Saturday, July 19, 2008

Receipe for INSANITY

Since our lives seem to be so fun and hectic these days we thought we'd write our own little recipe for it. We've entitled it "The Recipe for Insanity". Here it goes:


12 times of moving

4 different states lived in

0 years of insurance

6 months of living with wonderful in-laws

5 years of no job security

2 kids only 14 months apart


and....


1 more on the way!!!


Yeah, that's what I said--one more on the way! We are going to add yet another boy to our pack here on January 6th! That is only one year apart from our little Luke. I'd call that a recipe for insanity!!
For those of you in total shock--I understand! We weren't suppossed to be able to have kids. I know! Somehow we've been blessed and you won't hear me complain about having 3 kids under 2 years and 2 months. I will take any offers for a live-in nanny, however! I am 15 1/2 weeks along and refused to tell anyone the good news until we heard the heart beat and we knew it was a "for sure" thing. Sorry!! We are very, very thrilled and excited to see all of the dropped jaws when I walk by stangers holding Cooper and Luke and then having a huge belly. Can you imagine?

32 comments:

Jene and Megan said...

Oh my goodness!!! I am really shocked!! CONGRATS!! This is such great and exciting news. I'm so happy for you guys...granted it's a little insane..haha, JK! We will have little boys just a couple of months apart. YAY! Now Meredith has to have a boy too.

Grant and Shalie said...

Congratulations, again! Just think, it will be hard now when they're young, but when Cooper is like 7, it will be heaven, and your boys will be such good buddies :) We are so happy for you, and even though we are about as far away as you can get in the greater U.S. we are always here to help! We sure love you guys

Carole said...

Woohoo!!! We're excited for you. You'll definitely have your work cut out for you but if anyone could do it, it's you!

Joe & Lara said...

CONGRATS emily and jake! i'm so excited for you guys! keep us posted! yall will do great!!!!!

Ashley said...

Congrats! I am so happy for you! and yes that is insane, but you will love it!

Rachel said...

I CANNOT believe they can already tell what it is!!! How exciting! Congrats, congrats! That is so exciting. Jan. 6th then? Wow!

TamiAbbyKevin said...

Ahhhhh
That gave me goose bumps Em. That is soooooo awesome. You guys are extremely blessed. Everyone is having all these babies, this is madness! Congrats!

Maylene said...

Oh Emily that is super cool! I know it will difficult lots of the time taking care of all those little boys but that probably far outweighs the exciting news that you guys are going to have a baby! Congratulations! You guys have such fun times so I'm sure it will all work out somehow.

KarenC said...

You did all that traveling by yourself with two kids? Oh, and by the way, you were pregnant?! You are unstoppable!

I am so incredibly happy for you! Can you believe how things work out even when they are supposed to?

And 3 kids under 2 - that is insane!!

Cara said...

CONGRATS, CONGRATS, CONGRATS!!! That's awesome!! So much joy in your life :) I am so happy for you... and I need to add a belated Happy Birthday! Hope you had a fabulous day!

rebabell said...

Congrats! A boy, huh? I'm really surprised they could tell this early.

Amanda J said...

Congrats! What a wonderful blessing :) I have been around you several times since you have been pregnant and I had no idea - you are a good pregnant women!

Wilde Family said...

WOW,Congratulations!! I'm so excited for you guys! You will definitely have your hands full, but you and Jake are the perfect parents to have it happen to. I can see you having 12 kids,all boys, and it being a piece of cake. You sure can keep a secret well too! I hope that all goes well with you guys!

Hillarys little Paynes said...

Wow, that is soo wonderful. You are gonna love three. I thought 3 kids under 4 was alot, your gonna have your hands full but youll get used to it quick. well congrats congrats congrats! take care

Jen said...

Jewkes -- That is so AWESOME!!! I can't imagine the look of shock and wonder on your and Jake's faces when you realized that you were actually pregnant . . without ANY outside assistance. What a great way to celebrate five years of marriage -- THREE KIDDOS!! Congrats. I'm so excited for you. Sad we'll miss you in August. . . again. . but, so excited for you. :)

The Child Family said...

