Sunday, June 24, 2012

Rumor Has It...

A few weeks ago we posted this:



A picture of our official due date from Dr. G's office.

Since then there have been rumors floating around about our pregnancy and we are here to clear it up.

Before I go on, I wanted to talk about the special club on the movie UP.  Carl is given a special badge made from a grape soda cap from his new found love, Ellie.  At the end of the movie he presents this to the young Russell as the "Ellie Badge" for going above and beyond his duty as a Wilderness Explorer.  It is a very special moment- I pretty much cry every time I watch that part.  I mentioned in the previous post, how the movie UP is very special to Jon and me in our relationship. 

Anyways, about a year and a half ago, my sister, Shannon and her family found "grape soda" pins at Disney World.  They are so hard to find!!! When Jon and I went a little over a year ago we searched for the pins high and low and couldn't find them anywhere.  Since then, my sister found 2 more and sent them our way.  It was our way of being in this "special club".  It was silly, but special. Then, my dad went to WDW and he found a few badges and bought all the ones he could find (no joke).  I knew that whenever we got pregnant, I wanted a "badge" for our new addition to the family.  It was something between my family that was special and I wanted to pass it on.  Thanks, Dad for sending me what I needed :)

So, without further ado, we'd like to present the future addition to our "grape soda club"



That's right!  TWINS!  We've known for a while, but wanted to wait to make sure all was well.  Plus, it gave us something else to surprise people with :)  We know it will be tough when they come, but how more fitting will that be with our UP theme??? "Adventure is out there!!"   Besides, when do Jon and I ever do anything normal??  Also, don't ask me how I am going to carry twins.  I have no idea.  The thought is a little daunting, frankly.  :)  We are very excited and can't wait to welcome these little ones to our family.  It has been a long time coming, and we couldn't be happier.

Here they are at 10wks




13 comments:

Nate said...

AHHHHH!!!! I am so excited! How are two little babies going to fit in your teeny little self!? Congratulations guys!

Stephanie C. said...

Yay!! Your post made me tear up a little bit!!! I love that you can see the whole body of the one on the left! I love the little arms! You're going to be such a cute prego lady!!

Christina Hines said...

Two babies at one time!? I told Drew you were having twins and he just chuckled :) Congratulations, and how special! I love reading your blog. I am so excited for you guys.

michelle said...

HOORAY HOORAY! You guys SO deserve this (in a good way - did that come out right?) After such a long and difficult road, I'm so excited to see that you're being blessed with 2 for 1! Congratulations! I can't wait to see pictures of little ol' you carrying two! Oh, the cuteness!

Shannon said...

Welp..the cat..s are out of the bag!! I'm sorry I didn't reply to your email earlier but I love the photo of the little ones... We are so happy for you guys!!! I know everyone has commented on how you will do pregnant wise..I'm wondering how you will do when they are born!? Mother of two myself 3 years apart I know how much work one is..I'm sure you will do great! You had enough babysitting experiene with my two plus all your other nephews and working at the daycare!! Wow..you are ready!! Congrats! Glad dad finally sent you the pins!

jess said...

I am so so SO thrilled for you! You will be an excellent mom and your twins are going to be wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Twice as nice, you and Jon will be wonderful parents and yes, you will do it!!!
Loves form Sue

Katja said...

This is all so amazing, I love reading your updates! Congratulations on two little miracles!

pam san said...

AWESOME!!! I LOVE the ultasound photo... leaves absolutely NO doubt that there are 2 little ones in there!! I am so happy for you!!

Camber said...

Whhhaaaat! That is so exciting! And I'm soooo excited to see the blog posts with your pregnant belly carrying twins! :) Good luck, Crystal! It's funny because my mom just had lunch with Jonathan's grandma in Snowflake the other day, and she said you were having twins, and I was like, "No way! I'm a faithful blog follower and surely I would know that!" But grandma was right :) Congrats!

Vanessa said...

I love the ultrasound picture!

Suzana Garrett said...

YAY!!!!!! That is so exciting!!! I'm so happy for YOU guys! (Just glad I don't have to deal with two at once... :)) But seriously, you guys will be awesome. And I think getting two babies out of one pregnancy is great! Keep the updates coming! Congrats!!

Allie said...

WHAT!? How have I not looked on here til now? Wow! Congratulations you guys. We are SO EXCITED FOR YOU both. Good luck with the remainder of the pregnancy and keeping those little beans nice and cozy in there til it's time. Happy dance sent your way ;)