|Aunt Annie loves little Anna Lee-June 2011|
|Anna Lee all dressed up and ready to go visiting!|
|Shannon and her baby girl....pool time in July!|
|Joy is being cuddled by Daddy! Baby sisters are fun!|
|George loves the creek and throwing stones in the water!|
|Anna Lee is a happy baby!|
|George is so happy to have homemade chocolate chip cookies! Life is good!|
|Pappa with Marie, Anne and Naomi in Montreal|
In addition to all this summer activity, we drove to Lindsey Harris and Tyler Mathew's wedding in the Birmingham, Alabama area, spent time with the Guyse family (Marie's fiance's family)in Decatur and drove to Washington, DC for Paul to attend the Manchester United versus Barcelona football match (soccer in USA and Canada). Fun times have been had by all.
We are enjoying planning Marie and Zachary's wedding. Marie is doing a great joy....I am in the shadows if she needs help but she is a super organizer.
My work this summer has been to organize my study, cleaning and purging files, de-cluttering and tidying messes. It feels so good. I can do all things though Christ who gives me strength...INDEED. Although the work may not be too physically difficult I have been procrastinating. Sadly, the burden of clutter decreases efficiency and effectiveness in serving my family and the LORD. As each drawer, closet, shelf and bookcase is dealt with, there is a sense of accomplishment and joy. From a spiritual standpoint, this work is representative of de-cluttering and clearing out what is not necessary or beneficial in my life. Sometimes it is painful to throw or give away things. Yet, when I see a clear desktop, tidy shelves and orderly drawers and closets....it feels great....likewise, when I acknowledge negligence to spiritual discipline, laziness, overindulgence, pride and sinful attitudes....the clearing-out makes for a happy soul....one that is unfettered and free to soar to new heights of joyful service to my dear family and my dear Savior Jesus Christ.
August already......it's a great summer and it's not over yet!