Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ariana Grace & Admirers

Here she is, dear friends! Our little Ariana Grace!Oh my gracious. See, isn't she a complete darling!? Look at the way she holds her 'wittle paws. So dainty. She is just such a blessing and we're so blessed to have another little niece to love. (and kiss and hold and ahh over!) Praise the Lord.Rachel has a daughter now!
And Wesley has his little girl...Two of her very excited Aunties!! So looking forward to being (when she gets to know us) her Aunties!(Look at that thatch up top!! It is delighting us all no end.)Daddy seeing his granddaughter for the first time...Wes showing off her tresses, LOL. :DIt is so awesome seeing your big brother with his first little girl!Wesley played a song after she was born-a beautiful song. And then the sun rose like a golden ball, with coral pink and white mist...It was breathtaking.
Joe and William finally get to see their "bebe!!" :D Her cousins were also quite pleased to see their new muffin.Awww...William is 'tissing his bay-beee...It is too cute watching Isa. She wanted to hold her so bad!Auntie Kress getting pictures.
Mike came over to see the newest specimen before he went to work. (Just look at his grin. SO cute.)
With Auntie Kress!!
Impersonations, LOL...
"Humm...I wonder if she would like one of my dolls. Or a small cheerio or something of that nature..."
Aunt Favorite with her munchies!Wow. 'Ze Bebe pretty.
(observe yonder hair!! Never before seen with such length on a Morton offspring!)
With Uncle Edwin......and Uncle Paul....and one of her darling Grand Mamas! So precious..."I'm varwe pweased."
William and Joe are so smitten with her.Uncle Cleve and Aunt Lise came by that night-Wallace wanted to give her kisses - it was adorable!Lise will be holding her own here in a few months!A nap with Mom...

Thanks for sharing in our joy!

Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord, that walketh in his ways.
for thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands,
happy shalt thou be and it shall be well with thee.
Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house
thy children like olive plants round about thy table.
Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord. Psalm 128.1-4

Monday, March 19, 2012

She's Here!!!

Ariana Grace arrived this morning!! Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow!!
Oh, y'all, she is gorgeous.
Baby and Mama are both doing great and so so happy-just enjoying all the lusciousness of newborn life. It is so sweet watching Wesley and Rachel with a little girlie!! (Y'all-she has HAIR!! :) I can hardly wait to show you pictures of our newest darling. (Tomorrow. Sleep calleth, mon cheri!)

Thanks be to our Lord Jesus!

An overjoyed

Aunt Adeline

Friday, March 16, 2012


Here's a picture of Lise and T.O.!!

Love to you all. Miss all of you Kendalls and family.
And to all who are at various conferences this weekend, we're thinking of, praying for you and hope you have the most encouraging and brilliant of times! We'll miss you at Church meeting tomorrow. Wait-it is Saturday, isn't it? Yes. It is. OK. Long week! Anyway, hope your day is just wonderful. Spring is here in our little town, and it is breathtaking.



Monday, March 12, 2012

2011 Retro # 2: Wedding Shower

Another oldie, but once more, too fabulous, memorable and special not to post!

Our local Church Body is one of the greatest blessings in our family's life. To rejoice in the Lord with the people who mean so much to you really is beyond words.
They planned this gorgeous sit down dinner for a wedding shower for Cleveland and Lise on a Sunday evening. We enjoyed an edifying church meeting , and then had an all day affair with picnic lunches, enjoying the beautiful grounds (the weather was scrumptious) and the munchies had a blast on the play areas (and some older ones too :) ) as we waited for the shower to start. It was a truly refreshing, joyful day.Picnicking! Or, Where the Food is, There Also the Vultures will Gather. LOL.
Everybody was so glad D. got to come! Christiana and Prentiss (we miss you all! Come see us!!)
"So, Rachel, how do you do this picnic thing again? I sit on the ground? While I eat?"
The H.s-what a be-a-u-ti-ful family! (Y'all all match! Mrs. K., you're awesome.)
Green and Blue, Yellow, Gray, Brown, White...it's amazing how many colors there are when you look up.L., you're doing such a good job of holding that sweetie!
Oh my gracious. This little girl brings so much joy into our lives. Grand daughters/nieces are just a delight.
Isa and her wonderful Mommy!Gracie and her adorable nephew. (It was so very good to see y'all!)The honored couple visit around. (and helps themselves to various samples of picnic fare.) ;DHe.is.so.cute. Oh my word.Relaxin'Christiana is so sweet! All the little ones were just thrilled with her playing with them.
T. gets a hand with the slide form his Granddad!One of the cutest couples in the world.
LOL, E. is set on crawling, looks like...
Let the chaos commence!Another adorable couple! (I LOVE the way E. sucks her fingers...)And another one! Ah. It is so good to see Cleve with his girl.Jonny and Isa-hammies!