The church usually gives each team one day out of the week to take it easy, do some planning, and go see Chicago. Since our group is fairly familiar with Chicago, we stayed close to the church and spent some good quality time together.
Christy and I went out to see the second Sherlock Holmes movie on Wednesday at the two dollar show in La Grange (which is actually now the $5.50 show, but that's another story). It was actually quite entertaining and a pretty fun ride. Like the last movie, Holmes is a substance abuser with questionable morals. Overall though, I'd recommend it. Just make sure you watch with discernment.
What I love about these movies and the old school Holmes books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is the crazy deductive skills of Sherlock Holmes. Nothing escapes him. He can look at you and tell you what you ate for your last three meals based on some crumbs on your shirt, a stain on your collar, and a scent on your breath. He can enter a room and tell you how many people have come and gone over the last 24 hours. My favorite from this movie though is when he and his hyper intelligent brother try to out deduce each other. They take one look at each other and start saying things like, "I see you bought a new bow for your violin."
Mark has been happily married for five years, has a year and a half old daughter, and serves as a youth and children pastor in Oak Park.