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Thursday, December 4, 2008

FOR UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN...


Yes, Tis the season where we commemorate the birth of God In the Flesh, but every year for the rest of my life, when December comes around I will also be celebrating the birth of another child.  Last night, 8 pound 20 inch Nicholas Michael was born into the Shust Family.

Long story short, we left the house at 2:33AM, arrived in the room at 2:55 and Nicholas was crying by 3:18!  His uncle Nick (pictured above), after whom he's named (who also shares the name of my Grandfather killed in WWII) came by at 5am, and we were able to introduce the Nicks to each other.  I sent my Parents a picture they had to unscramble to figure out the name.  









My Dad got it first.  Maybe because it's now the name of his dad, a son and a grandson.  He knows those letters!   

Here are some photos from the day: hope you enjoy them and Thank you for ALL of the Congrats and the well wishes!  They are MOST appreciated!  We feel loved!

The latest Shust Family of Four (all three boasting 2 boys each)








Daniel Nicholas (Patriarch), Daniel Nicholas, Nicholas Michael and Carole Ann (Matriarch)








Sarah introducing my two sons.








Daniel holding his little brother for the first time. Nicko looks scared.








What Philly's known for...besides Cheesesteaks.

45 comments:

Kelly said...

Awwww he is precious!!! Many congrats to the entire Shust family! :)

God bless,
Kelly

Mayra said...

Awwwwww, YOUR BABIES ARE ADORABLE! Thank you for sharing your private family moments!!!

Dale Best said...

Congrats on the new bundle of joy, Aaron!

Aaron Shust said...

if someone would tell me how to post all the pics where they can All be enlarged (and not just the first one) I'd be grateful. sorry about that.

and if someone knows why hospitals don't use laundry detergent on their towels, I'd like to know that too. ;)

Jordan said...

So cute!! Congratulations and may God bless you and your family!

Mayra said...

Have you tried (http://photobucket.com) That's where I store my pix and you can enlarge them...

Babyduckfan said...

Aaron, I think it just depends on what size the original picture is. When I add an image from my computer...I leave it the original size, but click medium on the blogger image page when you add a picture. Then when you click on it on your blog page....it can be enlarged...Hope I made some kind of sense to you!

God Bless,
Amy

Ohhh and Congrats to you and your Family!

Mayra said...

Ohhhhh! and the laundry detergent I think is because of allergies! haha. I'm not kidding.

baylormum said...

I have long been a fan & am thrilled for you & your family-every generation. Thanks for the tweet!

Cassie said...

he is a beautiful baby. congrats a

Heather said...

What a beautiful family God has blessed you with! Congrats and Merry Christmas!!!

Pokinatcha said...

Beautiful family! Well worth missing the Hawaii gig for! You can make the pictures bigger my changing the image size to large when you go to load them on the blog. I just had to do that on my blog. Easy!
God Bless you and your family!

Busy Mom said...

Congratulations! When you upload the picture on the right hand side you will see 3 boxes--small, middle, large I think--click that before you upload the image. You also can choose right, left, center or none for the placement I think. Marie

Melody Joy Francis said...

Congrats again, BEAUTIFUL family! God is good!!!

Laura said...

Congrats and God bless you all!

lois said...

Congratulations. You have a beautiful family. Thank you for sharing with us. Thank you also for being such a minister of God's grace to our family. I wish you could hear our 7 kids (5 of them teenagers) singing "My Savior Lives" at the top of their lungs in our van. It makes me cry almost every time. ("My God He's always gonna be" - there is nothing else like hearing your kids sing that.) God bless you and your family.

Anonymous said...

My Uncle Changed his last NAME To ( of All Names ! The Name OF Nicholas ! So that NAME is Familiarly used BY My Relatives . This Uncle was as Generous , Selfless , And as Kind as The FAMOUS " St Nicholas " who was later fashioned into The Notorious Gift-Giving Elf , Santa Claus
All of This Uncle's Nephews Served in World War II,And one was a P.O.W., Captured By The Germans ! It's Wonderful To Remember and HONOR WAR-HEROES !
Even by naming Children After Them ! Congratulations!

Katherine said...

Congratulations to you and your beautiful growing family!! He is precious and I love the name!! :) What a wonderful gift!!

Blessings on you all~

Monica said...

Happy Birthday Nicholas Michael! He is precious! Thank you for posting pics!

Makayla and Jadyn's Mommy said...

