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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. 🙂

BuddySleeping

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:

AverySittingHospTwo

Here is the happy family:

MarkKatieRyanAvery

Becka


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Our busy week


The day after I retired we left for a trip to Ohio and Michigan. We were able to see many friends and family members while we were up there and I hope to write a few more posts about some of these events in the near future. We spent the majority of the week at Megan and Jim's house and then Megan and Drew came back home with us this week. We are enjoying having them here and have been keeping busy with a variety of activities.

We called Megan when we were pretty close to her house, and when we walked in the door Drew greeted us wearing this shirt:

picture of Big Brother

Megan is expecting baby #2 sometime in the early spring. This is considered a high-risk pregnancy, and she has been to the doctor several times and has already had her first ultra-sound. She has another one scheduled for the week she returns home. Needless to say we were all thrilled by this news and would appreciate your prayers for a strong healthy baby and a safe delivery.

We were able to visit with Rob's mother on her birthday and take her out to dinner at Cracker Barrel. We all enjoyed the meal and we discovered that they will give the birthday person a complimentary dessert. Megan and I made her this wreath (Megan did most of the work) for on the door of her room at the nursing home. She loves purple.

picture of Making Wreath

picture of Flowers for Wreath

picture of Norma and Wreath

Megan has a link on her blog which gives the instructions for making this wreath if you are interested.

I had several posts in the works before we left on our trip but we accidentally left the pictures here at home. So, I should have plenty to talk about in the near future.

Becka


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