Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Our New Arrival

Another little miracle - Thank you Lord!

John Michael Phares
born August 11th, 2015.  8lb 2oz of chub and cuteness.

(Notice I put the YEAR there in the birthdate - that's to avoid any confusion since my blogging schedule seems to correspond with my babies births ;-)

~ one day old at the hospital ~

To make up for lost time, and to tide you over until I post again, I'm going to go ahead and post an abundance of photos of John's first few days...

A very happy mamma - and baby John even looks smiling and happy
                  baby John                                      me, 36 years ago
See any resemblances there?

Grandpa (John Michael), Grandma, and baby John Michael
Helen Sue ~ my other look-alike
Paul Benjamin ~ very happy to have a little brother!
At this moment Susie and Paul were more intrigued by each others funny faces than by John....

our bright eyed Susan
Our five children, 5 years old and under. We are sooooooo blessed!

My wonderful husband Ben ~ who humored me and let me take this photo of him
and of course, a pajama picture ~ Lucy gets the first turn while everyone else
wait for last baby cuddles before bedtime

Due to the excitement and fullness of "normal" life with five young children I have barely taken any photos since these first few days, I'll try to do better for my next bi-annual post ;-)

"O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever."
Psalm 136:1


  1. Elisabeth thinks baby aunt Mary looks like Helen.

    Christine thinks baby John looks like Paul.

    The Lord is good. What a blessed family.

  2. Awwww! There he is! And boy- does he EVER look like you! I thought it was the same baby-just looking around in an evening room- until I saw the caption! And it is pretty neat to see the last post of little Susie and then see little Susie in those pictures!

    What a glorious armful the Lord has given you! Congratulations!