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Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas Tree Cutting, Thanksgiving and YES another set of Pigtails

Cutting down the Christmas tree!
The annual saw picture.
On the way home.
It was not snowing when we started the trip. But by the time we got home the first snow had arrived and the boys built a snowman.
Riding in the tractor.
It was so fun this year the boys are the perfect age they loved every part of decorating for Christmas!

Mom's Date Day with the Boys! We went to HS Musical on Ice!
Lucia feeding Grammy Pumpkin Pie.
The best part of the meal for Lucia.
Thanksgiving on Dad's lap. . . of course Grammy made me a special Thanksgiving Dress.
The table all set.

YES we are having a baby girl! We are thrilled Lucia will have a sister close in age just like the boys have. We cannot believe it is a girl we had the ultra-sound technician check three times. I did not think we made girls, well I did not think we made babies on our own. The story goes like this 11 years without birth control, two pregnancies ending in miscarriages, and a doctor's diagnosis that we have a very slight chance of ever conceiving. It is our 11th anniversary and 2am in the morning and I have this weird feeling. . . so I take a pregnancy test. I could not believe my eyes! I wake up Aaron and we are SCARED! We have had a 0% Success rate with pregnancy on our own. We are OVERWHELMED! Four kids was not part of our plan, the only time it came up was through adoption if it fell in our lap. In fact we just had talked about "the surgery" to make sure we would never have to go through another miscarriage. We kept it to ourselves for many weeks until the lying and sweating had to stop and we finally felt like we had to tell people. I could not keep wearing huge hoodies and big coats I was so hot that I was sweating like men's basketball. . . like gross arm sweat. We have had 4 ultrasounds and everything looks great. God has a Great sense of humor and has a better plan for our life than we could ever imagine. Each journey to each child. . . . the twins, Lucia and this baby girl has put us on our knees daily to trust His plan. They have all had been filled with Adventure, Fear, Faithfulness, and ultimately a blessed child or two. Our journey to build a family has been painful, hard, but yet I would not change one single part of it. It has brought a depth to our marriage and Faith that we could have never imagined. If you think of us pray for this baby girl growing inside of me. . . I think she might be a miracle baby!

23 comments:

Wood Family said...

Oh Darcy, you have me in tears again. You are so amazing and I am so excited for you guys. I will continue to pray for this new baby girl and your family.

Jody said...

Wow!!! I am so excited for you and your family. As I read your blogs I am so inspired, your family is truly amazing and an inspiration to a lot of us. You are all in our thoughts and prayers, especially your new little bundle. God Bless!

Anonymous said...

The Lord has blessed you and I am happy for you, you and your family are in my prayers, Congratulations!

The Boggs Family said...

Ahh Darcy, I loved reading the story behind it all. WOW, yes, miracle baby & amazing God we have! We are praying for you guys already and will continue to do so. Great to see you at church --- we love you guys & are so overwhelmed with joy for you. All our love....
P.S. Laughed about the sweating part. hahah. Oh man do I ever remember that! I still feel like I can relate when the kids are unruly and we're in Costco. ;)

Ashley said...

WOW! I am so happy for you... it is a miracle!

Ashley said...

How funny is that? I heard the click of a new post while I was posting yours... WOW

The Tampiens said...

She IS a miracle baby! I was telling my friend, Kelli, about her, and she was like, "Oh my gosh! I bet this baby is going to find a cure for cancer or something!" :)

By the way, I finally started our London blog (as you probably noticed from how my comment is signed "The Tampiens" now.) I haven't posted anything yet, and I'm still trying to figure it all out! But just so you know, the address is: www.tampientandem.blogspot.com (a little cheesy, I know, but we couldn't think of anything else!)

Jennifer said...

Your family and new little baby are in our prayers! Blessings!

The gFamily said...

Yes, God sure does have a sense of humor!! It is so fun to see God's perfect plan unfold with all of your beautiful children! We will be praying for baby girl McMurray! She is a miracle indeed!

I was SO hoping for a girl! Lucia will have a sister!! YAY!!!!

Party of 5 said...

I'm thrilled beyond measure for you....
so fun that Lucia will have a sister!!!
much love, colleen

The Liezen Family said...

Darcy and Aaron - It is indeed a miracle and I'm so happy for you. I knew I should have said something at the YL banquet. :) Congratulations and we will definitely be praying for a healthy and happy baby girl! Your children are beautiful and I love staying updated through your blog.

The Wisers said...

I have fallen in love with your blog and I have to admit I check it frequently. Congratulations a million times over! God is so Good and always has the MOST AMAZING plan for us. We will pray for you journey!!!

<>< Melanie Wiser
(I am Ryan Wiser's wife, Ryan was one of Aaron's very first Young Life kids at Northwood Jr. High)

p.s. I am from Guatemala. Lucia is just precious! Ryan and I spent a month there a couple years ago and fell in love with the children.

Tinseth Family said...

I love your story of your unexpected blessing. She truely is a miracle growing inside you.

Anonymous said...

They are all miralcles - just like you and Aaaron.

Stop now and enjoy the moments :)

We are all here for you!!!

Pat and Patty (I am giggeling along with God :)

familyedwards said...

We could not be more excited and are so thankful for your friendship, you bless us so much!

Mark and Lori said...

Thank goodness there will be someone to wear all those cute girl clothes! We are praying for you guys!

Jaimee said...

Oh my gosh! I am soooo excited for you guys. I had not checked your blog in awhile, so this is a complete surprise to me all around. I'll be thinking of you throughout your pregnancy and praying that everything goes perfectly.

-Jaimee

Elizabeth said...

Darcy,
I am so happy for your family. I will pray for this blessing from above and can't wait to hear more!

Kelsey said...

AWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!!!! AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

Ella Marie Boutique said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I missed your last post so I was so surprised! I am so excited for your family. The boys must be so excited for a new baby sister, and Lucia is in for twist! I will be praying for you and that all goes well!
Sarah
ellamarieboutique.blogspot.com

Katie Hartman said...

Darcy and Aaron,
I am thrilled for you! We love, love, love parenting a little girl. It is amazing, especially for the dads I think. Now you get to do it twice. You are so blessed. Now who will she look like??

Jason & Shannon said...

Beautiful pictures and what exciting news! I am so thrilled for you. We understand how painful it can be to build a family when you so desperately want children. How wonderful to be blessed in this way. I hope you have a very healthy and happy pregnancy.

Shannon

Elliott John said...

Darcy and Aaron!! We are so excited for you and will start praying today for this precious miracle. Congratulations! When's the due date? Love to you!
Janelle and Tyson