Thursday, July 22, 2010

Chapter 44

The week had passed by and New Year's was approaching fast. The Pens had an early game on New Year's eve so they could celebrate with friends and family afterwards. Since Karen was at home with the twins, Sidney got through the media and rushed through his shower to get home to them. He had left instructions to be showered and dressed by the time he got home. Karen just laughed because unless both kids fell asleep that would be near impossible.

At 6p, Sidney made it home and saw Karen in her robe feeding one of the babies.

"I thought I told you to be ready" Sidney said coming into the house.

"Well I at least managed to get my shower when these two fell asleep finally. Your son decided he was hungry and being the wonderful mother that I am decided to feed him."

Just then a small cry rang out from upstairs "finish up with junior here and I will get Nicki fed then I'll go change."

"What is with the rushing and dictating?"

"I'm sorry for rushing you and I'm trying not to dictate but I want to get the the New Year's party."

"What's going on Sid?"

Sidney leaned down to kiss her "you'll find out in time" he said running up the steps to feed his daughter leaving Karen to shake her head.

"Your dad has something planned. Do you know what it is?" she asked her son as he ate with his eyes closed "no huh, didn't think you'd rat him out." Karen let Sidney finish nursing before taking him upstairs to put him in the crib so she could get dressed.

"Do you mind wearing this?" Sidney asked holding up a white cocktail dress with lace trimmed edges and straps.

"Not what I had in mind but if that's what you want me to wear I'll wear it tonight."

"Good. I'll go get the kids changed and dressed as you get ready." Karen watched him practically run out of the room and smiled wondering what was going to happen tonight.

After a half hour of getting the kids ready and packing an overnight bag, Sidney had them downstairs and was waiting on Karen. She saw him pacing around and slowly walked down the steps.

"Sid, will you calm down. It's a New Year's eve party. It's a safe bet it'll be going on for another 6 or 7 hours if not all night."

"I know, I just want to beat traffic and get there."

"Nice cover" she said looking at the bags by the door "are we not coming back?"

"We are the kids aren't."


"Mom and dad will probably leave after midnight and she decided to give us a night alone so she offered to take the twins tonight."

"I'm sure you did some begging first."

"Me? I would never do that."

"Then tell me what you have planned."

"Nope, can't do that. It's a surprise and you will love what ever happens."

"But I hate surprises."

"Yeah I know, but you will still love me after this." Karen laughed and shook her head before grabbing one of the carriers and a bag then heading out to the car. Sidney smiled and took the other carrier and bag, following her and getting the twins settled in the back seat.

The whole way to the hotel, Karen kept trying to get what Sidney had planned but he just kissed her hand and kept mum. They got to the hotel and went to the room where the team was having their party. Karen looked around and made her way to Sidney's parents and hers, giving them a hug and setting the twins down. Sidney walked over to some of his teammates and talked about the upcoming events.

"Does she suspect anything Sid?" Max asked.

"No and it's killing her that I won't tell her."

"When do you want us to get everything ready?" Jordan chimed in.

"After I take Karen outside the room, you guys can get everyone to change the room and I'll bring her back in about 5 minutes later to start everything" Sidney said smiling hoping his plan goes off without a hitch.

Meanwhile, Karen had found Natalie and Britnie and was talking to them.

"Ok, I have to ask. Sid has something planned and I know both of you know what it is. So, what's is it?"

"I have no idea sis, really."

"Seriously Karen, Max hasn't said anything to me about something happening tonight."

"Really? So your men are just plotting something over there with my husband and you two have no idea." Karen saw the smirk they gave each other "yeah and neither of you know."

"Just enjoy the party Karen, you'll love what happens" Natalie said as she walked away laughing.

"So tell me Brit, does everyone in this room know what's going to happen tonight?"

"Yep....well everyone but you" she said smiling as she left Karen alone.

Karen had enough and walked over to Sidney who quit talking when she walked up "can we talk for a minute Sid?"

"Sure, why don't we step out of the room for a minute. It's a little noisy in here" he told her and gave Max and Jordan a look before leading Karen away from everyone. They left the room and Sidney walked her away from the door "what's the matter?"

"Why don't you tell me. Something's going on that everyone else knows about but me."

"Did I tell you how beautiful you look tonight?" he said caressing her cheek.

"Sid, I'm being serious."

"So am I. Do you know how much I love you?"

"Sid, please?"

