Monday, May 21, 2012

Thursday - Citizen's Forestry Park

We went to Citizen's Forestry Park on Thursday. The girls THOUGHT they'd been on all the types of slides we have in Japan...but they hadn't...by a long shot. LOL Check below for videos of the slide. 





The Cherry Blossoms were still blooming.....I took advantage of them to take these lovely blooms coming out your head shots...






This is a brand new play structures at Citizen's Forestry Park.....it's very nice.

Lake Ogawara ( in the background) is pretty, the beach is nice and quiet, the park is new, they have cabins that are not full of spiders and they have tent sites right on the lake. We will be back....

We ended the day by meeting Michael on base for dinner. Tina and Randy happened on a great sale on laptops and we went and grabbed one for Jared's graduation....our standard grad gift....for $189.....a much better price than our standard price. ::snort::  Guess, we'll buy something else to go along with it too.  Stacia had been saving for a new doll and so she, Michael, Zander, Arielle and Bre went to pick it out while Krista, Nolan and I executed a commissary run! LOL


Another very full day with the girls here. My heart is happy when the older kids come home.  I was relieved to have another day at Citizen's without any broken bones. It's really quite amazing. 

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

Catching up - Shipwreck May 16th

I was SO happy that I'd prepared my session slides, notes etc before the girls arrived - this allows time to play in the days before retreat - this and the fact that Misawa has an awesome retreat coordinator this year - and it's not me. LOL  Resting in Susan and her team - and knowing that my part was ready to go - we played while Michael worked to fund our play. 


I downloaded AWESOME directions for Shipwreck Beach here! They turned out to be the way Michael goes so we did well.  The tide was very high, the waves were high, it was windy and cold....but we had fun. 
















On the way home we stopped at Lake Ogawara Park - in Kamikita. I had been here once before but couldn't find it when I tried to take Michael and the boys back. We found it! It was a GREAT day for the directionally challenged. 

Can you find all 7 Gherkins

Four Sisters












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