Monday, October 03, 2011


Five kids and I  left the house at 7:45 a.m. (after a LATE night on Monday with PYOC and PWOC). LOL

Jared and Michael went to the airport to say goodbye to one of our graduates who is entering Navy Boot camp. Hard day for our dear friends. Brian is their first to leave home...a whole new season of family life. Please pray for the M family as they adjust to a new normal. Some of you KNOW how hard it is to have your first child move out - imagine "college" was a continent away.

My Bible study class brought breakfast for the rest of PWOC this a.m. Christina provided a great devo. My care group ROCKS.

Arielle and Nolan were in charge of the homeschool room today. Zander and Stacia were warned if they presented trouble they'd sit in Mom's class with the grown up ladies.

Jared and Michael helped me load PWOC library books onto shelves.

Arielle went to two babysitting jobs.

Nolan, Jared, Stacia Michael and I went to to the terminal to visit and say goodbye to Kyle and Erika....yes of the fish and Tokyo adventures and so much more. It's an emotionally hard day for us when there are two precious goodbyes in one day. ::sigh:: But they Go with God. I'm wearing my "Yokota been there done that" sweatshirt....a bit of gallows humor for the three of us on that trip. I find it odd to be the only one still here who was on that trip.

We were met at home with a bunch of kids waiting to play with the kids. I'm the mean block mom - someone has to be. I told all they would be out when we were done with couch school. They got table school done at PWOC.  We read a bit of Genesis, read Pink and Yellow (or Yellow and Pink?), read some history and then cut out all these booklets ready to work on tomorrow. We aren't sure if we'll make a lapbook or notebooking pages with them.....

Choosing Joy!
©2011 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

Shipwreck Saturday

Saturday is usually a bit of a bust around here. We sleep in - but most often Michael needs to go to the office to prepare for Sunday. Try as he does, with manning as it is, there just aren't enough hours most week to get done before Saturday.

THIS Saturday was different. Ch. S was completing a series.  It was nice to have us all together. We took Jared to his SAT test. When we picked him up we had several boxes of tissues, a cooler of food and ourselves....and we headed to Shipwreck beach.

In Michael's walk last time, he'd discovered a new access to the we went to explore.

Road was fairly typical for our adventures

We could drive right into Mutsu Bay 

Nolan found a float....but it was broken....shoot. 

We aren't sure WHY they spent so much time building up this area....but when it began to pour....

We were glad they had. LOL 

We love this area....and it always reminds me of such good friends who told me I had to keep trying until I found it....took me three tries to find it. LOL 

Choosing Joy!
©2011 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...