March 16, 2008

New Family of Four

The New Allen Family:
Daddy Steve, Mommy Monica, Big Sister Lacie and Baby Nathan

Always the Big Sister...

Our daughter, Lacie, is three years old and has been quite excited for several months of the pending arrival of her baby brother, Nathan. Having grown up with siblings of our own and both with great relationships with our siblings, Steve and Monica pray Lacie and Nathan will have a special sibling/friendship relationship in the years to come. The day Lacie came up to the hospital to meet "her" baby brother, Nathan, for the first time was one we will remember for many years. She was so excited and immediately wanted to hold him. We look forward to watching them grow up together, learn together and be there for one another. We know there will be times of sibling rivalry in days to come but that all comes with being the big sister. Poor Nathan will probably grow up with not only a big sister but in reality, two moms! :)

Lacie meets Nathan for the first time!

I love my baby brother, Nathan!

March 11, 2008

Unto Us a SON is given...

Our family is thrilled to announce that we have been blessed by the birth of Nathan Curtis Allen on March 7, 2008 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He weighed in at 6 lbs. 8 ozs. and 19 1/2 inches long. We are praising the Lord for his safe and healthy arrival!

Hi World!...I am finally here and not a moment too soon...praise the Lord!

Precious Baby Nathan!

Nathan with his Daddy and Mommy!

March 1, 2008

Sweet Caroline

Our family was blessed last month on February 6 with the birth of our beautiful niece, Anna Caroline Trice. Enjoy the photos!
The New Trice Family - Mommy Suzanna, Baby Caroline, and Daddy Mike!

Sweet Caroline and her daddy!

Baby Caroline (this is what her cousin, Lacie, calls her!)

Up and Running

We are finally getting a family blog up and running so folks can keep up with our family and ministry in Swaziland. Our family has been serving in Swaziland as missionaries since 2003 and we are currently waiting for the birth of our second child due next week! Swaziland is quite special to our family as it is also the place where Steven and Monica met back in February 1999. You just never know where the Lord is going to have you meet your future spouse and life partner! :) Our daughter, Lacie Joy, was born in South Africa in June 2004 and our son will be born in the same hospital in Johannesburg. We look forward to sharing the exiting news with everyone very soon. Keep checking for future posts and prayer updates for the ministry God has given us with the Swazi people.