Sunday, December 23, 2012

Lazy Talks, Ocean Trips, Yummy Food, Advent Hunt


This was a red-letter day! A lazy Sunday - not the norm around here. Michael is still on convalescent leave until 26 Dec. We sat and talked about Birthday Party plans for the 25th. I thought I'd make Chocolate Cupcakes (these are good, low fat and vegan) with candles and sprinkles. Michael would like an ice cream cake. I'll probably make some cupcakes, eat one and freeze the rest - and make an ice cream cake for the rest of the crew. 

We also discussed a 2013 Family Prayer Verse and Family Focus. We have a verse; we're still working through the focus....trying to separate what we are hearing from various ministry themes, what may be an overall family vision and my personal word of the year. Yes, I know it seems to be over-thinking but it works  and is meaningful for us

 I cooked....and then...I suggested Michael get dressed and I'd drive us to the ocean. I thought getting out of the house would do us all good. 

He got dressed and DROVE us to the ocean.....both great signs - jeans and keys. I don't like the cold but I love the ocean...so I stayed in the warm van and Michael got out and took photos.  They are still working on transforming our beach since the tsunami. 







Stacia was in the van with me. She, truth be known, was the reason I didn't even try to venture to the cold. She didn't bring a coat and Michael didn't want to leave her alone in the car.



Doesn't he look great in JEANS? 
 This man is amazing. He knows I've been struggling with the food issue the past few days. I got up early and climbed into my "secret place" with Jesus and felt much better today. I was excited at dinner when Michael passed up the meat entree. I said I thought he was becoming flexitarian. He fessed up and said he thought I could use the support and was joining me in my nutritarian lifestyle for a bit. While I was sad he wasn't you know - CONVERTING - I was touched my meat and potato man was taking such concrete steps to support me on my journey to health.

Jesus is the Light of the World - and the darkness did not overcome him!

Advent Clue Hunt: "Got a can-can?" Stacia ran upstairs. Nolan and Arielle found it quickly and went back to the couch to wait.....



The Muppets - from a year ago - watched this with all 9 in TX last year



Choosing Joy!
©2012 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

3 comments:

Debbie said...

So glad Michael is feeling better and well enough to venture out. I love the term Flexitarian. You have done so well with your new eating style.

DeEtta @ Choosing Joy said...

It IS a huge praise to see him up and getting around....2013 is bound to be a bit easier health-wise - at least that's our prayer. LOL

Anonymous said...

:):):) SO NEAT ENJOYING everything with you all. So glad you describe everything so neatly. THANKS! love/prayers - dad/mom t.