Sunday, July 25, 2010

Filling the picture frame

I posted a story a couple months ago about my mom's new picture frames, where she proudly displays her grandchildren and soon-to-be grandchild too.

When we got "the call" my parents were out for the evening. I had thought often about how we would finally tell one of our most hopeful and enthusiastic supporters. With them being out, my plan would play out perfectly...

So Chad, Sara, and I drove all the way across the city and snuck into their house while they were out. We were only here for about 5 minutes - I replaced the empty picture frame with the face of their future grandchild and turned on the side lamp. Then we went home and waited...and waited...and waited. Finally, at around 11:45pm our phone rang with my mom and dad screaming into the phone...

We had an unbelievable time sharing our news with our family and friends. We are overwhelmed by the encouragement and support we have received with our recent announcement - your comments and celebrations are truly indescribable. It is absolutely amazing that we have so many wonderful people cheering for us. We have a long way to go, but having all of you to get us through and a face to dream about makes things seem not so far out of reach.

17 comments:

Curvy Runner said...

What a great story! I am so happy for your family!

Kendra said...

What a great way to tell them!

Lancelot and Lady's Mom said...

What a great way to tell your parents! And what a fun surprise for them to come home to!!

Katie said...

That is SO fun! awesome way to share your news! :) I can't wait to see a photo of your little guy!

darci said...

that is fantastic!! what a great way to share the news. darci :)

Ashleigh, Ben, Noah and Tait said...

I was wondering when we'd hear about the frame. We have a similar one in our house and I cannot wait (!) to replace the flag and wording with a photo. What an incredible way to share with your parents about their newest grandbaby.

Dianne said...

Now that is sweet. I love it.

BCMommy said...

That is such a great idea!!!! I love it!

Claire

Joy said...

Love this story - so fun that your 'master plan' worked out perfectly!

shannon said...

Laura !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was away on vacation but have come home and back to the world of internet !!!!

Not only to find your referral news but this is one of the best stories ever !!!!!! Love you guys sneaking into the house. I remember the picture frames post so well.

So exciting that it holds a picture.
Congrats again
look forward to following each next step with you.
Shannon

Ruth Branson said...

That's a GREAT story!!!

How awesome!

Ruth

Melissa said...

That is awesome. What a way to find out about their newest grandchild. Congrats again. I am so so happy for you.

Connie said...

What a great way to share your news! That is awesome! I'm so happy for you!

Ramona said...

Oh I've been wondering if that frame got filled already!! Love it!

Ramona

Sarah Rodgerson said...

what a great way to tell your parents!

Lani said...

You guys are awesome. I can just imagine their excitement and yours waiting for them to call. It must of killed you that they were out so late.

Sharla said...

I love that story! What a perfect way to tell your parents! You must have been so anxious to hear their reaction. I don't know if I could have had the patience you did!!!