Hello, Kids camp is right around the corner. Cam is all ready as you can see. His first year as a camper. This year we are going to be at a new facility. At least it's new to our Kid's Camp. Other groups from New Song have used it in the past couple of years. We get to do our own cooking at this place so it will save a bunch of bucks.
As Cherise mentioned in her recent blog comment, jury duty is over. The young man will be spending the rest of his natural life in prison. I kinda feel bad he is not going to be able to wear any of the spiffy new clothes he wore during the trial. But that isn't reason enough to not do the right thing for society as a whole and have him locked away.
I've decided to put a picture of our oldest and most affectionate pet. Sabre is such a nice old guy. He likes people a lot just not little people. They make him nervous. Leprechauns beware.
Not a fun subject. I have been to the Multnomah county courthouse 10 days in the past month. Eight of those days have been sitting as a juror for a trial. We reached a verdict today. Only to be informed that we have got to sit for 2 days of additional testimony for the penalty phase of the trial. So..... I'm sure we will get through all of it. It just is getting to be long. Crimes are not nice things to think about and talk about. There is a lot of "warfare" going on in that building if you know where I'm coming from. Today, when the verdict was read, there was an almost palpable presence of evil in the room. It was very oppressive.
I have to remind myself that I can bloom and even thrive in oppressive circumstances. Like the little flower on the left here that is blooming in the middle of a concrete driveway. I can tap into the Power that overcomes all things this world has to throw at me.
I have lots of pictures to post....unfortunately or possibly fortunately for you I am working on a laptop that isn't hooked up to the files on our network.
So I'll just have to let everyone that reads this know that we love you very much and we are so proud to call you our son-in-law. You are one super cool brother-in-law as well to these impressionable young-uns here at home.
I hope your birthday was enjoyable. As much as it can be down there in the heat and humidity :-)
Looking forward to celebrating with you on your actual birthday some time. Twill be great!