Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Special Announcement

I’m not very good at bringing up these sorts of things up…never have been, so I better just come out and tell you, being as word is getting around and I’d rather you heard it from ME!

We are expecting baby #7!

A grand surprise in God’s mighty plan!  We are very happy, still a little surprised, but how can we not rejoice?!

A couple thoughts I want to share on pregnancy…

  • I never feel more productive in my life than when I’m pregnant.  The sheer act of carrying a baby is the very essence of productivity and creativity!  Not to mention how much I LOVE TO PLAN! 
  • Since I’m older and a little more confident I don’t really care what people think anymore.  Doesn't’ mean it doesn’t hurt when people say rude things, but I’m more inclined to be rude back.  :o)  At least, rude for me.  Here’s an example.  I was at the dentist a couple weeks back and the lady wanted to know if this was my first baby…I told her I wasn’t going to tell her how many children I have because I know she’ll say something rude.  She insisted, so I gave in.  Sure enough, she said something rude.  I looked at her and said, “I told you so!”  I would have never said anything like that in the past!  lol 
  • For us, every time we’ve gotten pregnant, financial increase has come.  This new job that Mr. Taffy has lines up with that.  In hind sight, we can see it was shortly after conception that this new job was confirmed—it’s a great job! 
  • I always look at babies as a promotion.  :o)  If I was working in the world, being able to hire a new employee, under my management, would be a promotion! 


Here’s a few pictures of some of my sweet babies I’ve had the privilege to nurture.

img001 Banana Taffy-6 months old


Chocolate Taffy


Strawberry Taffy

P4280007Blue-Raspberry Taffy


Bubble Gum Taffy

Tirzah and Jonathan 001

Laffy Taffy with Strawberry Taffy

We love babies,  they keep us young and humble and selfless.


Mrs. Taffy


  1. Congratulations!!! Again, we are SO VERY happy for you. We can hardly wait to meet this newest blessing! We love you!!!

  2. Congratulations! Children are a blessing from the Lord! So, why do we as a society want to refuse so many blessings? I think you are tremendously blessed! Praying for a good pregnancy!

  3. Congratulations! I love your last sentence about babies keeping us young and humble and selfless. Best wishes on your pregnancy and new baby. Thanks, by the way, for all your comments on my blog posts! : )

  4. Beautiful! I'm so happy for you all. I am always struck by how much your youngest daughter looks like you as a baby! Great baby pictures.

  5. I've been following your blog for a while now and find it so encouraging and appreciate your love for the Lord. Something you mentioned in a post a while back gave me the impression that you might be pregnant! We are rejoicing with you today! Congratulations!


  6. Congratulations! Maybe you could start a new tag/label with "crazy check out counter comments" or something. It would be helpful to the moms with many who are still young and haven't found their voice yet. :)

  7. Hooray for you! Babies are such a blessing. And good for you at telling that lady she was rude. We've had comments like that and they seem to only get worse the more kids we have. We'll hold little #6 in November.

    I was one of 2 children, my father is generally apalled that we're still happily having children whenever God sends them. Sigh. He always comments, but one comment he has learned not to make unless he wants to be embarrased. He said to me once, "Don't you know what causes that?" and my less than polite but honest reply was "Yes Dad, Jason and I are getting pretty good at it. Want some tips?" LOL.

    Anyway, enjoy every minute of it!

  8. YAY!!! Cogratulations! I am so very excited! I can't wait to see you and I can hardly wait till the baby comes! I am so very grateful and happy for all of you! I love you!


  9. Congratulations! That's wonderful news!!!

  10. Blanchard Family...
    We are so excited for this newest addition to your family!
    Always amazes me at the rude comments people make...and why they feel that they need to make them...I am going to pray that the Lord would give you the exact words you need to say back to all the comments you are going to encounter...words that will make others think about what they are saying...smile!
    Hugs...stay healthy...can't wait to meet Blanchard #7!

  11. Ahhh! Congratulations! So excited for you all!

  12. Ya! I am so excited! Ya Ya Ya Ya Ya Ya! I am soooooo excited. I get another cousin! Wow, I didn't know everyone was bald. I thought just Strawberry Taffy was. Ya!!!

  13. When you mentioned taking a 15-passenger van for a test spin, I started wondering... Congratulations!!!

  14. Congratulations to all the Taffys! :) This is such exciting news! Praise the Lord!
    I will be praying for you and the new little blessing. :)
    Christ be with you all!

  15. Yay!!! I am so happy for you all!! Actually WE ARE ALL HAPPY FOR YOU ALL!!! God is good!

    You know I've had this feeling about you lately. I don't know why I thought that there would be some sort of happy news coming (yep...an announcement of a new baby). Seriously... EVerytime I would pull up your blog the thought would come to mind. Lo and behold....yay!!!

    The babies all look adorable. Cuties!!

    I hope you are feeling good. Can't wait to read up on this exciting journey of pregnancy for you. I bet the family is very happy too!! :)

    I just found out another friend of mine is expecting her ninth. She has eight boys so hoping she has a girl this time!

    I am still smiling over your announcement. Wow...you go girl!!

    Sending my love

    Chris xoxo

  16. Congratulations to you all! Love, Aunt C.

  17. Oh my sweet friend!! I am ecstatic for you! Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful news! My heart rejoices with you! Congratulations!!! You guys make beautiful babies! I don't see any reason to stop doing so:-) You are BLESSED beyond words!!

    How far along are you? I hope you've been feeling strong and well and haven't experienced anything too bad!

    Lots and lots of love, hugs and congratulations xoxoxoxoxo

  18. Great news, I am so happy for you guys! Congrats on your promotions - why wouldn't you get more employees since you treat them so well! I love your Tot school by the way.
    I just found out I am expecting too and I am a bit nervous about announcing it, because my friends have 1 of 2 kids tops, and this is my 3rd if you count just my kids, but 5th if you could my step-kids, and I do! :)
    I hope you still have time to blog after the baby is born! Best of luck.

  19. Thank you all! I KNEW my bloggy friends/family would be happy for us! You guys are all just great!

    Tristan- Thanks for the hilarious story!

    Alina- Yay! So happy for you! I always think pregnancy is contagious and I bet it won't be long until one of your friends gets pregnant too! :o) Don't worry, I will always blog!

    You ladies have a wonderful day!
    love and hugs from ME!

  20. Congrats!!! Oh, may I just say that I am sooo jealous!!!! (Yes, I know that is a sin...) I wish that my husband and I didn't feel so confined by the almighty dollar and the judgments of others. It is very frustrating and heavy on ones heart... perhaps this is why some people are rude... they wish they were as confident, capable, loving, and wonderful... but they just don't make the grade like you do.

    My sweet baby #4 is 12 weeks old now and I love every second of him. I am happy and my heart is filled with joy and love. And I am sad because I know that I will not be having another... like sad sad... heavy heart like sad. (But you know, God's plan trumps ours so... :-) )

    We are rejoicing with you because every time your family receives a blessing like this, so does the rest of us (the world) receive the blessing of one of YOUR awesome offspring... thank you!

    Praying for a wonderful pregnancy, Christina

  21. Congratulations!! Wonderful news!!!!

  22. Congratulations!!! That is such great news!! Are the kids excited? Congrats again & I hope you have a great pregnancy!!



    I have 3, would love to have more.
    my husband says he's done.

    You are so blessed.

    I'm so sorry for peoples rude mouths. If they only knew that children were a blessing.
    That just burns me.

    You are blessed!
    The End


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