Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Personality Traits

In addition to our family pictures that I shared in my last post, these are the individual and "smaller group" photos that were taken that day that I wanted to share as well.  I love seeing my family through someone else's eyes, since it seems I am usually the one behind the camera.
David and I are so very different in our personalities and backgrounds, yet God chose to put us together to complement one another in the best way possible.  I believe He orchestrates this miracle in every couple who marries in His will and in His timing.
Once a couple who are opposite in personality begin to have children, it is entertaining to see whose personality the children will reflect - dad or mom.  The more children you have, the more fun the combinations become of kids who are each different and unique in their own individual ways.

Time to get to know our family a little...

{Below} Our firstborn Davey... cautious, achiever, steady, diligent, tender-hearted, protective, planner

{Below} Our second-born Nate... witty, active, silly, fun-loving, outgoing, imaginative, spur-of-the-moment, friendly

{Below} Brianna, our third... gentle, compassionate, kind, sincere, artistic, sweet, submissive

{Below} Micah, our fourth (and baby of the family when these pictures were taken)... leader, charmer, sociable, funny, life of the party, fearless, mischievous

If you knew our family well, you would probably agree that our kids with the more steady, laid-back personalities ("think, then act") are the most like their daddy.... Davey, Brianna, and Mackenzie (our 3-month old who is not featured in this post.  Her own special post is coming soon.)

The other two, Nate and Micah, get their outgoing personalities ("act, then think") from me.  Those poor two that are the most like me... well, they have a long road of learning ahead of them.  Ask me how I know. {wink}

(BTW, the house in the background of our family pictures in my last post is not where we live.  Some people have asked me about that, so I thought I would clarify.  It was just a beautiful home near the park where we were photographed, so our photographer thought it would make an amazing background.  He was right!)  


  1. It's fun to get to know them a little! Thanks.

    I would like to hear about the house (or apartment?) that you DO live in. :-)

  2. So fun to get to know your children! They all seem so sweet!
    My husband and I have laughed over which children are more like me (my poor boy!!), and which ones are more like him (my girls). I told my husband when I was pregnant with our son that I could already tell that he was going to be stubborn and intense - like his mama. And, he is. :) My girls are so laid back and easy going - like their daddy.
    I just love watching their personalities develop as they grow, and wondering and praying about how God will use those traits for His glory! :)

  3. Simply gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing these precious family pictures. And, so much fun to learn more about your beautiful family! Our Heavenly Father is and shall continue to use you all for His glory! Praying for you this morning sweet sister and sending bunches of hugs from Germany!

  4. Thanks for sharing your family and your life with us.

  5. Beautiful family! I loved reading this. I always look for traits too in my kids and my grandkids

  6. Andrea SangjunFriday, June 06, 2014

    Sounds like my husband and I. Out backgrounds are so so so soooo different. Our personalities are different but we've become a little more like each other through out the years. It's been wonderful!
    You have such a beautiful family! Love the pictures!


  7. Dear Jolene,

    Wow! Those are some amazing pictures. I love the ones of you and your husband together. You have some handsome boys and beautiful girls. Can't wait to see Mackenzie's post! Your Nate sounds so much like Seth! Ha Ha But Seth's outgoing personality does not match mine or BJ's. Seth's matches BJ's sister to a T! Brina is more like us. BJ and I are alike in not being real outgoing personalities, but we are different in that he is a strong leader, and I much prefer to follow than lead and make decisions. It works out great for us! Brina is laid back like we are. Seth is a leader, but an outgoing, friend's-making leader. I know God is going to really use that in him someday. I am wondering what our # 3 will be like. Seth is rooting for a boy! Brina doesn't understand or care at this point. :) We shall see.

    I still love keeping up with your family in your posts. Every time I see a post in my inbox, I get all excited. I love you, my friend. Can't wait until we can see each other again.



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