meeting Ellie Grace

Yesterday, we met the newest member of our family: Uncle Derek and Aunt Bethany's baby girl, Ellie Grace! At thirteen hours old, she seemed pretty excited about all of us, sleeping through our entire visit.

The beaming daddy.

A smitten aunt.

Sorry, Aaron, I was focusing on Ellie.

This is sort of like how we sit at church - all the kids on Derek and Bethany. Guess I'll have to take Ellie. 😍

Big Guy and Nonna with five of their nine grandkids!

If you wonder what Ellie may look like, check out her cousins on Bethany's side, Liam and Naomi. She already has the same big, beautiful eyes!


(photo credit: not me, but I don't know who took this) 

Congratulations, Derek and Bethany! We loved our introduction to your sweet daughter. Welcome, Ellie Grace! We love you! (Look at these beautiful, exhausted-from-being-up-all-night-in-labor-but-so-excited-running-on-adrenaline new parents. Aren't they the cutest?)