Monday, December 29, 2008

Life in Minne-soooo-ta

Seems like just yesterday that we arrived here in the great white north. Time just flies by. Cecelia made me a proud papa on the flight. She ate right before takeoff, slept the whole way, and ate after we landed. She also took her pacifier on the takeoff and landing without a problem. We felt like a real family on that trip - having to navigate the world of the airports with a newborn will unite anyone...

Then Cece got to meet her family up north for the first time. It was a true honor to stand back and watch her be loved by so many. It is almost impossible to take your eyes of this little beauty.

We spent a quiet Christmas Eve with Grandma and Grandpa. It was a wonderful opportunity to rewind time one year. It was Christmas Eve last year that the four of us got on our knees in prayer to ask God to fulfill our passion for a baby. How amazing that he would surpass our all expectations and desires by blessing us with the honor of being parents to this gorgeous child of His. I was reminded of the importance to remember how God fulfills his promises. This child is an answer to the prayers of many, and for that our praises and worship rise to our very kind Father.

It has been great to be with family up here and to see Grandma and Grandpa's new family room and kitchen. Cece has a shower tonight and Aleisha cannot wait to see more friends and family. It has been a whirlwind time and it is crazy to think we have already been here this long. Aleisha will post more pictures when she gets a chance...

Love to you all and Merry Christmas (belated of course)...


  1. And a good shower it was...was so good to see you (Aleisha) and to meet Cece...wish it could have been longer!

  2. May all three of your lives be filled with joy, happiness and love. What you have done for CeCe is amazing...the perk of it is and will continue to be amazing for you as well. May god hold and keep you and yours close to him. Enjoy the trials and excitment and happiness of being a mother, a father and her friend.
    BTW-sing Jesus loves me to her...she will love it..

    Love the Talleys
    Yaphet, Kristie, Theo and Isabella