Saturday, November 16, 2013

Day of Preparation

The kids began the day with Japanese lessons while the rest of us lounged around. LOL We continue to hope and pray this is preparation for returning to Japan.

We spent the rest of the day in preparation. We went shopping for the kids to get Michael some birthday gifts. His main one is ordered but won't be here by tomorrow.
We added to our CA Walmart stories. ::snort:: Today a woman BARKED at me. I haven't a clue why. She was  riding up and down the aisles on a scooter barking at people.

We also heard a FIRST in the way of name slaughtering. Those who know our last name will get a kick out of this. "Michael Joker your vehicle is ready in the auto shop." Too funny.

On the way home we told Michael to pick his first birthday dinner. He chose was yummy. Arielle and I finally figured out the secret - we split a burrito and it was just right. LOL 

I've got a turkey and a ham (covered the bases) for Thanksgiving. Today we got these kits so we can make a Gingerbread village when everyone is here. 

We also started learning how to play Rook so we can play with Grandma and Grandpa T. 

We prepared for tomorrow by finishing up our Operation Christmas Child boxes. We paid online and added the tracking numbers to each box...along with a small bag of candy. 

 We worked it into Family Circle as we talked about followers of Jesus being His light in the world. This is one small way we can be a bit of light. We planned to pray over the boxes. Stacia emphatically agreed this was a good idea. It seems her teacher said it was VERY important to pray OVER the boxes....glad Michael got a shot of her literally praying OVER the boxes as instructed by her teacher. ::snort::

The boxes are stacked by the door ready to take to church.  The bulletins are folded and by the door. We watched the last few episodes of Duck Dynasty season 1 so we can return the DVD tomorrow...a good day of prep. Family verdict on DD is out....yes, they're funny...but there are a few things that bother us for our younger ones if they are going to watch them repeatedly - or repeat the conversations as Zander tends to do with movie lines.   

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


Anonymous said...

lookin forward to rook, making the village, playing games, warmer weather, fun, fun,fun! See you soon. l/p mom t.
We too have Christmas shoe boxes to take to church. like that program.

Laura said...

Absolutely love that picture of Stacia.