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Calista Suzanne Asker is born!

“After a long day, Calista Suzanne Asker was born a C-section baby on February 3, 2008 at 10:17pm CST. I will update with a lot more later. You can look at our announcement webpage here:

Family Visits Bemidji

This weekend my choir sang our Christmas songs at church along with the Bemidji Brass Band. Some of the family came to visit. We had a great time together around town. We had fun playing hand and foot all night. While they were here we took some Christmas pictures as well.

Announcing Our Baby

Sandi and I went to the hospital today for our ultrasound. It was amazing to watch the baby kick and move. 20weeks and 1 day old, just about half way there. We should have a newborn sometime in early February. We couldn’t take a video of the ultrasound but of course we did get some pictures. I’ve started a webpage with the ultrasound pictures and some other data.


I didn’t realize that one year would go by so quickly. It seems hard to believe that Sandi and I have been married for over a year. We spent a weekend up the north shore of lake Superior at a lodge. We hiked, played games and generally relaxed. It was an excellent trip!


Sandi and I were wed on May 21 at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. The wedding was beautiful and here are a few pictures of the rehearsal wedding and reception. We had a marvelous time.


“Life has been exciting since my last fall update. It was sometime this fall that I realized that my best friend was Sandi Shelton. We seemed to find every excuse to call each other, hang out together and generally do life together. It wasn’t long before I had a desire to marry her. Following our annual Breakaway conference in Brainerd I drove her back to Bemidji. I had her house prepared so that when we arrived after lunch she was expecting to meet with our supervisor. Music and a dozen roses awaited. I handed her a jounal and got down on one knee to ask her to marry me. She said yes, but that wasn’t it. I took her skiing and when we came back I had arranged that a meal I had prepared earlier in the week would be cooked and we would have a candle light dinner awaiting. Waiting in her glass of water was an ice cube with an engagement ring in it. About 10 minutes into the dinner she said, “”Are you kidding me, there is a ring at the bottom of my glass?”””