Monday, May 5, 2008

Pictures of Emmalee

Hi all! Sorry it's been awhile since we've written. We actually escaped for a few days (all of last week) just to be by ourselves and kind of regroup and digest all that has happened the last 3 weeks! But I did promise some photos of Emma and so I am delivering! These are some of the pictures that the professional photographer at Mayo took for us. I think they turned out so nice and I am so glad that I have them. I just look at them and in the world did we have smiles on our faces at this time? It's only by God's grace did we have anything left in us to smile but I'm so glad that He gave us that strength and that I have pictures of us smiling with our baby girl! Our first family pictures! Well I hope you enjoy them as much as we do. I have more to write but can't seem to put all of it into thoughts right now so I'll write later. Love to all!

P.S. I do believe Sam is still trying to put clips of the service on here so be looking for those!


Anonymous said...

Jon & Ali,
The pictures are beautiful. Sweet Emmalee, so precious. I love her hat, too cute. I'm glad you were able to get away and just take everything in. You need time for the two of you. You are constantly in my prayers.


Karen & Chad said...

She is adorable! I am glad you have these pictures too! We are praying!
Chad and Karen

J & D Freed said...

Those are really great pictures! You're a beautiful family!
We are still thinking of you guys and praying for you often.
What a treasure Emmalee was.

Krysta Dittmar said...

Oh Ali-these pictures are just beautiful! What a great keepsake. You are in our prayers.

Jonathan, Amanda & Luke said...

What a beautiful family. I love the picture of Emmalee in her hat--so precious. We are still praying for you guys every day.

Jennifer Dowdy (Sharp) said...

Emmalee is so beautiful! I love looking at her pictures! I was reminded of the song at church on Sunday, "Because he Lives". "Because He lives, I can face tomorrow, Because He lives, all fear is gone;Because I know He holds the future,And life is worth the living,Just because He lives!" I thought of you and wanted to share those words. I've been praying for you.

Jennifer and Zach Dowdy

Crystal Renaud said...

Hi, I am a friend of Angie's in Kansas and I just wanted you all to know that I have been journey with you throughout this journey. And I still am. What a story and oh how God will use this.

Crystal Renaud said...

*i have been PRAYING... i left out the most important word!

josh, julia, and ethan said...

I don't know if you remember me Ali, but you were my RA in Shatford my freshman year at IWU. I found your blog and my heart is just aching for you. Please know that you are in my heart, in my thoughts, and definitely in my prayers. May God use you for His glory...

Julia Fisher (Noelle)

Anonymous said...

What a pretty baby!
Ali, I understand that you are related to Pastor Harvey Swenson, Emmalee's great grandpa. Remember, they loved kids so much and they are holding baby Emmalee right now.
Pastor Harvey was a very special friend of my mom & dad.
We pray for you guys. Praying days will be easier for you both.
Love, Pat and Janet Kruse