Tuesday, June 4, 2013

celebrating, loving, and dreaming

If I were to describe the last 5 years I would say they were… eventful, inspiring, challenging, surprising, growing, blissful, hard-won, lucky, and blessed. Kind of like life. Just messy & complicated and amazing all at once. Together we promised to support one another and love one another through the good and bad. The love came so easy, but the real support has grown and progressed into something I'm so proud of. What I loved about Trevor that day as we stood in the grass, holding hands, and saying our vows is the same, but I love him in so many other ways now too. Mostly I love watching him be a dad and making Miriam laugh with her whole body deep down in her belly.
Trev took off work so we got to spend the whole day together - just us two love birds. Our big morning was spent at the doctor. A very special doctor, because our family is growing! I'm 18 weeks now and the truth is we're over the moon. Another baby. I can hardly believe those words, but baby it's happening. Even when you've done it before, seeing that tiny ultrasound is so overwhelming. Life changing. We had the doctor circle boy or girl on a little card I'd written out and seal it up. I wanted to wait to reveal at our anniversary dinner that night. Give us another thing to celebrate! So off we went to lunch at 20 Feet Seafood Joint to take our minds off the envelope. Amazing lobster roll and fish & chips. Oh my gosh it was delish and I wish I had some right this second. We spent the rest of the afternoon visiting shops that aren't so toddler friendly and just enjoying some time together. Our perfect day ended with a special dinner at Oak. We didn't find out what we were having the first go round, but that envelope was burning a hot hole in my pocket and we were both dying to find out. Vino was ordered, glasses were poured, and it was time to open. Dum, da, da dum… it's a B O Y! Oh me oh my!
It was a moment I won't forget and such a happy surprise. Trevor's face said it all. I think I'm still in shock, but I've got quite a while for it to sink in. The next morning we shared the news with Miriam. She was sort of in shock too, then excited, then all she could say was, "but I wanted a little sister." Sad pouty face. It's alright sweets. That's sort of a huge piece of information for a little girl to take in. We spent the rest of the weekend outside enjoying this unusually beautiful Dallas weather. Fleeting, but so delightful. Just the way the breeze feels on your skin makes you want to close your eyes and drift off into daydreams. We've been dreaming a lot around here lately. Here's hoping our dreams and love carry us far over the next 5 years.
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  1. BONNIE!!! What fabulous news!!! I am so excited for you! Hope you have been feeling well. I had no idea how much I wanted a little boy until he was born and I found out that's what he was! He will steal your heart. Congrats to you and Trevor on 5 fabulous, giving years. Here's to many, many more! And, oh, little Miriam. How your world is about to be ROCKED!

  2. This whole post made me smile. SO excited for y'all. And you know I love me some little boys!!! xoxoxox.

  3. HOLD ON TIGHT!!! What fun news. I'm sure Trevor is already dreaming of time with his little buckaroo, and as for you, we'll, every mama needs a sweet little boy. They are truly a treasure and so very different from girls. Very happy you'll get to experience both!

  4. CONGRATULATIONS!! That is sooo exciting! I am just grilled to pieces for y'all. As an older sister to a little brother, I am sure that you will have lots of advice for Miss Miriam. I have always loved having a younger brother, myself. WHy did y'all decide to find out this time around?