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I am a Christian. I am a loving wife to my Army-National-Guard-Recruiter-Husband of 15 years. I am a stay-at-home-mother to our four handsome sons. I am a photographer. My blog is about as erratic, eclectic and random as I am, painted with rainbows of photos and words that are hills and valleys you travel; so lovely sometimes that they hurt you. These are the stories of how far we've come in the last 15 years as Christians, as a family and as individuals.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

December 2009

I've been SOOO busy! On December 5th I flew to Texas to be with Bonnie for the birth of her first child scheduled for a C-Section on December 8. April had gumbo ready when we got in from the airport *YUM*. Everyone was there, Bonnie, Jimi, Mom, April, Adam, Lily, Liberty and ME! I couldn't wait so after dinner I handed out everyone's Christmas gifts I'd made for them, they all loved everything! That made me so happy!

We all went to bed late and had plans to go to another showing of New Moon & do a maternity photoshoot Sunday but *surprise* Bonnie's water broke instead so we all went to the hospital to await the arrival of Ryder Wayne Crankshaw 2 days early! Good thing I got this photo of Bonnie's belly in front of the tree lights!

Bonnie looks scared and worried, Jimi looks excited! LOL!

Welcome Baby! December 6, 2009 @ 8:57 AM 6 pounds, 6 ounces, 18 inches long:
Ryder Wayne Crankshaw!

We were in the hospital with Bonnie & Ryder until Thursday and since I had to head back to California Saturday, we made sure not to miss the opportunity to do a photoshoot before I had to go! Enjoy:

(the hat says "Rough Rider") AWE!


Anonymous said...

Bonnie your baby is cute ! Hope he's a good sleeper . Congratulations ! Baby Ryder Merry 1st Christmas !
Mandy nice photos.
love delana

Diane said...

I don't know why I never saw this post! These pics are great. You did a wonderful job on them and this post too. Explained everything and brought life to the whole experience.
Thanks for sharing! Has Bonnie seen this??? Don't know why it didn't show up on FB