Ready and Waiting

In the very near future, our family will be expanding as we welcome my sister's son Hudson. On September 24th, 29 years will have passed since she joined our family. I have been present for all 29 of those years. I don't really have memories before that day, but I remember the morning of her birthday and meeting her at the hospital. I vividly remember life after her arrival, so I think it's pretty safe to say she changed my life forever.

Almost 29 years later, I suspect this next generation will have a similar effect on our lives. We are ready, waiting and very excited. Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers over the next days, weeks and months. They will be greatly appreciated!

 Lauren and her grandma Joan.

Lauren and her grandma Joan.

 Me, my mother and Lauren as a baby bump in front of the Princess Margaret Hospital in Windsor, England where we were both welcomed into the world.

Me, my mother and Lauren as a baby bump in front of the Princess Margaret Hospital in Windsor, England where we were both welcomed into the world.

 Meeting my sister for the first time. 

Meeting my sister for the first time. 

 me, my dad and my sister in the hospital on Lauren's birthday. Notice my LA Dodgers hat in the foreground.

me, my dad and my sister in the hospital on Lauren's birthday. Notice my LA Dodgers hat in the foreground.

 My grandma Joan and my mother Julie shortly after her birth in Anchorage, Alaska.

My grandma Joan and my mother Julie shortly after her birth in Anchorage, Alaska.