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Starring…Libby

Here it is, my daughter’s first movie. Shot with our still camera, the quality isn’t great, however, I didn’t have time to grab a real camera from work and I know you are all dying to see her in action. Enjoy!

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My turn to blog on…

Well I thought with so many people coming to my blog to check out the great pictures of my wonderful daughter, Libby, that I should at least put something thought provoking. So its my turn to blog on The Da Vinci Code. While alot has been said about this in the Christian community, (some abit over the top conservative) I thought I would post a quote from a recent interview with Brian McLaren and how truth can be found in the book.

“Brown’s book is about exposing hypocrisy and cover-up in organized religion, and it is exposing organized religion’s grasping for power. Again, there’s something in that that people resonate with in the age of pedophilia scandals, televangelists, and religious political alliances. As a follower of Jesus I resonate with their concerns as well.”

This is a great interview and McLaren is a great voice in the Church today. Continue reading here

Related to Brian McLaren, I just finished reading his three books in the “New Kind of Christian Series.” These books have caused me to rethink many things. Especially the last book titled, “The Last Word and the Word after That,” has caused me to really think about my views on heaven and hell. Many of the teachings I recieved before where never really explained and this book raises alot of questions. Hopefully I can blog more on this in the future. For now I am hoping to read some classic works on this issue. “The Great Divorce”-C.S.Lewis and “The Divine Comedy”-Dante. If anyone has read these books I would love to hear what you have to say about them. I have found it interesting that much of our views on hell in our western churches has a great history in theologians and not as much a history coming from the Bible. Interesting…

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Sleeping


Sleeping
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Today, Libby had her first doctor’s appointment. The doctor is quite pleased. She is growing alot. She’s gonna be big like her daddy I think. Dawn noted one night that Libby and I sleep in the same positions. So here is her sleeping in much the same way I do.

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Libby


Libby
Originally uploaded by ddgrunau.

My daughter is so cute. I can’t believe it. And last night she pretty much slept through the night. With the exception of a feeding. Much better than being up and fussy all night before yesterday. Dawn and I finally where able to catch up in the sleep department. Huzzah!

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Libby


Libby
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This is Libby in her car seat for her first car ride. She seemed to enjoy the car ride. That is, she enjoyed the car ride once the car sounds soothed her enough.

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First Family Photo

The Grunau'sThis photo was taken a mere 15 minutes after Libby was born. Just look at those two cuties. I am so proud of my wife and Libby isn’t the only cute one. After roughly 30 hours of labour and 1 1/2hr of pushing Libby out just look at her, she looks great even after all that. I truly am the luckiest man on earth.

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It’s a Girl!

At 11:56am on May 20th our beautiful baby girl arrived. Elizabeth Abigail Grunau is the most precious gift and we are so blessed that she is finally here. Libby (that’s short for Elizabeth) is the cutest baby in the world!! She came into the world at 8lbs 11.5oz and was 21inches long. I guess she got some of her size from Dad! Both Mom and baby are doing fine, although Mom is very tired and is looking forward to some much needed rest. We arrived home from the hospital this afternoon and Libby seems to be enjoying her new home. Keep checking back for more pictures on our blogs and on flickr. (There is a link to our flickr on Daryl’s blog, I will have to add the same link to Dawn’s)

Elizabeth Abigail Grunau

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Day before the due date


Day before the due date
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Well its the day before our due date. Ours is used very loosely as I am not pregnant. However, after the doctor made it seem like Dawn would have the baby before the due date we are just starting to get impatient. I guess if the doctor is right we are going to be meeting our first child very very soon. Maybe even tonight?