Sunday, January 27, 2008

A trip to Japanese Costco...who would have thought such little people who live so modestly would need such a big store?!  The sisters and Carol-Mom.  
In the airport--Annie & Mommy, Mommy & Daddy

Annie and Baba
Annie & Cousin Trinity

Jonathan, Annie and I packed our bags and headed to Japan at 7:30 am, Tuesday, January 21.  We arrived in Narita at 4:30 on January 22 after a five hour flight from Orlando to LA, then 11 hours from LA to Narita, Japan.  Annie was a champ, and only cried for a few hours on the flight to Japan.  Carol-Mom was there to pick us up from the airport and we are beyond blessed as we spend time with our wonderful family.  Annie loves her cousins, Daniel Josiah, Noa and Trinity and they all give her kisses and welcome her into our Team Iverson family.  Enjoy the pictures of Annie, Mommy and Daddy in the airport on Annie's first flight, as well as some shots of Annie with her cousins and her baba (Obaachan-grandma). 

Friday, January 04, 2008

Annie and her family...
Great Grandpa Chase was the first Great Grand to hold Annie--he met us as we came home from the hospital when Annie was only 2 days old.

December 9, 2007 Anne Oliver Iverson is born.  7 lbs. 7 oz, 19 1/2 inches
Here are a few pictures from Annie's first several days of life in Winter Park Memorial Hospital.  Our birth story was a crazy one: Between Maggie getting into the hospital bed at about 10:45 am and Annie's birth at 10:56 am on Sunday, December 9, there wasn't much time for anything else.  Yikes.  But the Lord was so gracious and we were able to experience birth as we had hoped and prayed, and we have been blessed by this sweet, healthy baby girl. 

After neglecting this little blog for far too long and with the start of a new year, Jonathan and I have resolved to work harder on keeping this thing updated (we knew we wouldn't be good at blogging!)  Life is so often more exciting than writing about it.  Nonetheless, we feel compelled to help everyone stay up to date on Annie News.  It is also a lot more interesting to write about Annie's life, even in these early, uneventful weeks, than our own lives.  What on earth did we do with ourselves before we were three!?