Saturday, October 17, 2009

Arden Noelle Jackson

Living abroad has been a fabulous experience thus far with lots to see and enjoy.  However, there is also a downside to living so far away from family and friends – life back in the States doesn’t take a time-out and we end up missing out on some exciting events.  Take for example the birth of my newest niece, Arden Noelle, who came into this world on October 2nd in Greenville, South Carolina.  She weighed in at 9 lbs., 3 oz. and is the first daughter of my sister-in-law, Candace, and my brother, Jason. 
        We regretted not being able to be there for the big event, but through the beauty of technology we’ve been able to stay up-to-speed on everything, via calling the hospital with skype and being able to watch Arden sleeping in her bed via gmail video chat.  That definitely helps keep in touch with family and friends and we look forward to following her along until we get to meet her face-to-face next April.
       If you know Jason at all then you know that he has a big heart and will do absolutely anything at any time for those that he loves.  However, it is a difficult thing for him to outwardly express his feelings through words, side hugs, full frontal hugs, etc.  We are especially excited to see this baby completely change my brother and bring out his sensitive side that we all know is there.  Congratulations to the new parents!  We love you both more than you know.  

My brother becoming a dad

She is so adorable!!! I love her already.
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