Sunday, April 16, 2006

Baby Before Blogging :)

Blogging will be suspended a few days due to the arrival of our fifth child- but first girl!- this morning at 8:54. Abigail Calene was 8 pounds 11 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Mom and baby are doing well, and big brothers are very proud. Coming as she did on Easter Sunday – as mom had long predicted- she is our little reminder of new life.


glenna marshall said...

WOW--congrats to you guys!!! As I'm reading your news out loud to William, he laughs and says, "The Van Neste's have a girl! That poor little girl...." We're excited for you guys.
God bless,
Glenna & William

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Dr. V.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Dr. Van Neste! I know you are excited. We have a little girl in my family and after two boys who are 10(Alex) and 13(me) years older than her, things are quite different.

God Bless you and your family,
Tyler Ervin

p.s. See you in a few hours.

Mark and Hannah said...

WOW! How exciting!
We are so happy for you guys.

Steve Weaver said...


We have three boys and one girl. You're in for a treat!

Jeff Richard Young said...

Dear Dr. Van Neste,

Congratulations! Our house is brimming over with girls, and we boys love it!

Love in Christ,


P.S. The best age is between 3 and 5. That's when they just want to hug and kiss Daddy all the time!

Anonymous said...

Ray and Tammy we are so happy for you all... Abigail Calene what a beautiful name, are we going formal or informal with it (Abby)?
We cannot wait to meet her some day. Give Tammy my best.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Ray! Love and prayers from our family to yours.

Brett said...

Congrats, Ray! Welcome to the FSGOA (Future Shot Gun Owners of America)! Even though my daughter is only 11 mos. old, I've already started looking through gun catalogs, and am looking for an older man to mentor me on how to properly clean it. After all, I've only got 15 years or so until those evil boys start showing up at my front door!

I'm really happy for you and Tammie. I pray she comes to Christ at an early age and lives to the Glory of our Heavenly Father.

Wickiser said...

Congratulations. 5 children, wow. It's kind of scary that Mrs. Van Neste predicted it, you might need to talk to her about that.

Unknown said...

Baby before blogging? Where are your priorities Ray!

Congratulations! :)

Gordon said...


Sam Bullington said...

Congratulations! The Lord has truly blessed you guys, but I don't have to remind you of that. May He keep you all in his grip.

Ray Van Neste said...

Thanks to all for your kind words and encouragement.
Brett, you know where I'm from ... there's nothing future about my shotgun ownership! Now, I'll just have a new use for the one I have! :)