Thursday, April 30, 2009


Jamin brought home coupons and asked if we could go to the circus. I've not been since we lived in Hardin, MT....14 years ago. It was HOT, smelly and miserable.

Mike and the kids went to the Circus the day Arielle joined our family....and that was 11 1/2 years ago.

Life always seems too BUSY to go to the circus, we don't like crowds, we don't like spending money ::snort::.....but with Jamin suggesting it, the kids wanting to go, and us not knowing if there are Circus' or Rodeos in Japan..... I took these folk to the circus.

Before the circus, the boys thought it would be fun to interact with the performers, as our little ones wouldn't.....
Jamin bought us Popcorn....

We walked out through a back door and studied all the RVs and Semis that it takes to move a circus from spot to spot.
Jamin took us to dinner after the circus. Mike was able to join us for dinner. It was a wonderful afternoon. Listing to Zander and Stacia laugh and giggle uncontrollably at various antics is exactly what I needed yesterday.

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.


Renee said...

What a wonderful break in the hecticness of a PCS.

Anonymous said...


WOW! For sure the look of Stacia is priceless. How much fun to go to a circus with kids. Bet you will find something similar in Japan or is it China who do circus type of things? One of them does.

love/prayers Mom

Cynthia said...

Sounds like it was time. We try to go every other year or so. When we go to the Shriner's Circus at least the kids are all free with student tickets.

berrypatch said...

I take the kids to the Shriner's circus every so often. We went last year. That will hold us for a bit. The lines are horribly long. It's general seating. I hate crowds - especially by myself with kids. BUT the boys loved it so it was all worth it in the end. ;-) Oh & free tickets last year certainly helped!

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Lisa - we hate crowds too...but this was pleasant. I got there early. A friend, Deja, had told me you could go down to the floor and take photos etc if you came early. We went at 4 p.m. on Wed - so the crowds weren't bad at all.

Wild Homeschool Family said...

Glad you're getting some fun breaks/time to sit down during this hectic time!