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Monday, March 10, 2014

Welcoming Karis in Pictures


We met the Saturday before Christmas, around 36 weeks pregnant, on Monte Sano to take some last "family of 3" pictures.


I was going to title this part "Birth Pictures," however, since we had the baby in the car, it didn't seem like the right title.  However, an ambulance picked us up about 15 minutes after she was born and drove us to the hospital, so then we met our parents and recovered there.  I met with our photographer, Ashlea Chance at Southern Made Photography and she gave me these beautiful pictures.  I wanted to share my favorites.
John giving Jonah to the grandparents so he could find Karis and I,
wherever the ambulance entrance had taken us.

Hannah and I, right after getting stitches.

My poor husband was so stressed out.  He kept saying
"If Hannah wasn't there, I would've dropped the baby!  She came out so fast!"

8 lb. 6 oz.

I kept saying, "She's so pretty!"

Tiny baby feet in her daddy's arms.

"You're two days late, but half an hour early."

Sweet little gift from God.

The best doula ever!

Proud daddy

Small hands with long fingers

"What can I do next to scare my parents this much?"

In daddy's hands

Bundle of love

Hannah holding my hand at one point.
 I feel like this perfectly shows her "Hands-on Approach" :) 

She's Here!

I love you.

Jonah comes in to visit!

Meet Sissy!

"She's a baby.  This is Sissy."

Katie Nana

Both Nanas!



Papa Ketch

Flashing one of those early smiles!

God did such a good job, as usual!

From the outside of our hospital room looking in.


Then, 6 days later we went to Ashlea's home studio to do these:

Jonah eating an m&m we tried to bribe him with to sit with us.

He thought her 'bum bum' was the funniest thing he had ever seen.
He kept patting it.


During the two hours she refused to sleep.

Getting sleepy and grinning!

Baby girl 

We are so blessed to have two kids now!

Next up on the Honea agenda:
1. Find the ministry position where God wants us to serve
2. Adopt!


  1. Love, love, love being able to "share" in this with you all via such sweet pictures!!! SO excited and happy for you guys! :-)

    1. Thanks! I love watching Alex grow and reading your stories of home schooling with him!