"Alright, I'll tell you what's going on after this" he said before leaning in to meet her lips with a soft, passionate kiss.

"You're stalling" she said breaking the kiss.

"I'm showing you how much I love you."

"I love you too, now tell me what's going on."

Sidney just smiled and nodded his head yes. He took her hand and led her back into the room, standing behind her to let her soak in what she was now looking at.

"Why are all the chairs and everyone sitting like they are waiting for something to happen?"

"You do know what tonight is, right?"

Karen smiled "its our wedding anniversary."

"Well, this is your surprise" he said still holding her hand and walking her down between everyone and standing in front of them. "Ever since the first day I saw you, I knew I wanted, needed you in my life. You brought so much love, joy and surprises that I thought the world was nothing but a hockey game."

"What are you doing?" she whispered knowing everyone was staring at them.

"I don't think I could have picked anyone better to share my life with and I want to continue to share my life with you." Sidney slowly moved down on to one knee and a breath caught in Karen's throat "tonight isn't just about celebrating a New Year, but the start of a new journey with each other and our children. Karen, the love of my life, will you do me the honor and marry me...again?"

Karen looked around at all their friends and then laid her eyes upon her children, her babies that she never thought would happen. She turned back to look at Sidney as the tears stained her cheeks and nodded her head "yes, I'll marry you again" she said making Sidney jump up and kiss her.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Chapter 43

A few hours later, Karen jolted out of bed and startled Sidney beside her.

"Baby, what's wrong?"

"I thought I heard crying."

"I don't hear anything. The twins are probably still asleep. Come here" he said lying down and pulling her with him. As soon as they cuddled into each other, a cry rang out "ok, that was spooky."

Karen got up and put on her robe "you're telling me." Sidney got up and went to get his shower so he could keep an eye on the twins when Karen got hers. Twenty minutes later, he was downstairs getting some breakfast ready for them as the phone rang.

After Karen got both kids fed and changed, she had them back in their cribs and they fell back asleep giving her ample opportunity to get her shower and ready for the family to come over for Christmas. When she got out and got dryed off, she went to the dresser to get clothes when she saw both necklaces Sidney and Jordan gave her. Picking them up and holding them in each hand, she thought back to when everything that happened between them wondering if she would be where she was today.

"I did love you Jordan but I couldn't let my heart realize that" she said looking at his. She turned to Sidney's locket "I had always loved you since our first date and I can't believe you still wanted to be with me after everything." She let out a sigh and didn't want to disappoint either of them. Karen put on Jordan's first then the locket Sidney gave her. It was perfect that one had a longer chain then the other and they sat perfectly one above the other. She hoped they both didn't get offended that she had both necklaces on and the first test would be Sidney. Karen got dressed and headed downstairs, letting the smell of food hit her nose and telling her how hungry she was. Walking into the kitchen, Sidney asked her to get the juice from the fridge and she did before sitting down. Sidney looked at her and smiled then glanced down to her chest. Karen's eyes looked at his and a small fear stopped her heart until he spoke.

"They both look beautiful on you and I know why you put them both on, you don't want to disappoint either of us today."

"I'm hoping to wear them both everyday, just not today because he'll be here with Britnie."

Sidney took one of Karen's hand and held it "just because one of those came from Jordan, it still came from a friend."

"And it doesn't mean I love yours any less Sid. They both represent me being a mother and they are both special to me."

"I know baby" he said kissing her hand and smiling at her telling her he was ok with it "but maybe sometimes you could wear just mine."

"I think I can make that happen the majority of the time." They leaned in for a kiss then began eating their breakfast.

After breakfast and getting the dishes done, Sidney and Karen sat in the living room for a undefined quiet moment.

"When is everyone suppose to get here?" Karen asked him.

"Well mom called while you were with the kids and she said that they would be here by 10a. What about yours?"

"Probably around the same time. Mom said she wanted us to enjoy some time before everyone got here."

"Then I can give you your other present."

"Sid" she said as he got up "that's not fair. I only got the painting for you."

"Well, I saw this and couldn't resist" he said handing her the box. Karen opened it and smiled as she pulled out the lace trimed baby doll lingerie and matching panties. "I saw that on a mannequin and instantly thought of you."

"Its beautiful."

"So are you and after getting off all the baby weight, you'll look even more beautiful in it." Karen just shot him a look "you know what I mean baby."

"I do and I love it. Maybe I'll wear it tonight after everyone goes home."

