Monday, July 31, 2006

Little Bug's Got A Secret..............

Can you see Little Bug saying, "Sssshhhhh....I've got a secret!!"

Connor's just about bursting at the seams with a secret. He's been wanting to shout it from the mountain tops since Saturday night, but Daddy and Mama told him he had to wait. He's been so disappointed that he couldn't say anything because this is REALLY BIG NEWS for him. He's spent so much time being sick and in the hospital he couldn't wait to hear that he was going to have a new job to uphold in the family. We personally think he is going to do a fabulous job at his new duties. Oh, I bet you're all wondering, "What is this new job Little Bug has to do????" Well in Connor's words he wants to tell all of his family and friends that he is going to be a Big Brother!!!! Yup, that's right, a big brother!!!!!!

We are thrilled to announce the news that we are expecting baby #2. We just found out and we are absolutely ecstatic. We still have yet to see the doctor for the "official" word, but hey, a plus sign is a plus sign, right??? We would respectfully ask for your most earnest prayers that God would touch this new little baby in a special way and that health and wholeness would surround this new "Little Bugaboo" growing inside of mama's tummy. We are trusting the Lord for a great pregnancy and a healthy baby to arrive sometime early March.

If we didn't have the chance to contact you personally, please forgive us but the information got out there sooner than we expected. We will try to catch up with personal phone calls in the coming days. As for now, we will continue with our great excitement and we will anticipate the arrival of a new Little Bug to love.

Lovebug Hugs,
Randy, Lori, Little Bug and "Itty Bitty Wee" Little Bugaboo


Pogreba's said...

What exciting news!!!

Richele & Nick

Susie - Maggie's Mom said...

Congratulation Randy, Lori and Little Bug. That is just fantastic. We will be praying for a healthy pregnancy for you and for a healthy new baby brother for Little Bug.

Anonymous said...

I'm just so excited for you!!!! Screaming on the top of my lungs is more like it! What a lucky baby to have such a beautiful family as you. All of my thoughts are with you to recieve nothing but good healthy news. On a side note I am so sorry I missed you at the hospital but at the same time glad I didn't get to see you. You know what I mean! :) That Connor is a little trooper, I just know Stone watches over him whispering words of strength. CONGRATS!!!!!
With love and prayers, Tiffannee
STONE lives in us all

Sheila said...

Congradulations guys!!!! We are so HAPPY for you, and Connor Im sure you are going to be the BESTEST big brother ever!!!!! Im so excited for you guys!!! Im tearing up :) Love You All Sheila

Anonymous said...

HOORAY! PRAISE THE LORD!!! We are so happy for all of you!!! I was reading the blog while the family was quietly watching a movie. And I screamed out loud with JOY!!! Thanks for sharing the good news with us, and of course, we will definitely be praying for your family!
Love you guys!

Anonymous said...

I am in ABSOLUTE SHOCK! Good for you guys and what a wonderful brother Connor will be. I am so excited for you and you 2 will be great parents of 2 or who knows.......maybe 3 (twins??)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Mom, Dad and Connor. I know he'll do a great job being a big brother. He may be a little young to do the diaper runs for Mom, but that will all come in due time. He can warm up with the cuddles, snuggles and kisses.

We will of course pray that God continues to bless Connor with health and lots of sleeping through the night so Mommy can get the sleep she will so desire as the newbie hybernates. :) We will also pray that God will help the new sprout to grow strong and full of life, strength and health.

We have our own praise report. Steven and Tim went to youth camp today. I just wanted to give you a praise report.

Tim just called us 11:00 and was crying. I was worried at first, knowing his history of being away from Mom, until he said he was doing really, really good. Then I thought YES! They had just gotten out of worship and he said that he went forward and said he would serve Jesus no matter what. I guess whoever was speaking, asked them to consider serving and fighting for God. They were told to sit and pray quietly in their chairs until they were sure. If they decided yes, then they were to stand, shout at the top of their lungs, “I will fight for Jesus" and come forward for prayer. Tim said he, Steven and Daniel did it. He said that he and Steven were crying so much, it felt great.

Truthfully, even though I’ve been fasting and praying for my boys this past week, I sort of expected that Steven would be a tougher nut to crack. Praise God for surprising me even in this way.

I only hope that they can get so deeply rooted this weekend that they won’t be afraid to continue in their worship when they come back down the mountain.

Children truly are a Blessing from the Lord. What a difference 4 hours made.

Once again, congratulations. Are you going to find out whether this little one is a boy or girl or be surprised?


Anonymous said...

Wow! you guys don't waste time do you? I am so excited for all of you to experience the next phase of parenthood.....and siblinghood! There is nothing like it. I will keep you in my prayers, I am so excited for you. Kari & Fred are expecting a fourth little one in February.....and they just found out that this one will be a boy!, If your not careful, you may catch up with them in no time! I love and miss you guys!

