Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Spontaneous Gratitude for the day of potential

The first day of a heat wave (77* Whohooo!)

Sun on my lettuce plants.

Hundreds of snow pea flowers, all in a row.

The boys, fixing things.

The girl, harvesting cauliflower.

The big, huge Father's Day surprise.

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30 comments:

Dustan and Becka said...

I am jealous. Simple beautiful jealousy. You have so much beauty to fill you life, and now you just got more!
Congratulations, may God continue to fill your life with blessings.

bewellconsultations said...

Hee hee hee! Soooo excited! I teared up reading this even though I knew it was coming! lol

Callista said...

Congrats! sending good vibes your way for a smooth pregnancy ~~~~~ :)

Snugbug said...

Yippy! We've gone public!

Michelle said...

How lovely! I nearly jumped out my seat when I saw your last photo! Congratulations! Wishing you the very best!

Samurai Mom said...

We are enjoying the "heat wave" here in Portland too. Congratulations! How exciting.

Erin Maria said...

Congratulations!!! Sending good pregnancy vibes your way :)

ColorSlut said...

CONGRATS CONGRATS! So happy for you guys!

Melissa said...

Oh that is such wonderful news!
You are truly blessed! And just when will you be ripe? harvested?

Sunshine Alternative Mama said...

Oh my *wow*! Congrats to all of you!

Katie said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So happy for you Val! I hope I am next ;)

Sadie said...

Congratulations!! Sorta like my surprise a couple months ago! Enjoy your weather...I would gladly share some of our 98* day with you.

Kelli Simone said...

I didn't see that coming. Congrats to all! ~ksp

Shirley said...

Congratulations!

Kim said...

Congratulations!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Wow! Thank you all. :) I am due Feb 15th or there abouts. 6 wks tomorrow. I will have two winter babies and two summer babies. How crazy is that?

Right now I am concentrating on food (I know... you all say "how odd"... but really, it's a chore with 'all day sickies') Working on making meals so I don't have to for the next 4 months because classically, they are REALLY REALLY hard on me. With Logan, I ate McDonalds a lot and watched 10 years worth of Friends (because my hubby doesn't cook and was in two academies during my 42 wk pregnancy). It wasn't pretty. This time around, my husband can make all sorts of good mac and cheese combinations (Gnocchi with Gorgonzola and Leek and Peppers in noodles with fresh Mozzarella are just a few), and my teen can make breakfast like a pro. That, teamed up with freezer meals that I am making with friends and I should be all set for much less junk than last time.

I am working it out... but we freaked for a couple of days. Logan is potty trained. We kinda cried a lot. But slowly but surely, we are coming around to the idea, and enjoying the potential in the beauty of this surprise.

Love and blessings to you all!

Val

Saminda said...

It's always exciting to hear about a new baby blessing!! :D Congratulations to you and your beautiful family. xoxo

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

Hooray for new beginnings!! So happy for you Val. : ) Email if you need to chat. xoxo! Hugs and more hugs from me to you.

love,
MaryLea

Anna said...

Congratulations! Hope the first trimester is kind to you, the second one fun, and the third allows you to get some sleep before you bring that beautiful child into the world.

Tan Family said...

Oh, congrats! I love all of the pictures, too. Our heat wave is finally here and our lettuce is just about done.

I did lots of prenatal yoga, drank raspberry leaf tea, did aromatherapy and got pregnancy massages throughout my last pregnancy and had a pleasurable home waterbirth. I hope that you have a peaceful, powerful and pleasurable birth, too! :)

Erika said...

Val, How wonderful! Many blessings to you and your family. I wish you a safe, healthy, happy pregnancy. You're a pro at this point :-) Your garden looks lovely and your children happy. Have a great day!

Love & Light, Erika :-)

Kate said...

Congratulations! May you have an uneventful pregnancy and an easy birthing.

noricoleman said...

Congrats! It really is growing season! You must be so excited.

Lise said...

Congratulations! My baby's birthday is February 15; a good-luck day in my book!

Tammra said...

Yeah Val.
Congratulations. Seems like spring is bursting out all over!! Oh maybe a valentine's sweetheart.

Brie said...

Congratulations!!!!! What a surprise!
That reminds me we really have to get hubby's sample to the lab this week...

Sunshine said...

Congratulations Val! May this pregnancy be a little easier than the last ;)

erika~ the inspired mama said...

oh, ha! the little owl longies from my flickr album totally did you in ;)

i am so super happy for you, mama!! hang in there... the first several weeks are hard for me too :P
xoxo,
erika

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Val,

I came over to visit and get caught up to see what I've missed while I was away in VT and NH and OH MY GOODNESS... CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I am so thrilled for you guys!!! Hope you are starting to feel better now, and I was so sorry to hear you were down with the flu... Hopefully the rest of the pregnancy goes smoothly. Sending lots of good thoughts and big hugs your way!!

<3,
Valerie

Dawn D. Lion said...

OMG! I've missed catching up on your blog and look what news! Congrats!!