"You could but I gave it to you now to have it to wear on New Years."

"Why do you want me to wait until then to wear it?"

"New Years is special and if the kids let me, I want to make it as romantic as I can for us to where by the end of the night, you have this one."

"Sounds wonderful, but um, if the kids let you?"

"Well, I'll have to have a talk with them but hopefully they won't yell for their mom after a certain time that night."

Karen shook her head and giggled "why don't we just see if either of our moms will take them after a certain time? I know we'll all be celebrating New Years together, maybe after midnight when they head home they can take the kids with them."

"Or, maybe they could take them earlier, let me do what I want to you before we meet up with everyone to celebrate before midnight."

"You have something planned already."

"I don't know what you're talking about. All I know is that I want at least an hour to make love to my beautiful wife without any possible interruptions."

"A full hour? Wow, someone's ambitious."

"Let's just say I want to ring in the New Year right. Forget everything that happened this year...well with the exception of the twins being born" he smiled at Karen "and have our fresh start as a family."

"I'd like that" she said with tears forming in her eyes. Sidney brought up his hand and caressed her cheek before leaning in to attack her lips with his. They stayed locked in an embrace until Karen heard a car pull up and got out of his grasp to Sidney's dismay. She went to the door and opened it seeing her parents, grandparents, Britnie and Jordan "apparently I missed the family gathering at the house."

"Nah, we just all pulled up at the same time" Britnie told her sister as she hugged her.

"Well perfect timing then" she said hugging her back "hi Jordan."

"Hey" he said somewhat shyly hugging her "Merry Christmas Karen."

"Merry Christmas to you too."

"Pretty necklace you have on" he said smiling.

"Thanks, my best friend gave it to me. Come on in" she said ushering them in and out of the cold so she could greet everyone else.

After everyone got inside, they sat around talking until the twins woke up to join them. Dinner was in the oven, so they decided to open up all the presents. Karen just watched Jordan, Sidney and Taylor all be kids and rip open presents. They only had two each, the rest belonged to the twins. Sidney would pick up the toys that were opened and proudly show them to the twins, virtually getting no response which just made everyone laugh.

"Mom, could you take Nicki, I need to check on dinner."

"Don't be silly. You stay and enjoy the family time, I will go check on dinner."

"And I will help you" Trina said handing Sidney off to Troy and getting up to follow Nicole in the kitchen.

"I'm not helpless you know" Karen yelled to them and smiled when she heard laughing coming from there. She sat and finished watching all the presents being opened then Sidney and Jordan trying to get the twins to play with them.

Awhile later, Karen and Britnie took the twins upstairs so she could feed them and put them down for their naps while the grown ups ate dinner.

"So, Jordan told me he told you everything that had happened that day at the arena" Karen said after getting situated and feeding Nicki.

Britnie sat on the couch with Sidney and nodded her head "yeah and I was more shocked that it had come to that."

"What do you mean?"

"I knew Jordan was having a hard time getting over you. When we were together, he would get this faraway look in his eyes and I knew he was thinking of you. I asked him straight out if he loved you and he said he did. But then after a second of silence, I asked him if he loved me."

"I hope he told you he did."

"He did. He looked me straight in the eyes and told me that eventhough he still loved you, he wanted the love he had for me help him get over the love for you."

"I'm happy for you Brit."

"It sounds like you are but I'm wondering if you really are."

"Yes Brit, I did love him. Maybe for a brief second I did fall in love with him. But I think it was more of the freedom that I was in love with. My life is wrapped around being Sidney Crosby's wife, but Jordan brought feelings of spontaneous, wreckless sex that was unhibited to both of us. It became a force bigger than both of us, only I was able to see what I really wanted and that was Sid. I do regret that you got hurt in all this. I was hoping to break it off with Jordan before it got to where it did but it didn't, for that I apologize."

"I forgive you sis, just if the urge hits again...go for someone other than Jordan" Britnie said then smiled.

Karen smiled back at her sister and nodded "I don't think I ever want to jeopardize what's in front of me again" she said looking down at Nicki then over at Sidney.

Meanwhile downstairs, Sidney and Jordan were alone by the tree putting a couple toys together for the twins.

"I guess you didn't mind Karen wearing the necklace I gave her" Jordan asked cautiously.

"No I don't. She's your friend Jordan and she's not about to do anything to ruin that."

