Thursday, January 15, 2009

Christmas 2008, the year of BOYS! I have my two big girls. My cousin Andrew has three girls. I then went on to have four boys. This year, we had some boys to hang with! Joseph, my guy, is on the left in Nathan's lap at two months old. Andrews, my cousin Andrew's son, at a week old, in his mother, Julie's lap. Browning, 5 months old, in his grandmother, Sunshine's lap.
This is baby Andrews. He is the proud owner of a name that has lasted for generations, all very great men. His great grandfather was an Admiral in the US navy. His grandfather was on the cutting edge of medical research before he gave to brain cancer. He was a wonderful Uncle Andy to me. His father, strong in his faith, raises his sweet children and is so thrilled to pass this name on to his son, Andrews.

This is Browning! He is third in the line with his name! His grandfather, wow it sounds weird to type that about Hugh, is an architect in Birmingham. He has built some great stuff! His father, Brwoning, graduated from West Point this spring. He is a wonderful young man with an amazing future.
And this, is Joseph McGowin. His name was chosen with great care. Joseph was a great man in the Bible, who followed God all the days of his life, even when faced with difficult choices. His middle name is from a long line af strong men. I never knew my great grandfather, but McGowin is my great uncles last name, and he is a great man. I have an Uncle McGowin who has always been the liberal side of our family, and I love him for it. He lives in the woods and has an outhouse! He has an indoor facility now too, but for a while when I was a kid, the outhouse was all there is!
I hope your year was as full of blessings as ours was!

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