Thankfully (all God's perfect provision and timing) we had already planned a trip back to Oklahoma for a wedding. It was going to be a rather quick trip (not my favorite with 1/3 of the time spent flying), but it worked out perfectly that I was going to be about 8 weeks pregnant at that point and we'd be able to tell our family in person. Due to Mother's Day happening just prior to our arriving, I decided to make our gifts for the Grandma's. :)
Both were in utter shock. I kinda wish it was recorded as there was about a 10 second lag between opening the gift and it clicking what it meant. Matt had fooled many a people by proclaiming we were on a "five year track"...which was never the case (at least in my mind).
The plan wasn't to see my family on this particular trip, just due to the lack of time. However I convinced my mom to meet me part of the way for dinner on my last night in town. She finally obliged and I think she understood afterwards why it was crucial to see me. I was also blessed because Amy, Matt (her husband) and Wesley also came. I kinda wish I lived next door to them and not 4,000 miles away. Well, maybe one day.
Here are their gifts. I found these little chalk board photo holders that I transformed with a little piece of wood and some letters/decor. I thought they'd have fun counting down with me til the baby arrives. :)
|This is my mom showcasing her surprise at a random restaurant in Ardmore, OK with tornadoes swirling outside. |
Gotta make it memorable, right?