The Secret Has Been Out for Weeks...
You remember my oldest, Emily, who got married two summers ago? Well, the night before our second daughter left for Croatia, Em and her husband Keith came in to give Kim and Natalie their birthday presents early (they were both born on the same day eight years apart). That was just an excuse to give each of the girls one baby booty. When they opened the presents, they immediately put two and two together and knew that the booty was not a birthday present but a coming "birth" announcement. It was very exciting news, but we were asked to keep it quiet until after the sonogram.
So the morning of that appointment, a few weeks ago, Em and Keith came in and called us to the kitchen to show us this picture (taken at about eight weeks). I took a picture of the picture to post it in June but decided to give them plenty of time to tell everybody the news in their own way before I shared it here at Patterns of Ink. Julie and I are going to be grandparents. Or as Julie says "Nanna" and "Papa" next January.
This post was about this exciting change in our present and future; the next post is a huge step back in time--over 100 years. I've been doing some research on Julie's side of the family as a "thank you" to a very special aunt who recently gave Julie a special heirloom. If you like Civil War stories mixed with Little House on the Prairie mixed with an interesting twist of fate... I think you'll like "The Oldest Voice in the Parlor," which I hope to post Saturday. Then it will be on to Chapter 30 of our ongoing saga about the house we built in the Seventies. That chaper is called: "First We'll Need Some Wood."