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An announcement (it’s big! but small!)

If you’re not familiar with love languages, there are five major love “languages,” or ways a person can feel loved. Everyone is different, and it’s super-helpful to understand all the languages in order to understand yourself and to understand other people. {Wow. I just used the word “understand” three times in one sentence.}

Anyway, my point is that “receiving gifts” is so low on my list it almost fell off. In other words, if no one ever gave me another gift — ever — I’d be 100% okay with it and it would not make me feel unloved or un-special.

I’m just not a “gifts” person.

You know those people you hear on the radio who win a contest and scream and holler and make you excited for them? That’s the exact opposite of me; I’d be THE most boring person ever to win a radio contest because I’d just lamely say something like, “Uh, cool. Thanks.”

But sometimes a gift gets even me excited.

Like the Christmas present Brandon and Diane gave me this year. Technically it was to me and Ken, and they told us we had to open it last.

This was inside:

coming August 2015

Did it take you a second, like it did me?

I’m gonna be a GRANDMOTHER, y’all!!!!!

I cried. And almost even jumped up and down. Because Diane and I talk about things on our little coffee-lunch chats, I know how much they wanted this.

These two are going to be amazing parents. Kids love them (especially ours!), and they love kids. They are totally in love with each other, both completely awesome people individually, and even better together.

Plus, they’re adorable, so obviously this kid is going to be adorable x 1000.

Diane and Brandon and kids

This is going to be so. much. fun.

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Congratulations! And I think it always takes a few for it to sink in… when we told my husband’s parents we were going to be parents, their first thought was we were getting another dog, lol.


Congrats! To the parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles -to be! When is she due?


What great news! I can see why you’re excited. And, I’m not a big “gifts person” either. In fact, I hurt my aunt’s feelings one year by my lackluster reaction to her gift she had made for me. Granted, I was a kid and the gift was homemade underwear. Well, I’m SO happy for you and can’t wait to hear about the little bundle of joy come August!


We’re so excited!! We love ya’ll so much!

Kris @ Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers

Congratulations, Jamie! I’m so excited for all of you!

Lindsay @ BytesofMemory

oh my goodness how exciting!!

Tina stone

Jamie…. Get ready… For a TOTALLY NEW AWESOME LOVE EXPERIENCE!!!!!!! When my granddaughter was born, my husband and I thought something was really wrong with us. We fell so in love with her!!!! Now the grandson…it’s just different. It’s amazing and it’s like a personal gift from the hands of God!! I’ve held a lot of titles and names in my life but “Meme” is my most cherished! You are going to be an awesome grandmother!! I’m so excited for yall!! Oh and on the gift thing…my husband and I are both on the same page with you. I’m very… Read more »


Oh how exciting!!! Congratulations all around!


Congratulations to everyone!

Jaimie Ramsey

Ah, this is soooo exciting! wow, you are going to be one young grandma. 🙂 Congratulations!! I bet the kids are just thrilled to be aunts and uncle!! 🙂

I love that your kids actually had a creative way to tell you they were pregnant. Joshua and I recently found out we’re expecting, and I just called all our parents to tell them. Too excited to do something creative that required waiting any amount of time, lol 🙂

Tiffany S

Congratulations to everyone! Such happy news and a very cute way to announce it. I’m seeing more pee clean-ups in your future… The pull-ups never end! And that is a wonderful thing.

Tiffany S

Okay so the comment post-it turned my heart shaped emoticon into question marks. No fair! I DO think it’s a lovely thing – despite the auto-correct!