The result of Stacia's accomplishment was that we all found ourselves at the movie theater bright and early this a.m. It was a good movie. We still think the books are better. ::wink:: After seeing this one Stacia asked if the Lord of the Rings movies were like this. When we told her pretty much - she responded, "I'm not sure I'll keep reading the Lord of the Rings books." ::snort:: Seriously they spent a whole, long movie on things that took one or two chapters in the book. LOL
Other exciting news of the day is that Arielle received her FOR REAL license!!!!
Michael has slept, talked with Bre and worked on sermon prep. The kids have read and played games. Arielle and I cleaned and ran a couple of loads of laundry.
Stacia and I baked bread - two whole wheat oatmeal, one cinnamon, one garlic/herb and one braided garlic herb.....the smells are amazing as I sit here and blog. Stacia formed her first loaves all alone today.....this is serious business! She actually did her first when she was 3, but she doesn't remember.
This is our second try with this recipe. I used my technique and their ingredients. Two of the loaves rose like I expect. The two with add ins didn't.......I guess I'll have to keep playing with them.
I'm going to have one of my favorite dinners....and then I'm going to sit in the hot tub, look at the stars, sip a cup of tea and remember a conversation I had with Pat yesterday. Before hearing of Mike's death....the take away is that sometimes there are things we really want to do, or things we know we are called to do - those are the things we should quit stalling on..... Really another aspect of the "word" I've been meditating on since the spring...."Live Life Fully...."
The "Christmas" Letter can wait a bit longer.Choosing Joy!
Living all of life before the face of God...