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Monday, June 27, 2011

Sunday purge

Well, feeling a little overwhelmed by our excess lately. So on the way to church I made a comment that I thought we should have a Sunday purge. It would consist of everyone in our family grabbing a plastic bag and going through their things to find 25 things that they didn't use anymore. I heard their grumbles under their breath. Then we got to church and the sermon was a Rob Bell video on sharing what we have with the widows, orphans and immigrants. It went right along with what I was thinking about.
We got home from church ate lunch and everyone gathered their things in piles in the living room. The rules were, that you could only give away your own stuff and some of the things to look for were things that were to small, or you had duplicates of, or it may be something you feel like God is telling you to give up for someone else. So off we went. John gave up tools, clothes and a nice pair of football cleats. Parker picked old toys, Payton picked old toys and various little balls he had collected from where ever. I hit the kitchen pretty hard and cleaned out some cupboards. It was a good start. So all in all we are 100 items lighter. We dropped the stuff off at our favorite Mennonite resale shop knowing that the items would bring money to fund their missions in Africa. We are hoping to do it again next week.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

church camping 2011

Parker toward the evening. Trying to get warm.

Eth at sunset.

one of our friends posing.

We walked down to the beach to watch the sunset. I can cross that one off of my summer wish list. It was as you would imagine. Very beautiful.

Eth after a few handfuls of smores.

which is which? I can never tell.

John posing with his buddy.

Thank you Cha Cha for your desire to walk our Izzard.

Paytie with his buddy he brought. They are ham bones.

Looky over here and say cheese.

This is how you do it.

If you grill it they will come....and come.....and come. Happy Birthday pastor Al.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

I heart you

I heart you to pudding pie!

Chess face

He got really serious after loosing the first match. I could see it in his face it was "game on".

He wanted to go over some moves and play anyone that would play him.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

snuck away

Payton and I snuck away to an Easter egg hunt at a local church while brother had his baseball game. We ended up meeting up with a couple of friends with camera's who captured our little moment.