"I know you're thinking I only asked Brit to marry me to keep me close to Karen."

"Jordan, I..."

"Let me finish please" he said sternly and Sidney just nodded "Brit and I had it out and I told her everything, I mean everything. The love I have for Karen, I don't know if it will ever go away but at least I know I can let go of the feelings to keep pursuing her. It's over Sid and I wanted you to hear it from me. You have a beautiful family and I can't destroy that for either of you."

Sidney sat there in silence for a minute "I appreciate that, really and I'm glad you finally told me the truth."

"What makes you think I wasn't telling you the truth before?"

"I could tell from your eyes. Before I still saw a need you had for Karen and this time, it was gone. I hope you and Britnie can truly get past this and be happy."

"Thanks man" he said as they shook hands "so hopefully this means that you won't try and take my head off at practice anymore?"

"Unless you steal the puck away, I don't see it happening again." They both laughed and finished putting the toys together.

Twenty minutes later, all the grown ups were sitting in the dining room eating their Christmas Dinner. Karen had looked around the table and saw what might not have been if her choices went another way. She was brought out of her thoughts when Sidney caressed her hand. Karen offered and smile and finished eating, joining back into the conversations. After they ate, Karen was in the kitchen getting some of the dishes done as everyone moved into the living room to continue talking until their dinner digested enough for some dessert. Sidney realized Karen hadn't been back out and went to check on her. He saw her at the sink and wrapped his arms around her waist.

"What's wrong?" he asked casually.

"Why do you always ask me if something's wrong?" she said turning around in his arms.

"Because I can always tell by either the way you get quiet in a room full of people or when you get a faraway look I know something's bothering you. So spill it."

"Nothing's wrong, I just saw everyone and was glad we were all together."

"Because it might not have happened."

"I can't help but wonder if this day would have been just me and my family if..." she said but Sidney put his finger over her lips to silence her.

"I am going to say this one last time. Are you listening because I will not be repeating it and we will never have this conversation again" he said getting a nod from Karen. "It might have seem like it, but I never wanted us apart. We both fought to be together and look how it worked out. Everyone is happy, everyone is right where they need to be. You need to get that through your head before I take a drill and bore it in there."

"I'm sorry and maybe it's the holidays but I can't help but still wonder how you went from being furious at me to being the most lovable, caring, and forgiving husband around. Most men that would have walked in on their wives with another man would have left long ago."

"But I think I've proved to not be like all men."

"And you're not Sid."

"Then why are you still doubting all this?"

"I don't know. Maybe I need something to just popped out of nowhere to make me truly realize it on my own."

"Well I hope it happens soon because I can't handle anymore hormone-related philosophical ramblings from you" he said getting a laugh out of her. "I love you. I've lost you once and I am never going to make that mistake again. Like you said, you will believe it when you see it."

"All I have to say is, it better smack me hard in the face so I don't miss it."

"Not too hard" he said bringing his hand up to caress her cheek "I don't need to see a bruise on this beautiful face." Karen just smiled and leaned in for a kiss before breaking apart and heading in to join everyone.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Chapter 42

Karen went into the bedroom for a minute as Sidney held his daughter "your mom's not as complicated as she seems most days" he said in a voice above a whisper.

"I heard that" Karen said as she stopped by the doorway on her way downstairs. She looked at her son who was staring at her "I think your dad has gotten knocked around one too many times on the ice buddy."

"I HEARD THAT" Sidney yelled from the nursery as he heard Karen laugh before she totally disappeared downstairs.

"Well baby girl, now we get our father/daughter time. I won't beat around the bush and tell you I wanted a son to follow me in my footsteps, but I think having a daughter to reach the NHL and break all kinds of records has me giddy" he said smiling. "Let's see here. I'm guessing you heard what I told your brother huh? Well, I'm glad so I don't have to repeat my life story. Don't want to bore your mom again who's listening downstairs." Karen just smiled knowing she was as she sat on the couch with Sidney cradled in her arms. "I have a lot of plans for you and Sidney. I hope you enjoy being a hockey kid, hell...sorry heck, I just hope you enjoy having me as your dad."

"You know they will Sid" Karen said into the monitor. She looked at Sidney in her arms and he had his eyes closed, falling asleep "your dad is so amazing Sid, I can't wait for you to see him play. I had to name him after you because when I first saw you, you had that same determination in your eyes to get better as he does before he goes on the ice for a game. You and Nicki were in mommy's tummy when he won the Cup and you probably wondered what all the noise was huh? That was the sound of the world being proud of him. I have no doubt you guys will be just as proud of him as I am" she said kissing his head then went back listen to Sidney talk to his daughter.

