Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Without Consent


The day after the big Little House party, thus the bonnets in all the pictures below, with much of Joe's family still in town, we dedicated Ms. Tikvah Elise during the church service.

Tikvah was not interested in being a willing participant during this process.

She even batted Pastor Gerald's hand away during prayer when he tried to lay his hand on her to pray for her.

She refused to even look at him.

Joe shared a verse from Hebrews 6:19-20 - We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek

After the service, Tikvah continued with her refusal to cooperate and Joey (pictured just barely, behind momma) joined in too.

In the end, as most things go with two year olds, she was dedicated, without her consent. 

Just a Dab


Here are a few snapshots from our last, first birthday:

The giraffe rider from riding

to constructing

to opening, 

in reverse order.

Sibling presents galore,

and his first kusimanse.

Smoothies for breakfast

and pizza for dinner, 

complete with a dab of pizza sauce on his head.

Happy Birthday, little Kusimanse!

Thursday, January 14, 2016



I feel confident they inherited this behavior from Joe's side of the family.  I would never participate in this kind of behavior unless I was forced into it.

A Bunch


A peek into the world of the youngest Pulls:

half naked

in a small space

and happy as a bunch of clams.
And yes, Joey is purposely hiding from the camera.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Large Amounts of Candy


In summertime the many of the suburbs of Minneapolis host a city-wide celebration.  Brooklyn Center hosts Earle Brown Days.  The days of celebration have many activities, one of them a parade.

On the evening of the parade, I convinced Joe to take us to the parade.

The kids loved the parade,

the cars, the clowns,

Isaiah even liked the fire engines.

But most of what they liked, 

was amassing large amounts of candy.

Something Wonderful


There's something wonderful about a little boy,

a pair of froggy boots,

fresh snow

and a broom.

Both for the onlooker

and the aforementioned

little boy.