Thursday, September 09, 2010

Mariah turns ONE!

One year ago today, a sweet little blessing was placed into our arms and we began the amazing journey of parenthood. Every day, I thank the Lord for our beautiful little girl and the joy that she bring to our lives.

Here are a few of the results from our little "photo shoot" in honor of this special day...

"Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them:
they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate."
Psalm 127:3-5

Happy Birthday, sweet Mariah! We love you!

Minnesota Summer: Part one

On the airplane...dicovering the joys of flying with a small child. She was actually very good, just extremely wiggly and constantly in motion! On the way home, she slept a lot and we really enjoyed that!

Our first stop was the 2010 Berge Family Reunion! Mariah got to meet over 100 Berge relatives!
Uncle Matt was among her favorites...

So many new cousins and wonderful to see the old ones as well. (I'm not implying that either of you are "old"...Karen and Kaye! You certainly aren't that!)

My sister Mindy is so beautiful, inside and out. You would never know that she was 7 months pregnant here, would you?

David was blessed with loads of opportunities to go fishing! There are such gorgeous lakes there and beautiful weather as well. Most days it was very warm and balmy.


Here's our whole crew! What an amazing blessing it is to have such a wonderful family.

And after counting up, we realized that around 15 babies had been born since the last reunion (just two years ago)! So we gathered them all together for a picture...the Berge family lives on!!!