Telling the Extended Family

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Telling the Extended Family

Today was "souper" Sunday. When we found out last weekend that we would be getting matched we set up dinner today at the in-laws called souper sunday. We had 3 different soups and other goodies. My in-laws have been bestfriends with the same couple for well over 30yrs. They are like Cart's second parents. In fact their son is hubby's best friend. So they are the "extended family" and when we all get together there are about 17 people there including kids and babies.

Anyway, we were suppose to meet at 1 but this family is known for being late. Especially hubby's best friend since they have 5 kids to get out the door. So we waited on them and at 2pm with everyone assembled we told the family.

We gave Cart's second mom a gift that I told her was perfect for her classroom. She pulled out a picture frame that said Sweet Baby on it with the following inside:

A baby will make love stronger, days shorter,

nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier

clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and

the future worth living for.

Baby xxxxxxx

January 21, 2012

I actually got it on video on my phone to have forever Smile She yelled when she read the date "Oh my God is that when your getting the baby" and started crying. It was wonderful and full of tears.

It is so nice to be able to talk to whoever we want now about the adoption because my goodness it was hard keeping it to ourselves. Smile

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Aww what a cute way of telling them! They must be so excited for you. I am glad you can talk about it now with family and friends and enjoy this time! Nov 8th will be here before you know it and you will know if you will have a son or daughter.

Congrats again Smile

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That must have been amazing for everyone! So glad you got it on tape, too!

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Sounds like a wonderful way to tell your family!

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So exciting Smile I'm glad everything went well and congrats again!!!

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awwwww that was so sweet Smile Luv it

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That was such a great way of telling them.

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Love the way you told them ! I can't tell you enough how happy I am for you!

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What a great way to tell them! Plus, it must be so nice to be able to tell them that the baby will be here so soon--that must heighten the excitement!

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Awww, such a sweet way to tell them! Congratulations again, now you can shout it from the rooftops! Biggrin