Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fall, Pumpkin Patches, and Us

It is Fall.

We have gone to the Pumpkin Patch on a Homeschool Field Trip

Benen played another season of soccer

We read The Pumpkin Patch Parable, and put a smile on our pumpkins just like God puts a smile and light on and in us.

I have enjoyed some DP and fancy blue nails.

We enjoy dinner and dessert, together. 

Enjoy worshipping through serving (riverKIDS) with this group of ladies.

.... and sometimes you need to put a mustache tattoo on your finger and be silly.

Jo Lee

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Empathy = Love and Truth and Grace

I have been reading a biblical parenting devotional and the last two days the have talked about empathy. The first day was about empathy as a way to help manage anger towards our kids. Today was about empathy being both truth and love. I have never really thought about it that way but it make sense.

Empathy is combining both truth and love and showing those to our kids, yes but I think it is a principle we can use in all relationships. The question is how do we show both at the same time - by being connecting to the Father and doing what He would do.

I am learning that in a lot pr principles, if not every, God is not really black and white, He is grace and empathy. For us to be those things we have to be connected to Him and listening to His truth and love and grace.

"My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires." James 1:19-20

"Instead, speak the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ." Ephesians 4:15

Jo Lee

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Timothy is 2.

Yes my little man is two, turned that on Saturday (8-9),

He is such a ham, and makes the greatest faces.

He loves drucks, food, cars, shoes, climbing, "helping" around the house, and just being 2.

Sunday, July 13, 2014


11 Years!

We have been married 11 years!

11 years of ups and downs. But I would not trade them for anything, those ups and downs have made us the couple we are today. 

Happy Anniversary Babe!

Here's to 11+ more years:)

Saturday, July 12, 2014

33 Years

Yes, I am 33. Turned that on July 1st. 
Crazy I do not feel 33, while some days I do. Most days I do not think I am mature enough to be 33, whatever that is. Realty is that I am, and I am enjoying it.

Somer is 4

Somer turned 4 on June 30.

4 for Somer's 4th.
1. Loves dancing and singing, songs that she makes up.
2. Loves doing things with her older siblings.
3. Is very imaginative.
4. Wants to help all the time.

Anna is 10

Anna turned 10 on April 16

10 for Anna's 10th.

1. Loves gymnastics.
2. Wants to learn to ride horses.
3. Reads like crazy.
4. Has her own sense of fashion.
5. Loves to do crafts.
6. Is starting to cook, and experiment with her own recipes.
7. Is in her last year of elementary school.
8. Is tall.
9. Loves writing and getting letters.
10. Loves doing things for other people.

Benen's Birthday

So, I am a little behind. Benen turned 7 on  June 14.

7 for Benen's 7th
1. Still loves cars.
2. Loves to play soccer and t-ball
3. Loves going on boy trips with dad.
4. Can read better then he thinks he does.
5. Has not lost any teeth.
6. Is get big (way to fast in my opinion).
7. Wants to learn to play drums and guitar.

Friday, April 11, 2014

1st and 5th Daddy Daughter Dance

Somer's First Daddy Daughter Dance

Anna's Fifth Daddy Daughter Dance

Daddy and his Princesses

What the boys and mom did. Pizza and movie date.