Our Greatest Adventure

Our Greatest Adventure

“Where there is great love, there are always miracles.” ~ Willa Cather

I’ve been hiding TWO big secrets.  The Hubs and I are expecting not one baby but TWINS in November.  Our technical due date is December 9th, but the doctors have told us to expect them to come in November.  I’m 15 weeks pregnant!

Getting to this point has been the hardest journey of my life.  We prayed 1,825 days (5 years!) that one day we’d have kids of our own.  We had given up hope and were starting to think that perhaps God had other plans for us.

These babies are proof that great love exists and miracles do happen.

We already love “Baby A” and Baby B” beyond belief and the Hubs and I could not be more thrilled to be a party of 5 starting later this year.  Poor Makena has no idea what she’s in for!

Find out more about how we told our families, whether we know the sex of the babies and how the pregnancy has been going so far here!

As someone who waited a very long time for this moment, please know that my heart goes out to you if you are reading this and are still in that terrible limbo phase waiting for your chance.  I know how painful these announcements can feel in the moment if you’ve been trying for a long time, even if you are genuinely happy for the person.  Please know that I see you and my heart goes out to you.  I also want you to know that if it happened for us, it can happen to anyone.  Don’t give up hope.  Prayers and love your way.

By | 2018-10-19T10:48:21-04:00 June 18th, 2018|Fun, Personal Updates/ Top Monthly Posts, Twin Pregnancy|83 Comments


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  13. Anna June 25, 2018 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    Congratulations. We are trying right now after my cancer diagnosis and it is so hard being patience and holding out hope. So happy for you and what an inspiration.

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  15. Julie June 20, 2018 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    Congratulations Julie to you and your hubby! I am so excited for you and can’t wait to follow your journey here. I know raising twins will be hard but, I am confident that you and your hubby will be great parents. Praying God’s Blessings for you both! By the way….. I think you will have a boy and a girl!

  16. Anita White June 19, 2018 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    Oh, this is so exciting. Congratulations! We wish the best for you, your husband and those precious babies!

  17. susan rawls June 19, 2018 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    Awww. So happy for you both! I, also, understand going through infertility and the disappointment. My husband and I also believed the Lord had other plans for us. We now have a beautiful 16 year old daughter. I wish you both the very best.

  18. Erinn June 19, 2018 at 11:05 am - Reply

    What incredible news!! I was hoping your announcement would be a pregnancy but I was not expecting TWINS!! What an amazing blessing for your family…I can’t wait to share your pregnancy journey through your blog!

  19. Sharon Killian June 19, 2018 at 10:54 am - Reply


  20. Marcia June 19, 2018 at 8:01 am - Reply

    Congratulations Julie! I know the pain, heartbreak and uncertainty of loss and infertility too well. I also know the overwhelming joy of triumphing over it. Much love to you and your party of FIVE! 😀

  21. Christy June 19, 2018 at 6:14 am - Reply


  22. Shirley June 19, 2018 at 5:16 am - Reply

    God Bless, and where are you registered at for these babies?TY

  23. Jennie June 18, 2018 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    So Happy for you Both! Congratulations!

  24. Meagan June 18, 2018 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    Congratulations! This is amazing news! I am so excited for both of you!!!!

  25. Blane Sherer June 18, 2018 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    Great News !
    Congratulations to both of you !!

  26. Kate Rothe June 18, 2018 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    So much love going on here! I congratulate you and yours! I admire your humility and recognition of other’s suffering. And I praise God for his faithfulness. You are blessed beyond belief!

  27. Cindy Whitaker June 18, 2018 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    God does great miracles when we let go and let Him!!! Congratulations to you and your husband…And Makena, of course!!

  28. Judy June 18, 2018 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    Julie , I have followed all you have done for a long time. I am so very glad to to hear the blessing God is giving you and your hubby. Take care and please continue to share your blessings with us. Judy

  29. Catherine smith June 18, 2018 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    Congratulations God bless you both and may God give house and good and safe pregnancy

  30. Lisa Ballantyne June 18, 2018 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    Congratulations Julie! I’m thrilled for you! Looking forward to your blog posts even more now–as I’m sure we’ll be following your amazing journey to motherhood!

    God bless!

  31. Emily June 18, 2018 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    Congrats Julie!!!! I am so, so happy for you guys. You will be an amazing momma. Hope you are feeling great!

  32. Ruby Moore June 18, 2018 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    Congratulations to the both of you

  33. Rachel McGaha June 18, 2018 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    Congratulations to both of you. My husband and I were married 12 years and didn’t seem to be able to have children so we adopted 3 siblings that were 2,3 and 4. After being married 21 years I got pregnant with our son that is now 24 years old. I had prayed for a child for many years.

