Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Gherkins Do Kick Ball

I am eagerly looking forward to what God has in store in 2014. Walking it with a boyfriend of over three decades is priceless. 

Today was the final day to work in ye old Family Kick Ball Challenge.....I was the designated photographer and dressed accordingly. Some seem not to appreciate a photographer must be in the best positions to get the photos.....eventually I learned to stay off the field - most the time.

That's our gal - an athletic princess


You got it! 

She made it...

Um....looks like P90x to me

Dakota has a promising career in ballet if he desires it

So many possible captions.

Dakota scores

Izaak scores

Zander scores

Michael scores


Ninja Kick ball player

Ninja number 2

Photographer may have been taunting the runner

Krista scores

 Run BreAnne. 

She did it! 

I ended up helping the girls - perfect clothes for kick ball

Alas, the men won - as we knew they would. True to Gherkin house rules the winner picks up...and so the men graciously cleaned up dinner before our movie. 

Choosing Joy!
©2013 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

Goal Reached!

Maxim (in case one thinks I'm talking about a magazine) "a short, pithy statement expressing a general truth or rule of conduct."

Gherkin Maxims:

  • Never Give Up
  • Choose Joy
  • Love God - Love Others
  • Live Courageously
  • You must read the book before you watch the movie. 

That last one has been challenged many times by many Gherkins. I, myself, begged to watch Pride and Prejudice before reading the book. ::snort::

Zander taught himself to read last year when The Hobbit was due to be released. Michael has playfully goaded him since that time about reading the Lord of the Ring series so that we could watch them together.

Zander set a goal to finish the series this year. He thought he could possibly finish The Fellowship of the Ring by his birthday in February. I encouraged him that I thought he could do it before Christmas break and we could watch it with the elder Gherkins home for Christmas.

He read in the afternoons. He read at night. He read to me during school. He spent hours on 31 Dec reading to Krista. He began to think the reading was causing him flu like symptoms.

Zander reads the last paragraph of The Fellowship of the Ring

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Therefore, after a full day, after dinner, after a family prayer circle....we are watching The Fellowship of the Ring. When Krista arrived on 23 Dec, she began encouraging him he COULD finish and they WOULD watch it together. I'm so happy he reached this goal.

Yes, he's informed me he'd begin The Two Towers this week.

Choosing Joy!
©2013 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...