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Sweet. Cute.

I've been thinking about things which are sweet quite a bit recently. Our pastor has an object lesson for the children each Sunday evening. This past Sunday he showed the kids a jar of dill pickles and a jar of peach preserves. He talked about how cucumbers don't start out tasting sour and pickled but become that way as a result of soaking in the sour brine. The peach preserves which are sweet are cooked in a sugar syrup and become even sweeter. The analogy is that we as Christians need to be careful not to "soak" in the bitterness of the world we live in but to abide in the sweetness of the Lord.

We've been keeping our little grandson, Ryan about once a week while Mark and Katie go for her regular prenatal visits and run a few errands. Ryan loves Buddy the cat and we have been trying to teach him to be gentle with Buddy. We have also been working with Buddy (who is, after all, a cat and is somewhat playful) to be gentle with Ryan. Ryan just beams from ear to ear as he pets Buddy and then he says, "Sweet. Cute." We think those adjectives fit both of them. 🙂


Early Monday morning we heard the joyful news that a sweet little granddaughter had been born. Little Avery Nichole weighed in at 7 pounds 12 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Both mother and baby are doing well and hope to come home from the hospital soon. We are thrilled with this sweet (and cute) blessing from the Lord.

Here she is one day old:


Here is the happy family:



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7 Comments on “Sweet. Cute.”

  1. #1 Judy
    on Jul 16th, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Love your pictures!

  2. #2 Rhonda
    on Jul 17th, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Congratulations! Avery is adorable. We’re thankful for everyone’s safety and health. Oh, and Buddy is cute, too. 🙂

  3. #3 Vikki
    on Jul 17th, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Congrats Grandma!!

  4. #4 Ann B.
    on Jul 17th, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Beautiful little girl! Congratulations!

  5. #5 Deb
    on Jul 17th, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Congratulations, Becka and Rob, on becoming grandparents again! Ryan really looks like a big boy now beside the baby! I’m sure you’ve enjoyed keeping him!

  6. #6 Carrie
    on Jul 19th, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Congratulations on your sweet (and cute!) new granddaughter. Yeah for living close to them!

  7. #7 Marilyn
    on Jul 23rd, 2013 at 6:31 am

    Awwww! She’s so sweet. Babies are in vogue!

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