The Pumpernickle Pickle

Ramblings from a not-so-normal SAHM

Apology and a pic September 13, 2007

Filed under: blessings,daughter,Family,family life,gifts,Hobbs,home,kids,love,photos,preschool,school — pinkadillies @ 12:22 am

I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a while. Life’s kinda gotten in the way. So here’s a pic of my gorgeous girl on her first day of preschool a couple weeks back to tide you over until I have some time (which I hope is this weekend).

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Dad’s Blessing 8.26.07 August 26, 2007

Filed under: advice,blessings,dad,email,Family,gifts,God,life,love — pinkadillies @ 3:02 pm

I bless you with positive words said at just the right time.

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue.”

Proverbs 18:21 NKJV

Nathaniel Hawthorne came home heartbroken. He’d just been fired from his job in the custom house. His wife, rather than responding with anxiety, surprised him with joy. “Now you can write your book!”

He wasn’t so positive. “And what shall we live on while I’m writing it?”

To his amazement she opened a drawer and revealed a wad of money she’d saved out of her housekeeping budget. “I always knew you were a man of genius,” she told him. “I always knew you’d write a masterpiece.”

She believed in her husband. And because she did, he wrote. And because he wrote, every library in America has a copy of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

You have the power to change someone’s life simply by the words that you speak. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.”

– Max Lucado

 

It’s so quiet… August 16, 2007

The boys went anxiously to school today. Cordi’s sitting on the floor eating crackers. The silence is beautiful.

I’m a little sad that my little guys started the 2nd grade today. It seems like it was only yesterday that they were in NICU or rolling across the floor to get everywhere. There were so many days that seemed to last forever and yet they went so quickly. I feel like I just blinked and they were starting school and now they can read and write and are excited to go learn more. It’s a bit heart breaking. And Cordi is right behind them. She’ll start before I can catch my breath…

Here’s some pics I took today and recently. Don’t forget to click the pics to see the full-sized picture.

 Cordi sleeping in Gary’s lap with Krusher:

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Cordi and Bergen sleeping at Mom’s:

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The boys ready for school this morning (it was very bright outside):

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A few pics August 15, 2007

Filed under: blessings,carpola,Family,Friends,home,kids,love,photos,Travel,Uncategorized,Vacation — pinkadillies @ 8:14 pm

Bergen in the pool:

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Mom and Hobs:

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My brother, Stephen, and Hobs:

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Me & Hobs:

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Stephen & Me:

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Dad’s Blessing July 29, 2007

Filed under: blessings,Family,God,love — pinkadillies @ 6:01 pm

I bless you with a tireless Father who knows what is best for you and gives you the strength to accept it.

God doesn’t come and go. God lasts.

He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine.

He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath.

And he knows everything, inside and out.

He energizes those who get tired,

gives fresh strength to dropouts.

For even young people tire and drop out,

young folk in their prime stumble and fall.

But those who wait upon God get fresh strength.

They spread their wings and soar like eagles,

They run and don’t get tired,

they walk and don’t lag behind.

                                            — Isaiah 40:28b-31

 

Dad’s Blessing July 22, 2007

Filed under: blessings,Family,God,love — pinkadillies @ 2:46 pm

I bless you with God’s words about how much He loves you and how far He will go for you.

“Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you.

I’ve called your name. You’re mine.

When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you.

When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down.

When you’re between a rock and a hard place,

it won’t be a dead end —

Because I am God, your personal God,

The Holy of Israel, your Savior.

I paid a huge price for you…!

That’s how much you mean to me!

That’s how much I love you!

I’d sell off the whole world to get you back,

trade the creation just for you.

So don’t be afraid: I’m with you.”

                                                 – Isaiah 43:1b-3a, 4-5

 

Dad’s Blessing July 19, 2007

Filed under: blessings,Family,God — pinkadillies @ 3:48 pm

I bless you with a life lived exactly as God desires.

…He’s already made it plain how to live, what to do, what God is looking for in men and women. It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, And don’t take yourself too seriously – take God seriously.

                                                 — Micah 6:8