Tuesday, January 6, 2009

What the New Year Brought . . .



Thirty - nine weeks, and our last pregnancy picture. Five days later . . .




January 2nd, 2009 - 9:15 am

Alaina Hope arrives!




Alaina (pronounced uh-lay-na) - bright, shining and brilliant.




Hope - to confide in, to trust in with a confident expectation of good. (Webster's 1828)




Now may the God of all hope fill you with joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in (or shine with) hope through the power of the Holy Spirit - Romans 15:13


It is our prayer that Alaina will be someone who shines with the hope of God's goodness!



We love you our sweet Baby Girl! Welcome to the family.




Namaw Kak said...

Kyle and Gretchen,
I love the pictures, she's just beautiful. I have tears of JOY running down my face looking at these sweet tender pictures.

Can't wait to meet her in person.

The Barnard's said...


She is beautiful! The Lord has shown you His favor. We are happy for you and keeping you in our prayers. Blessings to you all.

"Behold, children are a heritage of the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one's youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; they shall not be ashamed, but shall speak with their enemies in the gate." Psalm 127:3-5

Thinking of you, Leslie and Family

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful!!

The 2saints

The Capp Crew said...

She is so precious! I was so excited when I heard she had been born on my 20th birthday! What a special treat! :)

Jungheims said...

She is so precious! Congratulations to you both. What a blessing God has bestowed. And how blessed to be born into a family with so many loving hearts and arms!

All our best....keep the pics coming!

The Jungheims

Heather Paulsen said...

Such a cutie!! She's a good combo of both of you two, I can see both of you in her.
Let the fun begin!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations! She is so buetiful! I like her name!

Faith said...

Congratulations!!!! We are so excited for you! What a precious little girl--we can't wait to meet her in person!

Olivia Coy said...

She is too cute! I just love her little chubby cheeks and dark hair!

agingrich said...

What a little cutie pie! Nice rosy cheeks and the perfect amount of hair.
Of course now the "who does she look like" game begins and five people will tell you five different things. But..my first thought was that she looks like Haley??

Celene asked me if she could hold Alaina ;)


Anonymous said...

what a beautiful darling with a beautiful name! Blessings to your new family of three!
In Christ,

Anonymous said...

What a precious and beautiful little girl. May the Lord richly bless all three of you!
The Criss Family

erin said...

Congratulations on this wonderful blessing!!!

We are so happy for you. What a beautiful little girl. Daughters are such a joy.

Anonymous said...

My daughter follows your blog and told me how pretty your baby is. She is absolutely beautiful- which is unusual for a brand new baby! Congratulations and may the Lord bless you and your precious blessing!

RM1(SS) (ret) said...

Lovely baby! (Not that I expected otherwise....)

Warmest congratulations to the lot of you!!


(Psst - you're supposed to have the baby the day before New Year's Day, not the day after!)

crik said...

Congratulations to you! She is so beautiful! :)

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful reward from the Lord!!! She's simply beautiful. Congratulations and God bless the 3 of you!
~jasmine from india