On March 1st we invited my family to dinner to "celebrate Chinese New Year" or at least that is what we told them. Yes it was Chinese New Year and we love to fix Chinese food at home, but our real reason was so that we could announce that we were expecting another baby! The night before we told the boys. I had bought a candy bar for each person in our family (including one for the baby) so Jared and I sang "We Are A Happy Family" to the kids and each time someone was mentioned we would give them their candy bar. Then on the last verse we sang "We love Trent yes sir e, we love....." and then we paused with the extra candy bar and looked around trying to figure out who we should sing about, the boys were trying to figure out who should get it as well, then when I looked at my tummy they figured it out. :) They were super excited!! I thought for sure they were going to give away the surprise to my family during our whole dinner but they didn't, and then when I started handing out the fortune cookies - again I thought for sure they would spill the beans, but they were great to keep their mouth shut. It was so funny to see my family debate whether you should eat the cookie and then read the fortune or read the fortune and then eat the cookie and the whole time I was just wishing they would get on with reading the fortune. Mom was the first to read it and of course she shouted for joy which left everyone a bit confused until they finally read it. It was the perfect surprise! Then we tried to come up with a fun way to announce it to Jared's family who live so far away. I had a few ideas, but this picture send via text was the one we decided on. After we sent the text we were on the phone (facetime) with Wyn and Dee Ann waiting to see their reaction. They looked at the picture said it was cute and then carried on with their conversation, so we told them to look again - and it took them a while, but then Jodi and Jill reacted to the text and they figured it out. It was another fun surprise! It was so great to have the excitement and support of our family!
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