    • Ruby Moore June 18, 2018 at 3:44 pm - Reply

      Congratulations to the both of you

  34. Joy S.Eller June 18, 2018 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    You all are receiving the greatest gift ever imagined! It makes my heart happy to read your story.
    You NEVER give up! Me and my husband were married 14 years,
    We received a SON and now he’s the SUN of our lives.
    I have used my testimony to others so many times, through the disappointment GOD knew the right time.

  35. Natalie June 18, 2018 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    That is awesome!!! What a blessing!

  36. Jennifer Standifird June 18, 2018 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    Yay Julie!! Congratulations to you both!!!! That is fantastic news!!! So very very happy for you and feeling so blessed to share in your joy! Much love from AZ…

  37. Tammy June 18, 2018 at 12:27 pm - Reply


  38. Carol A. June 18, 2018 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    congratulations and many prayers for the journey. Babies are a gift from God.

  39. Rae Horton June 18, 2018 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    Congratulations! As the mom of twin daughters (born on our 9th anniversary and just turned 23 this year!), I am so excited for you both as you begin the amazing journey as parents of twins! What a blessing! I am praying for a wonderful pregnancy and a safe, healthy delivery of your bundles of joy!.

  40. Rose June 18, 2018 at 11:56 am - Reply

    Congratulationa! God Works in His own Time ! So Happy for You. Makenna is My GrandBaughter name !

  41. Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy June 18, 2018 at 11:54 am - Reply

    Congrats Julie!! I’m so excited and happy for you!!

  42. Ann Gardner June 18, 2018 at 11:41 am - Reply

    Congratulations! I too look forward to this new adventure for you both. Thoughts and prayers coming your way!

  43. Nancy June 18, 2018 at 11:37 am - Reply

    WONDERFUL!!!! They will be two fit, healthy and LUCKY babies.

  44. Kim June 18, 2018 at 11:10 am - Reply

    Congratulations! After trying unsuccessfully for 8 years, our son arrived 11 years after his sister blessed us. She just graduated high school as he finished kindergarten. Many blessing to you and your husband on this wonderful journey.

  45. Mary Jean Henson June 18, 2018 at 11:09 am - Reply

    So happy for you both. What thrilling news, not one but two bundles of joy. Looking forward to following your progress on your blog. Congratulations.

  46. Julie June 18, 2018 at 11:05 am - Reply

    I’m so happy for you both! Thank you for sharing this adventure with all of us. ????????????????

  47. Domenica Zingone June 18, 2018 at 10:56 am - Reply

    Many Blessings dear ones! I have been praying for you for a long time, this is a beautiful answer to prayer! It brought tears of happiness for you! Grandpa Nick texted but I had to respond to you first. All of my love and continued prayers your way. ????????????

  48. Wendy June 18, 2018 at 10:10 am - Reply

    Congrats, Julie! My husband and I waited 9 years for our first baby. We had gotten to that point of maybe thinking we weren’t going to be blessed with kids. We did go through IVF and finally got not one, but 2 boys (2 years apart). What a blessing. I am so happy for you!!!

  49. Lisa June 18, 2018 at 10:08 am - Reply

    What a double blessing!!! How exciting! I am so happy for you both! Praying for two healthy babies! ????????????

  50. Melissa June 18, 2018 at 10:03 am - Reply

    What wonderful news! I am so excited for you guys! WooHoo! God is good!

  51. Lindsey June 18, 2018 at 9:57 am - Reply

    Congratulations!!! What a blessing in your family’s life!! I can wait to read updates on how you’re feeling!!

  52. Gail June 18, 2018 at 9:52 am - Reply

    Congratulations ????????????????

  53. Janet Lindsley June 18, 2018 at 9:51 am - Reply

    Congratulations!!!! Such wonderful news and such a blessing!!!! So happy for you all!!

  54. Jill K. June 18, 2018 at 9:44 am - Reply

    CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH!!!! How exciting!!! I’m so very happy for you! I will be praying for an easy pregnancy and healthy delivery. Hugs to you both!! 🙂

  55. Jean June 18, 2018 at 9:35 am - Reply

    Oh Julie I’m so excited and happy for you both! Such wonderful news. ❤️❤️❤️

  56. Janice - Salads for Lunch June 18, 2018 at 9:19 am - Reply

    Congratulations! That’s fantastic news! This is one of the reasons I read blogs, the “real” news is awful, full of dread and gloom, but blogs offer hope, especially when I see great news like this, Congratulations!

  57. Libby Haire June 18, 2018 at 9:16 am - Reply

    God is good ALL the time. And, having been through the (agonizing) time of waiting, which resulted in healthy outcomes, I understand your sense of wonder and excitement and joy. Take care. I, too, look forward to following your journey. Parenting is something that will be with you forever. Enjoy.

