Sunday, December 26, 2010

faces of Natalie

Ok, So the first two photos are some of my favorite Natalie photos. She is my flower. As precious as can be. Snips and snail and puppy dog tails are what little boys are made of...I have lived that the past two years, but sugar and spice and everything nice, is even that much sweeter! Ryan and I are blessed beyond our wildest imaginations! Thank you God!

A recap of our adventure in Japan

These were some fun times. They took our photos in Kimonos and even got both kids to smile at the same time. I tell you, as a photographer, this is a real challenge, especially when you are in a costume of sorts!

Wow, it seems crazy that our days of living in Japan are quickly coming to an end. This past year has been a whirlwind. With Ryan deployed during my final months of pregnancy, Micah kept me on my toes and definitely away from blogging. So here I go in a sad attempt to catch up. Miss you all and see you soon in the states, or if you are in Japan... Mata Ne

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Baby Natalie is Here!

Natalie Lillian Cross, born Monday, 19 July 1534: 6 lbs 9 oz, 19 3/4". We just got home from the hospital Wednesday morning and we're starting to get situated. Everything is going well, thank you for the thoughts and prayers.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Christmas 2009

This Christmas was very different for us since we were not close to family. I really thought we would wake up Christmas morning and not know what to do with ourselves. Obviously that was not the case, God provided us with a wonderful day of watching Micah experience the magic of Christmas. Both of our families have given us wonderful traditions and we have mixed them together to make our own Cross family traditions. One that you will see below is baby Jesus's birthday cake. A friend of ours did a fantastic job making us a magnificent cake and on Christmas Eve we had friends over after church to sing and eat cake. The day after Christmas we went to a bed and breakfast a few hours up the road near a ski resort. We loved it. Micah enjoyed his time in the snow very much. We have now decided we have a beach and snow baby.....what to do, what to do?!? We love it. Well, as we head into 2010 our most exciting news is that we will be adding another one to our already crazy family. I am 15 weeks pregnant and we are thrilled. Micah is pushing on my belly button all the time, it's already starting to pop out. We tell him there is a baby inside, but he still does not seem to understand. He will be two when the new one arrives and hopefully by then he will be a little more prepared. We'll continue to work on it. Best wishes for this New Year and God Bless.

Some Micah Pictures

Hey everyone, so it's been forever since the last blog update. We're better about keeping facebook updated with the personal stuff and we've been using Flickr ( for the photography side of things, so the blog has taken the back seat lately. But since some people might still check up on us every once in a while here, I figured that I would try to keep this more up to date.

We've been pretty busy around the Cross household, but things are getting back on track since Sarah has returned to full-time mommyhood at the beginning of January. Here are a few of our favorite pictures from the past month around the house.