Monday, November 23, 2009


You all were right! Tyler did win that game of chess. But, I wasn't the one he beat. Although if you'd ask the kids, they would say I was. For the sake of family peace I took over a losing child's place. It's totally worth it to have an afternoon with fewer squabbles. Especially during the first trimester.

Once again, you were right. Brandi and Laura, I'm impressed. Thanks, Marley's Mama (aka - my big sis) for not giving it away. I didn't take that picture with the new baby in mind but when I was trying to figure out how to share the news on here the four pumpkins lent themselves nicely to the cause. :)

Next June we are expecting our fourth little one. AND, the baby is due the week of Mom #2's birthday! It' just icing on the cake for us. We are so sad to not be able to share this joy with her, but the blessing of this child's birthday being near hers makes a small connection that we feel has God's fingerprints all over it.

Now if you'll excuse me the baby wants the French onion soup I have simmering. :)


Alexis said...


Brandi said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a wonderful blessing. :)

CC said...

Congrats girl ...this is Chanda btw incase you didnt know.

Laura said...

CONGRATULATIONS Bethany!! I'm crying right now because I am SO happy for you!! I can't wait to hear all the fun stuff from the pregnancy! YAY!! :)

Amanda said...

That is the best news I have heard all day. What a blessed child that is going to be born into your family!! Such love and faithfulness!!! And such timing... right after experiencing such loss... God is faithful.



I'm smiling ear to ear. Really. :)


He & Me + 3 said...

Woo Hoo...congrats! So exciting!

Marley's Mama said...

I can't wait!!! Maybe Marley will have a "birthday twin"!
Love you!

Martha Bishop said...

Bethany and Doug,

I am so happy for you guys. You are great parents as evidenced by the three great kids you have. I can't wait for the wee one to get here in June. Hope you are feeling well. Please come down to Alabama any time you get a chance or maybe we will have to take a trip north. Miss seeing all of you.

Aunt Martha

Christy said...

I saw your link on Amanda's blog and I'm so glad I came and have read and read and read!
I'm a Christian, Homeschooling, Expecting Mommy too (#5). I've went back and read quite a bit and will come back!

BTW totally not a bug fan either! :) I have 2 boys who love bugs and a little girl obsessed with them!

JanMary said...

Congrats :)