Andrea Austin

Anonymous said...

How amazing. The cycle of life never ceases to cause me to pause and marvel.

Congradulations, friend.


P.S. Thank you for the beautiful card and your sweet words of comfort. The memorial service was delayed and I'm traveling back tomorrow to attend on Thurs. I told Mom you had sent her a card as well. You are truly treasured in my heart.

Jo Ann Collins said...

Lori, Randy & Connor--WOW!!! What exciting news. I know you guys wanted a large family but after your struggles with precious little bug wasn't sure how you'd feel but sound like you're all thrilled. I am so happy for all of you. What a wonderful big brother Connor will be and what wonderful family this new little one will join. Congratulations!!! Boy, the blog makes it easy to let the world know doesn't it!!!
Then I just read Lee Ann's blog and now I am in tears because I have been praying much for the grandsons going to camp that God would do something great in their lives and even last night lay in bed praying for the Holy Spirit to catch them all by surprise. Now, may God confirm and increase the moving in their hearts that a lasting commitment will be established.
Take care of yourselves and the new little life growing in you. We will pray for a healthy pregnancy and baby and for continued improvment and health for Connor. Love you all, JoAnn & Rip

Emery six said...

Wow!!! Congratulation. Get ready, little baby, you are in for lots of love.
John and Susan, Brent's parents

Berck Family said...

Lori, Randy and Connor-

Ahhhh God is so good he has truly answered prayers and blessed you with a soon to be new baby. We are so excited and so is cousin Linda and Aunt Avis we cannot wait to meet the new arrival. Praise the Lord he is going to do mighty works in these childrens lives. We love you all.

Love Aaron, Amber, Caleb and Isaac

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Wow! We have been on vacation for a week and had alot to catch up on your blog site! CONGRATULATIONS Big Brother Connor and congrats to Daddy & Mommy too! We are so happy for you guys and are so glad to here that Connor is doing much better. Love you guys!
Sue & Randy & Family

Anonymous said...


tina putman said...

congrats lori randy and best of all little bug. you guys dont know me but i go to the same church as you do, fl-cc. my name is tina putman. ive been praying for all of you since the day connor was born. ive been trying to meet you everytime your their but it has not worked out. we love you little bug big brother.

Michelle said...


Anonymous said...


Looking at little Bug's picture, I see he has grown a lot!

Debi said...

CONGRATS...what exciting news... the picture is priceless that needs to go in your new book!!!
Lori I hope you are feeling ok????

Little Bug will be a GREAT BIG BROTHER....

I will be happy to pray for you and the new little one...of course along with all the rest of your family...

Have a wonderful week....
Hugs to that sweet little bug



Tammee, Michael's Mom said...

What wonderful news! Congradultions I am so excited for Conner, you and Randy! God bless you through your pregnancy and I will be anxiously waiting updates on the blog on the progress......please update with photos!

We love you guys!

Princess Morgan said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news. We hope Lori is feeling great and taking good care of herself (getting rest?). Enjoy this exciting time. Lots of love!
Robin & Gregg & Morgan

Brenda said...


Lori: I finally finished the scrapbook of Carrie's and my quick trip to CA in 2004 (I know, I know...two years!). Anyway, I was looking at the pictures and remembering the fun and contemplating how much has changed for you in such a short span. And now...another great change! Congratulations to you and Randy as your family grows and to Little Bug as he becomes a Big Brother! Love you much - Brenda

Oma said...

Hi Lori, Randy and Connor

It was so nice that I could say congratulations to you personally on the news of a new baby and to see Connor. What a beautiful baby,
seeing his blue eyes and he gained so much.

Love Oma and Opa

Auntie Heather Milliren said...

Congratulations Randy, Lori and Little Bug!

You certainly don't waste any time getting down to the business of growing a family. How exciting! Now I will be an auntie to two little ones! I can't wait!

Lori, I will pray for a pregnancy filled with excellent health as you continually care for Little Bug's needs.

Randy, I will pray for strength for you, too. I know it isn't easy for you to be halfway around the world on your tours-of-duty. Thank you for your service to our country. Every homecoming will be all that more special knowing you have a new little one developing in Lori's womb.

Little Bug, continue to get stronger and push through the discomfort in your GI tract. I am praying that the Lord heals you so that you can be ready for your heart surgery. Keep on growing Little Bug. I hope to see you soon.


Auntie Heather

P.S. And, congratulations to you, too, Abby. How could I forget!

The Austins said...

That's terrific news! We are soooo happy for you all. Congrats & God bless. Glenn & Marianne

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, you guys! May the Lord give you all of your heart's desires! You are awesome parents.

See you soon.

Love, JoAnn Andro

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you guys tonight and hope that everything with Connor got under control. I am soo sorry for all of these scarres that keep happening, Lord please let all of this stop and give Randy and Lori such peace and take care of the new little one too.