Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Jared is an Adult!

It's an exciting day around here. The world recognizes what we've know...our first AMA child, Jared,  has become an adult.  ::snort:: 

We raise our children to transition for youth to young adult and you know - it just happens....we're proud of the young man Jared has become.  He's faced a lot of "stuff" in 2011....and he conquered.  God has developed in Jared  the right stuff in the face of hard stuff.  We rejoice. 

The girls and I created an ice cream cake keeping Jared's favorite things in mind....

No, she doesn't do this when we're having company

Zander alarmed me by mentioning  a loose tooth. I thought it was a permanent one...but a friend has a dentist husband who put my mind at ease. Zander pulled his tooth out at dinner.....couldn't stand how it felt. ::snort:: We were a bit alarmed to see this at dinner - but we've learned to flex around here.

I continue to live sourdough in my quest to get this right for Michael. This a.m. I made 8 really, really sourdough muffins. I was too sore last night to bake them and so let them sour overnight (a total of about 24 hours).  Jared and Michael like them....I think the rest of us would like milder.  I then fed the starter and made two loaves of sourdough bread....somewhere between a marginal and a fail. I wasn't patient enough to stay up until 3 a.m. to bake them (got my timing wrong) and so baked them early. ::snort::  I did bake 8 PERFECT muffins tonight after Michael reminded me I DO own an electric worked MUCH better than the cast burning. Not bad for one day of baking. 

We shopped for Jared and were happy with our finds. Suitably adult like gifts.

Jared and I watched some clips from Iowa and talked. Relaxing - very relaxing afternoon.  (Of course I let go the expectation of several projects).

The roads were bad enough that Michael didn't want to venture out to Jared's restaurant of choice. I baked pizzas instead. We opened gifts...enjoyed cake....good times.
Birthday Hugs 

Stacia tries to help Jared blow out trick candles
Wonderful day...filled with just a bit of ministry, lots of family, lots of laundry and baking...and  a bit of school. Good stuff.

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


Renee said...

so another adult in the house means another graduate this year? What are his plans?
cake looks scrumptious

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Jared! I love the picture of Stacia helping blow out candles.

Anonymous said...

Guess Jared has 2 days of turning 18. The Japan calender one yesterday and the Stateside (where he was born) one today. :):):):) Anyway you look at it he is an awesome young man and one we are glad to say belongs partly to us. HAPPY USA BIRTHDAY, JARED. love/prayers - 2G's T.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Yes, Renee. He's graduating this year. He plans to major in Poly Sci, then go to law school.....and then one day be President.

He has talked about Liberty University - but our recent trip to TX has caused him to rethink and he's thinking about going to ASU for the poly sci - cheaper school...same degree and then moving on for law school.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Sarah - trick candles and such a lot of smoke! LOL

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

LOL Mom - but we won't celebrate it that way.