Monday, May 5, 2008

Weekend stuff and something about another kid

There may be some of you that aren't aware of the BIG NEWS, so skip to the end.

Busy weekend, and I felt icky for most of it. On Friday night I enjoyed a "Ladies' Night Out" with friends from church. I forgot my camera, but you can take a peek at Rebekah's, Becky's, or Lori's blogs if you'd like to see a picture or two. Saturday morning we had a family birthday party for Vivian. My baby is 2 tomorrow! I had prepared tacos for the Dora the Explorer theme (maybe Dora is Mexican). Anyway, the smell of Mexican food was all I could take. I had Billy dump the leftovers when it started stinking up the fridge.
Sunday we went to the Guntersville area for the McCamy decoration. This is Billy's paternal grandmother's mother's family & decendents. I met some of Billy's distant relatives that I had not met before. There was family from Alabama (of course), Georgia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Colorado, and California. We spent time trying to "catch up" as this is the only time of year that we get together with some of them. Billy's third(?) cousin, Ann & her husband Larry had just got back in the past week or so from Albania on a mission trip, so that was very interesting to hear about. I regret that we didn't take any pictures. I thought Billy was taking a few, and he probably thought I was... We came back through Scottsboro to place flowers on Billy's grandparents' graves. The kids did O.K., but they were wild coming home. I really thought at least Vivian would get a power nap, but it was a no-go.

Party pictures:

And now, for that news. I am not in a state of mind to be creative at the moment, so I'll just cut to the chase. We're having a baby, with no help from medicine this time! I'm somewhere in the neighborhood of 8 weeks, due in early December. This was a complete surprise, or should I say, SHOCK. We had no idea that this was even possible. We're sure now that God has a sense of humor. The only explanation that I have is that God wanted to make sure that Vivian and Rebecca were our daughters, and He knew that fertility might get in the way of that!
We do request your prayers for all to go well. I've had a couple of laboratory tests and an ultrasound that look great! I'm nauseated, tired, and eating everything in sight, so that's a good sign too! :)


Deanna said...

Happy Birthday Vivian! :)

Russ & Lisa W. said...

Happy Birthday Vivian!!!!
Glad you had a nice time out with your friends! Have a Great Week!

Love, Lisa

Green, Party of Four said...

Happy Birthday Vivian!!! I saw your picture in the are one beautiful princess. I hope your day is great. Give Mommy a hug from us and tell her to rest.


The Princess's Mommy said...

Happy Birthday, Vivian! Looks like you had a great party!!

Congrats, again, Emily! Steve was in awe of Billy and all the kids at the car show!! What's one more, right?? LOL

The Ferrill's said...

Your family pictures are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! I love the scenery too...they are all so sweet!
What a fun birthday! And I am so excited about your new addition! Really, Emily, once you have four, you might as well have more and more! ;) Don't you just love God? His ways certainly are not ours and I am so thankful! ;)

Tina said...

Happy Birthday Vivian!
Hope you're feeling better soon, Emily. We're praying for no complications and no sickness !


Doug & Melody Kemp said...

Happy Birthday Vivian!!
You are a beautiful little girl.

**Congratulations** Emily & Billy !!!
We are so happy for ya'll

Love as Always
The Kemp's

Rebekah D. said...

Happy Birthday, Vivian! Looks like a fun birthday party.
I'm sorry you're feeling yucky, Emily, but hopefully you'll start feeling better once you get past that first trimester.