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Friday, April 25, 2014

Eatin’ sketti for Meg and Bretty

Megan and Brett have been trying to get pregnant for over three years. It has been so hard being the older sister that can’t fix it, but it has been such an honor to get to walk through this (surgery, procedures, disappointments, excitement) with my sister. Megan and Brett have never once complained, asked,”why me?”, had any kind of self-pity moment, or been anything less than excited when I (or anyone else for that matter) announced a pregnancy. Honestly, I absolutely dreaded telling them when we found out I was pregnant with Sam, so I went to them first. They both instantly smiled and were truly excited for my family. She had surgery the day before my due date. Kate and Preston were both born a day before their due date. I had my praying circle praying I wouldn’t go into labor while Megan was in the hospital or recuperating so she could have my family’s help and be able to rest. We all prayed a little too hard on that one (thankyou 7 bonus pregnant days!) They have walked through this unwanted road of infertility with such positive attitudes. Then again, that is just who they are. I don't know why I would think they would do this any differently! I know they have moments of extreme sadness, but they have not let that define who they are. They are having IVF this summer, and we are all so very excited for them!

Their wonderful friends organized a dinner in support of baby BooHeinie! We were blown away by the people that showed up, donated, and are praying constantly for this sweet baby. We had people from every aspect of all of our lives represented. I stood at the door handing out tickets, so I got to see each and every face as they walked in and tell them thanks. I don’t think they know what it means to all of us for them to be there. The dinner was on Wednesday of the last week of March, and we had a wonderful time too!IMG_7040 This room was full shortly after I took this pic! FULL!IMG_7046 Brett’s sister, Mom, my mom, Aunt KellyIMG_7050 Taking moneyIMG_7052IMG_7053 Jake, Uncle Bucky, and DadIMG_7054 I had the genius idea of making these spaghetti and meatball cupcakes. Couldnt be too hard right? Grammy was still in town, but she had to go to a funeral that day in Tupelo. I made the cupcakes on Tuesday, and then headed to my mom’s to decorate them on Wednesday with three kids in tow. She has a fancy cupcake decorator from Pampered Chef. I borrowed it before Kate’s 1st bday, and it was broken when I took it out of the box. A little stressful the day of a cupcake party! Grammy and I stood there and iced all the cupcakes by hand that day! So, I replaced my moms decorator. I got to her house and I couldnt find the connector piece. Finally found it in the back of a drawer. Then the dang thang would not screw together. We loaded up and ran to Bed, bath, and beyond and purchased a third decorator. It was not the nice, easy one, and let’s just say my hands might still be cramping from these cupcakes. IMG_7057 IMG_7065 Daddy doc and Granny TIMG_7066 Travis and LizzyIMG_7078 IMG_7085Brett, Jeremy, Joey IMG_7087 Twins!IMG_7090 IMG_7091 IMG_7094 The Greenes and SnydersIMG_7095 IMG_7096 IMG_7098 IMG_7099  Nana,Robert, and AshleeIMG_7101 IMG_7102 IMG_7103 IMG_7105 IMG_7107 IMG_7110 IMG_7111 IMG_7113 IMG_7118These girls and their kindergarten teacher! IMG_7120 Family!IMG_7122   IMG_7100           IMG_7124 IMG_7128 IMG_7130 IMG_7131 IMG_7134 IMG_7136 IMG_7137 IMG_7138 IMG_7171IMG_7162Jake and I doing what we love-counting money and eating.IMG_7140 We were so excited!!IMG_7150 These three put on a show while we were counting and recounting and paying the bill!IMG_7152 IMG_7155 IMG_7156 They made $8000 towards their IVF! I cannot even believe it!!! Everyone was so generous with their time and money. SO so so generous! Brett is really fun to do for because he is so appreciative. He kept saying, “Are you sure? I cant believe it! Are you sure?!” I got nervous I counted wrong and had Megan text me the total when they got home. Thankfully, I wasnt! We were all just blown away!IMG_7165

I love this little sister so very much. I cannot wait to watch her become a Mama. I also cant wait to pay her back for all the babysitting hours her and Uncle Bretty have put in!

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