Thursday, May 28, 2009

Hamba Kahle Jon!

We said goodbye to Ben's brother Jon yesterday after a fun-filled 2 weeks with him here. It was so great to have the company! Especially while Ben worked lots. We wanted to tell you thank you so much for coming and spending the time with us. You're the best!

Highlights:
-Tons of Lion and Tiger play time.
-The big bird chasing Ben
-The lions that bit Jon's back and butt, Ben's crotch, Jon's biceps, Ben's feet, Jon's shoes. They had so many scratches, holes, and bruises.
-Game Drives at the Lion Park and in Pilanesberg.
-Jon Bungee Jumping. Hilarious.
-Me waking them up in the middle of the night in Pilanesberg screaming like I'm being murdered, with my eyes open and pointing at the ceiling. Pretty freaky huh? Talk about bad dream.
-Taking him to our favorite restaurants: The Butcher Shop and The Meat Co., and Jon ordering a 800 GRAM steak! That's almost 2 pounds. What a meat head!
-Playing Rook and Settlers of Catan.
-Seeing Wolverine and Star Trek.
-Shopping lots and getting Jon some awesome souvenirs.
-Showing Jon all the massive mansions in our area.
-Ben & Jon's many Squash matches.
-Breaking out the Mensa Puzzle Book. The boys were HOOKED. Talk about competitive.

Here's a couple you can all try:

How Old is Mary
The combined ages of Mary and Ann are 44 years, and Mary is twice as old as Ann was when Mary was half as old as Ann will be when Ann is three times as old as Mary was when Mary was three times as old as Ann. How old is Mary?

No...I'm not joking.

Unique Number
What is unique about this number 854,917,632

It's not that there are just the numbers 1-9 there.

Peoples
What do the people of Belgium have in common with the people of Bangladesh?

You'll never get this one.

Ya. Wow. Answers will be posted in next post or maybe as a comment if you want to try them out! I took the Mensa Club Quiz though and got 17/30! I'm proud of myself! :)

Having Jon leave made us both realize how much we love, miss, and appreciate family. Love you all!

2 comments:

Sarah said...

Sounda like you guys had so much fun with Jon! I wish we could visit. Thanks for your comment - it made me laugh. Glad to hear you guys are doing well. Email me some time! Love ya!

Kelly Gerritsen said...

Stupid puzzles. WHAT ARE THE ANSWERS???? YOU CAN'T JUST LEAVE ME HANGING LIKE THAT!!!