Saturday, June 30, 2007

Winnipeg


These are some pics of my family together in Winnipeg ....




Our travels recently have taken us to Northern Ontario and to Winnipeg. The reason for the trip was a bit of business, a bit of ministry and a bit of spending time with family.



My mom and dad drove up from Iowa and brought my sister and her little girl. Them coming to Winnipeg was especially poignant because Andrew and I were on tour in Winnipeg on the night my mom called to say my sister had been rushed into the hospital for an emergency C-section ... at only 24 weeks pregnant. Alandria Grace was born weighing only 2lb 4oz. I was able to visit her once she came home from the hospital nearly 3 months later. I have seen her a few times since then and my sister has been faithful to e-mail pics nearly every week and even a few videos, but Alandria has always been too young to really remember me or know who I was. Not anymore!!



Alandria is now a beautiful blond, blue-eyed, feisty 3 year old. Despite being born so early, she has no physical or mental limitations at all! She talks just about as fast as her mother and has a stubborn personality, ALMOST as strong as her mother's!! We enjoyed a few short days together going to church, playing in the park, playing in McDonald's Playland, reading books, playing with Polly Pockets, visiting the Manitoba Children's Museum and the Assiniboine Park Zoo. What wonderful memories that I am sure she will remember as well!

6 comments:

Holly said...

Love the pics!

Anonymous said...

Nice to see a recent picture of you all! You look great and sounds like things are still busy in the Martin family household!!

Praying for a blessed summer for you.

Tammy said...

It's sounds like you had a great time with your family......
thanks for the plug, and I am glad your were relxed and rejuvenated before your trip.
Be blessed!!!!
love ya

Shari said...

It seems like just yesterday we were praying for the arrival of your neice. It's hard to believe that Alandria is already 3 yrs old - time continues to fly!

Teena said...

hey vicki

i guess you're glad you're back on the road again. have a great time!

Rhonda said...

Great pictures!! The whole family is photogenic. Beautiful smiles!