Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Noah's Photo Shoot

Hey Everyone,

So here's the link to some of Noah's pictures from our photo shoot we did a few weeks ago. They are simply amazing...and these are only a few of our photographer's favourites. LOTS more to come.

I would highly recommend Carmen for any photo shoots you need done. She was amazing, worked so well with Noah, and really has a great eye for some fantastic pictures!

Noah's Photo Shoot: http://carmenvandyckphotography.com/blog/noah/


Thursday, June 25, 2009

In response to Michael Jackson's death

I haven't yet seen one person's twitter feed, facebook status that doesn't speak to today's shocking news. Oh, wait...mine.

Yes, it's true I'm blogging about it, but what breaks my heart more, is still the fact that one man's death (albeit a significant man in pop culture) seems to attract so much attention! However still every day approximately 24,000 people die from hunger or hunger-related causes and in the words of Tony Campolo..."we don't give a SH*T".

This is the main reason why I have sponsored a child since 2001. One person can make a difference. So maybe, just maybe for a minute we stop putting all the focus on one man's death, and focus on life...giving life to thousands who without our help won't live past today. Sad, but true.

There are SO MANY organizations that rally around this cause. I don't care which one you choose... just choose one! Choose one organization, choose one kid. But regardless.... PLEASE MAKE A CHOICE.

1) Compassion Canada

2) World Vision Canada

3) Christian Children's Fund Canada

I do ask as well that my brothers and sisters in Christ pray for Michael's family. This is a tragic loss, and one that will affect many people's lives. Our God is a God of love, peace and comfort. Three things that Michael's family clearly needs at this time.

But above all of this...CHOOSE LIFE.


Monday, June 22, 2009

Noah update

Well we had a great past few days with Noah. His auntie-Danielle has come to visit for the next few days which is exciting! Noah is happy to meet new family members.

Noah traveled all the way to Richmond on Friday night to help his Grand (my mom) celebrate her retirement from teaching. It was a really fun party and there were tons of people who were excited to meet Noah. He pretty much stole the show...but no one seemed to mind.

Yesterday Noah had another busy day. He went to church in the morning, and then went out to Papa & Grand's house to help celebrate Father's Day. Noah was excited to finally spend quality time with his Grantie-Rie (my aunt).

Today we're going out to the Strawberry Field in Langley to get some fresh strawberries. WOO HOO. Here are some pictures from the past few days.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

The 4 Hagan men! (left to right): my bro Terry, who will be a Dad in mid-September. Me & my boy Noah (celebrating my 1st Fathers day) & my Dad (now called Papa...well at least to Noah).

We have a HUGE family dinner tonight to celebrate my birthday, which was June 16th, and to celebrate Fathers Day.


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

5 days with Noah...

Well it's been 5 days now with Noah and boy has it been amazing! Noah arrived home late in the afternoon on Thursday June 11th, and has been exploring the world around him ever since.

Noah got the chance to meet his grandparents on his daddy's side on Thursday and was so happy to spend time with Papa & Grand (my dad & mom). He also got the chance to meet his Auntie Alisha & Uncle Terry. Noah is also very excited to meet his cousin who will arrive sometime around September 16th!

These past few days Noah has gone to the grocery store, to Costco, out to lunch at East Side Mario's and even went to church on Sunday! The whole church was SOOOOO excited to meet this little guy. He was spoiled with some amazing presents (not like he noticed though!) But mom & dad sure do appreciate the gifts! We are so blessed to be a part of such a great community and to have so many people who are praying for this little guy, and who will be a support network to Charity and I as we learn how to be parents!

Noah has gone for his first stroller ride around Pitt Meadows, and has enjoyed splashing around in his bath. After we bathe him he gets his rub-down with Olive Oil. It's all natural, and helps relive his dry skin. It's kind of like basting a turkey! And if you ever feel like sucking on his toes, you get a tasty treat!

Today Noah helped celebrate his daddy's 28th birthday. Daddy was spoiled a few days ago with a brand new Digital SLR camera to take photo's of Noah (and really Noah himself was the best birthday present I could have ever asked for.)

So that's an update as to what's been going on with Noah. Here are a few pictures to capture the past few days of this little guys life.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Noah McKenzie Hagan

Noah McKenzie Hagan
Born: June 11 2009 @ 12:54am
Weight: 6 lbs, 11 ozs.

I'd like you to meet my SON! Yup, I am now a proud daddy! Charity and I are SO EXCITED to welcome this little bundle of joy into the world! Mom is doing well, and is enjoying these next few days of bed-rest of simply bond with Noah, and recover from her labour. I am so stinking proud of her...she pushed this guy out with NO DRUGS! My wife is awesome.

Grandma Smart is here with Charity until the 24th so it allows me to get back to the church and get some much needed work done. It's so great having Grandma here with us so help Charity and to be another set of eyes, ears and arms!

Noah met his Pappa & Grand (my dad & mom) last night along with his Uncle Terry & Auntie Alisha (my brother and sister-in-law). It was so great to have the family here. These next few weeks will be filled with many more visitors I am sure.

About NOAH...
Genesis 6:8 "But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD."
Genesis 6:9 "Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God."
2nd Peter 2:5 - "Noah, a preacher of righteousness"

When I got a few minutes alone with Noah as Charity was being attended to by the nurses I got to pray over my son. This was such a special moment for me. What I said will forever remain between me and my son, but my prayer now is that Noah will grow up to be strong in his faith, and to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. That he will find favour in the eyes of the LORD, and that he will be a preacher of righteousness...maybe even walk in his daddy's footsteps and become a pastor one day! How sweet would that be!

So that's a little update about my life. More pictures will come in the next few days/weeks/months. This blog will likely take a dramatic shift towards focusing on life with Noah, but I am sure that you--my readers--won't object.

Much Love,