Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Katie - Happy Expressions

"I have no teeth, and I'm happy!"

Katie is a happy baby! (Unless she's acquiring teeth) Dave and Jaime came over for dinner a couple weeks ago, and of course, I haaaad to whip out my camera! How could you not with such infectious cuteness! I can't believe this little darling is my niece! I love being an aunt =)

~ Amanda

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Gwendolyn Joy Christensen - One Hour Old

So peaceful, even though she was just born a few minutes ago!

Checking the umbilical cord, making sure everything's okay.

Many hands make for splendid work... or something like that =)

I love how Ruthie and Lucy are so involved in the care of their new little sister!

I'm official! =)

Ruthie and Lucy helping the midwife wash Gwendolyn's hair

And now it's time to dry those little blond curls!

Keeping those feet warm! Rue and Lulu are the best big sisters ever!

Being born is exhausting!

Mommy, Daddy, and Gwendolyn

"Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from Him." Psalm 127:3

Thank you JC, Marghie and family, for letting me be a part of your miracle!

~ Amanda

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

"Key West" - With Family and Friends

 It was rather cool and overcast...


Weird seeing Christmas decorations everywhere...

Chicken's were everywhere, running free. They keep 'em around for insect control. Unlike up-north, where it freezes, insects don't have a chance to die any other way but by chicken I guess....

 Ashleigh, looking out as we take the trolley through town...



Key West was an Adventure. I think the thing I loved most about Key West was the fact that I was no longer on a cruise ship! It was an experience floating along on the Atlantic, rocking back and forward - trying not to topple over. Walking on firm ground is a blessing. (is that a metaphor for something? I think maybe) Key West is beautiful because in December you will never find snow :) but even though it is a tropical climate, we found ourselves in jackets for most of the day, the wind was rather chilly. Ducking in and out of shops and of course Starbucks (above is a pictures of Daniel peeking out the window while he waited for his white mocha) As much as I enjoyed the vacation, and being with family, I'm not sure I will ever go back. Although, if someone want to hand me free tickets... I probably won't turn them down!

~ Amanda