Gran Jan's (and G-Daddy's) Christmas SURPRISES!

Friday, December 25, 2009

We celebrate Christmas with my parents on Christmas Eve. It is a long-standing tradition and my Mom passes out the gifts because she is really the heart of Christmas in our family.  As she handed a gift to me and a gift to my husband, she said "I don't know who these are from or where they came from."  The card said, "Open Together."  So we each opened our gifts and lo and behold...this is what we saw! (I opened the PINK one.)

YES! Our May grandbabies have been revealed! 
It's a GIRL!  It's a BOY!
The stockings match the mommies below! 

They have been telling us that it would be next month before we could find out and they have kept the secret well - and I am so proud of them. (Go here to read the original post.) My boys obviously did not inherit the "cannot-keep-a-secret-well-gene" from their mother!  Now if it is confidential, sad and serious, my lips are sealed! But if it's happy news, well, let's just say I fit the old song, "If You're Happy and You Know It, Then Your Face Will Surely Show it..."  because everyone can tell I know something. Read my smile! So be sure I have a BIG OLD SMILE on my face this Christmas morning.

Oh and one more thing...Gran Jan is 3 for 3 in "G.G.G." (Guessing Grandbabies' Gender). Yes I am...right before we were handed those gifts, I leaned over to Erin and said, "I think you're having a boy!"  She just smiled...  The sonogram pictures are in the stockings too - I have some sweet and thoughtful daughters-in-law.  I love them for all they are to my sons - their love for my boys means EVERYTHING to me.

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM GRAN JAN!  I will post some Christmas photos from the farm later, but right now I just want to let this one sit...and I'm going to go sit by the tree and count my many blessings, name them three by three, Zeke...Baby Girl...Baby Boy!

Emmanuel, God With Us - Oh YES - HE IS!

12 Responses:

beckyjomama said...

Congratulations!!!! How very exciting! I have a niece and a nephew that were born two days apart and then next two - from the same sets of parents! - were 20 days apart. Gonna get fun at your house this year!

Merry Christmas!!!

Patty said...

I am so excited for y'all and what a wonderful way to reveal it to you!! You get to buy little girl clothes along with your precious baby boy clothes!! ;)

Merry Christmas!!
Love you,

Leah said...

Congratulations, Jan!! What an exciting Christmas! You will have those two precious little ones spoiled before next Christmas, I imagine.

Have a blessed day!!


Yolanda said...


That a beautiful blessing to have received, not only thoughtful daughers-in-law, but ones that love you and show it. Merry Christmas!


Lora said...

What a fun way to find out about your newest gran joys! Those stockings are darlin'.
Merry Christmas to you all.
Rejoicing with you!

Melinda said...

Congratulations, my beautiful friend! Oh what joy! I'll be finding out what we're having in February...We all kind of think it's a boy. I'll see if I have the "Gran Jan Touch"! ;o)

Love you and Merry Christmas!

Rhonda said...

Yeah! This is going to be so fun for you all;) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Kay said...

Jan, congratulations on the grandbabies! What wonderful daughters-in-law you must have for them to go to such lengths to make it a special surprise for you.

I just found your blog by way of the LPM blog. I looked you up because I loved the comment you left about you and your husband's Christmas gift to the Waffle House waitress. How wonderful for her and for both of you!

I am a Georgia girl myself, but my husband's ministry (as a pastor) has led us all the way to Arizona, where we have been for 4 1/2 years now. We've also pastored in Georgia and Texas. I am far from home and family and miss it like crazy. But God is good and has helped us come to love Arizona and the people we minister to.

Are you going to the Siesta Scripture Memory Celebration in Houston? I'd love to meet you there if you are.


Longmeadow Mama said...

Congrats on the grandbabies! You don't know me but happened to see your comment on the LPM blog. I had to jump over here and let you know how much your Waffle House story touched my heart. What an incredible thing for you to do. Thank you for sharing!

twinkle said...

Jan, that is so sweet! What will you do with a baby GIRL in the family???

I am so excited for you and Gary!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Congratulations.....I love babies...Happy New glad to get back to blog reading and off a ladder decorating trees...

Holly said...

Oh Jan! I am so thrilled for all of you! God is multiplying your blessings...may each child be given fullness of His gifts!

PS Thank you for my "snow" pictures :)



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