We were like a lot of newly married couples and talked about “when we were going to have kids”. We started off saying “2 years into our marriage”…2 years came quick, so we bumped it to 3 years. That was when we thought we’d be saying in IL to have little ones. Once we joined FamilyLife and knew we were going to be moving for a year (at that time we only thought we would be gone one year) we decided to wait to start a family. Last July we went to a Staff Conference for Cru out in Colorado. One morning I was doing some quiet time and talking with God and all of a sudden I heard him tell me that we are supposed to start trying for a family next month (august). I talked back and said “no way God, that doesn’t fit with ‘our plan’ because I wanted to be by family when we had kids” and the persistent answer I got was “Trust me”.
Telling our family: It couldn't have worked out better! We already had planned for my parents to come the first weekend of may, then for my brother & his fam, and then for seth's parents...all of this was planned before we knew we were pregnant. I had always wanted to tell our families in person, if possible, and God was so good to let us tell some of our family in person! We made these shirts- "Mom & Dad" and walked out in them...let's just say they were all surprised :). For our niece, instead of us wearing our shirts, we put her in a shirt that said "cousin to be" and waited to see when jake & jen would notice, it didn't take long :)! We were able to skype with everyone else in our family, which was awesome!!
The shirt we made for Kylie Jo...we took her out in public in it- a little risky because we hadn't told anyone else yet, but she was so stinkin cute in it :)
The awesome weber family & baby # 2 on the way!
Seth's parents- we told them the same way we told my parents & it was sooo fun to see their reactions & celebrate with them in person!
Thanks for sharing in the journey with us! We look forward to what's ahead and know we have a lot to learn :)!