Our Little Builder is SIX
Wheels Up!

Axe-Throwing

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It's not something I ever pictured myself doing, but when the church elders decided to have an outing together with their spouses, who am I to be a party-pooper?

That's me and Kim on the far left...our pastor CJ in the front, and 4 of the other 5 church elders (including our son Kristoffer and son-in-law Zach) and their spouses in our Viking-for-the-day garb.

 
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Who knew there was an axe-throwing venue in Indianapolis???

 


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Of course, waivers have to be signed...we would be throwing REAL axes!  YIKES!!!

 


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Dana as a lovely Viking queen....

 

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My most intimidating, tough Viking look...

 


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...and my handsome Viking man sporting braids?!

 


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Pre-throwing instructions from our Ax-spert named Sapling. (???...that's what his name tag said...)

Each of us had a couple of practice rounds before the competitions (YES...COMPETITIONS!) began.


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Zach and CJ, focused and ready to lead the troop!

I was very thankful for that strong metal fence between us...

 

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These are real and sharp axes!

 

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Zach did well right from the start.  It's not as easy as it looks...I was thankful just to get one to stick once in a while!

 


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My man is focused and ready!

 


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Nice shot, Jeff!  He would prove to be one of the best axe-throwers in the group.

 

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Dana and Emily were next...

 


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And then it was my turn.  Not a natural, by any stretch of the imagination!  Most of my throws didn't even sink into the target.

Sapling divided us up into 2 teams and the competition was on!

 

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Nice shot, Kristoffer!

 


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Rosie was the first to get a bullseye!

 


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And CJ got one too!  That pretty much finished off our first team competition, a game of Hangman determined by points.

 


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Losers.  As Kristoffer succinctly put it, we had our "axes" handed to us in both the team competitions.

 

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The second competition involved a tic-tac-toe game, with certain points assigned to certain squares.

 


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Once more, Rosie led her team to victory!  What a WOMAN!!!  (Despite that questionable shirt she's wearing...)

 


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The final competition was "Sudden Death"...each of us had 2 lives and the last man/woman standing would be the Viking victor.

 


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Kim stayed alive in a big way...the blue dots were worth a whopping 10 points!

 


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One by one, Jeff took a "life" of each of us...

 

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...and had the privilege of watching from his throne as the rest of us fought each other.

 

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Father versus daughter.  One will "die"....

 


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"Almost" is not good enough in a battle to the death....

 

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The final face-off to determine who is Lumber Lord!  Jeff versus CJ...

 


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CJ emerges with the Viking victory!

 


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Winning a free pass to come back for more awe-throwing...

 


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...and the stamp declaring CJ the Lumber Lord.  Perfect spot for that "tattoo"!

Rumor has it that it took quite a lot of hard scrubbing to remove that before the next day's Sunday sermon...

 

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Even though I never really caught on very well, we all had a great time!  Never in my wildest imagination did I ever think I'd be...

....axe-throwing.

 

Comments

Lisa

Way to go, Mom! And Terry, that shirt may be questionable, but who won the game on Saturday??? Boiler Up! :)

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