Saturday, November 24, 2007

Day One

There were some other things we did this past week.
On day one of vacation, Sunday, we gathered our families together for lunch. I made chicken salad for rolls and a large garden salad to celebrate our continuing warm weather. We picked up the Jansen's from the airport in the morning. The Shanks came over after church. Everyone greeted one another, and Travis joined everyone around for a quick prayer before we ate.
We stood close, embracing, while he thanked the Lord for the day and our families. I could feel his heart pounding as I stood under his arm against his chest. My heart was beating fast too. Travis began to end his prayer. "And Lord we pray for Nora that you would bless her in this pregnancy and that you would give her strength and help her not to be too sick while her families is here."

There was a squeal and a "What!!?" and a "Are you serious?!" from the Shank girl corner and a shocked and confused array of faces.

Yup.
We're pregnant.
About 2 1/2 months pregnant.

We've been keeping it a secret until we could tell both families together.

So now you know what we did on Day One of vacation together.
We have had much to be thankful for this week.

16 comments:

Rachel said...

Yay!! We're so excited for you guys. :o)

Tara said...

Wow Nora, that is so exciting!! Congratulations!

Janelle said...

That was the BEST Thanksgiving surprise EVER! I am so thrilled for you and Trav and pray that this baby will be brought safely through your pregnancy and safely to salvation one day. Love you!

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited for you two!

Lauren L.

Heather said...

WOW!!!! Congrats Nora! Babies are do much fun! And what a blessing to be living with your inlaws for a few months. We were with my parents for the 1st trimester w/ Keegan and it was so nice!

cheryldavis1 said...

Congratulations! How exciting for you both. I also have heard that you are now with Steve and Janis for a time. What fun for them! and what a wonderful opportunity for growing and stretching in the Lord. :) God bless you. Cheryl

Tali K said...

Yippieee! That is a great secret! I am so happy for you dear! Congratulations.

Jean said...

WOOHOO!! Couldn't be happier for you and Travis! I talked with your folks today. They're going to be cute grandparents. :)

Still praying for you...

love,
Jean

*squeal*

peekaboo_iseeyou said...

Hi Nora, that is such exciting news! I have Emily on my facebook and her status "Emily is...going to be Auntie Em" prompted me to check out your blog for the first time. Based on what I've read in your blog and the type of person I remember you to be, I think you are going to make an amazing mother! I have such fond memories of you and your brother & sister from when we all lived next-door on PVL. What I remember most about you is how you used to cook dinner for your family at age 9! (I see your love of cooking hasn't changed much). So what's new with me? I am an Elementary Teacher here in Ontario and I love it. I work for the Catholic school board in my area (Catholic schools are publicly funded in Canada). I am not married yet and no kids yet either, but I do have a boyfriend (Bryan) and hopefully we'll marry before I turn 40, lol. I am hoping to return to MD this summer with Bryan for a vacation. Any plans to take a trip to MD with your new baby this summer?? I hope to see you again one day and of course, meet your little one! Michelle LeBlanc

Wagner said...

Congrats!! How nice that you could tell both families in person. And Happy Belated Birthday!
Janell

Alivia's Momma said...

Congrats Nora (and Travis). I am so excited for you. I remember how fun it was to tell everyone and how amazed I was that there was a little one inside.

*E

Becca said...

congrats Nora!! and what a fun way to tell everyone! :-)

Laurie said...

So happy for you Nora! So much fun to come...

iamchanelle said...

YOU! stinker.
congrats, friend. i love you so very much. HUG!!!!

Diane said...

Now all your mother in laws friends will quit asking!!!

Megan Bischof said...

NORA!!!! I'm so excited for you guys!!! Can't wait to give you a hug in person . . .

~Megan