Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Baby Cal

Callan Joshua Monley
Aug 2, 2014
8lbs 11oz

Dear Family and Friends,
Serendipitous fortune has smiled on the Monleys once again! We are basking in the serenity of God’s love, rejoicing in the birth of our baby son- Callan Joshua Monley.

Callan is a Battle, a Rock in ancient Gaelic. Cal Trask, Steinbeck's personification of how the best in our nature struggles to triumph over the worst; Cal Ripken, Cal Worthington, California.... Our Battle Rock has a lineage to uphold!

Someone familiar with Rock Battles is his other namesake- my brother Josh. Scientist, musician, artist, engineer, Josh has got to be one of the best uncles a kid could ever ask for. Our hope is that little Cal will embrace life with the same verve and joy as the man who is his example.

So once again the bells are ringing in our home. The horns are sounding and the fattened calf is glancing around nervously. We have a brand new Monley, a brand new Summy, another branch on the woven grove of our family trees. We thank God for Callan Joshua, and we hope all of you get to meet him soon.
With Love,

Nate, Katie, Finn, Selah, Serin, and Callan Monley
30 minutes old

Does this family look full yet?

Newborn puffy face

First in line to hold baby brother


Instant love.

Absolute pro

Grandma Summy's 13th grandchild

And Cal makes a baker's dozen!

Proud Papa Tom

The baby whisperer, Granny Peg.

Our first selfie!

Trying to find a happy place

Cool Cal

1 comment:

Heath Family said...

Congratulations Monley Family. We can't wait to meet Baby Callan!
Love, the Heath Crew