Tiny Stories

My daughter gave me a beautiful desk calendar featuring my photos with her handwritten quotes--she did a perfect job in choosing the right quote with the right image for the right month.  As I turned over January's "Happy Birthday, Mama!" to February I thought about how appropriate and accurate the quote she chose was:  The universe is made of tiny stories.   I had originally planned to write about some of my long forgotten belongings, bits of my *universe* that had been stored and forgotten in the basement of my parents' home; that post is saved for another day.  I think you'll find the following story to be interesting and quite appropriate....

This past Sunday a special couple's *universe* got a bigger by one sweet 6-pound, 11-ounce soul.  I was so humbled to be asked to document their very special event of becoming first-time parents.

Ready and waiting!  Don't you just love that all nurseries use those same receiving blankets?

Prepared for either since Nick and Shelby decided not to find out...

Now for the big reveal to the rest of the family--pink or blue?!

Well somebody is extra happy that the playdo is blue!

Mom and Dad had predicted correctly!


Sweet little wrinkled hands and piggies!

Look at that hair!

Off-the-chart sweetness!

"Kangaroo-time" (Shelby is such a natural!)

Nick is one proud daddy!

This little guy Henslee Scott has nooo idea how much his birth has blessed his family's *universe*.  He has certainly blessed mine....