I always wanted to do something incredible for my mom and dad. So, I set it up so that we could pick them up at the airport. It was perfect! They didn't suspect a thing. I either wanted to have a huge sign or have an employee announce it over the loud speaker. I wanted to make a huge production. Well, I decided to do the sign so I held it up and I was super nervous. They FINALLY came and when they greeted us, my mom got it right away. She was very surprised. It took my dad a couple extra minutes but I kept holding the sign up so he could see it clearly. It was hilarious! They both hugged us and it was probably one of my favorite parent moments (besides going to the temple for the first time). It was precious, simply precious.
Relief Society good news minute
I was so nervous but knew I needed to share some good news. I also got very emotional about telling everyone, it was pretty ridiculous. After CarolLee Wright told the ladies that her daughter was expecting her second child, I raised my hand and said, "And I'm expecting my first and I'm very emotional about it." Of course I was crying. You have no idea what an emotional roller coaster I have been on over the last couple of years. It was priceless to see my friend, Emily Fuller's face. She couldn't believe that I had lied to her about seven times. I also lied to Sister Oakey when she flat out asked if I was pregnant. Everyone was so excited for me! Then I went and told the Young Women. I am the Mia Maid adviser but I wanted to be in Relief Society with my mom to announce it to all of the ladies. So, I had ditched YW's but knew I needed to tell them before their mom told them.
Telling Keith and Keri Smith
Since Keri wasn't in Relief Society, I needed to tell her in a special way. I decided that since she had played a game called Name that tune on my answer machine one time that I should do the same thing. I got to leave her a message that went something like...
Hey Keri, I wanted to play a game with you. It is called Name that sound. This is what Adrian wanted for Christmas. I held out our stuffed dog and had it wolf a couple of times. Then I said, "But, he didn't get that." This is what I wanted for Christmas...Adrian had gotten me an Eeyore stuffed animal for Christmas. The ears crackle and it rattles. So, I did the two sounds and went Wahhhh, Wahhhh. And I got it! Call me.
Announcing to my co-workers
I created a poem for my co-workers. I put the poem on red and blue cardstock paper.
I am as small as a fig
And I live within
Week by week I grow big
My mommy hopes I’m not a twin
Can you guess the jiggity jig?
Or is your mind beginning to spin?
One more clue I have to give
Is the month I start to live-
And last but not least-sharing this on my blog
SURPRISE! I sure hope you are surprised. I'm just sad that I couldn't do something creative for everyone I know. Well, we are excited to announce the happy news. Life will not be the same for us come July 14th (or whenever the baby decides to come). However, we are truly grateful.