Jude’s first school assignment was to make a family tree.
The instructions called for each family member to trace and cut out their hand.
And then each hand was to be a “leaf” placed on to the family tree.
Our family tree, somehow, didn’t turn out at all like the example.
Seems we are all leaves, and no “tree”.
Here’s to not quite looking like the example.
That is the most precious family tree I have ever seen.
Lucky Mama says
Gene and Annie says
It's a beautiful family tree and I love it! I love that it's different and unique!! God has blessed you so much and I can't wait to see where God is taking our family as well!! 🙂
Us adoptive families go by a different example and our trees don't look like most. It's beautiful!
But what a beautiful example of what God can do.
Tara Anderson says
The leaves are on the branches…which is also where the fruit is! I can't help but think of my favorite Bible verse, "If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." (John 15:5) Here's to remaining in him! 🙂
Colin and Jill Canada says
I am absolutely in LOVE with your leafy tree! It's SO perfect!
Sharon Ankerich says
I would say WAY better than the example! Beautiful in fact!!!
Love it also!!!!
Families are made in different ways, and so family trees are as well! Jude did a FABULOUS job! 🙂
I love Jude's tree!
Lee Ann says
I love it!! I don't think you do not need to show your tree, when your branches bear much fruit.. Thank you for sharing.
It's great…I love it!
Yeah, but how big would that tree have been with enough hands to represent everyone. The trunk would have had to have been an 11×16 posterboard!
I love his version!
The only word that comes to mind is BLESSED! 🙂
I always wondered about the "family tree assignment", and how that would play out for my children. I LOVE this! And Jude is such a cutie!
Considering that a family tree that was like the example would have taken up an entire giant banner….I'm thinking the teacher will like the creative compromise. I sure do!
The Raudenbush Family says
A very colorful and beautiful tree. 🙂 Do you think the teacher was already wondering how in the world you guys would do this one?
China Dreams says
What a cool idea!
….and what a beautiful family tree it is…
your children are all beautiful!
Jennifer P says
What a beautiful blessing of leaves!!!
you…didn't want…my hand on your tree? *sniff sniff* juuuuuuude how could yooooou????
OUTSTANDING!! And as for the "here's to not looking like the example"…my only thought is I'll drink to that! 😉
hugs – great joy – and some virtual pride!
aus and co.
That is awesome! My son left his twin sister off of his family tree. But, he made room for the dog!! lol
The Ferrill's says
Priceless! That is my favorite!
Stefanie you will SO appreciate this…I went in a craft store to buy fabric for our Halloween costumes. The lady asked me, "Do you have this many children or are you making costumes for the whole neighborhood?" LOL!
the leaves are my favorite part anyways. 🙂 what a testimony!
Daisy Dreams says
What a great project!!!
All of God's creations are beautiful and unique – that's what makes each individual one all the more precious.
The Gang's Momma! says
LOVE it. Looking like the "example" would be so boring 🙂
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this =)
Football and Fried Rice says
I think Jude's family tree is PERFECT. Exactly the way that God created it – beautiful and perfect (even has a few nuts :)) Couldn't resist!
Steffie B. says
I think it is the most beautiful family tree I have EVER seen! Rock on Jude!!!!