Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Our Announcement

We'd like to begin 2013 with an announcement.

We are adding a daughter/sister to our family...

Here's the photo we put into our time capsule but didn't want to share earlier.

Skype is a lovely thing

As Josiah posted on his Facebook, "She said yes!!! I thank God for bringing this amazing woman into my life."

Ah, where it belongs at last
It's been fun to watch this relationship unfold. We knew the call was coming soon...we've been promised by our kids we won't find out any more earth-shattering news on Facebook....

Josiah planned a date in San Antonio... They had dinner at the top of  the Tower of the Americas...
Glad I offered the advice to go to the restroom
before getting on this elevator!
GREAT view!

Josiah got down on his knee and asked the question right after the salad and before the entree! From what I hear there is a little girl, who was sitting at a table nearby, who will now expect her prince charming to pull off the stunt with the same finesse.  Way to go, Son! 

We are delighted to announce God has brought a new daughter into our lives...this one without labor! Woot! 

We'll be in TX on 8 August 2013 y'all!  Our younger kids couldn't be happier as we had told them we weren't sure we could swing by TX on our way to wherever our next assignment will be. We are all insured a reunion in Oregon on 20 July (Mom and Dad T's 50th anniversary) and again on 8 August (Josiah and Shelby's wedding). 

Lest you think I flew to TX and hid in the potted plants....NO...silly....I'm a techno stalker! I stalked Shelby's Facebook page...and shamelessly stole photos!  I was fairly certain she'd said yes when I saw this on her cover (she's a great artist).

This would be a good time to record Stacia's comment in December while riding in the car with Josiah and Shelby.  

"Shelby's a pretty princess."

"What am I, Stacia?" Josiah asked. 

"You're a troll. An ugly troll!" 

In our books you're both royalty!

Choosing Joy!
©2012 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Renee said...

How exciting!!

Unknown said...

Wonderful news! What a great blessing!
Laura J.

Linda said...

Awesome news! Congratulations to all!

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DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Mom - I deleted your comment as it included our last name....

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Yep - we are all excited.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Big Happy! Many congrats,

Julie G

Beth S. said...

Congrads!!! How exciting!!

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Thanks all, we're very happy.

Laura said...

How wonderful! Congratulations on this happy expansion of your family!