Friday, August 28, 2015

Elenna - The Joy of New Life!

Joe and I are officially grandparents!

Elenna was born to Rachel and David on Thursday, August 27th.
All are healthy and well, and God has truly shown His love and mercy to everyone.

Isn't she just precious?

Rachel looks lovely, even after the rigors of giving birth!

We went down to see this sweet little family early this morning.  
 Isaac and Joshua were so excited!

I was so thrilled to get to hold this little 5 1/2 pound bundle!

Isaac was fascinated with this little baby girl and kissed her and 
touched  her all afternoon! 
He was amazed that Elenna's eyes were open - he thought babies were
like kittens, who don't open their eyes for several weeks.

Joshua, not so much.  He was very tentative in touching her and after holding her promptly
went back to his shark book - thank you, Courtney!

David got his turn, too.  He couldn't get over how small she was, and Rachel and I
both reminded him that his birth weight was very similar!

And now.......Grandpa Krause!

Isaac......the camera is over here!!!!!
Look at me!

Rachel, the new mama, looking radiant!

Little Miss Elenna, you are much loved!  
We pray for God's blessing on your life, and that you will love Him 
and follow Him all of your days.


  1. Awww!!! She is absolutely precious!! :-) How long was she? Congratulations!

    -Sarah Fast :-)

  2. Congratulations! How beautiful and blessed. She looks so tiny in David's arms. I'm sure the whole family will spoil her. Enjoy that baby!

  3. She is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!!