Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Circle of Life

Earlier this week, I heard of a horrific loss suffered by friends of our family - a young man, on the eve of his wedding, lost in a senseless and tragic accident.
Yesterday, we received news that my cousin and his wife were celebrating the birth of their first child.
I keep thinking of the tune by The Byrds, and the bible verse on which it is based...

To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven

We, too have special news - we're expecting kiddo numero two!
(This partially explains my weakened blogstress state, as I am very pooped most days, BUT I promise an update on Avery's room soon -so, get ready to comment, 'cuz I need your thoughts!)

Thank you ALL for your sweet comments upon our return to Brazil - ya'll make me feel great!!

36 comments:

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

Oh my goodness! Congratulations on the baby news. So excited for you all!

ms. less is always more said...

CONGRATS!!!! So exciting! Keep us posted on how it's going! Congrats, congrats, congrats!

My Passport to Style said...

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my favorite and my best said...

GASP! what the?? hooraaaaaay!!!!
doing a dance similar to snoopy.
congrats to the 3 of you! have you told avery?

Darby said...

Congrats!!!! I'm so excited for you!!!

Carolyn said...

Congratulatios! Very exciting!

Jenny said...

CONGRATULATIONS! What an exciting time for you guys! I hope you get feeling better soon. Just keep thinking about that 2nd trimester boost of energy!!

:)
jenny

Rachel said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss. On a different note, congrats on baby #2! How far along are you?

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Hoorah! Another member of the family and another room you get to decorate.

Southern Aspirations said...

It is a sad story but nice to remember the good as well. Congratulations to y'all! That is so exciting!

Simply Mel said...

The Circle of Life is an amazing thing...one that humbles me daily!

CONGRATS to you and your adorable family!

Re:Fresh Design Studio said...

Congratulations! How fun to be decorating two rooms now!

LindsB said...

AHH, CONGRATS!!! what exciting news!!!! I'm so so so happy for you- yeah!!!!! xoxox

The Southern Lady said...

Many prayers sent your way-for both the joyous and sad. Congratulations on your newest little bebe-to-be!

Morning T said...

Many congrats to you and your sweet family Alison- yahoo!!! :-)

Vintage Junky said...

congrats on the coming bambino!

Smiles!
Michelle

Pink Wallpaper said...

congratulations! i am so happy for y'all.

jgarza said...

Oh my goodness girl!!! Congrats to you and your family!!!!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Hey Girl! A big huge congrats to you all! How fun!

I am working on a site for my "real" job...you might find some helpful tidbits in it...
www.pppirchsc.wordpress.com.

Hope you are feeling ok!

Leen said...

Congratulations! What an exciting time for you and your family!

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Such a sad story about that young man, but CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! yay! That is such great news! cannot wait to see what you are going to do for the nursery!

Rebecca@Harmony and Home said...

Life makes no sense, does it? A sweet life taken and another one enters this world. That is incredible news that you are expecting #2! Congratulations! I was just lamenting yesterday how I used to hold my little boy, falling asleep with him during his naptime, rather than setting him down! I couldn't get enough of him! It's so exciting that you are going through that phase again!

GrannySmithGreen said...

Life, how precious it is! Very best wishes to you!

"Live. A lot. Unleash yourself upon the world and go! Go now! And fly free in the frowning face of convention. Giggle. No, laugh. No, howl as if you have never grown up. Understand that this is not a dress rehearsal, this is it! Take it all in. Yes, cherish every last rose and every single breath. And by all means, whatever you do, wear a really cool pair of sunglasses." -Bono

How greatl is that!

The Townhouselady said...

CONGRATULATIONS On baby number two!! What fantastic news for your family.

Signed the lady who's expecting her first- THL

Ann said...

Congrats for baby number two...

The circle of life is a mystery if you think about it...

Melanie said...

Sorry about your bad news but look at what happened. You turned around and had two good things come to you. Congratulations on the new baby. Exciting!

Averill said...

Congrats to you (and your cousin)! This is wonderful news. When are you due Alison?

Lindsey said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! SO very, very exciting!! You and Brian will have kiddos in the same grade...just like you guys. I love that! I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Life is so very precious.

Blueprint Bliss said...

Alison- Congrats on your exciting news!

Your House and Life said...

OMG!!! How wonderful, congratulations Alison. I remember how terrible I felt with James the first couple weeks. Hang in there!!!

Paula Grace Designs said...

Wow, that evoked a lot of feelings. How sad. How happy. I wish you all the best. Sorry for your loss. Happy for your joy.

Lovely Little Nest said...

Your layout is so pretty!

bluehydrangea said...

How in the heck did I miss this big news??? So, so, so exciting!! Congratulations a hundred times over!! A new baby, is there anything better?

paula said...

yeah! congratulations. I am so excited for you all.

Style Redux 2 said...

Congratulations-a new nursery to decorate and show us!

corine said...

What a happy news for you! Congratulations!