  58. Mart June 18, 2018 at 9:09 am - Reply

    Congratulations! So very happy for you!

  59. Cindy F June 18, 2018 at 9:06 am - Reply

    Congratulations! How exciting for both of you!

  60. Arminta Stacy McKelvey June 18, 2018 at 8:50 am - Reply

    Congratulations! So happy for the three of you (Makena will love having little ones around – most of the time). The two of you will be such amazing parents and I’m so glad you’re (finally) getting your chance. Much love to both of you!

  61. jess June 18, 2018 at 8:50 am - Reply

    Congratulations! this is wonderful news! PS we have a boxer and she is absolutely wonderful with our little baby. and our little Ruby thanks jazzy is the funniest thing ever. I’m looking forward to following your journey!

  62. Nicole @ Fitful Focus June 18, 2018 at 8:49 am - Reply

    So so very excited for you both!! Or should I say you four! And Makenna, too! She’s going to make a great big sister. And I know you guys are going to be the best parents!

  63. Nancy Randall June 18, 2018 at 8:39 am - Reply

    Fantastic! What wonderful, truly wonderful news!!!! Congratulations! You will be amazing parents. Prayers, blessings, and much love! ????????????

  64. Mary Ellen Quimby June 18, 2018 at 8:31 am - Reply

    Congratulations, I am so happy for you two, can’t wait to see your bundles of joy, I know they have two wonderful parents that will give them lots of love, prayers for you all.

  65. [email protected] June 18, 2018 at 8:25 am - Reply

    Congratulations to you and the hubs, Julie!! That’s wonderful news!!

  66. Diane norris June 18, 2018 at 8:24 am - Reply

    Have to say this is your best blog ever !!!!!!!
    Love grandma aka Bobby ????????

  67. Rachael Wunder June 18, 2018 at 8:24 am - Reply

    Yippee!!!! So excited for you guys…Great Auntie Rachael can’t wait to meet these bundles of joy❤️❤️❤️

  68. Glenda H Dills June 18, 2018 at 8:22 am - Reply

    Congratulations to you both! After waiting 5 years God decided to bless you with two!

  69. Debbie June 18, 2018 at 8:09 am - Reply

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you and your family! I can’t wait to watch the adventure unfold!

  70. Susie @ Suzlyfe June 18, 2018 at 7:42 am - Reply

    I’m pretty sure I just woke up the entire building Yesyesyesyesyes. Best Monday morning!

  71. Elizabeth Dermid June 18, 2018 at 7:39 am - Reply

    I KNEW it!!! I saw some changes in you!!!! I am soooo excited for you and hopefully Lily Pulitzer will come out with a few cute boy options for you!! Continued prayers for your health, the babies health and the amazing journey of your life you have begun!!! I actually have tears running down my face! GOD bless ????????

  72. Tammy S. June 18, 2018 at 7:35 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness!!!! Congratulations!!!! I waited many many years as well. No kids with husband number one, but, with husband number two. Our miracle happened after 7 years!!!!

  73. Liz June 18, 2018 at 7:35 am - Reply

    I can’t put enough!!!!!!!!! Of these in here! So incredibly happy for you and your family, wishing you all the best on this journey!

  74. Cynthia Rice-Revis June 18, 2018 at 7:33 am - Reply

    Congratulations!!! So happy for you. Will keep your family of 5 in our prayers.

  75. Patricia @Sweet and Strong June 18, 2018 at 7:32 am - Reply

    Congrats Julie! So happy for you both!!!

  76. Jaime June 18, 2018 at 7:17 am - Reply

    Julie, I am so excited for you! This is amazing news!!

  77. Cathy Pittman June 18, 2018 at 7:16 am - Reply

    Congratulations…. so very happy for you. God’s blessings to you and your babies! ????

  78. Debbie Hensley June 18, 2018 at 7:11 am - Reply

    Congrats!! God is good!

  79. Kristy from Southern In Law June 18, 2018 at 7:09 am - Reply

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I am so beyond overjoyed for you both! I cannot wait to follow this new chapter!!

  80. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real June 18, 2018 at 7:06 am - Reply

    Congratulations Julie!! I was wondering if this was going to be the big news you hinted at on Friday. This is wonderful and God is so good to have answered your prayers!

  81. Beth Ann Chiles June 18, 2018 at 7:03 am - Reply

    I am THRILLED to hear the wonderful news!! Congratulations!!!!

  82. Heather June 18, 2018 at 6:44 am - Reply

    OH MY GOSH!!!! Julie! I am so so so thrilled for you! I honestly didn’t know if you were dealing with infertility or just didnt want kids yet. I am so very sorry you went through 5 long years and I have to thank you for all the support and love you’ve shown to me through that time when it wasn’t easy for you! I pray for you all and really hope you are feeling good. I cannot wait to hear more!!

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