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Monday, October 15, 2012

September - Fair Time

Regular milk or chocolate milk?
Baa, Baa Sheep
 Here we are getting to pictures from September. We got to go visit a small town fair and the animals were the highlight of the day.

This little piggy stayed home...

How about pumpkin pie for the whole neighborhood?

Its a floral sea anemone. :)

Rachel: It is a duct tape jacket!

Guess Visit

Grandpa and grandma with the sisters

Position the camera, click without bumping, and RUN into place!

Grandpa Mark, Natalie, Grandma Bonnie, Daddy, Eliana, and Mommy

Smiles + Looks at the camera = Miracle

Grandpa and granddaughter
 Dad, I absolutely love this picture!
Eliana-zilla loves to destroy any and every tower that gets in her way!
 Thank you! - Eliana

Clack-clack. Clack-clack. "What is that sound?" "Oh, it is Eliana rocking in the kitchen!"

Bonnie, the enchiladas were a hit; even with Eliana "fussy eater". Her favorite part was the crunchy edges. "More crunchy, pleeease!

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Daddy, I want to wear my wings.
Daddy: Are you a bird?
Daughter: No! I am Eliana.
Daddy: Are you a flying zebra with a unicorn horn?
Daughter: No! I am Eliana.
Daddy: Can you fly?
Daughter: Yes! I am Eliana.

I am two, and I think that what I say needs to go.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Here I am

Sleeping while dad gets breakfast ready for big sister.

We are off to see the pediatrician.

Mama took me outside for the first time.

Here I am with my Daddy.

My big sister is Eliana. She is so excited that I have finally come out to play.
"First Impression"

Before big sister would hold me, she needed to have my blanket across her lap. I love my blanket, Aunt Marcie!

Wide awake.

My Nanny came to visit me.

Welcome Natalie Grace

Natalie Grace
Born October 9, 2012 at 12:19am
8 lbs 3 oz and 20-1/2 inches long

Name Meaning

Natalie: Christ's birthday
Grace: Unmerited Favor

Corresponding Bible verses

Isaiah 9:6-7
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.

Ephesians 2:8-9

 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.

Personal Importance

Besides sounding pretty, we love the meaning of Natalie Grace because of its spiritual importance. Humanity has chosen to reject their Creator's love and lordship. This rebellion has severed our relationship. God's ultimate desire is for restoration. John 3:16-18 says, "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son." These three verses sum up God's great love and plan for salvation.

May Natalie be an instrument in the hands of God. May she love Him with all of her heart, mind, and soul. May she love others how He first loved her.