Saturday, May 28, 2011


Since Michael did sermon prep on Friday we had a REAL SATURDAY to enjoy. 

We spent the earlier parts of it touching base with as many family as we could via skype. 

I wrote a blog entry for the PWOCI blog and did more planning for our local Board planning/training retreat. 

We then headed for Shimoda Park aka Swan Park. We watched swans and ducks play and   BIG- 5 lb- trouts jump, while we listened to the Misawa Yankees trash talk the opposing team in Japanese. It was surreal. I think I picked up some new phrases though I'm not 100% sure what they mean or when they might be appropriate to use. ::snort::

Foot in the old and new world of farming - burning and weed eating

After watching, Zander said, "Why MOW the lawn when you can BURN it?" 

This photo with no make up serves one purpose only - I'm rather proud of the way my new highlights have finally grown in....and for all who have wondered through they past 6 years - THIS is my natural color these days! LOL 

As the youngest, this one is destined to be chasing behind the big ones for a few more years....Krista - note "Dumply" the Raggedy Ann Doll you made her. 

We love how easy it is to get out in nature here in Northern Japan. It feeds our souls.  Later this evening Michael and I ducked out to go to the beach. We encountered the sign below and debated various meanings...finally deciding to go walk on the beach. LOL

Choosing Joy!
©2011 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Cynthia said...

You're brave! I'm not quite ready to go with the natural highlights yet (LOL)!

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Yeah, I wasn't either until the first time I got my hair colored over here. I'd rather have natural than so artificial looking.

Doug said...

I LOVE the hair! I'm partial to showing natural highlights ;-)

Anonymous said...

Ooops, that was me, Deja, that made that last comment. I didn't realize that Doug was signed in...I'll pay for that one ::snort::

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Deja, I knew you would my friend and I thought of you when I posted it. You've influenced my life. LOL Energy has little to do with hair color. LOL