This is the story of our Anna Grace....
The day of her birth, August 3rd, 1994, dawned and we called the midwife.
To our surprise she was hours away and
unable the attend the birth. We lived in
Sanford, Florida at this time.
She gave Steve a quick birthing lesson over
the phone. He HAD been to a few others
by this time, but only one other
All went well...
Dr. Dad was fantastic, I think he missed his calling!
Mom, Anna and proud brother Josh
Steven checking out his new rival!
Lyndsie getting him to be gentle that would
prove to be a challenge!
Aunt Rod was there for the birth.
She is quite proud of saying she helped deliver Anna.
If my memory is right...
I do believe she looked worse than I did when all
was said and done.
Not sure which one of us worked harder!!
Lorissa is pretty comfortable with the big
Ryan holding the new bundle.
Mom and Anna at 1 month.
Anna at 4 months.
By this time we figured out that she
was not going to smile for a camera.
The girl who took this at the studio said that
would win an award.
She is so cute!!!
At 9 months we could get her to smile
for the camera, finally!
Steven giving her a little too much love.
Anna at one year
in her birthday dress from her big brother
Almost a smile!
In her funky hat.
Not quite two and yes that is a cast...
yes she is in a pool.
They had this new material that could get wet...
didn't use it for long as they discovered
that it made your skin get very nasty.
Thankfully she did not have to wear it long.
The bathing beauty.
Showing off her stuff and her
At about 7 or 8,
she really did like to pose for
pictures, not much has changed there!!
Modeling her new clothes.
A snowy day in Asheville, NC
her home since she was 3.
There she is with a tie dyed shirt...
nothing different there either!
Family photo with the boys home from college.
Lyndsie, Joel, Jason, Ryan holding Drew, Lorissa
Steven, Ruthie, Anna, Josh, and April
Girls in their Easter Dresses.
Lorissa, April, Anna, Lyndsie and Ruth
Who is this girl that falls into the eighth position(a very good
position) in our family?
She is full of life, loves her family...
Loves to be crazy, slightly obsessed with taking photos...
loves her mom of course!!
has a love affair with sharpies...
a thing about mustaches
of all sorts and shapes.
She is fun loving, compassionate and beautiful.
Our lives would certainly be
boring without her!
Did I say she likes to dance? Oh yeah!
And that about sums it up...
this is our Anna!
Can't wait to see where God takes her.
We love her!!
Happy Belated Birthday!