Six Months Later

I was doing regular maintenance on the site the other day when I saw it was over 180 days since my last post. When I looked back to see what the last post was, I saw it was the directions & other information I posted for Christina Joy’s baby shower. It’s hard to believe it […]

A Century of Thanksgiving

I know we are almost to Christmas & Thanksgiving seesm like a distant memory, but I really wanted to share what is a special memory for our family…. Every year Candace and I travel to Lakeland, Florida, to celebrate Thanksgiving with about 40 to 50 members from her side of our family. Specifically, it is […]

And Her Name Is…

Many of you have already heard, but I figured I would try to keep the blog updated…. After careful prayer and consideration, Candace and I chose the name: Christina Joy Bendever We chose this name based on its meaning.  According to ParentsConnect.com, “Christina” means “Follower of Christ” and ThinkBabyNames.com states the name “Christina” means “Annointed.”  […]

Ultrasound #4

Well, Ultrasound #4 actually happened about six weeks ago….but I really havent had the chance to get this worked on until now.  So, I apologize for the delay.  I think you will see it is worth the wait! This ultrasound was by far the most breath-taking.  I was absolutely amazed at the detail of what […]

Skunked!

Before I start on the actual skunk story, let me give you some circumstances that lead up to the skunking. My wife, Candace, is currently pregnant; and she has a cast on the lower half of her right leg from an ankle injury. She has been very graceful in enduring the cast for the last […]

Ultrasound #3

So we are just over 16 weeks and we had our third ultrasound this past Tuesday afternoon.  By now, the surreal feelingshave worn off a bit and I now grow more excited as each week passes.  We are constantly asked, “What do you want to have?”  The answers sound so coy, but they are the […]

Ultrasound #2

I have to say, ultrasound #2 was far more exciting than the first.  I had a surreal feeling of seeing such a small life for the first time before, but now I was seeing definitive features of that little life.  Small arms, legs, and head….and they are a part of me & the love of […]

Ultrasound #1

Even though we are past the first trimester, I thought I would reflect on how it felt to see a life I helped create for the first time. Candace (my wife) is an extremely talented dancer, choreographer, and singer….so it was no surprise that our little one was already dancing the very first time we […]