Family Home!

My sister and her family arrived home for a 6 week visit from Arizona late one evening, and we met them down at the cabin for welcome home hugs and smiles.

Here is Big J hugging Grandmommy.

Poppy hugging Big K, and Little J getting kisses from Grandmommy, with Sable our barn cat saying hello as well.

My sister seeing Mom after a long trip and Dad is all smiles.

Hugs and more hugs!

Dad and daughter, and Mom getting hugs from her son-in-law and seeing Baby K.  Baby K is my nephew who I have written about that has Type 1 diabetes.



Almost the whole gang!

Our 1st meal at mom's with everyone.  Gathering outside to eat on the tables and porch, where we can wave at all who drive by.  That is what you do in the country, and if someone does NOT wave, we know they are not from around here, or at least haven't been here long. *grin*  So, if you ever happen to be driving by, be sure to throw up a hand and wave! =)





Jamin and Baby J

This is yet another day.  We set up our screen house for a Memorial Day dinner and it has been up ever since.  It has been soooooo nice to have a shade out back to go sit and eat or whatever.
Cousins who ate with us and visiting with My sister's family.







My sis is really not mad, but she does have "a look," doesn't she?  *Heehee*

Cousin W with Julia and Steve.

Trampoline fun with cousins!



We even played a bit of softball.  Dad still has it; he loves softball.



Jamin

Brother-in-law K gets in the game with Big K cheering him on. 

It was easier hitting it into the field this way than over the fence the way we usually play.  We didn't run bases this time, just batting practice.

Cousin R takes a swing.  Nice hit!

Dad, and friend K in the outfield, literally, and Cousin S pitching.





Welcome Home family!!!

Ok, our internet has been super moody lately, so I've been having trouble trying to get anything for you to see, and I just really don't like having to go somewhere else to work on it, but I may have to soon.  I'm going to try to get more pics up soon, because there has been so much going on.

I know my sis has some friends who are really wanting to see some of their family on the farm, so hopefully this little mi-fi will pick up a bit better in a day or two.

Thanks for being patient with us!
  
Always Experiencing Him,
Jody

Searcher of Hearts


Self-Knowledge

SEARCHER OF HEARTS,
It is a good day to me when thou givest me 
  a glimpse of myself;
Sin is my greatest evil,
  but thou art my greatest good;
I have cause to loathe myself,
  and not to seek self-honour,
  for no one desires to commend his own dunghill.
My country, family, church
  fare worse because of my sins,
  for sinners bring judgment in thinking
   sins are small,
  or that God is not angry with them.
Let me not take other good men as my example,
  and think I am good because I am like them,
For all good men are not so good as thou desirest,
  are not always consistent,
  do not always follow holiness,
  do not feel eternal good in sore affliction.
Show me how to know when a thing is evil
  which I think is right and good,
  how to know when what is lawful
  comes from an evil principle,
  such as desire for reputation or wealth by usury.
Give me grace to recall my needs,
  my lack of knowing thy will in Scripture,
   of wisdom to guide others,
   of daily repentance, want of which keeps thee at bay,
   of the spirit of prayer, having words
without love, 
   of zeal for thy glory, seeking my own ends,
   of joy in thee and thy will,
   of love to others.
And let me not lay my pipe 
  too short of the fountain,
  never touching the eternal spring,
  never drawing down water from above.


(The Valley of Vision)


Always Experiencing Him,
Jody