Allow me to add to everyone else... CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Have you come up with a name yet?

Dixie and Drew said...

That is so exciting. We are so happy for you guys. Truly amazing. 3 little boys. You will have your hands full.

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Lindsey said...

Ok- I'm so happy for you, but I would not want to be in your shoes in a kazillion years. But I'm guessing God had a say here and you weren't exactly expecting this. If I'm wrong, don't tell me, beacuse I would rather not think that you are that insane. :)

I keep laughing thinking about you walking around with those two babies and a big belly. Can you please wear an oversized tie dye t-shirt and mom jeans just to complete that picture in my mind?

The Allred Family said...

20 comments! You really shocked people and they had something to say about it. It is quite an event!!!!!

The Allred Family said...

oh and yes, you will be insane.

Matt and Carly Van Dyke said...

Congrats!! Just repeat what everyone else said! Oh, and I'm sure it will be insane, but FUN!!!

THE HINDMANS said...

I say INSANE is the way to go. That's what I say to people when they ask me how I do it or when they telly me I must be crazy. I just tell them I one laugh away from the little men with the white jacket coming to get me.

Congratulations! That is so exciting. You guys have a beautiful family.

The Child Family said...

Em, in answer to your question about Ryan and Steph, I wouldn't get tickets yet, They are getting pretty serious, but she is A LOT smarter than i was and realizes that 19 is just too young for anything too serious. If I had to guess I'd say if they do get married it'll be next summer after this next school year.

Peter & Darise said...

Congratulations!!! I can't believe you're pregnant again. that's so exciting. I'm really happy for you and Jake.

Hannah and KC Stayner said...

yey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! a thousand congrats!

Shapiro said...

Emily and Jake! This is absolutely awesome and wonderful and fabulous and crazy! I'm so excited for you! I was waiting to hear and was going to call to see if things were going well! The Lord obviously trusts you so very much to give you three in such a quick amount of time. It's because you've taken so many leaps of faith in the past with such great desire, strength, hope and lack of complaint! He is blessing you for your amazing goodness and righteousness! You are my heros! I also think you are absolutely HILARIOUS by the way. I LOVE reading your blog and I got a very good chuckle from your comment on ours when you asked if the breakfast Marcus made was truly Amish if we used a stove.
We MISS YOU! We wish we lived closer so we could hang out more. I would love to be your live-in nanny, but I don't know how that would work. We'll start looking down south for jobs! :) I have loved watching the Lord blessing you so abundantly through the years and watching your incredible, good, happy, fun, devoted living! We love you guys! Thanks for sharing such great news!

Hannah and KC Stayner said...

Emily, I make the collages with photoshop. Its a complicated program but so nice when you learn how to use it.

you could also probably make them in the paint program that comes with almost every computer.

Bar M U said...

I hope you got our congratulatory email. Are you sure the ultrasound just showed one baby in there? While you are having this wave of luck you should take a trip to Vegas and win the big bucks to pay for diapers. Good thing you have that minivan --now if they could only invent automatic carseats that buckle with the push of a button. Thanks for the advice on the van, by the way. If you guys are cool enough to drive one, then maybe we can be!

Jill Bagley said...

that IS a recipe for insanity. and boy do i empathize with you. ( my kids are THAT close, but i have two in diapers) . just think of it this way, your kids really get to grow up together and entertain eachother.babies love other babies.
well------congratulations !!! from what i hear , this is totally a miracle right?
that is awesome. but i will say-----insanity is not a far off thing when your kids are super close. im going a little crazy myself. ezra was barely 1 when i got pregnant with Lucille.
hope things get better. not that you are up for another move, but you should come out to portland!!! :-)

Grant and Shalie said...

I'm just gonna say it, you need to do a new post already!!!! How was your anniversary?