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natefaith

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#1
Hi everyone,
Ivar and his lovely wife María just had a baby boy! Baby Lukas arrived this past week and all is well.

To help the family celebrate, some of us have set up an online baby shower in the event their friends and acquaintances around the world might want to give toward their needs as new parents. Visit the Go Fund Me page to find out more.

All funds collected - except for the standard campaign processing fees - will be passed on to @ivar and María, who did not know about this baby shower until just a couple days ago. :) (Surprise, Ivar and María! We are so happy for you!)

Buen Camino,
Faith

Ivar and María's Baby Shower - Go Fund Me
 
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Pruden

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León to Sarria
June 2014 Camino Francés San Juan Pie de Port to Logroño.
November 2016 Camino Frances ,Logroño to León.
#9
Congratulations to Ivar and Maria for the new baby born!
I'm sure he would be a future generation pilgrims!
All the best !!
 

ivar

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#17
Thank you all!!! ... and a big thanks to @natefaith for organizing this! This was a big surprise, we are very thankful!! We definitely need some more baby equipment so this comes in handy. Will post pictures once we have bought it.

Lukas was born last thursday in Santiago. All is well with him and Maria.... and me. The last few days bedtime is 9pm and up at 7am... 5-6 hours of sleep. I guess this is normal. We are very happy both of us.

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He is (of course) the cutest baby in the world :)
 

JennyH94

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#18
Dear Ivar and Maria -
Congratulations and best, best wishes to you both on the birth of your darling boy, Lukas.
Thanks for the photo ... Those little feet are made for walking! :)
Cheers - Jenny
 

Texas Walker

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#24
Thank you all!!! ... and a big thanks to @natefaith for organizing this! This was a big surprise, we are very thankful!! We definitely need some more baby equipment so this comes in handy. Will post pictures once we have bought it.

Lukas was born last thursday in Santiago. All is well with him and Maria.... and me. The last few days bedtime is 9pm and up at 7am... 5-6 hours of sleep. I guess this is normal. We are very happy both of us.

View attachment 32029

He is (of course) the cutest baby in the world :)
Of course he is completely adorable. If he didn't cry all night long the first night or two, you are ahead of the game. Blessings!
 

Annette london

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#34
Hi everyone,
Ivar and his lovely wife María just had a baby boy! Baby Lukas arrived this past week and all is well.

To help the family celebrate, some of us have set up an online baby shower in the event their friends and acquaintances around the world might want to give toward their needs as new parents. Visit the Go Fund Me page to find out more.

All funds collected - except for the standard campaign processing fees - will be passed on to @ivar and María, who did not know about this baby shower until just a couple days ago. :) (Surprise, Ivar and María! We are so happy for you!)

Buen Camino,
Faith

Ivar and María's Baby Shower - Go Fund Me
Warm congratulations to Ivar and Maria
Where would so many of us "old and new ones" be without this forum??
Thank you Ivar....but remember ....with this latest little member,the hard work is just beginning!!!

Ps..count yourselves lucky to be getting 5-6 hours sleep a night!!
 

poogeyejr

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#36
Congratulations Maria and Ivar! Ivar - we spoke about babies when I picked up my box from you the week before Lukas arrived. My niece was born the day before Lukas and her name is Sia.

The future looks very bright indeed!!!
 

Ekelund

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#37
What wonderful news. Congratulations to Ivar and Maria and thank you for the picture of his little feet, they will be walking soon. All the best to you and your son.
 

LesBrass

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yes...
#38
I love babies feet... I cried the first time I counted my sons toes and realised just how tiny there were... and 18 years later he takes an EU size 49!

Congratulations Ivar and María and welcome Lukas... I wish you all the same prayer I ask for my own loved ones... Keep them safe, Keep them happy.
 

Erik Anderson

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#39
Hi everyone,
Ivar and his lovely wife María just had a baby boy! Baby Lukas arrived this past week and all is well.

To help the family celebrate, some of us have set up an online baby shower in the event their friends and acquaintances around the world might want to give toward their needs as new parents. Visit the Go Fund Me page to find out more.

All funds collected - except for the standard campaign processing fees - will be passed on to @ivar and María, who did not know about this baby shower until just a couple days ago. :) (Surprise, Ivar and María! We are so happy for you!)

Buen Camino,
Faith

Ivar and María's Baby Shower - Go Fund Me
Many congratulations to María and Ivar, and the very warmest welcome to Lukas.

BC

Bloo
 

Saint Mike II

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#40
Hola Ivar & Maria - much congratulations on the arrival of Lucas - agree with Jill "love the feet". Small extra coming - and never doubt Ivar that your Forum Family truly appreciate your efforts so if we can help in any small way then this is only repaying you for your efforts during the past 10 years. Cheers
 

KinkyOne

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I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#44
Thank you all!!! ... and a big thanks to @natefaith for organizing this! This was a big surprise, we are very thankful!! We definitely need some more baby equipment so this comes in handy. Will post pictures once we have bought it.

