A Fourth of July hair style....and it would have been even more awesome if Stacia would have sat still for
Arielle to braid every arm of the star...and if the ribbons weren't all packed. LOL
I took the trailer and van off of storage insurance.
I wired some money to Mom and Dad. Our van was vandalized at the storage area and needed some repairs. They were nice enough to clean it up and make sure the trailer is travel ready. I gave our 30 day notice at the RV storage unit.
Michael took the screen door off and took it to Sanwado where they fix them quickly and cheaply.....He dropped Arielle and I off at Daiso while he did that errand. This was nice as I've been told I MUST get ramen bowls and real spoons before we leave....done.
This is the moment when Arielle realizes her "coco yogurt" drink has chunks of rubbery "something" in it....
I collapsed...I'm on four new meds this week and something is making me feel fairly crummy. Michael took the kids to watch Monster University while I took a nap. My hero. I had thought I was coming down with fibro, which my mom has. But I've been pain free for six months. I was off statin drugs. I had to go back on statin drugs this week and low and behold the aches are back. I think I know the reason.
Zander has been instigating one last night on the beach. He wanted to roast veggie dogs and have s'mores...It all came together tonight. We got out there early enough to collect firewood in the LIGHT.
For the record, veggie dogs certainly are not a nutritarian item. They hardly count as "nutrient dense" and are highly processed...but my family will eat them as a replacement to hotdogs...and tonight...I needed a veggie dog....and a s'more made with a Reeses cup.....when you are going to splurge - splurge big. ::snort::
It was a happy coincidence to run into Dave, Melissa, Jake, Josh and Mckenna. The kids helped ours gather wood for a bit, while we adults caught up. We'll miss running into people we know most everywhere we go ::snort::
Zander has been collecting "roasting sticks" for the last couple of weeks. I could tell he loved pulling them out when Mike said, "Do we have any sticks?"
Ah - a happy young man. Finally roasting his veggie dog on the beach! AND we had some fireworks we needed to shoot off before we leave.
This is very likely our last fire on the beach in Misawa. Michael suggested we call the Jantz family to see if they wanted to join us. Ah, happy memories. I didn't grab any white sticks tonight....no one dunked in the ocean...we calmly sat around the fire and discussed what it feels like to be the "odd" man out at the end of an assignment...how transitions happen in the military....what we were grieving at the loss of the 6 acre home on Redhill...and then we remembered God's provision.....and realized if God wanted us to have chapel-wide cook outs in our back yard, He would have made it happen...and Zander said, "Well, the chickens always were a long shot." I must say the chickens are what hurt me the most...and yet God is speaking to Zander's young heart about prayer and His character.
I'm reminded of a quote: "TRUST - never put a question mark where the Lord has put a period." We sat with the sorrow of many little things tonight...but we also sat with the joy of knowing God has provided for us yet again...He is answering our prayer to put us in the neighborhood He wants us in...and that brings a sense of eager expectation.
Living all of life before the face of God...