Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6 (NIV)

Monday, June 11, 2012

My Birthday Weekend and Holt Picnic

We had such a great weekend.  On Friday, Shawn got off work early and we went down to Great Wolf Lodge.  The kids had such a great time.  We don't have any pictures of it, but they loved the outdoor pool.   Faith L-O-V-E-S the hot tub.  The hot tub has seating in it and she likes to push off of it and "swim" to me.  We finally got Owen to go down one of the big slides by himself.  Liam and Faith both went down the little slides.  Owen was too big to go down the little slides any more.  Aiden loves all of it, especially the tube rides and basketball.

On Saturday, we were able to go to the Holt Picnic.  It was nice to meet other parents in real life that I've talked to for so long via the Internet (Jerusha and Paula).  It was good to see Becca and Cindy again.  It was great to meet new people (Frederique and Roger and Nancy and Todd).  I was sad that one couple wasn't there.  They had gone to the picnic in Omaha instead (missed you Kelly).

Aiden had such a good time playing with Cindy's boy.  It is really neat how they hit it off.  Liam and Owen had a great time on the playground.  They were all sweaty, hot, and hungry by the time we were ready to leave.

And Faith.  Well, she was a rockstar as always.  Here are some pictures:

Only picture we have of Liam with the blue, green, and white striped shirt.
Once again, we don't have any pictures of Shawn.  He is the picture taker. 

Sunday was great.  We went to church and Eternity Focus performed for our church service.  Then 4 of the girls in the group (minus the youngest sister who went to youth group) came to our Sunday School class.  It was fun.  I hope they (all our students) enjoyed it as much as I did. 

We did something a little different in class.  We read this Bible verse:

Ecclesiastes 12:11-13
The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails —given by one shepherd.  Be warned, my son, of anything in addition to them.
Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body.

Now all has been heard;
here is the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God and keep his commandments,
for this is the duty of all mankind.

Then after we read the Bible verse, I asked them 2 questions that they had to do an independent study on:

1.  How do you know Jesus knows you? Explain (using Bible verses)
2.  How do you know Jesus?  Give examples.  (Also support with Bible verses)
3.  Pray.  Meditate.  Seek.

It's a week for some deep reflecting.  God Bless.


  1. We just love the Great Wolf Lodge! Love that you went to the Holt Picnic. They are always so far away for us. Also love Faiths pigtails!

  2. Thank you for the encouragement and the songs! I am so blessed to find hope from God from other Christians on the computer. Jesus is truly good and that he gives us others to be compassionate to our suffering. SO happy to have found your blog and I look forward to learning more about your beautiful family! May God bless you for taking the time to encourage others :)