Lukas was born last thursday in Santiago. All is well with him and Maria.... and me. The last few days bedtime is 9pm and up at 7am... 5-6 hours of sleep. I guess this is normal. We are very happy both of us.

View attachment 32029

He is (of course) the cutest baby in the world :)
Hahahahaha, no blisters here.
Yet ;)

Congratulations, Ivar & Maria!!!
 

Jeff Crawley

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#46
Walk softly upon the earth.
May its beauty forever surround you,
its wonders forever astound you.

May its wisdom delight you,
its music invite you
to dance and to play and to sing.

May you love and be loved by all that you meet;
may you know and practice compassion.

Rejoice in the earth and in all of creation.
Rejoice in life.
 

Isa R

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April 2016
#53
Hi everyone,
Ivar and his lovely wife María just had a baby boy! Baby Lukas arrived this past week and all is well.

To help the family celebrate, some of us have set up an online baby shower in the event their friends and acquaintances around the world might want to give toward their needs as new parents. Visit the Go Fund Me page to find out more.

All funds collected - except for the standard campaign processing fees - will be passed on to @ivar and María, who did not know about this baby shower until just a couple days ago. :) (Surprise, Ivar and María! We are so happy for you!)

Buen Camino,
Faith

Ivar and María's Baby Shower - Go Fund Me
Congrats to Ivar and Maria, God bless your little boy.
 
#54
Huge congratulations you both Maria and Ivar. Welcome to the world baby Lukas. What wonderful parents you have, they will wisely teach you about what really matters in life!!
Hi Ivar and Maria. Many congrats! Have sent Lukas a message on my Poems for Seekers thread down there on the veedlepee posts just to make sure all you old CF guys don't monopolise him! Keep on truckin kid! :)

The Malingerer.
Vaya con Dios.
 

NewBeginning

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#58
Thank you all!!! ... and a big thanks to @natefaith for organizing this! This was a big surprise, we are very thankful!! We definitely need some more baby equipment so this comes in handy. Will post pictures once we have bought it.

Lukas was born last thursday in Santiago. All is well with him and Maria.... and me. The last few days bedtime is 9pm and up at 7am... 5-6 hours of sleep. I guess this is normal. We are very happy both of us.

View attachment 32029

He is (of course) the cutest baby in the world :)
Hmmmm... no Gore-Tex boots. to fit those little munchkin feet just yet....
 
#59
Hi everyone,
Ivar and his lovely wife María just had a baby boy! Baby Lukas arrived this past week and all is well.

To help the family celebrate, some of us have set up an online baby shower in the event their friends and acquaintances around the world might want to give toward their needs as new parents. Visit the Go Fund Me page to find out more.

All funds collected - except for the standard campaign processing fees - will be passed on to @ivar and María, who did not know about this baby shower until just a couple days ago. :) (Surprise, Ivar and María! We are so happy for you!)

Buen Camino,
Faith

Ivar and María's Baby Shower - Go Fund Me
Congratulations Ivar and Maria on a wonderful, blessed addition to your family.
 

Bala

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#60
Congratulations, Ivar and Maria! And a warm, happy welcome to Lukas. Wishing you all joy and happiness!
 
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#64
Hi everyone,
Ivar and his lovely wife María just had a baby boy! Baby Lukas arrived this past week and all is well.

To help the family celebrate, some of us have set up an online baby shower in the event their friends and acquaintances around the world might want to give toward their needs as new parents. Visit the Go Fund Me page to find out more.

All funds collected - except for the standard campaign processing fees - will be passed on to @ivar and María, who did not know about this baby shower until just a couple days ago. :) (Surprise, Ivar and María! We are so happy for you!)

Buen Camino,
Faith

Ivar and María's Baby Shower - Go Fund Me
Congratulations!!!
 

Arn

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#66
Congratulations and Welcome Baby Lukas!

I also made a baby shower gift on the GoFundMe shower site https://www.gofundme.com/ivar-and-marias-online-baby-shower

A great way to show Ivar that we appreciate his long dedicated work in maintaining the forum for us all.
Hi all, we are very close to the goal. If you have children, you know the needs of a new family. If you do not...you know the benefits of celebrating those that will labor under that blessing.
We are close to our goal. If you haven't already spent a few €'s on beer or vino, consider, just this once, to dedicate it to baby Lukas.
Buen "baby a walking" Camino,
Arn
 

natefaith

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#67
Hi all, we are very close to the goal. If you have children, you know the needs of a new family. If you do not...you know the benefits of celebrating those that will labor under that blessing.
We are close to our goal. If you haven't already spent a few €'s on beer or vino, consider, just this once, to dedicate it to baby Lukas.
Buen "baby a walking" Camino,
Arn
Hola everyone,
Yes, we are very close to the goal! If you know of anyone else who might be interested in participating in baby Lukas's online baby shower, please pass along this link: https://www.gofundme.com/ivar-and-marias-online-baby-shower.

