Saturday, March 8, 2008

We have built a Dynasty!!!

Yes you read right! It's not just the Petty's, Waltrip's, and Earnhardt's, it's the
Vander Helms too!
Today we had Jeremiah's last Pinewood Derby race for Cub Scouts! He has been working on his car, sticking with the same design that did so well last year! It was a good time! One of Jeremiah's friends was not doing very well, and it was so great to see Jeremiah being encouraging to him! There has been much growth there! Praise God!!! So anyway Jeremiah took each race, then tied for 1st with another young man. they has to race against each other 4 times, and finally Jeremiah came out ahead! So without further ado, here is the 2008 overall Pinewood Derby winner!

Now that's not all folks! This year they added an open class race for anyone (mostly father's itching to race) who wished to race. Well of course Steve had a car, Jeremiah entered his car from last year, and little Bekah Wekah entered the car she won with at the churches Pinewood derby race last year. Here is the official standings, with the official photo!

1st Place - Bekah Vander Helm

2nd Place - Jeremiah Vander Helm

3rd Place - Steve Vander Helm

Are you wrapping your mind around that?!!!!! No it was not rigged! No they did not cheat! Steve is feeling a bit guilty though, he's having a hard time enjoying the win!!! But we are thrilled for our little peanut! It sure made her day!!!

So when you think of Racing Dynasties, remember The Great Vander Helm Dynasty!!!


Denise said...

Woo Hoo, clapping, and whistling like crazy here!!! Go Vander Helm Dynasty!!! Awesome job!!

Mari said...

Oh my - I'm afraid Steve is going to have such a big head, he won't talk to the rest of us mortals tomorrow!

Melissa said...

How cool is that?!?!?!?!

Chad and Tammy said...

Congratulations to all of you! How exciting!!

Anonymous said...

Too funny, sounds like a good time.

Diane said...

Wow!! It was a Vender Helm Inc. sweep at the finish!!! Congratulations to all of them!! Great job! Congratulations to Jeremiah for such a great finish in cub scouts! I'm looking forward to seeing what he accomplishes in his boy scout years now (not derby but other stuff)! Awesome job to all of your family!

Cheri said...

Congratulations to you all- what fun!

Mel's World said...




/\/\/\/\ roaring applause for the family on a smokin' win!

Nise' said...

Whoo Hoo! That is awesome. Our AWANA derby is in a couple of weeks. It is always so much fun.

Anonymous said...

WHAT????? That's sooo cool!! Thinking the VanderHelms would ever cheat never crossed my mind.What did you guys do to celebrate? Something big I'm sure!See-ya,Patty

Shari said...

Oh that's great. They look so proud in the picture.

I'm glad the prayer ideas were helpful. Thank you so much for doing the Children's Ministry at your church. It is so important that the children learn about Jesus and have opportunities to become a Christian at a young age. I wanted to let you know that I used those same ideas and prayed for you and your ministry. I hope that you, your fellow workers, and your church will have a renewed passion for the children's ministry.

The Hilton tribe said...

That is awesome kiddos! Congratulations! -With a winning dynasty like that, I can safely presume that they didn't have the substandard Goodyear tires supplied for last weeks races. ; )