"I am going to teach you all kinds of shi...stuff little girl. You my dear will have a wicked slap shot that even the toughest players will dive out of the way. I will make goalies fear you as you come down the ice."

"Why do I think there is going to be heavy competition in this house as you two grow up" Karen said shaking her head.

"Of course Nicki, I will have to be really tough on the guys you date. I'm sorry but I don't think a hockey player will be in your future. I know, I know...if it was good enough for your mom it can be good enough for you. Your mom didn't know what she was thinking when she picked me but I will definitely pick the right one for you. Get that baby, all potential boyfriends must meet my final approval" he said into the speaker as Karen quietly laughed downstairs. "You're special Trina Nicole Crosby and I will make sure all your talents come through. You know your mom named you after both your grandmothers. My mom, Trina, is no stranger to helping provide a hockey atmosphere in the family. Karen's mom, Nicole, well let's just say she was no fan of mine. I guess she thought your mom could have done better. She didn't think a professional hockey player could be good enough for her daughter."

Karen listened intently. She knew her mom tolerated Sidney but never really knew why she didn't like him.

"There was this other guy, Nathan I think, that also wanted your mom's heart. He was in and out of the picture a lot with his job and I saw them together one day while we were dating. They were having lunch in a cafe downtown and a couple teammates and I were going nearby for lunch after practice one day. She looked like she was happy being with him. The smile that I thought was meant for me came out for him too. I felt sad to wonder if the next time I saw her, she was going to break it off with me."

"I didn't know he knew about that day" she whispered to herself.

"But she didn't. Since she didn't mention it, I knew in my heart she wanted to be with me as much as I wanted to be with her. Anyway, back to your grandmother Nicole, she would throw Nathan in my face when your mom wasn't around. I blew it off knowing where her heart was. Even when we had our own little time apart I knew she always loved me, I just had to make myself believe it again. You and your brother are a product of that love that fought to be together." Sidney looked down and saw the bottle was empty. He took it from her mouth and put it aside as he lifted her to his shoulder and rubbed her back waiting for her to burp. After she did, Sidney got up and brought his daughter downstairs to sit with his wife and son.

"You needed to wait to feed your daughter to tell me all that?" Karen asked as he walked into the living room. "When we were dating, why didn't you tell me you saw me with Nathan?"

"I didn't want to bring it up for fear you were going to tell me it was over."

"When you saw me smiling, we were talking about old times. That smile didn't last long when he started talking about doing anything and everything to get me to be his wife. I had no intention to be with a man I didn't love Sid."

"I figured that when you never brought it up."

"And I knew my mom hated the fact that I married a hockey player but you should have told me how she treated you when I wasn't around."

"Any porfessional athlete is prone to have extracurricular activities when they go away for games but she couldn't or didn't want to believe I wasn't like that."

"I think she likes you now."

"Only because of these two beauties. We gave her grandchildren, how can she not like me now."

"Maybe I'll have a talk with her."

"No, let's just let it die and it'll work itself out as time goes on."

"I love you for tolerating her behavior towards you."

"I'll find a way to charm her" he said to get Karen to smile. He looked at the clock on the wall "Merry Christmas baby, it's midnight."

"Merry Christmas Sid" she said as they leaned in for a sweet, slow passionate kiss. When they broke apart, they looked at the sleeping children in their arms "Merry Christmas Sidney and Nicki" she said only to have Sidney reiterate the sentiment. Sidney slowly got off the couch and went over by the tree, grabbing a small box and bringing it back over to the couch.

"I know we said not to get presents for each other this year and concentrate on the kids, but I had to get this for you" he said handing her the box.

Karen took the box with her free hand, only to put it in the hand under Sidney and opened it with the other. She looked inside and saw a heart shaped locket with the Penguins logo on it. "Sid, it's beautiful."

"Open it."

Karen put her thumbnail inbetween and heard a small click then pryed it apart with her thumb to reveal pictures inside "oh Sid, how did you do this?"

"When you were sleeping one morning and I got up to check on the twins, they were both awake so I got the camera, turned off the flash and snapped a picture of both of them. When I saw this pendant available, I went to get it and they were able to shrink the pictures to fit for me. I've had it for a little while now, waiting patiently for Christmas to get here to give it to you."

