Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Party Didn't Stop There...

Four members of Josh's family in Atlanta have birthdays within three weeks of each other in August/September. One of those is Josh's grandmother, and she turned 85 years old today! After my session yesterday (the giveaway session from a couple of months back--details and photos coming!), we drove over to Georgia to celebrate with the family. I don't have photos (a very sad story involving a broken lens...yes, the new one), but Josh's sister, Rebekah, promised to send me some soon.

Just when we thought the party was over, we were driving back to Birmingham and my cell phone started ringing. It was none other than my brother-in-law, Bailey, who was announcing to me that they were on their way to our house to drop their little ones off -- Bethany was in labor.


Except that we weren't at home! Thankfully, we weren't too far off, and they live about 30 minutes away, so we got here right about the same time. Bethany tossed the little ones in my direction in between contractions, and they made it to the hospital less than an hour-and-a-half before little Samantha Grace was born (three weeks early).

Once we got the little ones down for the night, I scooted over the hospital to meet my newest niece. And let me tell you, she is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!! I could have held her all night long.

Not only is she a beautiful little thing, she's also really petite (at least in comparison to Bethany's previous two chunkers -- i.e. almost 10-pound Brayden).

I'll be back with more later. But for now, it's late, and there are a lot of little kiddos who will be up and going early tomorrow morning.

Happy Birthday, Grandma and Sam!!!

1 comment:

Anna said...

beautiful baby girl! 5 CAR SEATS (not to mention the kiddos!) in your car: wow! and a broken lens :( oh my! i hope it can be fixed. i can so sympathize (or empathize or whatever it is...i can understand!) and it stinks! cant wait to see more pics from the trip, photo shoot, and new baby girl! love you all!