Sunday, April 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Emily!

Emily and her Grandma Becky
Cousin Mandy celebrated her birthday too!
Yummy birthday cake

Emmy's new baby doll
We celebrated Emily's 3rd birthday with a BBQ yesterday! She was so tickled and it was fun to have Holly and Mandy and their kids, Grandpa Wallace, Freddy and Charif and Annie and Dave and their families. Here are some shots from her special day!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Easter Blessings

The Isaac Martin Family
Sophia and Tess
Jolie Ruth
Sophia Easter Egg Hunt Thorne Bay Style
Baby Dedication
Little Martin Girls
Jolie, Tess, Sophia
One week old Tess Elizabeth
At the lake
Grandma and Sophia suiting up for a hike

The Martin Family at the Thorne Bay "Airport"
Good-bye to Thorne Bay
What a wonderful Easter--spent in Thorne Bay, Alaska, with Isaac and his family. Newborn Tess Elizabeth was born on the 7th and we arrived on the 10th. They were still in Ketchikan and so we were able to all go over to Prince of Wales on the ferry together. It was wonderful to spend Isaac's birthday with him. Baby Tess is such a beautiful and already contented baby and her older sisters, Sophia and Jolie, are delightfully attentive having practiced with their baby dolls for so long! Our time in their home in Thorne Bay was peaceful, quiet, and restful, surrounded by such beautiful nature. We are so proud of Isaac and Katie and the family they are building together for their children, a home of faith and love.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Happy Pre-Easter!

These flowers arrived yesterday from friends...what a fabulous surprise!
Baby Garrett loves his Easter eggs...
After the hunt...
Annie's Family (no pix of Freddy's family taken on my camera--will update later!)
Auntie Reef reading to Emily...
Mom's 87th Easter
Girls baking cookies...
Freddy's Family
Spring flowers...
Today is Palm Sunday but we celebrated Easter Sunday today since we're heading to Alaska on Friday to spend Easter in Thorne Bay with Isaac and his family and new baby (due this coming Tuesday!)! It was the first Easter egg hunt for Garrett who is 15 months old--he loved walking around with his first two found eggs...Penny hid them for Daniel, Jonathan, Emily and Garrett. We had traditional Easter dinner and colored hard boiled eggs and baked sugar cookies after dinner. We sang "Christ Arose" and "He Lives" before dinner and thanked the Lord for His Resurrection, without which our faith would have no meaning.

We are anxiously awaiting news of the safe arrival of our 8th grandchild, any day now, and wish all of our friends and loved ones a glorious Easter!