Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Telling our Families...

My dreams of doing something elaborate and extra-creative for all of our familes at once just didn't happen. I am completely okay with that, as it was so special regardless!

We were actually at SONSHINE when we found out on Saturday morning, so we were already with my parents and sister + brother-in-law! I wanted to scream but had to think of a way to get them "away" from everyone else (as we are with a big group when we go camping...)

SO, we creatively said... let's take a walk down to the beach... and I wrote this in the sand:


My sister was the first one to see it and screamed pretty loud.... ha! My mom started crying...

These were the AFTER faces! :) Ha, they were so funny cuz they all had JUST woken up...

:) SO HAPPY!

Later that night we were attending a family wedding with Josh's parents and sister Laura. I wanted to tell them the minute we saw them, but I left it in Josh's court... :) After all it is his family.

We took a walk with them at this gorgeous park where the wedding was being held and as we were walking Josh hinted at a baby... and they guessed it right away! It was so funny and wonderful! Here is the photo AFTER we told them...


Such fun moments! After that we told Josh's older sister and brother-in-law by playing 20 questions... and we told our grandparents when we saw them/called them. SO MUCH FUN! I of course told my close friends when I could/called them after the family all knew.

We had our first ultrasound on August 4th, which was a miracle! Such a relief to know their was life inside of me and I wasn't just making it up :) Of course the slight nausea wasn't just a subconscious effect.

Baby squiggle is the nickname right now, because that's the size! :) So sweet!

Thanks again for all your congrats - God is good and I am going to do a post on his faithfulness to us during all of this. I have seen his handiwork so clearly these last few months and I HAVE to share it with you all! BLESS YOU!

19 Beautiful comments!:

Mrs. Sassy Crafter (Fabi) said...

So sweet Ria! being a mother its the best thing that could ever happen to a woman. And you are completely right God is good! =0)

Lauren said...

Love how you got to tell everyone! That was one of my favorite parts so far!

God is truly so good and his miracles continue to amaze me each day. Baby girl Elyse is kicking for you, I think she's excited too!

Carly Anne said...

Okay, I think the sand thing is darn creative. Way to work with what ya have. Congrats again! So exciting!

The Best of Both Worlds said...

I love all the surprised faces!

Jenny said...

What a special way to tell your family! The pictures are priceless and will be so awesome to show your baby some day :)

Mateya said...

So awesome! How cool to be WITH your family when you found out!

Sarah Heineman said...

I'm beyond excited for baby squiggle!!! Love you guys <3

Natalie said...

How fun!!!
All of my plans of a creative way to tell our families went out the window, too. I just HAD to get it out...I couldn't wait!! :)
Looks like your family is so excited to welcome your precious baby squiggle! :)

Girl of The Grove said...

The way you told them all was very creative...no big schemes needed. : )

Stephanie M. Page said...

=) =) =)

Allison said...

This is so sweet! Congratulations!!!

Chana said...

The nooks for telling us, so creative! I LOVE you Ri, praying for a healthy and super cute baby :)

Sarah said...

How did you tell Josh? Or was he there when you found out?

Jessie Szmanda said...

Sooo perfect Ria! I love it!

Appleshoe said...

awww that is so sweet. I love the writing in the sand. Take care.

Amy said...

Amazing :-) So exciting :-)

Emily said...

Have I mentioned how excited I am for you guys!? SO excited! I think that you will be a great Momma! I cannot wait to see your baby bump grow and read about how you are preparing for the baby! Hope you are feeling well!

Sarah @Newlywed and Decorating said...

Pregnancy hormones- you made me cry with your stories :) Such wonderful memories! And love the ultrasound- what a little miracle as you say!

Joni Lenzen said...

Yes, this truly was an amazing and fun time...will always remember the surprise news came when we were all together at Sonshine . . . sort of makes it extra special . . .Love you dear darling daughter . . .and our "baby squiggle"! Love MOM
ummmm...not the best picture of your mama...thought you were a photoshop genius!?? I'm just sayin... :)