Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Over half-way there!

So, we are over half-way there.  It seems like we just found out we are going to have another baby yesterday, and yet, here we are.  We went to the Dr. today and had awesome news.  Everything is looking great.  All the important "stuff" is there and working perfectly.  We are still thinking it is a girl.  We can't get the clearest view, but we've had 2 decent views, and both look like team pink.  Of course, Caleb is still holding out for a boy.  He will not give up. 

I am just thrilled to know that everything is going well.  This has truly been a miracle.  It will also be a miracle if we can ever agree on a name.  I'm thinking she may spend her first days as baby girl Campbell.  Jamie sweetly refers to her as Hadley, Ramey, Hannah, Elizabeth Campbell.  Who knows, we may not use any of those.  We still have some time, right?  The truth is if the second half of this pregnancy goes anything like the first, she'll be here before we know it ;)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas 2011

I've been the only one up now for the last hour.  Sitting in a house with only the glow of the tree and the Mac lighting up the room.  Tonya and the boys are out and the house is so very quiet.  I see people comment on the video that I posted and I realize what great people that I am associated with.

My last Christmas as a family of five.  Next year, a family of six.  Here is a quick list of how things will be different next year!

1.  Instead of this quiet house, I'll be feeding or diapering my 6 month old baby girl!  OHHH YEAH!

2.  All ornaments on the bottom foot of the tree will be non existent.  They will be moved up so she is not grabbing!  ;)

3.  My boys will be NINE...Their last year under double digits!  BOOOOOO!

4.  As some begin to figure out Santa...one will just be realizing it!  :)

5.  SNOW!  (A boy can wish!)

6.  I will be the Canasta and Poker "King of the World!"

Now for a list of things that will be the same!

1.  I will still be as good looking as I always am (or better possibly!)

2.  Tonya will still be hot!

3.  I will refuse to let sadness or bitterness ruin Christmas!  Laughter will always rule!

4.  We will still try to convince the kids that Santa loves it when they sleep in until 10am!

5.  (Last but NOT LEAST)  We will remind our children that Christ was born so we may live, my WHOLE  family will realize that I love them beyond recognition, and I will not fail to ensure Santa always has a place at the Campbell house to stop for Coke and Cookies!

To those that read this, Merry Christmas and (if possible) may God bless you more than he has us!

-Daddy  ;)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

I'm gonna be a girl daddy!

I love my boys!  I really do.  I was content thinking I was gonna grow up having this brood of boys that sat on the couch, watches football, eat Cheetos, and burp.  However, last week that all changed.  Honestly, I couldn't be happier.  I truthfully have no idea what I'm getting into.  I don't have any sisters and I never really was around alot of girls growing up, so my experience with girls is limited (insert joke here).

I am really excited though!  I'm excited to let her wrap me around her finger.  I'm excited for her to sass me.  I'm excited to see her pouty eyes.  I'm excited to hear voice sing as beautifully as her mother.

However,  most of all, I'm excited for Tonya.  I always felt bad that she has all of these boys to put up with.  She really is a girly girl.  She loves to do hair, paint nails, do make-up, and all those other things that us boys like.  Until now, I was sad that she never really got the opportunity to do it.  Not now!  Now, mini Tonya is on her way.

Set up another throne...the princess will be arriving soon...and I CAN'T WAIT!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011


So, I haven't been participating in the Thanksgiving posts this month.  It's not that I am not thankful, but I'm really not good at keeping up with things like that.  So, I thought I would post my thankfulness post here.  Here we go.

