I had plans.

In July, Owen and I were finally going to get married at my dream church.

We were going to go on a honeymoon, probably to Hawaii, and party ourselves to oblivion (kid-free).

I was going to lose weight. I heard about Cinch from Catey, and was ready to start the diet. I had already purchased most of the foods and was a breath away from starting.

I got EA Sports on the Kinect so I could exercise every day at home. Not only was I going to lose weight, I was also going to get fit. Very very fit.

I was going to Florida with Belle for a girls weekend out with a couple of my friends.

I was taking Nathan to New York for CME and to Sacramento for ABR.

But the universe had other plans for us.

Meet Peanut. Our little surprise. Who jumped the gun. And had his own plans. And we are oh so happy that all our plans went awry.

Welcome to the party little Peanut. We can’t wait to meet you around Sept 12th.


  1. Toni.Langenau says

    We all have plans, it is others who allow them to come true.

  2. congrats, marcela. so happy for you and your (growing) family. unplanned pregnancies are an impossibily for us, so i am always excited (and in awe) when others get a happy little surprise.

  3. Congratulations!!!! WOW! I am sooooo excited for you!!!!

  4. What an awesome suprise….so happy for you!

  5. WOW!!! Congratulations!!!!

  6. Oh My Gosh Marcela! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I’m soooo Happy for you guys! There is no better reason for having to postpone wedding plans.

  7. Soooo Happy for you!!!!!

  8. Congratulations. Excited. One of Owen’s goals for this year is done. 🙂 I am also expecting …. a niece or a nephew in August. 🙂

  9. Oh gosh – CONGRATS!!!

  10. Amber Pollard says

    I am so happy for you

  11. Cathy Jordan says

    Congratulations! Another lucky baby to have you for a mom.

  12. Wow, what a surprise, You are going to one busy mama. Prayers that this pregnancy goes great. I’m amazed how many people I know that are pregnant. Just more little ones for Nathan to play with. I often wonder what it would be like to have another but I’m just getting to old and we just don’t have the room, plus I never have help and there’s no way I could handle another one. It’s always fun to have a suprise baby, my first 2 were. Can’t wait to here more about the little peanut.

  13. Totally awesome!!
    Congrat’s to you and Owen.
    I can’t wait to chat and catch up on all that’s going on in youro life lately.

    Hugs and love to your whole family.
    Love, Whitney

  14. Oh my gosh, congratulations. I am happy to tears for you. Isn’t that how it happens, we are not in control, eh? We’ve been so busy here I’m just now catching up on your blog and all the pictures of your beautiful and what a surprise to see another one on the way. Such big hugs for you.

  15. Congratulations!!! How exciting! You are going to be a busy mommy!!

  16. Que maravillosa noticia!!
    Felicidades,por este regalo del cielo,muchos planes uno puede tener…pero uno propone y Dios dispone!!y me alegra este nuevo plan de Dios para ti!!!
    Un abrazo.

  17. Muchas felicidades Marcela, Owen, Nathan y Belle, que emoción como va creciendo la familia y de una manera muy rápida!!!!, muchas bendiciones para él o la nueva integrante. Besitos a los niños y un abrazo para ustedes, muchos cariños

Speak Your Mind