We'll keep it open for a couple more weeks so there is still time.

Take care and THANKS to everyone who has given a little somethin' somethin' to Ivar and María!
Faith
 

VNwalking

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#70
I cannot resist posting this quote from another thread, in case Ivar misses it:
LUKAS C/O IVAR AND MARIA
Welcome
you came in on the wings
of a great storm
battering my coast

May the great winds blow away
all obstacles in your path
and the stars will pierce
the skies
as clouds draw back
and mountains wait
for you
to make your very first of footfalls
on your way.

Vaya con Dios

The Malingerer
 

ivar

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#76
Thank you everyone for all of this.. I have no words to describe this generosity. This money comes in handy for us and Lukas.. I will post some pictures of the things we have bought with the money later on.

I would like to take the chance to thank the moderators for their help with running the forum over the last few weeks since I have been semi-absent. They are doing a wonderful job!

Thank you!


...back to diapers :)
Ivar
 

Arn

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#79
Fellow Forum members: the goal is quite reasonable. Considering the overall membership, we on the Forum should have passed the goal weeks ago.
Just to make it exciting. I will double any donation made in the next 48 hours.
Buen "baby needs a new pair of shoes@ camino
Arn
 

Mike Savage

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#81
Okay Arn, couldn't let you off too easy and I really wanted us to make the goal! Thanks for your generous help.

Mike
 

natefaith

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#82
We are almost there! Just 18€ left to go now!

It has been so neat to see 60+ people participate in this online baby shower. If we had thrown a real party and 60 people had come, we would've been bursting at the seams! This was way more relaxed though not necessarily as fun. :) A big thank-you to all who have wanted to give a gift to baby Lukas.

There are still a couple weeks left so please do keep sharing the GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/ivar-and-marias-online-baby-shower

Take care and Buen Camino!
Faith
 

natefaith

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#83
We are almost there! Just 18€ left to go now!
Scratch that: Arn took us over the top. Thanks, Arn!

We'll still keep it open for a couple weeks, and anything given after today will still go to Ivar and Maria.

Since we've all got baby on the brain while we're in this thread - what were some of your favorite baby gifts your kids/ nephews/ nieces/ grandkids received?
 

peregrina2000

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#84
From the donor side (since I have trouble remembering when I was on the receiving side :oops:), I can say that the favorite gift I gave each of my grandkids was a compostela "vicaarie pro" -- not sure it was THEIR favorite to receive, however. Another candidate is the lovely Sorolla print I got in the Sorolla museum of a mother dressed in white, against a shocking blue sky and sea, holding her son in her arms. The sun, the sparkling water, the shadows, it is really beautiful. (Totally off topic, but if you go to Madrid, you MUST MUST MUST go to the Sorolla museum).
 

natefaith

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#86
Hi everyone, the baby shower for Ivar and María ends on March 31, just a few days away. If you'd like to still participate, please do so! The link again is https://www.gofundme.com/ivar-and-marias-online-baby-shower. Together we have raised over 1900€ already - amazing!

Take care,
Faith
 

VNwalking

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#88
It has been so neat to see 60+ people participate in this online baby shower. If we had thrown a real party and 60 people had come, we would've been bursting at the seams! This was way more relaxed though not necessarily as fun. :)
Parties are not nearly as fun as this, Faith. You got us all together to be generous to Lukas and his Dad and Mum. How good is that??
Three cheers to you for getting the generosity ball rolling!
[Note to self...remember to stop in at Pilgrim House when I'm in Santiago, to make a wee donation to keep Faith and Nate and all their good work going.]
 

natefaith

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#89
Hi everyone, it's the last day for the shower! If anyone loves waiting until the last day to give, your moment has arrived! :)

The link is https://www.gofundme.com/ivar-and-marias-online-baby-shower

A special THANKS and shout-out to the Moderators, too - they are really the ones that refined the baby shower idea and made it happen.

Thanks to everyone for coming around Ivar and María and celebrating with them in this way.
 

VNwalking

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#92
Thanks all around to all the invisible hands that came together to make this happen--the organizing ones, the giving ones, and the receiving ones.
If you haven't offered, please join us. It's a happy place to be.
Heartfelt good wishes to you, Ivar and Maria...and of course to Lukas--the star of the show!
 
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