Thursday, July 9, 2009

I want you all to step back in time, to the days of the Andy Griffith Show in the 60's; if you're not familiar with it Ron Howard played Oppie Taylor. It was a great show and it depicted life in a small town. The was one character on the show who had one expression he used over and over again...let's see if you know who I mean. The man would say "Surr-prise, Surr-prise, Surr-prise...with quite a drawl.
(I'm trying my best to imitate him); well indeed that is what we got yesterday when our girl came home from her doctor appt. The four kiddos met them in the garage and this nana purposely waited inside so they could tell the kiddos what they are having. Once my hubby came across the street we waited for the news. Our daughter asked us what we were betting on and hubby said "A Boy"...and then(drum roll please)she said "We were so surprised, it is a girl". They had the ultrasound tech show them twice, just for good measure. We are so excited, boy or girl, we just want this babe healthy. I'm certainly glad I didn't cut out fabric that I showed you yesterday.
Yes, I do have enough "girly" fabric in my stash for a quilt and that purple may just be the back of it. Since hubby and I painted the girl's room, I already know what colors I need to focus on.
Another girl-we certainly outnumber the boys in our family.
I always like to find verses to claim for these little ones, even before they are born~life verses so to speak. One of my favorites is below:

"And our daughters as corner pillars fashioned as for a palace." Ps. 144:12

Many of you wrote yesterday telling me to expect a surprise and last night I just smiled and told everyone that the Lord does have a sense of humor.

Have a blessed day!


  1. How wonderful. So does that daughter have only boys? How many? My only experience so far is Girls. $ to my one married son (o: I hope to have a boy some day... I love the girls to pieces... just like boys too (o:

  2. Very happy for you!!! I love the Andy Griffith show!!

  3. How wonderful. Congrats to Gramma & Grandpa and to the mommy and daddy as well.

    We have all boys except one granddaughter.

    I can't wait to see the quilt you make for your new granddaughter. hugs

  4. Thank you for visiting and for your sweet comments. It is so nice to meet you. Your blog is just lovely.
    What a precious surprise. The little granddaughters outnumber the grandsons in our family too. Aren't they a priceless treasure - each of them? I love it that you choose a verse for them.

  5. Congratulations Noreen to all of you!

  6. Hi Noreen,
    Congratulation to your family, there is nothing any more sweeter than a new baby, I was so touched by you claiming and giving this scripture , even before she arrives, how awesome, and she already has been given a blessing.
    I saw your previous post and really liked your new found treasures, I love wire baskets and have one that I gather my eggs in.
    Oh! we have all of the Griffith series and watch them quit often.
    Have a great Friday,Lord willing We will be hugging two teenagers whom we have not seen in a year tomorrow night, Sometimes I want to hug them and never let go! But this I know one day there will be no saying good bye, and we all will have an eternity to be together, Praise the Lord !

  7. Oh, great joy! Happy day to you and yours!


    Besides there are more things to make for little girls!

  8. Dear Noreen ~

    How exciting for all of you! I love how you make a quilt and find a verse for your special little ones!

    Congratulations & blessings!


  9. Hi Susan ~

    I am enjoying getting caught up with happenings at your house. I have been busy and gotten behind in my blogging! :)

    Thanks for sharing this lovely picture and scripture!

    Blessings on your day,

  10. Sorry Noreen ~ I don't know how that happened! :)

  11. oh how thrilling! =) Just brought a huge smile to my face today. LIfe is such a beautiful miracle. (((Noreen)))


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