Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Family Matters

This past week has been a very busy, but very exciting one for us and for our extended family.

First of all, I'll begin with last Tuesday (one week ago). I'm sure most of you that follow my sisters have already read about this, but I wanted to get it on my blog too.

My sister Jenn is expecting baby #4 in November. They already have 2 girls and 1 boy and wanted to find out the gender before the baby was born so they could figure out how to arrange bedrooms.

I don't know where Jenn found this idea, but I LOVED it! She and Jon had an ultrasound last Monday. They had the ultrasound technician write the gender of the baby on a card and seal it in an envelope. They then took the envelope to a bakery and asked the baker to put blue icing for a boy or pink icing for a girl inside the cake.

Didn't the bakery do a fantastic job decorating the cake?!?


Then Tuesday night, they invited both sides of their family over for a barbeque. After dinner, they cut into the cake and the gender was revealed. It was SO MUCH FUN!





In case you can't see the icing, they are having another GIRL!! They are naming her Ashlynn Rose and I can't wait to meet and hold her.

We enjoyed this so much that I've been thinking about other creative ways to reveal the gender of a baby for when I'm pregnant again (hopefully soon!).

Then, last Friday evening, Caleb's brother Nate proposed to his girlfriend Amanda. She said YES!! We are SO thrilled to have her as a sister-in-law, and she is so great for Nate.



Aren't they cute?!?


I'm also excited to watch (and maybe help if they need me) them plan their wedding. They are living in Kansas City and the wedding will be there. We are really looking forward to it.

And last but not least, this past weekend we were in Washington to celebrate Grammy's (Caleb's grandma) 90th birthday. We had a wonderful time. The weather was perfect, and it was so great to see Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Cousins families, etc.

The only hard part was flying with Elliana. She is SO active and she was quite a handfull on the flight out to Washington. She screamed a few times and ran up and down the aisle of the plane several times. Ugh. Thankfully, the flight home was much smoother since there were some sweet little girls sitting behind us. Ellie loved "playing" and "chatting" with them!

Unfortunately I don't have any pictures from the Washington trip at the moment, but as soon as I can "steal" some of my mother-in-laws photos (she took LOTS of great photos), I'll add them on here.

Ahh, what a great week!

3 comments:

Courtney said...

I love the puppy in Nate's picture and I'm so happy for the two of them! You guys have been so busy, time for you to slow down.

Becky said...

So glad you had a great trip! Can't wait to see pics! =)

Rebecca said...

What an exciting week. I hope you get some down time to relax soon. I can totally sympathize with Elliana on the flight; Susannah hates to stay seated that long too and it wears me out trying to keep her busy on flights or on car trips. I love all the pictures you put up!

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Ethan James,.. God blessed us with our little boy in March 2011. Ethan was a bit of a surprise and an even bigger miraclle. Ethan is ALL BOY! He is very active, into sports and running around. He is also sweet, introverted, affectionate, and laid back. These days he often has us laughing, he's starting to show a little bit of "clown" in him. He makes our hearts happy too. :)

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