Sunday, March 1, 2009

Maya's Baby Blessing

Today was the blessing of our new niece, Maya. We drove down early this morning to the chapel they attend in Federal Way. We arrived before anyone else, so of course we took advantage of the beautiful light and took some pictures. And, of course, we kept taking pictures the whole time we were with everyone. It was a fun mini-reunion with the Nelson side of the family: Travis' parents (Greg and Sandy), brother Trevor with wife Amanda, brother Heath (his wife stayed home with their two kids), and of course Jeremy and Christie's family, which includes Molly, Emma, and their new little Maya!

Mommy Jeanie with Jewell

Daddy Travis and Jewell

Jewell loves Aunt Amanda
(which you may not be able to tell from this picture)

The happy family
Proud daddy Jeremy

Beautiful mommy Christie

The lady of the hour, baby Maya

Molly, the loving sister

Emma stands ready for anyone willing to photograph her
Cousins, Portrait I
I included this one because I love how Jewell's indifferent yet composed gaze creates a composition reminiscent of a 17th century portrait painting.

Cousins, Portrait II
But this one's the keeper...

Travis with his Mom and Dad (and Jewell)
We were happy you visited. We love you!


BrittWilk said...

jeanie - those pics of you and jewell from blessing day are SOOOO cute! love them!

Travis said...

What about me? Are Jewell and I cute also?

xcdenke said...

Love your pics, esp. the ones where Jewell is laughing with Travis. Too Cute! The first pictures are amazing. She is beautiful, just like her Mommy!