27 August 2014

"Picture Book" - Catch Up Time

Oh where has the time gone? We are so sorry that our last post was.... a long time ago! We have had a whirlwind last 6+ months since our sons birth and our mini furlough. God has been so good to provide safety to our family as we traveled around the world and brought a new joyful bundle in to our family. Here are some pictures as a recap of our lives as of late! 
Family Time
First Date once in America... at the same restaurant we had our FIRST DATE EVER!

Just having a little fun on a slide COATED in ice! 

My beautiful sister and dear friend Heather... She hosted our sweet Bennett's baby shower!

Bennett William Grant

 We welcomed our Bennett William Grant into our family March 15, 2014
First time our sissy Jo held her nephew... Totally in love!

Gracie Jane meets her brother for the first time...
Sweet sister Christa holds her new nephew! Captured.
Mom Grant (Grandma) holds Bennett, her second grand baby! 

Auntie Jojo snuggles her one month old bug!
Grandpa Grant cuddles and smiles!

Three generations of Grants men!
(Bennett's outfit was Will's... Made by Grandma Davis)

My sweet, beautiful friend Auntie Sarah (Nan's college friends) came up from Northern Cali to spend time with us (Bennett was only 4 days old)! I am so grateful for her gifting us with her time and LOVE! 
First bike from Grandma and Grandpa Grant

Time with friends and family in Michigan
Gracie Jane with Grandma Mimi and Papa Bob in her favorite dress (it basically only comes off to be washed). 

Our beautiful daughter!
Bennett's two months old picture with Grandma Mimi and Papa Bob Shirock
Mimi and Papa turned the pool temperature UP so Gracie could swim!
We love these two AMAZING people!
We visited Lansing to see the Aldrich Family! Amazing time with Mike & Emily (newlyweds as of July 26th) my Aunt Vicky and Paul David! 
Mike and our family in Lansing! 
Visited our dear friend and "sister" Lou Lou! Now Auntie Lou Lou to Bennett and Gracie Jane! Lou Lou took us for a visit to the DETROIT ZOO!

Gracie's crush Luke Goodman... We cherish this family - sweet Aud, Joshua, my BEAUTIFUL sister Jules and Patrick! So thankful for each of you!

We enjoyed a wonderful time speaking at one of our sending churches... Highland Park Baptist Church for their Missions Fest 2014!

Highland Park Baptist Church

Last memories in America and Return to Indonesia
Bennett William was dedicated to the LORD at our home church, New Heights Church. We are standing here with Bob and Judy Cole, our wonderful hosts during our furlough and "grandparents" to our babies.

Bennett and Daddy on Father's Day with Daddy's football card! 

Departure day.... Joyful to return to Indonesia, but also VERY sad to leave our dear family and friends...
Mommy and Gracie finally home at the hangar in Wamena. 
Bennett with his favorite lady in Wamena, Bu Betana!
Belated annual Father's Day picture on the toolbox. 
Airplane ready thanks to Auntie Jojo! 

So much sibling LOVE! 

Gracie's "best friends" (beetles) since Ellie and Lily are on furlough
Date hike! Thanks to Karin & Doug! 

Our getaway morning! 

Our bridge experience! 
Gracie Jane's nightly motorcycle rides with daddy!

Wamena children dressed up for Independence day (photo courtesy of Gasko) !

Our beautiful Wamena rainbows... Reminder of God's faithfulness to us!

There are many other memories that didn't get captured with pictures, but know we cherished many other times with friends and family.

Thank you for walking this journey with us... We are hoping to keep you more updated now that we are "settled" back in to our lives...

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