Friday, September 23, 2011

a note from penelope.

one thing that i think is nerdy is when you put captions by your baby...pretending like they are saying things that they never said. because babes can't talk, duh.  it's very, very nerdy.

and i am going to do it. because i enjoy eating my words daily and it's ok to be a cheesy mom occasionally, or often.








(i toats spelled bald wrong on that pic. lo siento.)

as a gift on this beautiful day...penelope rolled from back to front. she is growing and wonderful and bald.




happy anniversary, babe. i am thankful that God has taken what was so broken and made it better than we can imagine.  i can't help but think that if we didn't make it through, we would have never got to meet penelope.

for those of you feeling hopeless in your marriage...God is bigger than your mess. it can be saved.

to read more than you ever wanted to know about our marriage, click on the marriage tab on the side bar.

35 comments:

  1. Does "balled" mean the same as "bald"?

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  2. Two questions:

    1. What photoshop action gives your baby such humungous darling eyes?

    2. And what are you standing on to get those "above" shots?

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  3. Happy Anniversary! She is a very cute peanut!

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  4. Amen! God Is Bigger!
    super cute post! not nerdy at all.

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  5. Happy Anniversary! Good thing you worked it out so we could all ooh and ahh over that bald, double chinned baby! She is sweetness.

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  6. I praise God with you! So thankful we serve a God who redeems.
    Congratulations.
    Love from,
    Greta

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  7. happy anniversary :)

    penelope is adorable, i'm thankful that you two were given such a great gift.

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  8. yippee for Penelope...and more importantly for your marriage...and most importantly for a God who saves. i just heard a song the other day that immediately brought me to tears. i had instant flash backs of praying through tears for you guys during those awful days of pain and confusion. i am SO glad He can restore more than we can imagine...never ever forget His power and grace. like a song etched in your mind that brings emotion immediately because its like ripping off a scab the second you hear it. So glad to walk life with you guys. love love love you both.

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  9. She is just darling. Congrats on 6 years!

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  10. You brought tears to my eyes...! Thank You Much for this post!...

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  11. Such a cutie-pie - thanks for the sweet cheese this morning. And REJOICING with you.

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  12. man, i spelled bald wrong on that picture. just so everyone knows...

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  13. happy anniversary! i'm sure your story is an inspiration to many. penelope is so precious. i love those big, beautiful eyes.

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  14. yay for marriage! and just so you know, i read that "balled" caption probably 50 times trying to figure out what the heck you meant.

    and to the person who asked what photoshop action gives her such big darling eyes - I don't think it was the photoshop kind of action that gave her those... i think it was another kind of action. you know, the kind when a man and a woman love each other. if you know what i mean. in other words, she's just naturally beautiful, duh!

    oh was that inappropriate?

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  15. Happy Anniversary! Your story is precious and so is your family! Congratulations!

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  16. i think balled probably means bald and proud. bald and happy about it thank you very much. i'm balled players. i'm not just so you know. but your baby is and she is smoochalicious. happy remember the love day natos. God is bigger -- and the miracle is that He can make the restoration something truer and deeper than what you held before. amen and amen.

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  17. happy anniversary! i hope you two have a wonderful day. thank you for being willing to share your story to help other couples!

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  18. Happy Anniversary Mr. & Mrs. Nato! :) Gosh I love you two. Even though I don't know Mr... but he lets you answer all my calls and once sly dialed someone for me with you so he's a-okay in my book.

    I also love your little peanut, I kind of want to eat her and her balled head. :)

    xoxo..and maybe one more x.

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  19. The freaking out about your almost calling it quits? Best.

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  20. happy anniversary!! i just spilled the beans about my tainted (i hate that word) marriage: http://dijjumissmee.blogspot.com/2011/09/faith-testimony.html
    thanks for your honesty, jami! you are truly an inspiration!

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  21. Happy Anniversary! I hope it was wonderful. And, I like the baby captions...in this case anyway :)

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  22. Happy, happy anniversary!!! Rejoicing with you!

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  23. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! i so appreciate how open you have been in this blog world. super encouraging!!!

    balled (ha!) babies are cute. i have never had one. a little girl asked me if my baby had a wig on...true story.

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  24. Happy Anniversary! So glad God brought you guys through those difficult times. He is good!

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  25. Happy Anniversary! I'm loving that you are bold enough to share the trials with others. You rock.

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  26. happy 6th!! Takes strong people to make it through what you did. Enjoy your anniversary, your life, your kids and have fun!

    ps- not gonna lie I LOL'd & i'll admit I talk for my dog. I like to think he has a squeaky voice and will speak for him when he's around. My dad and fiance just laugh at me.

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  27. That's hilarious - Penelope talks just like you!! ;) She totally looks like a hairless Layne. And a turtle. ;) But seriously, a very very Happy Anniversary to you and your hubs...you have much to celebrate. :) Love to you & your fam.

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  28. I just got goose bumps...seriously beautiful and awesome! Can't imagine no Penelope! :( You are an inspiration! Seriously! Thank you!

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  29. love bald babies...all of mine were.

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  30. first i must say that i am smiling that Nacho Libre song is playing on your playlist, b/c this movie is one of my favs--hilarious! and miss P is so stinking cute, look at her roll--lil doll!

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  31. Jami,
    You are a good friend, and I love reading what you share. Happy anniversary -
    Kathleen

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  32. Happy Annivers! And here's to 6 more!

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  33. our families favorite movie. staple! cheers to the squirts since easters.

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  34. man i've gotten so behind on commenting. im ashamed. I realized I've read all of these blogs just never commented. anyway... those pics are great. she is so expressive. happy (late) anniversary!

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