Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Making the Most of the Day

Yesterday was another full day. We arrived at the photo studio at 10:00 a.m.

We left there at 12:30 and went for lunch. We were back at the photo studio at 1:30 p.m. to view proofs. They told us our photos would be ready at 2:00 p.m.

Stopping traffic in Misawa - you know I realized yesterday that my Identity is "mom of 9" and I'm used to the stares that go with that...both on base and off. I'm still adjusting to being a "mom of 5," which is my identity at this base (sorta, you KNOW what I mean don't go spiritual on me).

From 2009-12-30 geo, stairsteps, etc

Playing at Chuo Park while we wait for photos

From 2009-12-30 geo, stairsteps, etc

From 2009-12-30 geo, stairsteps, etc

From 2009-12-30 geo, stairsteps, etc

From 2009-12-30 geo, stairsteps, etc

From 2009-12-30 geo, stairsteps, etc

Found an elusive geocache on the train

From 2009-12-30 geo, stairsteps, etc

From 2009-12-30 geo, stairsteps, etc

Picked up photos and headed for Tonomi Clan Memorial. I CHECKED on the website to be sure of times....but they were closed when we got there. Bummer. That's it in the background.

From 2009-12-30 geo, stairsteps, etc

From 2009-12-30 geo, stairsteps, etc

From 2009-12-30 geo, stairsteps, etc

We came home. Played with Zander's new pogo stick.

From 2009-12-30 geo, stairsteps, etc

From 2009-12-30 geo, stairsteps, etc
Yowzer - better think about protecting future grands...
From 2009-12-30 geo, stairsteps, etc

Krista made a wonderful dinner. We cracked up at the sink height again.

From 2009-12-30 geo, stairsteps, etc

We found our last two advent hides.
From 2009-12-30 geo, stairsteps, etc

From 2009-12-30 geo, stairsteps, etc

This photo led to us doing stair step photos, Liz.

From 2009-12-30 geo, stairsteps, etc

We used to have stair steps......and we would often take photos with them lined up oldest in the back to youngest

From 2009-12-30 geo, stairsteps, etc

...but we can't see the last two in this arrangement any longer. ::snort::

Our "stair steps" with oldest in front....note the skillet Bre got Stacia for Christmas. ::snort::

From 2009-12-30 geo, stairsteps, etc

We decided to do a stair step photo according to height....and Arielle is welcomed in to the "taller crowd"

From 2009-12-30 geo, stairsteps, etc

Only to have her position challenged by Krista

From 2009-12-30 geo, stairsteps, etc

Ah, here we go. The heights look off, but Bre has more fluffed up hair. ::snort:: You can trust the arrow...which was called on several time in the arranging of this photo.

From 2009-12-30 geo, stairsteps, etc

We're not sure what we'll do today. We KNOW everything will be closed on New Years Day. The girls leave early on the 2nd. We may try to find a souveneir shop that's open...but I fear that most things will be closed today.

EVERYONE IS HOME!
Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.

~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

6 comments:

Jodi said...

Those are great! LOVE Stacia's skillet, LOL.

Darshia said...

Stacia's smile shows she'd rather be in the front of the line. :)

Anonymous said...

HI:

P:AY! What better memories can you make with the kids all having fun together. Does a parents heart good to see kids enjoying each other and our hearts too.

Well, we might have some great-grand-kids in the future to be protected too. :):):):):) However it looks like he is pretty good at it. Those are a lot of fun.

Love the stair step foto's and the sink foto's. Too funny! Won't be long and some of your older girls (un-named) will be in the front. :):)

Hope you all have a great day today. So your 2nd is our 1st. love/prayers --- Mom T. rock on Goeckers!!!

Cynthia said...

FUN post! I remember when they were all much younger and shorter (LOL)!

Lois said...

Perhaps if Mike breaks a leg on Alex's pogo stick he won't have to deploy. That's NOT a wish, by the way, at least the broken leg part. Bre absolutely looks like you, De'Etta, just as Cy looks like Mike. After that everyone seems to have a look mixture.
Love ya and miss you here in San Angelo.

De'Etta @ Choosing Joy said...

Yes, Lois, I thought of this too. I'm wondering if there are any extreme winter sports Mike would like to try in the next few months. ::snort::