Friday, September 12, 2014

Ninja Twister - Japan Meets America

Three Joyful Thoughts
1. It's Friday.
2. Friends who will come to Pizza and Games at the last minute.
3. Fun conversation, laughter and chocolate.

Friday. I live for Fridays just now. 

Somewhere during the night I got the idea it was TIME to invite Holly, Liza, Cynthia and Daniel over for Pizza and Games at the Gherkins.  Michael agreed. I sent email invites and hoped.

The younger kids and I enacted a marathon of couch school but we got it ALL done for the week. Nolan and Arielle finished school as well.  We've perfected the 4 day "school week" so they can "serve" on Wednesdays in Kids Flight at PWOC.  I've decided to figure out a 1/2 credit for them from all their volunteer service. BUT they still have a full high school case load to finish in four days. They did. Arielle is slightly more amazing as she also babysat Tuesday night and all day Thursday - AND got her week of work done. 

Gherkin adult males - pray for your younger brother - he's entered the Austin zone where mom requires Pride and Prejudice. I am confident he will survive - as you did.

Stacia and I ran to Papa Murphy's. Yes, we USED to make homemade pizza weekly...but honestly Papa does it so well. I've been thrilled to live where a Papa Murphy is conveniently located. It's a wonderful country. ::wink::

Our guests arrived, we visited, and set out food. Michael arrived. We ate and talked. We weren't 100% sure how well this group of youth would gel - but I suspected if they got together outside of chapel and we let them do what they wanted something may happen.....

Spoons Happened
And Ninja Twister happened - a Gherkin invented combination
And Story Cubes and then Unfortunately - Fortunately
It was a fun night. Maybe it's the nucleus of a Protestant Youth Group at Beale - if God brings volunteers along to shepherd it...or maybe it's just the start of fun nights for parents and youth to enjoy community. My only regret is I didn't invite the one other family with youth from chapel - I knew "Dad" was out of town - but as we sat and visited I realized all these Dads were out of town too. A great DUH moment! There's always another week. 

Choosing Joy!
©2014 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

SIS: What fun. what a neat time to just enjoy and minister. Always have to marvel at the gift of hospitality and etc you exhibit. love you totally, PTL for you always, and of course praying for you always. love/prayers -- mom t.