Monday, December 1, 2008

WE ARE HAVING...



A BOY!!!! Michael and I are very excited to think we will be holding a son in April! For the thousand comments I will receive about the name, yes, we have decided (and did long before kids were in the picture - as a youth minister and teacher we have a FEW name associations to filter through) Landon Elijah is his name. Landon because we both love it and it is Michael's granddad's name whom he never met but told to this day that he is like. Elijah because it means "The Lord is my God"

We are claiming and praying 1 Kings 17:24 over this little one already as his life verse,
"Then the woman said to Elijah,"Now I know that you are a man of God and that the word of the Lord from your mouth is the Truth."

We are very excited and still can't believe we are having a son!!! What a sweet blessing....

12 comments:

Maggie Stamper said...

I told Micheal the same thing about the meaning of Elijah. That is an awesome name. Elijah is my favorite character out of the whole bible, not because of his potty mouth:0) but because of his dedication to the Lord, and that a man who came out of no where in the bible became one of the biggest characters out of the whole bible.
Ya'll are going to have so much fun with a little boy. Do you have a theme for the baby's room yet? I'm so excited for you Traci, and I'm claiming that verse for you in my prayers as well!
Take care girl.
Maggie

sarahunderhill said...

YEA JENKINS!!! WHOO HOO! So excited for you guys and love the name. Good to see your little belly! :)

carriehayes said...

woo hoo!!!! i am so excited for you!!!! i love the name and you look soooo precious!!!! i asked Ashley tonight what you guys found out today and she told me. way to go on posting it! love you!

Allison said...

That is so exciting!

Michael and Jana said...

Congratulations on the news of your boy! Many blessing to come...
Thank you for your sweet comment on our blog. It was great to be reminded of those verses. When Joshua was first diagnosed, I constantly prayed that God would fight FOR him so that he could press on in life. Things seem so much easier now comparatively. I guess I had forgotten to pray those encouraging verses. Thanks again!
BTW--Ashley and Carrie are two of the sweetest people. I'm glad we both have the pleasure of knowing them ;-)

Rachel said...

I knew it!!!!

Carrigan Family said...

I am sooo very excited for you two - I can't believe Micheal is going to be a daddy (you know I do have a few stories to tell on him from working with Mamma Patti). I love that Andrew will have a buddy to play with . Now, could you please adopt one about Ryan's age - he needs a neighborhood buddy as well!! Love you guys so much - we will be praying for this precious one.

Laura B. said...

Congratulations Michael and Traci! Boys are so much fun! Ameryn would haave been Elijah if she had been a boy:). Laura B.

rachel + jonathan said...

traci! i'm so excited for you and michael!!! what a blessing. you look adorable. please keep us updated. love you, rachel

Nick & Leslie said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you and Michael! I'm also glad to find your blog!

Stacy said...

Mark and I stumbled over your blog actually googling the new waterpark in Gatlinburg which led us to the Underhill's blog and then to yours. Go figure! Anyhoo-reading through your posts just reminded me even more how thankful I am that God sent you to Guild! Having you as Reid's teacher is as close as having his own mother with him. I'm so thankful that I can send him into his own little world, and yet know that he has you watching over him and guiding him daily! You will be a great mom, and I only hope I can return the favor someday! We love you!
The Rollins

Katie and Shae said...

That is awesome! sorry we're a little late on checking on your news, but we are THRILLED for you! Yay for Landon Elijah! that's awesome.