Congratulations to all of you. You have a most beautiful family! May you all be eternally happy! Glad to hear your wife had a speedy Labor, those are the best kind for us Moms :)

Helen said...

Congrats! What a beautiful baby boy!

ewokes said...

Awwwwww what a cutie pie! You are truly blessed!

cleanaturalady said...

Congratulations to you all on the birth of your beautiful new baby boy. What a Christmas present that is.
Kim

Dan said...

Congrats to you and your family Aaron!

I think if you just upload them as a large size, it should work fine.

Also, you can use Google Photos (Picasa Web) to store your photos and link to them in your post.

Amy said...

Your children are beautiful! Congratulations. Nicholas is adorable. Many of God's blessings to you and your family.

Julia said...

Sarah is beautiful! And Nicholas is so precious. Your two sons make me swoon. ;) I can't wait to meet him!!!

Robert C. said...

Congrats brother!

Donika said...

Congratulations on your newest addition to your family! Have a Very Merry Christmas!

Rockermom said...

Congrats to the Shust family, handsome little fellows. May God continue to bless you all.

Much love, be blessed!

Christina said...

Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful little boy! Both of your boys are absolutely perfect!!

God Bless,
Christina

Anonymous said...

Brotherly Love! Such sweet pictures of sweet boys. Congratulations to Sarah and you! Christmas will be extra special this year, with a new baby.

Diana

pinhofamily said...

Congratulations Aaron and Sarah! He's so handsome :). Daniel looks like he'll be a great big brother. Hope you have an awesome Christmas celebrating your new little addition.

The Flock said...

Hey Aaron and Sarah! You guys do good work. Sarah you look great! Aaron well you look like Aaron :) Enjoy the time with the boys.

Congrats from the "Flock" in Sarasota

Jake T. said...

Congrats my brother!

Laura E said...

Congratulations, Aaron! What a blessing! Thanks for sharing your pictures with us. Your family is beautiful!

Kenny Swanson said...

Congrats to the Shust Family. Although that means there is another Steelers fan in the world. :)

God Bless You All

Mayra said...

Ummm, How do you get a card code? =/

Aaron Shust said...

you must "lift your eyes...to the Card code...and then type it in the box"

sung to the tune of I Will Lift My Eyes by Bebo Norman
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Mayra said...

oh my gosh! I did that in my head when I read "lift your eyes" haha. That's hilarious. BTW thanks. I was missing Silent Night.

Anonymous said...

Well,just saw Aaron on > THE 700 CLUB , On A REPEAT SEGMENT,OF Yester-Year ( Singing Silent Night ) Why Didn't You ROCK Out A X-ms SONG , INSTEAD ??? Aaron , I was Lulled To Going Back Asleep ! But You DiD WELL, in Your SOFT Lullaby Voice ,To Calming Down and Soothing My Weary Soul - That was Therapeutic, For Me , AND Probably Good For Babies To Listen To - who NEED to GO NIGHTY - NIGHT in DREAM LAND , Soon ... I LOVED how You SANG - Silent Night , Anyways ! Did You KNOW , They WERE Repeating It ? Well , get Your BABIES READY for A LULLABY LADIES !

Melody Joy Francis said...

Thanks!

Heather said...

Congrats and God Bless! Your family is beautiful. Our youngest will be 1 on December 24th, so this month is doubly special to our family too. And thanks a bunch for the Christmas songs. They are so peaceful.

Kimberly said...

Shustie! He is beautiful! Congratulations! Sorry, would have commented sooner but my kids have all been sick and I've been playing nurse! How is D adjusting to new baby brother? Hope all is well, tell Sarah she looks beautiful and glowing...as always!

Lynne said...

Congratulations to you, Sarah, and Daniel!! He's beautiful, and I think it's so special that you've honored your family with both boys' names. I pray for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, as you start 2009 as a family of 4! Thank you for sharing with us!

Thank you again for blessing us with the gift of your music!

In Him,
Lynne

Leyanet said...

awww...
im glad your kids are not jealous. I dont know why but everytime a son or daughter came in their life but that child get jealous thinking that their mommy or daddy focus on that baby more than other ones.

i just dont understand that. i mean Mommy and daddy love their kids more and they always focused on you equal. kids always cry when mommy or daddy goes away. Trust me i been there.

kids were sacred because this girl i take care scream at top of her lungs because she want her mommy and some kids were scared. i have to tell them that it okay and the kid is missing mommy.

your freind in christ leyanet