We celebrated this Thanksgiving with almost all of our family. It was wonderful to share time with all of them. We laughed, played ridiculous games, and ate. A lot. We all enjoyed it!
The best part, however, of this Thanksgiving, was the news we received just beforehand. As if we don't have enough blessings already to be thankful for, we were given another. Yes, in 9 short months, we will add another baby to our family! Some may say we are crazy to add another member to our brood, but we say we are blessed. With each new child we are given, we are gifted with a treasure. We grow, we learn and we are joyful (most of the time!). We are so thankful for this new life growing inside me!
The kids are thrilled, and everyone seems to want a girl. My daughter has wanted a girl for awhile now, and I wonder if the boys think that having a brother is not all it is cracked up to be (sharing the toys, sharing the bedroom, fighting all the fights. . .the list goes on). I wonder if they think a little sister might be somehow easier.
Regardless of gender, we are thrilled. We look forward to meeting the newest member of our family in late July.