Tuesday, May 26, 2009


I told a friend who called tonight that I guess we are going to continue to feel like we are making no progress whatsoever and then all of a sudden it will all be done. LOL

Bre is back in Spokane. Do pray for Bre. The company she works for is closing their mall outlets and so her plans are up in the air.

Josiah, Jared and Krista worked all day at the house.

Mike went to the office.

I took the little ones for a last playdate with the A family.

I got my wedding ring and my new ring resized. Oh, I don't think I've blogged about Sunday yet. ::snort::

Sunday after chapel we had a farewell dinner. It was sweet and touching....and I still hate goodbyes. ::snort::

We then went to have family photos taken. I'll upload some of our favorites when I can get photos to upload. Heather took the photos with our camera....this took care of the pack the tripod delima and allowed her to play with a Nikon digital. ::grin:: We got rained on, but did get some good photos. In my favorite family photo we noted that Stacia and Zander are messing with the older boy's hair...so we are still debating which will be "the one". LOL

THEN Mike took us to DQ. The kids gave me a Mother's Ring. I was totally surprised and blown away. I love it. It will be a tangible piece of them that I can take with me. I laughed. I cried. They snapped photos. LOL

Back to today...Mike came to the house after work and he, Josiah, Krista and Jared are still working. I made two trips to Lowes. I really don't like Lowes. They aren't the most helpful in this store and I ALWAYS end up with the wrong gadget that has to be returned and a new one searched for.

I'm not sure how long they'll be at the house. Josiah is making noise of an all nighter to get it DONE. LOL

I have zillions of photos but I can't seem to get a good enough connection to load them.

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.

~ Coram Deo ~
Living all of life before the face of God...

Hero - Fred & Jason Stoeker

{Note: Jamin planned to write a review for this book. With moving out of our home, settling in to the trailer and Jamin's graduation, our review will not be posted in a timely manner. Below is the publisher's review. We may post Jamin's review later - AFTER we are settled in Japan...or at least when we have reliable wifi and don't have to race around town looking for connections. ::snort::

Please also note, that I cannot get any photos to load on the blog with current wifi connections while traveling.}

Hero: Fred Stoeker & Jason Stoeker with contributions by Mike Yorkey

Publisher's Summary:

You already know it’s not easy being a single man in this culture today. But it is easy to be overwhelmed, to feel helpless and hopeless about living by God’s high standards for singles. It’s easy to cave in to the pressures of this sex-soaked world and accept defeat—blaming the media, the culture, even girlfriends who don’t know how tough it can be.

But many men have read books like Every Young Man’s Battle and Tactics and have committed themselves to stand strong and pure in the power of God, and to go on the offensive against the onslaught of negative stereotypes. Some have suffered. Some have fallen. But many have experienced victory—and you can be among them.

What makes those committed men so desirable to women? Be Her Hero is their motto. From best-selling author Fred Stoeker, along with his son Jasen, come the straightforward insight and real-life examples you’re looking for to help you take personal purity to its logical conclusion. Here’s straight truth with irrefutable evidence of what makes an ultimate hero to women who long for men of faith—men who stand by their convictions and make their world a safer and better place.

Are you ready to accept the challenge?

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.

~ Coram Deo ~
Living all of life before the face of God...