Pretty in pink

As far as I know, there haven't been twins in our family for a very long time.  My brother and sister-in-law have struggled with infertility, and were blessed with news of twins quite out of the blue.  Right about the time they had made an appointment, after much trepidation, with a fertility specialist.  We had a wonderful day Saturday showering Jamie with gifts and well wishes as she enters the final, most difficult part of her pregnancy.

My mom, the consummate hostess, put together a stunning Heritage Menu that reflected all the ancestral ties these two little baby girls will share: French, German, English, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Native American, Irish.  The most delicious had to be the homemade Devonshire cream, with it's nutty aroma and cool creaminess.  Melissa, just a few weeks from delivering her son Robbie, aided in the preparations.

It seems rather ironic that my brother Scott - the macho, police officer, hunter, snowmobiler among my brothers - is preparing for two little pink-clad girls.  I simply cannot wait to see how it changes him and brings out the hidden strengths that have lain dormant for years.  He is going to be a great dad.

Please make room on your prayer list for Scott and Jamie, and especially their sweet twins, Kaitlyn Lee and Jessica Jean.  They aren't "due" until October, but will likely be induced sometime in late August or early September because they share a placenta and amniotic sac, putting them at higher risk for late-pregnancy complications.