Wednesday, November 25, 2009

We Love Sami!

Last night, a beautiful baby Hendricks/Dunham boy was born to Sami and BJ. We can't wait to meet him! Sami has been dear to us for many years. When she was in junior high, I took her home from Homemakers by Choice where she helped in child care. She was new to being home schooled at the time, and she was so sweet to answer all my questions about home schooling. She loved it and was so glad to be home.
Even then, Sam had purpose and knew that she wanted to be a wife and mother some day. BJ worked with the youth at their church and is a few years older than she. They had a sweet courtship and married when she was 20. Alex was 14 then and was a junior bridesmaid in their wedding, Lizzy was a flower girl and I sang and played. It was a gorgeous wedding. They moved to Virginia for BJ to complete his degree in theology and we got to be with them this summer in Williamsburg. We are so excited to meet little Brayden! They will be amazing parents!

Sam and BJ came to Williamsburg in August. Hot and muggy AND pregnant. Bad combo, but she was a trooper!

Isn't she cute?
BJ in his regimental grays!

The wedding, March 2006 (Alex is right behind Sami the bride)

Christmas 07, Chris (note his lovely apron!) , Sami and Alex
Emma Grace, mom Ginger and Sami
My Emma holding Emma Grace when she was 3 months old, 2006 Christmas.
Sami and Alex Christmas baking in 2005
Our families at the zoo in 2005 (above) Sami painting my kitchen (below)
Scrapbooking was something we always loved doing together.


Ginger said...

thank you for the beautiful post friend! I am still so overwhelmed i can't put it into words . we love you! They love you and we are so glad that you and your sweet family are a part of our lives

simple living said...

Hi Susan! Love your "update" to your blog! I miss seeing you, so this is such a nice way to see what's going on with y'all! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!