Thursday, December 6, 2012

thanksgiving

we got to have thanksgiving dinner with kennedy this year. we were very excited to have her in utah. we celebrated wednesday night because that was the only night she was allowed to be with us. after stuffing our faces, we got everyone together for a group picture/video...
video
then mike got so excited/nervous that he pushed the pause button on the camera. but what he said was "on the count of three, everybody say cheese. 1...2....carly's pregnant!"
 
and here are the reactions we got:
 
 
then he realized he pushed pause and started recording again...
  video
 and in case you can't hear, he said "oh, and there's more news...it's two."
 
so yes...we have more than ever to be thankful for this year! i am 17 weeks and due may 11, but will likely deliver in april, just a couple of weeks before we finish building our house. life is about to get really awesome around here.
 
while i am so excited i can hardly stand it, my heart hurts because i know some of you are praying for the same miracle. i'm praying for you too. i'm so sorry if this announcement brings pain or sadness. i've been there, and i don't think i'll soon forget what infertility feels like. you are not alone, and i know God will answer your prayer in His own time and His own way just as he has ours.
 

17 comments:

JaNae said...

Oh My Goodness Carly! Congratulations!! What a fun way to tell the family. And two! You will be amazing. I couldn't be any happier for you.

Paige said...

YAY! Super excited aunt right here(:

Christa said...

So So excited for you! You are an amazing person and will make those babies so happy!

+ Heather + said...

Carly, this news makes me so so happy! I'm so excited for your two miracles to join your cutest family! Congrats! :)

The Nate and Sara Project said...

And I'm crying. and crying some more. :) so utterly, truly happy for you guys, my dear. and wishing I lived in Utah to help you when these two bless your life and take over!!!

mostlyprobably said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH WOW!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!! I love this news! This is amazing! I wish there were words to tell you how excited and THRILLED for you two! (FOUR!) That is crazy!

The Welling Dwelling said...

I am so excited for you!! You'll make such an amazing mother! Congratulations!!!

Jen Jarrett said...

You two are so amazing!!! I am so excited for these two little kiddos to enter the world and have parents as wonderful as you. Great announcement and wonderful idea to catch the reactions :) I hope we see you again soon!!!!

Kennedy Allen said...

So happy I got to be home for thanksgiving....and this announcement just made it so much better! I am so happy for you and can't wait to have two more little ones in our family. Love you so much!

Ashley said...

Incredibly HAPPY news! Those will be two loved little babes- how lucky they are!!!! Congratulations, Carly and Mike :)

Brad and Darci said...

So excited for you! You guys have been on a such an journey, and what an incredible blessing. Hope you are feeling well and enjoying every second of it!

Julie said...

I can hardly type this as I am busy wiping away the tears. I am just so happy for you. And, the last part of your post was such a kind, empathetic thing to add because there are many women still struggling with this. And who knows their feelings better than you.

Mandi said...

That is so wonderful, Carly! Congratulations! I know you are going to be a fabulous mommy!

Camilla said...

Oh, Carly! I am so happy for you! I can't think of a more deserving or appreciative mother than you! Those little babes are going to be so loved, they won't know what to do. :)
This is such happy news!

Hope you are feeling well!

Shannon said...

Your videos made me cry. Sooooooo happy for you!!

Trina said...

Such a fun idea to record the announcement and take a picture of the surprise!
I am so happy for you guys! Can't believe that you'll suddenly have 2/3's as many kids as me in one day! Especially since my oldest is 6. Wow, every time I say that it seems crazy.....I have a 6 year old. Scary!

Trimbles said...

Omg, so Leslie's face is HILARIOUS. you said it was the best but that's really funny. I might need to start txting u everyday because I keep thinking of things to tell you. Like get car seats that are super easy to strap and unstrap because after doing SO MANY TIMES your gonna want something easy. So if u don't mind... Oh, and I found one more book to send you. The best one. The kids had taken it off my nightstand and hid it in their toy box. I'll send it to you. SO SAD I don't think I'll see u any time soon. Literally makes me want to cry.