Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Thanksgiving

We had a great Thanksgiving last week! Somehow I ended up with ONE picture of Jack patting Toto. Not sure how that ended up happening. We enjoyed the day at Tra's parents' house with EVERYBODY there and then some! Weird to think that next year there will be 7 cousins instead of 4! The kids all did great, despite 2 of them not feeling so hot. And Tra's aunt, uncle and 2 cousins came too---it's always so much fun being with them! We had lots of good food, great conversations, and good laughs! It is such a HUGE blessing to love my in-laws like they are my own family. It's a good thing I do too, b/c we've spent lots of holidays with them and I've missed a lot with my family due to chemotherapy and pregnancies. : ) My family is the greatest to never make me feel badly that I miss out on time with them. What a GIFT to have 2 WONDERFUL families that I completely adore!!! I pray that my kids end up with the same blessing one day.


Speaking of families---I can't BELIEVE we're just days away from adding our 5th family member! After seeing sweet Ansley Walton yesterday I am just giddy inside thinking about the moment I get to hold my little one for the first time! If I don't have him/her before, I'm going to be induced a week from TODAY!! We're all anxious and ready to see who this little one is! The names we've chosen are Riley Kate or Bennett Michael (we'll call him Ben). Riley means "courageous one" and Bennett means "one who is blessed." Looking SO forward to introducing my "blog friends" to our newest little addition soon!

11 comments:

Courtney said...

I can't wait to meet your new one!!! My one consolation about possibly not being here when he/she is born, is that I'll come to your house and hold him or her for a long time without having to share. :) I love your names! Soon you'll know which one!!!

angela said...

Your baby will be here before you know it! How exciting! I can only imagine how eager you are to meet the newest member of your family! So much fun! I love your names too by the way. Riley was on our last baby name list - too cute!

Amanda said...

I love the names you've picked. So fun that you don't know which one you're going to be using! I hope that he/she get here soon!

Brooks Inc. said...

Love those names...so excited to see which one fits !

Love you!

BJB

Jennifer said...

Hey Shelly!

I love the names you have picked. Praying for a smooth delivery!

Monica said...

I love your names. Hope you have a good week. I have been thinking about you lately. You girls that can wait until your baby is born to know who it is are so fun. I would love the moment of surprise, but I just can't wait for the moment. : ) Seems like there have been several girls born lately.....

Ashlee said...

Shelly-I am so excited for you. I meant to ask you if you would be induced when I saw you at church. You have a beautiful family and I love getting to catch up with you on your blog. I love both your names-Bennett is a favorite of mine and Riley is so sweet. I cannot wait to hear how it all goes-please have Tra contact Jonathan on the big day! Love that it is a surprise!!:)

TedTracie said...

I LOVE THE NAME BENNET... I just recently told a friend who is adopting that name... LOVE IT! I love Riley too!
I CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR :-)

Do you have a dog like Dundee. Do you remember Ruthie and Dundee?

Shelly said...

Sweet Dundee---and Ruthie! YES I remember them!! And we do NOT have a dog. My rule at our house is that we can't think about getting a dog until we're totally out of diapers. :) And that may be awhile! The dog in the picture w/ Jack is Tra's parents' dog. It's a cairn terrier---is that what yours were? His name is Toto and he is SO GREAT with all the kids.

Glad everyone likes the names!! :)

Jennifer H. said...

I can't wait to see pics! Love, love, love the names!!

Now, if your cousin could just pick a name! ;-)Haha! Love you, Mandy!

shawnadesigns said...

both names are beautiful and i can't wait to see your new addition!! how exciting to be SO CLOSE!!!