"I love it, and I love you. Thank you, I will always cherish this" she said before kissing him. "Do you want yours now?"

"If you want to give it to me now."

"Ok" Karen got up and put Sidney in his bassinette, going back over taking Nicki and putting her down as well. She walked over to the tree and got the huge package bringing it back over and laying it on the coffee table.

"What could this possibly be?" Sidney asked shocked as to what Karen got him.

"Well open it and find out."

Sidney ripped off the paper and saw the back of a picture frame. He lifted the picture up and turned it over, looking at it in awe. ""

Karen just laughed at his bewilderment "I found a local artist that paints the athletes for all three Pittsburgh teams. I gave him a photo of Mellon Arena, both outside and in and a couple different pictures of you on and off the ice that I love. I asked him to use his own imagination and create a mural of you with Mellon behind you to commenorate the years you played there before you guys move into the new one next year."

"Baby, out of all my hockey trophies and everything I've collected through the years of playing, this is what I will treasure the most. Thank you so much for thinking of this, I love you beyond words right now."

"I was thinking, if you have no objections, we could hang it in the nursery so the kids can see you everyday even when you're on road trips."

"I can't think of a better place to hang it" he said smiling through the tears in his eyes as he leaned in to kiss her. "How about we take the kids back up to bed and head there ourselves? Think they'll get us up in a few hours anyway for their presents."

"I don't think the whole holiday and what it means has sunken in for them yet. Besides, I think you'll have more fun opening their presents then they will."

"That's probably true" he said laughing "but it's their first Christmas, I think in some shape or form they'll remember."

Maybe you're right" she said as they got up and each picked up a baby and headed upstairs. After tucking them in, they left the room and went into their own bedroom. Sidney laid down as Karen went into the bathroom before coming out to join him. She curled up to his side and played with his necklace, getting lost in thought about what all she heard Sidney talk about tonight. She was brought out of her thoughts when she heard Sidney clear his throat and looked to see him holding a condom package between his fingers.

"Are you serious?" Sidney took her hand and placed it over his crotch that was definitely showing signs of life "apparently you are."

He rolled them over onto Karen's back and lifted up her nightgown, seeing she took off her underwear "apparently you had something in mind too baby."

"Well you know, I can't play hard to get all the time."

Sidney moved and rolled the condom over his hard cock. He grabbed the base and guided himself inside Karen's wet core. They both let out a gasp as each felt the sensations of being connected. Sidney's lips made contact with Karen's for a searing kiss as his hips began to move upward slowly to torture her. Karen let Sidney do what he wanted to her and go as slow, fast, hard, or easy as he saw fit. She arched her back and lifted her hips off the bed to match his thrusts. Karen felt her orgasm building and wanted to take over. She made a move to get them to roll over onto Sidney's back and got repositioned. She started out slow to get the rhythm going again before speeding up as the feeling began to grow inside her again. As she was almost drawn over the edge, Karen reached down and pulled Sidney up to her, wrapping her arms around him and holding on tight as her body shook hard. Sidney felt the tightness around his cock and dug his fingers into her hips, keeping her tight over his cock and not letting her move until his orgasm finished taking over. When their bodies calmed down, they were holding on to each other until Karen pulled back and stared deeply into Sidney's eyes before their lips met again. Sidney carefully moved them to put them back on the bed and Karen on her back before pulling out and rolling off to her side. Karen felt the bed shift and saw Sidney head to the bathroom, smiling at him when he came back to cuddle up beside her.

"That is the main reason why I hate wearing those. It spoils the mood afterwards."

"I know and I'm sorry."

"It's not your fault, besides, you'd kill me if you ended up pregnant again so soon."

"Let's hope I can if we choose to expand our family a few years down the road."

"Baby, these two were a miracle and if something happens and you can't carry to term like the others, then we will be blessed with the ones we have. I know I've talked about wanting a whole line change plus a goalie, but I'm not going to be disappointed if I don't get it." Karen started to moved to get up "where you going?"

"To get a piece of paper and a pen so I can have that in writing for a later time" she said smiling but Sidney grabbed her and brought her back down to him "it was worth a shot."

"Yeah it was." Sidney kissed her head "get some sleep beautiful, tomorrow will be a hectic one with both our families here." Karen smiled into his chest and Sidney held on tighter as they fell asleep in each other's arms.