Saturday, January 2, 2010

...and baby makes three!!!

baby draper is expected to arrive early july!
the past 14 weeks have flown by!

this holiday season has been sooo fun-filled with telling family and friends our exciting news!
joel and i loved having this intimate secret between ourselves for nearly two months
it has strengthened our marriage and been the most wonderful weeks of our lives together yet!
we can't wait to see what the next several months brings for us as we prepare to be a mommy and daddy

thank you to our brothers and sisters-in-law who have gone before us on this parenting road and taught us sooo much!
thank you to our friends who are also going through this with us that can share with and reassure us
we appreciate you :)
your wisdom and honesty is priceless and precious to us as we start this journey


  1. I'm so glad the secret is out! YAY!!!! I love watching you and being a part of the journey with you. LOVE YOU!

  2. It will be a shame that we cannot return the favor of helping take care of your child in the same capacity that you helped take care of ours during that first year. We were grateful that you could help, and we are sure that it played a big part in the bond you now share with him. You will be an excellent Mommy!

  3. You guys are going to be such great parents!

  4. Oh my goodess, this is the first I'm hearing of this! Congratulations, Rachel and Joel! You have no idea how happy I am for ya. You two will make WONDERFUL parents! :)