Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Curiouser and Curiouser

That's a bit how this year is turning out to be! There have been so many big changes, GOOD big changes, and many times I just marvel at how it's all played out.

The latest is this little person...
who happens to be a B.O.Y!

We just found out officially yesterday, although we've had our suspicions for a few weeks after the technician at the 14 week sonogram said she spotted a curious little something...a something that Rich and I had never seen on a sonogram before. So, Rich will no longer be the lone male of the Moss house, and to be honest that scares me a little bit. I'm from a family of girls, and for the past 5 years, girls have been my life--they sit still and let me read to them, they help me bake, they like to decorate and talk about decorating, and even though they are not angels by any stretch, they think a time out is a really terrible thing. Who knows what this boy's personality will be like, but for next four months until this little guy is born, I will be praying hard for energy and patience and a really good sense of humor. 

Knowing that our family life is going to go through another big change has made me especially grateful for the decisions we've made in the last 6 months. Rich's job change prompted a few other big changes including me keeping the girls home this year. For the past two years they were at a great little Montessori school, but for various reasons we are homeschooling this year. I suppose that's not really a huge deal, my girls are still pretty young, but for me it seems big! I'm grateful for the time we have together this year, just us girls.

If someone were to tell me a year and half ago that in a year Rich would be leaving his law firm, I would be designing and homeschooling full time, and we would be having another baby I think I would have laughed! and then maybe cried :) But it's funny how your heart changes when the time is right. For the first time ever I think, I feel like we're doing exactly what we're supposed to be doing, and even with a lot of big changes, it is the most peaceful and happiest time.

(These pics are form our lovely Sunday. We had the best weather in DC this weekend! Thankfully we were able to sneak out and spend some time on the mall)

More curious updates coming soon...


  1. Leah (and Rich)...a baby!!!! A boy!!!! So many congratulations! We are so happy for you and all the wonderful ways God is guiding you in your life. Love the first picture of your little man and hope we can meet him sometime in 2011! Much love from the Corys!


  3. Congratultions Kids! Don't worry...I was the third child and first boy...I assure you that there is nothing to worry about ;) HAha...Great News...Hopefully I'll see you kids in 2011!!!

  4. Congratulations Leah! I know you will be a FANTASTIC boy mom! :-)

  5. Hooray for a boy! I was excited to hear about Rich escaping the law as well. Joe is hoping to do the same thing soon, and he will probably end up teaching as well.

  6. Good on ya! That is amazing news...says the mother of three boys, and then a little girl. Who happened to homeschool them all.

    Go forth, girl...Live and love every moment of it!

  7. Congrats! I love my boys and you will be a kickin' mom to the new little guy. Can't wait to see the Moss clan in December. You will always continue to inspire me - homeschooling, designing, pregnant and rocking a cute hat on the Mall! Miss you Lea! ;)

  8. A huge CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I am so happy for you all! As a mother of a very sweet boy...not all boys are wild little creatures. On most nights you'll find Charlie and I just peacefully reading and he is quite calm, in fact for years all he had were girlfriends because he couldn't handle the boys. His best friend is a girl and it is so adorable to watch them grow together over the years...they talk and talk and talk, about what I have no idea. And since your son will have 2 older sisters to guide him gently in this world, he will grow to become an awesome boyfriend and husband someday! How wonderful and so awesome you have homeschooled your girls...I have a serious case of ADD, so I don't think I would be good at that. Lovely photos by the way!!! I love the one of the girls jumping!

  9. Wonderful news! Boys are great! While my eldest loves cars, trains, and all things "boy", he'll also sit quietly with me while I read him a pile of books or happily help me make a batch of cookies. It's funny because the idea of having a girl scares me. What do I do with all that hair? What do I do when they get all emotional and dramatic? I figure God will give me what I can handle or give me the grace to manage. You'll do great, I'm sure!

    Very happy to hear that things have worked out for your family! I'm feeling the same way these days.

  10. Oh, and I should add that my 2nd boy is a peach so far. Of course, he's only 3 months old so time will tell!


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