Saturday, June 26, 2010

Counting Down

I haven't been online much this past month. Have you noticed? Life has been so full!


We had our #1 favorite family reunion with Allen's parents & siblings.

We have been invited to TWO family weddings.


Coolister, ElemenoB and Thumbelina went off to do some service projects and then river rafting at Youth Conference for THREE days.

(No official photos yet... they get back today.) photo from griffithexp.com

FOUR princesses accompanied me to the local Princess Festival.


I basked in Girl's Camp for my FIFTH year as a leader.


I enjoyed a lovely backyard tea party with SIX wonderful ladies.


We found out that our sweet aunt Marie returned to heaven SEVEN days ago. Her funeral is today.


EIGHT of my kids slept...

while Princess made a card...

to go with our traditional Father's Day breakfast in bed.


Allen and the oldest two kids ran NINE legs for their team in the 188 mile Ragnar Relay.


And Little O is finally able to wear this shirt that I bought for him almost a year ago. I was worried it wouldn't fit...

...but it does! (This means that number TEN's arrival in '11 will make us a family of TWELVE.)

In short, life is good.

So, so, so wonderfully, happily, crazy-in-the-best-way, marvelously good.

35 comments:

Kristi said...

Congrats! When are you due?

The Black's said...

Congrats Gerb!

Steph said...

Way to go, Gerb. When is the due date? :)

Sarise said...

Yay, Gerb!!! What a good round number. We're very happy for you and your family!

Broughton said...

CONGRATS!!!!! That is so exciting! Your kids are so adorable and I can't wait to hear what this little one is!!

Farscaper said...

Congrats Gerb!

Angela said...

Oh Gerb Im so so happy for you and so glad that it happened after camp. Ive wondered why you havent posted for days and can see you have been busy

Dancing in the Rain! said...

GERB and FAM! Congratulations! That is fantastic news. Thanks for sharing with all of us in such a fun way. I'm glad your little guy's shirt fits him so perfectly. We all want to know when you are due... don't leave us hanging! Congratulations!

Maria said...

Gerb! PAH! Goal accomplish! You hope, pray, faith faith...success! Pregnant number 10! Me thrilled your news! Congratulations! (I'm at work. Can you tell??) YAY Gerb!

Linda said...

That's so wonderful! I'm so excited! When are you due?

Gina said...

Weehee! News so big that even MARIA will go against everything she believes to comment.

I am dying with excitement for you. You said you could, you knew you would, and now you have. So happy for your little family of twelve.

AND, that was a very creative post. Didn't think there was any funny business going on at all 'til the very end.

EEEEKKKKKKK!!!

cari said...

I loved this post (especially the surprise ending!) Congratulations!!!!

Richard & Natalie said...

WOO HOO! Congratulations, Gerb! I am extremely excited for you!

I think I knew it was coming at the end of this post, especially after reading a certain comment today. I'm so glad I was right.

Anaise said...

Hooray!

Kimflew said...

You're my hero Gerberta! I can't think of a nicer family for heaven to send an addition to! Congrats!

Matt, Erin, Kaden, & Sophia said...

I can't say I'm terribly surprised but that is wonderful! You definitely got Girl's Camp in by just a couple of weeks. Congrats to the whole family!

~j. said...

yessssssssssssssss.

Burns said...

You have had a busy summer so far. One month down, two to go! The girls loved your talk/devotional at camp. Quite a few have talked about it more than once. I wish I could have been there. And I'm glad to hear #10 is on his/her way. Pretty cool!
Sabrina

Corine said...

AWESOME! :D This looks a bit like the recent life summary blog I was working on yesterday... and hope to finish today.

...glad life is good! :D

Corine said...

PS - Super huge Congrats on # 10!!!! :D --- How did I miss that?

Brown Thumb Mama said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! I am so excited I could pop. :oD

Gerb said...

I love you all for being so happy for me. Thanks for being awesome.

To answer the question of the day: January.

And for those who went to camp with me, please do not do the math...

Shannon said...

Congratulations!!

Angela said...

I was wondering if it was after camp beings you let us know so soon. One of the leaders in our ward mentioned your talk in Sacrament when the YW talked. Your talk was inspiring

Lena the Teacher said...

Congrats! I hope it is born on the 6th- my birthday, I know- how selfish!! You are so amazing!

Mom not Mum (Sandy) said...

Congrats! I was half way through your list and thought....oooooooooo this is going somewhere!! How exciting!

Linn said...

So, so, so happy for you! Yeah for your whole family!

GaeLynn said...

Glad you broke the camp rules! :) Congrats!

Mrs. Black said...

BEST NEWS EVER!!! Love you guys!!!

Handsfullmom said...

Congratulations!

Susie-Q said...

Congrats Gerb! That is so exciting! I think you have one of the neatest families! We miss you guys!

Rachel said...

Such fabulous news for such a fabulous mommy! A "yes" answer to prayers. :D

Sister Pottymouth said...

When Allen told me at Marie's funeral, I was thrilled! YAY!!! Another cute baby! I hope the pregnancy goes well.

Infertility Goddess said...

Congratulations Gerb! We love your family very much and look forward to another little character added to your family.

hmm, maybe its twins? ;)

Lucky 13......

Lori said...

Yay! There's the post! :) Congratulations. I'm very happy for you and your gang. I look forward to reading all about this new little one...and love the t-shirt. ;)