Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Our Mountain Getaway: Togetherness

One year ago today, I entitled my post "Families Can Be Together Forever." We spent a couple days of Aaron's Spring Break celebrating that truth with some togetherness time in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. (Courtesy of the thoughtful generosity of his PA School classmates--we can't thank you enough!) We had so much fun sledding together, drinking hot chocolate together, swimming together, eating out together, eating in together, trudging through the snow together, roasting marshmallows together, reading stories by the fire together, playing crazy eights together, building a snowman and snowdog together, snuggling up in our cozy cabin together, reading the scriptures together, singing songs together, and enjoying the gorgeous mountain scenery together.

It was the perfect time to share something worth celebrating with our kiddos. I decided I'd give them a big clue and let them guess.

Me: "Have you noticed anything about my tummy lately?"
Xander: "It's getting bigger because there's a baby growing in there."
Elodie: "It's just getting fat like Daddy's."

Who do you think was right on the money?

(This picture was taken on Apr. 8, when I was 13 weeks along.)

14 comments:

Erin said...

WAHOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

merathon said...

well i already knew this of course, but i'm still excited for you guys! and aaron's classmates paid for your family to go to the mountains? really? wow! (i thought you were going to visit marliese. . .)

Nicole said...

Congratulations!!! That is such exciting news. I hope everything goes well.

Melanie said...

Wow, congratulations! Hope you're feeling well.

Karey said...

Wow! Xander is so observant! And your trip sounds like so much fun! Congrats on your family of six! Love you guys!

Sarah said...

Congratulations! That is very exciting news. I can't wait to hear a few more details. And what a great way to celebrate your little family. Sounds like a perfect getaway!

Tracy said...

What wonderful news, CONGRATS!! I've been thinking of you lately. What a fabulous idea to celebrate your eternal family on this anniversary and the perfect moment to announce the next addition! SO happy for you. :)

Mark + Tiffany said...

Squeeeeeeee!!! I am so happy for you :) Congraulations, Monette.

Rachel Sorber said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you! Can't say the same for me this time around. Guess we can't keep having babies at the same time forever, huh? Can't wait to find out what you're having... When are you due?

Marliese said...

That is the best news! It's so funny how you can't hide that kind of news very long.

We miss you guys! X and E are darling. They will be loving and doting to their new sibling. You and Aaron are doing a great job with your little ones!

arizonamama said...

Congratulations! (Of course Rikki already told me.) When's the due date?

Stephenson family said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you guys!

Love, Nancy

jessica said...

Yay! I have to say I laughed out loud with Elodie's comment though.

Jill said...

Congratulations!!