11:46pm The little ones are fast asleep.
3:36pm I quite like this image.
This is where I got the idea for the name of this post :)
So, I like surprises and I think it's fun to not find out what the baby's gender is until the birth day. For the last few of my children, I've wanted to put out a big bouquet of pink or blue balloons. But I didn't ever really plan it so when it came down to it, I didn't ask anyone to run to the store and buy balloons for me ('cuz I sure wasn't going to!!) so I've never made the "yard announcement" I've wanted to. But Heather and Jared did! And wow, it was a good one!!! After three boys and a nine year gap, Heather gave birth to a precious baby girl!Now, Heather actually had gotten an ultrasound and she knew the baby was a girl, but Jared didn't want to know. So Heather kept this fantastic secret to herself (ok, and maybe a few others). She did go shopping though, so they would be prepared with lots of PINK, and she hid it underneath the green (read: neutral color) blankets in the drawer! LOL!
Baby Girl is literally just minutes old here. She's still resting from her big journey to the world!
Heather resting beautifully, and the midwife Margie Dacko talking to Jared.
The big brothers meeting their sister for the first time!
Heather's house has fantastic light!
The neighborhood kids meeting the new baby! Heather & Jared live in a small community. What an amazing opportunity for the kids there to be exposed to birth as a normal, healthy occurrence!!
Baby's first portrait session! Barely an hour old!
Hello Sweet Pea!
Congratulations Heather & Jared!!!
Jon is going to Peru to serve a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Jon comes from a fantastic family of six kids. His older three siblings have also served missions, and I don't doubt his two little brothers will serve missions as well. And Jon has the most perfect smile. Ever.
We're missing another brother who is also currently on a mission and a sister who just welcomed another baby to her family.
We'll end with Joshua 24:15 "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."