Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Abbie's baptism weekend

Our weekend home was really busy and exhausting, but fun. It was so nice to see so many of our friends and family while we were there.

Abbie did really well on both flights. She cried a little bit on the flight there, but as soon as I nursed her, she was fine. Her ears didn't seem to bother her at all, which was great. She slept most of the way back, which probably had something to do with the flight being from 3:15-6:30am our time. (Although I can't really say she sleeps during that time period when we're at home, but that'll be in the next post...)

(Sorry the pictures are in backwards order again. I don't have time to switch them all around.)

Here she is right after being baptized. Ken was introducing her to the congregation.



A view from the front of the church.



Me n my snuggly baby.



The whole clan, minus the IL Nix's who got there later.




Going home really made Mark and I miss all the green in northern IL. That truly is a beautiful part of the country. We love all the trees up there - something that's missing down here (and in OK too).




This was the one shot we really wanted to get and Mark got it. Four generations of hands - my grandma's (who's 94), my mom, mine and Abbie's.





Another 4 generation shot.





Just playing around with my camera.





My friend, Rachel, meeting Abbie.





Abbie's first boat ride. I REALLY miss going out on the river. She loved it, despite the fact that it was kind of windy and loud.






Another 4 generation shot.





My grandma holding Abbie for the first time. One of the main reasons I wanted to come home is so my grandma could meet Abbie. My grandma is doing well, but she is 94, so I didn't want something to happen before she got to meet her.





Another boat ride shot. I love Abbie's crazy hair in this picture. She looks like Cindy Louwho from Dr. Suess.




A halfway grin shot while we were on the plane. (On a side note, her baby acne is almost completely gone now. It lasted about 3 weeks.)


I'm going to try to come back to the Dubuque area sometime in Aug or Sept. I'll be coming by myself though, so that might be interesting.. I'm still looking at plane tickets - they're expensive right now!!

1 comment:

J.A.Scherff said...

Glad you guys had a nice trip home! I agree about missing the green and trees.