  • I am so thankful to have a God that loves me in spite of me.  Even though I am not perfect, I know that I am created in his image.  He is beyond amazing.
  • I am thankful for my husband.  He is more than I could have ever hoped for as a husband and a father.  He is patient, kind, and hard-working.  He is a great father.  Throughout our marriage, he has supported me in every way.  
  • I am so thankful for my kids.  Yes, they are rotten, and drive me crazy most of the time, but they are mine.  God truly gave us a miracle in the boys.  They had such a hard start, but you would never know it now.  They are creative, bright, and sometimes sweet boys!
  • I am thankful for the blessing that I currently carry.  Even though we never thought it would happen, we are going to have another miracle.  Even though some people think we are crazy to want another child, yes, we believe that this is another miracle in our lives.  
  • I am so thankful for my parents.  They aren't perfect, but God knew that they weren't raising perfection either.  I had everything I needed and been taught to work hard for the things that I wanted.  I never had do doubt that I was and am loved.  I was taught that God, family, friends, and education were all important, and because of that, I think I have turned out for the better.  They have been there to support me, Jamie, and the boys every step of the way.  They have celebrated in our successes, and shared in our sorrows. 
  • I am thankful for Jamie's parents.  They truly raised a man of honor.  It is their example that has provided me then man with which I share my life, and I couldn't be more grateful.  It doesn't hurt that they make a great Maw-maw and Paw-paw too.  Just ask the boys. :)
  • I am thankful for my sisters.  They are really my best friends.  They are all older than me, and in some ways have mothered over me for most of my life.  Their advice, wisdom, support, examples, and love have helped me in more ways than I could ever tell them.
  • I am thankful for my brother-in-laws.  Most of them have been around for a long time, and I consider them brothers/ father-figures.  I mean some of them have been around since I was in grade school.  They have always treated me like family when I have stayed many nights at their houses.  As for my newest brother-in-law Todd, I and certainly thankful.  He is a regular source of humor for me and loves the boys like crazy.  He is a great uncle to them. 
  • I am thankful for our jobs.  Jamie and I are both fortunate enough to work in a job that we both love.  We have an opportunity not afforded to all people which is to truly make a difference in the lives of kiddos.
  • I am thankful for all the things that we have.  We have a warm home, a nice car to drive, food on or table, nice clothes to wear.  I know that not everyone has those things.  I often complain that I want a bigger house, or other things, but the truth is that I have all that I need.
  • I am thankful to have church family that treats us like family.  Jamie and I have had the opportunity to be part of 3 wonderful, and very different churches.  At all of those places, we have been treated with love, and kindness by the people and we feel as though we are fortunate to have an extended family.
  • I am thankful for friends, both new and old.  You each know who you are and what you mean to my life.  I wish I were better at staying in touch with my friends, but just because we don't get to  talk all the time, you are not far from my mind. 
  • I am thankful for our grandparents.  My grandfather treated me like a princess and though he has been gone such a long time, I think about our time together, and miss him.  My grandmothers were wonderful.  They were both Godly women that taught me so much.  I am thankful for their examples in my life.  I have had the benefit of knowing 3 of Jamie's grandparents.  All of them are/ were strong Godly women and have been such an example to me. 
  • I am also thankful for my Uncle Dale.  He is amazing.  He constantly teaches me endurance.  His life has not been easy by any stretch, but he has endured.  He found God late in his life, but his presence is evident in his life.  He has always loved me and supported me and I would be lost without him. 
  • I am thankful for Jacob.  Even though I love to drive him crazy, his presence in my life has taught me so much.  
I know that I am probably forgetting someone, or something as I know that with all of God's blessings, I could never list them all.  I know that God's mercy keeps my family safe, and in his grasp, and for that I am forever grateful.

Like I said, I have probably forgotten someone, or something, but I had to try.  God has been too amazing for me not to try.  I hope that everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving!  May you recall your most cherished blessings too!


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Dad's Thoughts

  • We love playing the name game at our house.  Caleb is by far the funniest.  He constantly says, "She's gonna be a boy!"  When Tonya (the constant grammar reminder) reminds him that his pronouns don't match, he is quick to correct himself.  

  • It's no secret that Caleb wants a boy and the Eli and Isaac want a girl.  Everyone else wants the baby to be a girl also.  This is always causing problems at the house (like we needed another reason for the boys to argue :) ).  Whether it's names, gender, or behavior, the boys are always "fighting" for their position of how the baby will be.

  • All of this said, at bedtime ownership has already been established.  I love to listen to the boys pray as that ask God to take care of "our baby."  If the baby is a girl, God help the boy that tries to date her one day.  I'll never have to do anything, because the Campbell Triplets will run that boy through the gauntlet.

In the words of Lou Gehrig, "I'm the luckiest man on the face of the earth!"


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Little Mover!

So, today we had our 12 week check-up.  As usual, I get myself all worried about everything.  Needless to say, all my worry is in vain.  The Dr. said that the baby is doing fine.  I have successfully made it through the first trimester.  He did a short ultrasound to hear the heartbeat.  The little one was moving and kicking around so much it was hard to get a read.  Every time he found the heartbeat, he was treated to a big kick, or flip.  It was really quite funny to see.

This started a lot of conversation in my house because Aunt Dawn told the boys that "girls wiggle more."  I had to spend the evening telling them that we weren't sure yet.  Eli and Isaac were thrilled, but Caleb insisted that we do not need a girl, because you "can't wrestle girls."  I told him that he could hold her hand and love her if it is a girl.  When I asked if he would like that he replied, "of course not."  These kids are cracking me up! 

Our next appointment is on December 1st.  That just happens to be the boys' birthday.  They asked if we could know what it is for their birthday.  They were a little disappointed when I told them probably not.  They are nearly as impatient as me!

I just feel truly blessed.  I can't understand why God saw fit to bless us with this opportunity, but we are all overjoyed.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


I think he/she looks like Jamie ;)

Big Changes at the Campbell Home

Well, as most of you know, we learned that in May, we will be blessed with a new addition to our family.  We were completely shocked, but mostly thrilled.  I don't know why I was so shocked, 2/3 of the boys have been praying for a "new baby" for about a year now.  I love those little guys.  Our family has always wanted more children, but we just never believed it was in God's plan for us.  We were told many times that we would never be able to conceive on our own. 

They boys are over-the-top excited.  There is a huge fight at our house about boy or girl.  Eli and Isaac are both thinking pink.  Caleb says, "We do not need a girl at our house."  We have to check the What to Expect app every day to see a "picture of our baby."  We also pray every night for "our baby".   

Jamie and I are just praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy and baby.  We apprciate your prayers as well. 

We will keep you updated on our progress, and upload a picture as soon as we can.  We go back to see the doctor in 2 short weeks.