Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Expecting a Ferr-acle

We were in our hotel room in Vienna.  The girls were finally down for the night, after a tiring dinner at the hotel restaurant. During dinner, it had taken all of Don and my resources to keep the girls from putting ketchup and schnitzel grease fingerprints on every knick-knack in the restaurant.  (There were many knick-knacks).

Me: Can you believe that this time next year, we'll have another Verkel around?

Donnie: Verkel?

Me: "Verkel." It's German for "piglet." 

Donnie: Oh!  I thought you were saying 'ferr-acle,' the combination of 'ferret' and 'miracle.'  I can't think of a better way to describe our children!  I thought you were just that great of a poet.

Well, I'm not that great of a poet, but I am pregnant.  Our ferret-miracle is due January 1st.  We are very happy.


  1. Congratulations! How exciting-- I can't wait to read more about this next one, too!

  2. The other Resslers are so excited for you and Don! We're looking forward to your return to the US and are excited to see you in August!

  3. Congratulations Julia and Don!!! How wonderful!! You both are so funny!! (ferret and miracle.....piglet.....Hahahahaha!!!)

    1. PS - At least you will not be worried about in-flight baby appearances on your return flight!

  4. What joyous news old friend! Many congratulations on the expected baby as well as on Don's transfer back to the US. Truly a year of blessings for you! Prayers for you all especially this Christmas. Take care!