Thursday, November 22, 2012

Getting chubbier ... the road to a new adventure

Tonga - July 2006





























Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone is having a fabulous day; enjoying fine food and friends/family.  Jason & I celebrated yesterday as we're working today.  So, we're having leftovers before most people even get their first thanksgiving meal - yummy!

While on the topic of feasting .... I have to admit something ... I've put on about 15 pounds since July.

No, I'm not packing on weight because we're moving somewhere that has a scarcity of food.  I'm also not planning on hibernating through the winter (although sometimes that sounds pretty nice).  

A weight gain like this is something I would generally be freaking out about.  I'm comfortable with  five pounds ... I know with a little work, I can get it back off.  But, this ... 15 pounds.  Oh my!  And, I've been told to expect more, lots more ...

We're also expecting a completely new adventure to come our way, on or around March 25, 2013.  Although planned, I have to admit this new adventure freaks me out even more than the weight I'm putting on.

I'm sure by this point, you will have guessed!  Jason & I are expecting our first child!  


























So this year we are thankful for a healthy report on this little guy (yes, it's a boy!) and thankful for the road that we've been on together since joining Peace Corps Tonga in 2006. 

9 comments:

michelle Carlson said...

yipeee !!!! I'm thrilled for you 3 ... oh what joy you are about to experience!

Kim said...

oh my goodness!! How incredibly exciting!!! I can't believe you are so far along and your web fans are just finding out LOL congratulations to both of you, I look forward to following you on your new adventure!!

Anna said...

Oh this just made my day to hear this wonderful news!!! So excited for you!!! Praying for all the journey ahead - and trusting the Lord will give you all you need for loving this little boy!

starcostello said...

Oh, my! Congratulations to you and to the little Schlaf! May the Lord bless you all with His abundant mercy and grace. Happy Thanksgiving, and happy, happy times on the parental road ahead. Much love!

shanghaicrows said...

Brilliant news, congratulations. The Burton's are due here in shanghai in February . It's a girl. Love Heather Lockett

Shan in Japan said...

Yay! Congratulations! A new adventure for you. :)

Molly W. said...

FINALLY! the photos/news I was waiting to see!! HOORAY!!!! :)

stampstheologicallibrary said...

Congratulations Carrie and Jason!! What happy news. Liz Leahy

Missa said...

Soooo excited for you both!! That is such great news:))
Prayers for a healthy baby & smooth pregnancy!! God bless you, friends!! Love you!!

Melissa Ward