He is LIGHT and LIFE and TRUTH! Look to Him for the ALL the answers. He will guide us, if we'll let Him.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
Proverbs 3:5-6

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Dakota's Personality Test Results

He does NOT agree!! Well, we just found a website that gives more detail to the profile. He's decided that parts of it are eerily correct.

Here's the website if you'd like to check out your profile:

You have to take the test first--it's here:

You Are An ISFJ
The Nurturer

You have a strong need to belong, and you very loyal.
A good listener, you excel at helping others in practical ways.
In your spare time, you enjoy engaging your senses through art, cooking, and music.
You find it easy to be devoted to one person... a partner who you do special things for.

In love, you express your emotions through actions.
Taking care of someone is how you love them. And you do it well!

At work, you do well in a structured environment. You complete tasks well and on time.
You would make a good interior designer, chef, or child psychologist.

How you see yourself: Competent, dependable, and detail oriented

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Boring, dominant, and stuck in a rut

David's Personality Test Results

You Are An INTJ
The Scientist

You have a head for ideas - and you are good at improving systems.
Logical and strategic, you prefer for everything in your life to be organized.
You tend to be a bit skeptical. You're both critical of yourself and of others.
Independent and stubborn, you tend to only befriend those who are a lot like you.

In love, you are always striving to improve your relationship.
You have strong ideas of what love should be like.

At work, you excel in figuring out difficult tasks. People think of you as "the brain."
You would make an excellent scientist, engineer, or programmer.

How you see yourself: Reasonable, knowledgeable, and competent

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Aloof, controlling, and insensitive

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Christmas Trees--New Bud Sets

All the rain has helped our new trees really grow. They've put on new bud sets and considerable growth. The bright colored part of the limbs are the new growth. If you look closely you can see the darker part of the limbs. That shows you how much they've grown since they've been in the ground for a couple of months. Praise the Lord!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

It IS a Shop--Really!

Our shop was slowly becoming the Cannon County Landfill, but today it is no more!!!! The landfill has been demolished!

Butterfly Flutterby! Workshop --TEACH Homeschool Group

We met at Family Worship Center on May 14th for a Butterfly workshop. Each student was able to take home 2 butterfly larva (caterpillars). We had 14 kids! It was a great day!

Another Fun Evening at Nanny Boo Boo & Poppie's

Hannah & Nick are playing cards.

Caleb & Daddy are playing with the train set.

Sleeping In--On A Rainy Day!

This is what I woke up to the other morning....in my bed! :0) My 2 little snuggle bunnies.

Daddy has been out of town and we've been sleeping in, some. The rain helps as the mornings are darker. It's nice to snuggle in and be lazy!

Note: Yes, we do own pajamas....they just beg me to sleep in their clothes--go figure! :-)

hmmmm....maybe I should check Hannah's blood sugar? Yep, she's low! Eating a snack now.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Take the Personality Quiz

You Are An ESTJ
The Guardian

You're a natural leader and a quick, logical decision maker.

Goals are important in your life, and you take many steps to achieve them.

You enjoy interacting with others, mostly through work related activities.

Your high energy level means that you are great at getting things done!

In love, you tend to bring stability to relationships.

You feel comfortable being in charge, and you enjoy being a provider.

At work, you take charge. You thrive in structured environments and don't mind enforcing the rules.

You would make a great teacher, judge, or police detective.

How you see yourself: Realistic, stable, and pragmatic

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Rigid, bound to rules, and a bad listener.

If you want to take the quiz, too. Just click on the title above and it will take you to the website.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

For To Be Known Is To Be Loved and To Be Loved Is To Be Known

I received this poem from a devotion by Heidi Smid. You can subscribe to her emails by contacting her at hlsmid@yahoo.com

Woman at the Well
I am a woman of no distinction,
Of little importance.
I am a woman of no reputation, save that which is bad.
You whisper as I pass by
And pass judgmental glances,
Though you don’t really take the time to look at me
Or even get to know me.
For to be known is to be loved, and to be loved is to be known.
And otherwise, what’s the point in doing either one of them in the first place?

I want to be known;
I want someone to look at my face
And not just see two eyes, a nose, a mouth and two ears,
But to see all that I am and could be,
All my hopes, loves and fears.
That’s too much to hope for,
to wish for, or to pray for,
so I don’t, not anymore.
Now I keep to myself, and by that I mean the pain
that keeps me in my own private jail,
The pain that has brought me here, at midday, to this well.

To ask for a drink is no big request
But to ask it of me, a woman, unclean, ashamed, used and abused.
An outcast, a failure, a disappointment, a sinner.
No drink passing from these hands to your lips could ever be refreshing, only condemning,
as I am sure you condemn me now.
But you don’t.
You are a man of no distinction — no, of the utmost importance —
A man with little reputation, at least so far.
You whisper and tell me to my face what all those glances have been about.
And you take the time to really look at me.
But you don’t need to get to know me.
For to be known is to be loved and to be loved is to be known,
And you know me! You actually know me:
All of me, and everything about me,
Every thought and sight and hair on top of my head,
Every hurt stored up, every hope, every dread,
My past, my future, all I am and could be.
You tell me everything,
you tell me, about me.

And that which is spoken by another would bring hate and condemnation,
Coming from you brings love, grace, mercy and salvation.
I have heard of One to come, who would save a wretch like me.
And here in my presence, You say
"I am He."
To be known is to be loved, and to be loved is to be known,
And I just met you, but I love you;
I don’t know you, but I want to get to.
Let me run back to town! This is way too much for just me —
There are others: brothers, sisters, lovers, haters, the good and the bad, sinners and saints,
Who should hear what you’ve told me
Who should see what you’ve shown me
Who should taste what you gave me
Who should feel how you forgave me
For to be known is to be loved and to be loved is to be known
And they all need this too;
We all do; we need it for our own.

This Bible story is found in the 4th chapter of John.

Do you ever feel like no one knows you or understands you? I do...most of the time. But this Bible story and the poem serve to remind me that Jesus knows me and that is enough.

It Didn't Come to Stay......

It came to pass!!
My very frustrating day on Thursday was just that a 24 hour period....and it's over! It ended on a really good note. We spent the evening at Nanny Boo Boo and Poppie's. Nick was there. Allen West joined us, too. The kids (adults, too) flew some kites and really had a ball. I love Thursday nights--the food and fellowship are always awesome.

So for all of you out there who have occasional frustrating days....just remember, this too shall pass!