Friday, August 16, 2013

Officially Eight


Before anything else is written - this is Stacia's OFFICIAL Eighth Birthday. This is the day we spend six months of the year counting towards with great accuracy. . . She chose pizza to be delivered and a movie in for the evening. She was ill by the time it arrived....I'm glad we celebrated her birthday with family in TX. I suppose I should get those photos blogged.  Stacia (aka Princess Chatterbox) is a delight and has blessed our family with much joy. From the rough pregnancy to this day she has taught us about choosing joy....thus the name Anastacia Joy (Resurrection Joy). 

I began the day early spending sweet time with Jesus...followed by an hour of unpacking. I then woke up Michael and he, Nolan and I headed for Yuba City. Nolan discovered off base labs really DO draw blood painlessly. He approves. We really liked the dermatologist we saw.

The three of us had lunch at Chipotles and then headed to the base to drop off the first load of Michael's pro gear.

We've been looking for a bed for the girls' room. Arielle has had several ideas but finally settled on a metal loft bed which will give Stacia a bed AND will allow them to utilize the floor space under the bed. We picked it up today.....we knew it would make the "official day" special for Stacia.

 Stacia will be able to store her toys under the bed....currently it seems to be serving as overflow closet space...I was surprised how many kimonos and yukatas these girls collected.... For four years Stacia has slept on a Japanese futon. She is happy to have a mattress and Yuuki claimed the futon.

The rest of us continued to unpack while Michael and Nolan put the bunk together. I lost count at 43 book boxes....and that is not counting the pro gear....and the invoice shows more books in our storage....

Sometime in the day my hand started throbbing...I had burst a blood vessel. Arielle grabbed me ice and then quipped, "Let's take her to ER at least we'll get a break." ::snort::  

Michael is tired of the dangling suicide lighting in the living/dining room.  We aren't going to put a table on the new carpet.... He raised it....



Enjoying our first pizza/movie  night in CA



Choosing Joy!
©2013 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

as! ha! things are moving along it seems. good and PTL! Sorry Stacia got sick today. HOpe she is all better tomorrow. How's the hand? love reading of your busy days. l/p Mom t.

Debbie said...

Happy birthday,Stacia. Sorry you weren't feeling well.

ginger connelly said...

Happy Birthday to Stacia! I remember very vividly when you were expecting her! Many prayers went up on her behalf. I hope she is feeling better and may the celebration continue!

Wild Homeschool Family said...

Happy birthday to Stacia, hope she feels better soon.

Renee said...

Wow, medical care moves fast there to already get a referral to and visit with a dermatologist.
Or did you go with Standard; not Prime?

DeEtta @ Choosing Joy said...

Well.....flight Med in Misawa had talked with flight med at Beale about Nolan. They were waiting. All we had to do was get him signed up with flight med and they put in the referral in July. he didn't have to be seen at the base. He's in the middle of acutane treatment and no one wants to mess with the timing too much with that drug. LOL