Friday, November 12, 2010

Seven Grandbabies, Revealed...

Dah dah daaaahhhhh
{ cue dramatic music }

fam shot

There was much speculation about the details of the picture teaser quote on Tuesday's "Orange You Glad You Stopped By?" post.

  • No, Susie isn't having Twins.
  • No, Christa's not pregnant. (Although that has been known to happen before in this family! :) )
  • No, Jeremy and Brittany aren't having a shotgun wedding!
         (sheesh! Didn't think about that option when I posed the question!
         They're probably going to kill me if they read that post!)
  • No, we aren't having Twins.

I gotta give you guys credit...  all of these are quite interesting scenarios put forth by you very creative, think-outside-the-box, blog readers!  :)

There are indeed seven grandbabies in the picture!  In addition to the obvious five,

Thomas and Susie are due to add number three on May 1, 2011....


There' a little bun in the oven in the Benjamin Ryan Household 
due to be done bakin' on May 12, 2011!!!

It's such an incredible blessing.... One we've prayed for, for quite some time now, and we are over-the-moon excited to welcome a new little one into our family! :)

Children are indeed such a gift from the Lord!

Here's the little video we captured of us telling Benson the news:
(this was taken about two seconds after we found out, ourselves... we're not good at keeping secrets about such things :)  We took the test at approximately 9:00 on a Sunday night, hopped in the car and were knocking on our families doors in Lexington by 11:00 that night... ya THINK we were excited!?)

While we were able to talk him out of the name, "Sarah," for a boy,  he still thinks "Benson" is a good name for a little brother.  And when I suggest that it might get confusing at times, he just replies, "Well...we'll just be like Thing One and Thing Two!"

Oh.  Ok.  Well then, I guess we'll have to throw the name "Benson" in the "maybe" pile!

Bye, for now!  
From me and my rapidly expanding belly 
(ok, my rapidly expanding everywhere)!  


  1. Wahooooo! Glad you decided to give the lil' booger his/her own announcement post. :) Can't wait to meet this baby! Love you!

  2. I am SO excited for you all:) Benson is going to be a GREAT big brother, I am sure. I like the "Thing 1 and Thing 2" name idea though!!

  3. What a sweet big brother baby Ryan will have! Kyle and I may have to challenge Kelli and Trey to a duel when it comes time for an arranged marraige... ;) Congrats y'all! God is faithful.

  4. Oh my goodness! Benson is just to cute and sweet for words! He is going to be a great brother!
    Congrats to you guys, I can't wait to "see" the new baby!!

  5. That is possibly the most precious thing I have ever seen. I'm so happy for you Jess!

  6. Oh I am just so excited for you and your whole family! I really thought it was a typo in that seven grandbaby post... but what wonderful news!!! Congratulations guys! Oh, and maybe that baby could come 2 days early- so we could share a birthday!!

  7. Yay!! I was wondering when you were going to post!! Congrats again!

  8. Yay! I actually thought that you might be pregnant from your last post that talked about Benson being the only grandchild, for now. So happy for you guys!! Congrats!

  9. So excited!! I think Benson saying "I think it's very exciting" is probably the cutest thing I've ever seen! Love it and love you :)

  10. Congrats! We are all glad to hear the great news!

  11. that is the sweetest video!!! what a precious family y'all have...congrats!

  12. Congrats! What a cute way of announcing your new baby!!

  13. congratulations Mommy! Love the video with Benson - this little baby will be part of one special family :)

  14. Congratulations! I know you are overjoyed! I know I'm a little behind on the news, but I'm so happy for you and your family!