A surprise shower celebrating our first home in Wenatchee
A summer ski trip at Mt. Bachelor
Celebrating our 6th Anniversary with a welcome addition~Courtney Beth!
Preparing our hearts to Welcome Jesus~It's almost Christmastime!
Welcome Baby Isaiah!
Tom and Isaiah at Alex & Riann's wedding
Family Camp at Tall Timber
Welcome Baby Benjamin
All loaded up for our move to Little Rock as we joined staff with FamilyLife
2400 miles later we arrived at our new home...and had our very first meal...a pizza dinner on the floor in our kitchen...all our stuff was still packed away in the truck!
Caleb joins the Clifton Family
Fall of 2003
What we are really like...
2004 Brought Joys and Trials
Courtney and Isaiah both got baptized on Easter Sunday
We welcomed Whitney Grace into our family on October 31st...if only we knew the challenges that God had in store for us...
Courtney finally got to hold the sister that she had prayed for...
Just a few hours after Whitney was born she was in the NICU at Baptist Hospital with respiratory failure. This is her picture before being transfered to Children's Hospital.
Whitney Grace at Children's Hospital. She spent 5 weeks here and it was almost 3 weeks before we could hold her. She had PPHN (Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of a Newborn).
Finally...I get to hold my baby!
5 weeks old and Whitney finally got to come home...with an oxygen tank!
The Clifton Kids at Christmas, December 2004
Fall of 2005
Tom's parents stayed with our children during the conference. 2007 was another CSU year. We drove to Rocky Mountain National Park and took a hike in the beauty of God's creation.
MaryElise decided to "surprise us all" by arriving 3 1/2 weeks early...while Tom was in Alaska! God provided two special people (Teena and Renee) to help me through labor and delivery. It was an incredible blessing. God is so good!
Tom got home as quickly as possible. He got to meet MaryElise in the NICU. She was doing great but had to spend a few days there before coming home.MaryElise was only 5 pounds when she was born and very tiny. Here she is next to Whitney's 15 inch doll!