Saturday, January 25, 2014

In Which I Turn 50....

I will at some point write something profound about turning fifty. At this point....let me simply share some photos. I've already shared that the day dawned with me firmly in my funk.  Funk, or not, I knew my family had invested a lot of time in this day and I needed to snap out of it. ::grin::

Michael got home from work and we headed over to Papa Murphys. This gave me time to process with him and it actually helped.  I've been working on learning to process internally with God and journal, rather than blurting out every thought I have. We can both see I will need some practice at this skill. I process better out loud -  with someone to pull me back from the depths of self-flagellation.

We got home and I could see the kids had been busy! 

Arielle knit this fun scarf for me. Here I demonstrate how to fling an end over your shoulder and nail it there with a look. It wouldn't dare move.

Michael got me a jewelry box which I didn't really think I needed....but it was loaded...with this long strand of pearls....

and a smaller strand as well. (Both seen in the photo below). 

Stacia has gotten into paining and blessed me with many (blog on that to come).  The girls also gave me a sweet card with thoughts on onsens and pedicures and a pedicure kit. Stacia made me the bracelet you see me wearing. Arielle purchased a white shirt she plans to Tie Dye. 

Nolan got me "Si-cology." 

Zander (Alex) got me a GREAT card with a song titled Amazing Mother to the tune of Amazing Grace (sort of fitting for this season of my life LOL)....He bought this cup which says sweet things about Teachers on it. 

Can you just SEE our resident theologian is over-the-moon-thrilled to be able to turn my "over 50" jokes and comforting comments back on me?

Arielle made this vegan "ice cream" cake. She use a deep dish cookie for the crust, topped it with Banana Cashew Ice Cream and a "drizzle" of chocolate. I had requested we minimize the chocolate, please.  For some reason it was a BEAR to cut. She had crumbled the cookie but it still froze in a block and didn't want to thaw. Next time we'll make a graham cracker or vanilla wafer crust...unless I'm eating chocolate in moderation by next year. At this point I can't find moderation in my relationship with Chocolate - so I don't eat it. 

The poor Pig Hat is wearing out - maybe this would work? 
It turned out to be a great day...and really....I do think I will love being 50....but  more on that later.

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

Wedding Fingers?

Three weeks until "our wedding." Could this be the wedding finger look? We played around with the manicure sets BreAnne gave Arielle for not wedding fingers.....

Cupcake Fingers me thinks

Alas, these didn't even last an evening. The girls reported the little pearls fell off as they wrapped gifts and decorated the house. As for me, I wiped a tear and got a pearl in my eye.  I found pearls in my ear, my mouth....not a look we enjoy....maybe just a FEW pearls here and there....though we followed the directions to "T".

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