"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Telling Mom We're Expecting
Today we had mama's surprise 60th birthday party! She was in for a real treat becuase this was also the day that Sam and I told her that we were expecting. Weeks ago I ordered special books for each member of my family- for my mom and stepdad we chose "Grandma, Grandpa, and Me" by Mercer Mayer, for my sisters and their husbands we chose "What Aunts Do Best/What Uncles Do Best" by Laura Numeroff (this book is two in one!), for my two oldest nieces we chose "The Relatives Came" by Cynthia Rylant. We are going to tell Sam's family on Wednesday, August 13th using the same aunt/uncle books for his sister and brother, but for his mom we chose "Just Grandma and Me" by Mercer Mayer and for his dad we chose "Just Grandpa and Me" by Mercer Mayer.
Before mom's party began we handed her a gift bag with the book inside. She opened the gift and stared at the book wondering why in the world would Sam and I give her a children's book! With her puzzled expression we told her to keep thinking about why we would be giving her a "CHILDREN'S" book. Still puzzled I yelled, "We're having a baby!" She and my stepdad were very surprised but very excited about having a new grandbaby! This day was very special for all of us! Happy 60th Birthday, Mom!

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