The life and times of the Godfrey ten.

David and Goliath2

It was monstrous, bigger than anything I had ever seen. I have heard stories, but I personally had never seen anything like it. For one man to carry it was impressive, but to see a woman lug it around like a 3 year old was truly impressive. Then when it hit the table, the legs buckled, the table participants gasped in wonderment, but yet the table held. The whole Church fell silent with anticipation. Who, who, who would be able to tackle such feat? Surely it had to be a big burly man, a manly man. A man who could eat two 12 inch subs in one sitting. A man for which a twelve egg omelet would be considered a good start. A man of Goliath proportions. Yet there was not such a man around. 


In anticipation we waited to see who would claim this dark mound of mass. We had not waited long, when the smallest adult person in the whole room took ownership of the dark mass. We were in shock, nay impressed that such a petite flower would have to gumption to even try such a feat. 

Were we about to witness David and Goliath again? A modern time version? Nay, it could not be. Alas she took her place in front of the mountain of chocolate and then firmly grasped a single small weapon. Though shiny it may be, fearsome it was not. With the apparent skill of one whom had had this battle many times before, she began to meticulously demolish the enemy. And we; we were witness to glorious history before our eyes. What you ask, did we see? We saw our modern day David, her name be Niki, take on the biggest piece of chocolate cake ever put on a paper plate. A plate that must have been reinforced with rebar. Although she could not tame the wild beast in one sitting, there is no doubt in my mind that it no longer lives in our world. I was fortunate enough to get some shots of it before the battle so that it may forever live in cyberspace. This will be a legendary story that I will share with my children’s children.
That is a full size seven pound pumpkin for scale. 


In all fairness it was Pastor Appreciation, so we fully expected all our Pastors to enjoy themselves to the fullest, which I hope they did. We had a great night, and the ladies did such an awesome job decorating that I didn’t want to put any food on the table. However, that would have defeated the purpose of the evening. Lyndsay did an awesome job on the top sirloin, and the beans from Pam were fantastic. There was pasta salad everywhere, and even hot dogs and mac and cheese for the kids. Then the desserts, oh my. They were everywhere, there were so many desserts, that at the end of the night we still had a full table of desserts. It was a grand evening and I can only pray our pastors enjoyed it as much as we enjoy them. 
                  
    
Lyndsay kept a whole pie for himself, and I am not sure who is hiding behind the plastic fork with a plate full of desserts. 
   

Overall it was a great evening and I believe fun was had by a couple, well at least the pastors and that is all that matters. Can’t wait for the Christmas party!! Right Tra? 

6 responses

  1. OH MY GOSH this is FUUUUUNNNY! I think you’re in the wrong field… have you ever considered writing for a living!??? Although, I don’t know of many authors who can support a family of 10??? In any case, count me as your biggest fan and I’ll be the brunt of your jokes any time… well except if you start calling me “Thunder Thighs” cuz that hurts my feelings, ask Ty (big mistake in high school). I would like to state that I still have a little bit of cake in my fridge for tomorrow 🙂 Ok gotta go, my Ipod needs new batteries…

    October 28, 2008 at 5:50 am

  2. OH MY GOSH this is FUUUUUNNNY! I think you’re in the wrong field… have you ever considered writing for a living!??? Although, I don’t know of many authors who can support a family of 10??? In any case, count me as your biggest fan and I’ll be the brunt of your jokes any time… well except if you start calling me “Thunder Thighs” cuz that hurts my feelings, ask Ty (big mistake in high school). I would like to state that I still have a little bit of cake in my fridge for tomorrow 🙂 Ok gotta go, my Ipod needs new batteries…

    October 28, 2008 at 5:50 am

  3. "AD"

    Ok Glenn Gordon Godfrey- What the heck? I am pretty sure that every single picture you guys have of me is with my mouth full. Appreciate it! Ditto Niki on the writing thing, I think your in the wrong line of work.Happy trading Angie

    October 29, 2008 at 12:48 am

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    Ok Glenn Gordon Godfrey- What the heck? I am pretty sure that every single picture you guys have of me is with my mouth full. Appreciate it! Ditto Niki on the writing thing, I think your in the wrong line of work.Happy trading Angie

    October 29, 2008 at 12:48 am

  5. DAVID: Apparently this did not post when I sent it, so here it is again!

    I appreciate it very much. However, I only tease those that:
    1. I love
    2. that I know can take it
    3. that lend themselves to it.
    Therefore, I tease myself a lot. I love myself you know. I am glad you enjoyed it and I am very glad it didn’t hurt your feelings, and I promise never to call you “thunder thighs” as if. If you will notice you are the “petite flower” and I am sure Ty will agree that fits you to a “T”. ( I am talking strictly in appearance, some of the most petite people I know can be a quite a handful. I am not implying nor do I assume anything, just an observation from a man of many travels)

    The funny thing is out of that post the one person who will really really ticked at me is A.D. because of her picture with the plastic fork. But oh well she can take it.

    P.S. We really appreciate you guys a lot, and the ipod thing at the end of your comment, exxcceellleeeennnntttt!!

    November 1, 2008 at 9:28 pm

  6. A.D. This one was for you:

    Well, if you weren’t eating every time we see you, then we would have some good of you. The camping one was good if you recall. Considering you or Tra had not showered and were covered in smoke. I was going to put the one of you walking with the box but it was blurry, so again with the food!

    November 1, 2008 at 9:29 pm

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