pictures from today...and some silly pics we took yesterday at lunch (please click on them for captions!). So, thanks again for all your prayers, and I hope y’all have a great weekend!!