Saturday, January 14, 2012

Welcoming Annabel

Just a few months ago I wrote about the Newest Leaf on our family tree, my cousin Joe's second son, Samuel.

This week brings another joyful addition to the family tree.  Meet darling Annabel, born January 4.  Annabel is my cousin Mark's new granddaughter.  Our common direct line ancestor is (my grandmother) Angeline Gostomska Szymanski, who is Annabel's great-great-grandmother.  (Take note, parents, for future reference!) 

Born January 4, 2012.
My first cousin, twice removed.
Lucky for the rest of the family, Annabel's daddy Aaron is a talented photographer, so we are sure to be on the receiving end of many photos of this little darling.  Aaron, Mommy Julie Ann and big sister Nevaeh welcome Annabel with loving hearts and hugging arms. 

And you can be sure that her many aunts, uncles, cousins and second cousins (not to mention this first cousin, twice removed) are just as thrilled to welcome Annabel, and are lining up to bounce her on their knees. 

I wish them all the blessings that Heaven can bestow, now and always.

This is truly an example of the adage "One picture is worth a thousand words," so I'll let the these photos of this New Leaf on our family tree speak for themselves.

Two days old.  

Isn't she just TOO precious!


  1. She is just BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations for the new addition to your family tree :)

  2. Yes, precious! Congratulations to all the family for this newest leaf on your tree!

  3. Thank you so much for your kind and loving words. This means so much to us.

    1. Hi Julie,

      Thanks for the use of the photos. It's such fun to write a post about this wonderful event, Annabel is a treasure for sure! Thanks for reading.

      Hope all is going well. Take care.

  4. She's beautiful! Our newest leaf born 8 weeks early on December 29th is still in the NICU. He weighs 5 1/2 pounds now, but still gets tired out about half-way through his feeding. I'm guessing it will be another week before he comes home. That would still be a month before his due date. New life is such a blessing.

    1. Thanks Kathy.

      I hope your little guy gains and gets stronger every day, and is home soon!