Laura Grace Booth has arrived!

We praise God that on Thursday night, 11:57, October 20th, 2011, Laura Grace was born. Weighing in at 8lbs. 4oz., she is a beautiful bundle of joy for which we are so grateful. Both mother and daughter are doing pretty well and are looking forward to coming home very soon. Enjoy some pictures:

3 minutes after birth
Here she is!
Mother and daughter

Baby Shower

By: Sarah

So, we’re having a baby. Our American friends and family wanted to be involved in a shower. But with the cost of shipping packages at $50 a box, what was the solution? I braced myself to pay for the necessities and wondered how God would provide. Oh, me of little faith.

God sent us a genius.         

Her name is Valerie. She had this far-fetched idea of me writing out my own “registry” from Portuguese stores. She would create a facebook group, post the registry, set up a U.S. bank account, transfer the money to Portugal, buy and wrap the items, label who they were from, and bring them to the party . . .  plus make the food, decorate, prepare games, and invite guests from Portugal. Did I mention the idea was far-fetched? I wouldn’t do that much work for MYSELF, let alone for someone else. But that’s the kind of friend Valerie is.

So, the first weekend of October, we had the baby shower of all baby showers. Physical and virtual attendees included family and friends from 7 countries and 5 continents. We were flooded with gifts — well beyond just our needs. This baby got spoiled! Thank you, Valerie, for using your abundant talents to bless us. Thank you to everyone who sent money for the baby gifts. Most of all, thank you, God, for reminding me that you are more than able to provide for every need and beyond.

A table full of gifts... So many people were very generous.
Delicious cupcakes with cute chocolate butterflies