Thursday, March 10, 2011

Double Family NEWS

TWO babies are coming into our family in September.

Karen and Tyler are due on September 2nd!

McKay and McKenna are due September 15th

Tyler called me about 2 months ago with this very HAPPY news. While I was talking to him I noticed that McKay was trying to call me, too. I thought, 'I'll call McKay back later.' When I hung up from the phone I was in a daze of "my baby is having a baby!" and forgot all about calling McKay back!

So the next morning McKay calls again and said he tried to call me the night before. Oh no, So sorry McKay, I forgot all about you. I rarely forget my sons, but after hearing Tyler's news I totally spaced out on anything else for several hours.

So I began:  "So sorry what's up?" He said, "We have something to tell you." Didn't I just hear those same words the night before from his brother? My heart jumped, literally, as in take-my-breath-away. Could it be the McKs are having a baby too??

Then he said, "We just wanted to tell you Karen and Tyler are having a baby." 
Then he laughs.
"Very funny McKay, I already know that."

Then I thought, well their time will come. Let's just be happy about one baby at a time. Then he said, "We are having a baby, too." "REALLY? SERIOUSLY?"

I felt like I was in the middle of a dream. 
2 grandchildren due just 2 weeks apart!  

Karen and McKenna will both be WONDERFUL mothers. 
No doubt. 
I am so so thankful for them.

Something tells me these babies are going to be best friends...just like their fathers.

P.S.  And no, my boys calling me with the news at the very exact time, was not planned by them.  
Just a coincidence. 
But a sweet one I will always remember. 

You can read about Karen's announcement on her blog.  


cristie said...

such "sunshiney" news! congrats to all. xox

Travis LeMaster said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Stacy and I are thrilled and I couldnet wait to see this on your blog.. Congrats to all of us.. It will be awesome!

grandmapeg said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! This is so exciting for all of them and for you!! I loved reading Karen's blog just now. I'll have to remember the thing about the Egyptian Flu :-) I've never heard that one before. Those little cousins will sure have fun growing up with each other. What a fun announcement!!

Ammy said...

That's exciting! My Hannah and my sister's little guy, Luke are 2 seeks apart! It has been fun having them so close!

Kris said...

Oh!!!!!!!! That is such happy news times two! Congratulations to my favorite Provonians! Huge smile on my face right now. ;)

Karen Mortensen said...

This is so awesome. I couldn't be happier. What a year you are going to have.

Logan and Amy said...

Yay! I'm so excited for all of them. How nice it is for Karen and McKenna to go through this together. Their kids will be best friends. So Awesome!!

Scrapally said...

That is so exciting! Cute and sweet...and fun that it all happened at once...congrats to them all, they will be beautiful and very loved babies!

Nate and Julie said...

Woo hoo! So exciting that the cousins will be so close in age. I'm so excited for both of them!

Dad and Susan said...

So So Exciting! Between Carly, Julie, Erin, McKenna and Karen, this will be a bumper year for the great-grandchildren count! Congratulations to you as 3 of those will belong to you. Love, Dad and Susan

darlene said...

I thought that announcement meant that another of your sons was having twins! Then I saw my error.
Congradulations, Grandma Honey!

Sue said...

What WONDERFUL news!!

And Karen's mummy joke is darling.


Mar~ said...

I am so very excited for all of you (and me too!). Karen and McKenna both looked great when I saw them last weekend, even though they have both been so sick! They are such darling girls. And how exciting to get grand babies born to best friends/brothers and best friends/sisters-in-law within a couple of weeks of each other! What a blessing. They will all have such fun together!

krista gage said...

SO EXCITING!!!!!!! What a wonderful phase of life!!! LOVE that they are expecting together!!! My sisters and brothers and I did that too. When one of us got pregnant 3 more pregnancies followed. Every two years, for about 8 yrs, 4 children were born into the family. Anyway, Congrats to you all!!!! So happy for you!!!

Heather said...

We are so thrilled for Mc's and Tyler and Karen. So fun that the Mc's baby will have cousins close in age on both sides of the family too! :-) Just like you, I know Kenna and Karen will be amazing moms!!!

Kim said...

This is THE BEST news!!!! I am so happy for everyone! I think we need to make a trip to Provo!

Kim :)

Heidi Garvin said...





But also, um, who gave McKay and Tyler permission to become DADS??? Weren't we just playing hide and seek in the cul-de-sac just yesterday??

Time flies!

Stephanie Cozzens said...

That's wonderful! So fun to have them so close together.

Karen Mortensen said...

PS Please don't name them Jimmer if they happen to be boys. LOL

Rebecca said...

WOW! "almost" as exciting as twins!!! How fun for these little cousins, they will be very good friends, I can already tell!!! Wonder which one will arrive first??

Chris and Cortney Walker said...

My sister and I were both Pregnant at the same time this last time! It was so much fun to compare and go through the same things together! Ours ended up being 4 days apart but we were due a week apart! Congrats to everyone!

Mar said...

This is so fun and exciting!!! I can't wait to be an aunt. And I think it is so cool that Karen's baby will practically have a twin! And all in September too. Only the best month ever. ;) (We have a few September bdays in our family.) Karen and McKenna will be awesome Moms. And Tyler and McKay will be awesome Dads. What lucky babies!!!

Lisa said...


Eileen said...

I'm so glad to read this happy news!

I can't get over how they are expecting at the same time! Wonderful!

I'm very excited for you and your family, Jill!
I will keep everyone in my prayers.
Love to you,

Amy Nielson said...

That is so exciting! Congratulations to them. How fun that will be for cousins to be 2 weeks apart!! :)