Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Such sweetness

My dear sister-in-law is a very talented photographer and she captured our hospital stay for us in the most special way.  I will cherish these sweet photos forever.  I just had to share Jessica's work! 


Introducing Annalee Erin

After waiting and waiting for Annalee to come, we finally had our happy moment.  This delivery went MUCH smoother than Abigail's.  Thank you for your prayers.  Here are some photos that documented our first 48 hours with the people we love dearly. 

Annalee Erin has blessed our lives tremendously.  She is named after very important people.  Anna comes from Luke 2:36-38, she was at the temple when Jesus was presented as a baby.

"And there was a prophetess, Anna, ... She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day.  And coming up at that very hour she began to give thanks to God and to speak of him to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem." 

The Lee part of Annalee's name comes from her grandmother and great-grandfather, Lorilea and Donald Lee.  We pray that she grows to love the Lord like the former Lee's in her family.  While Dadow (Donald Lee) didn't get to meet her, I know he would have loved and rejoiced in her, Grammy (Lorilea) sure is!

Her middle name is in honor of my sister, Erin.  Our prayer is that Annalee will grow to have the kind and thoughtful nature of Erin.  We pray that she touches lives just like her aunt does.  We couldn't have picked better people for her to look up to and try to imitate.


Annalee has a meaning of "Grace" and Erin means "Peace".

Here is our own little version of Grace and Peace.  Thank you for blessing our lives.