Tuesday, March 6, 2012

a funny thing happened on the way to returning to full blog activity

...okay, more than one funny thing.

There was this,

a tried-and-true FOUR-YEAR-OLD (Saturday was her birthday and she is so grown up).

And this:

Chip got a new job.  A good job that makes him HAPPY, which is such a good thing because it makes me happy.  But the downside is that it has him traveling again (cue universal laughter).  So to recap: I am happy.  And also very nervous (as you can imagine).

And this,

this belly - this baby - this this this HUGENESS, which is still a round reminder (no baby yet).  And I'm perfectly happy about that, if you believe it.  I'd like him to hold on for a couple of weeks, actually.  Just give me a couple of weeks to finish putting his room together, to finish washing his clothes, to paint a couple of shelves, to actually sew him some swaddle blankets (cut out but as of yet, not a single stitch), and to pack a darn bag for the hospital.

And this, which is hard to explain without putting it into context.  For the last two and a half years I've been working in the children's organization at our church (it's called Primary).  I've been the secretary and the first counselor, always behind the scenes, happily in the supporting role.  I've let someone else make the big decisions and call the shots (LOVE YOU AMANDA).  And then, about five weeks ago, my Bishop asked me to be president (cue even more universal laughter).  That was my first reaction, actually: I laughed.  Then I looked at Chip.  And I looked at Alice.  And I looked at the growing belly.  Then I said yes.

It's been a busy month.

But I'm excited to be here with you, and I promise I'm hanging in for the long term, come what may.  Tune in the rest of the week for pictures of some of the things that I have actually been able to get done (fun and crafty and cute things).


Amy said...

Happy birthday, Alice! I can hardly believe our kiddos are officially 4. Crazy! And awesome!

Congrats to Chip. It's a rare thing to find a job you actually like. Yea!

And I could go on and on about how much I love that belly picture! So excited for you guys. A brand new squishy boy baby in just a few weeks - whee!

clueless but hopeful mama said...

Oh hi!

Lovely to see you and hear about the BOY and the new job and the FOUR year old!


Alicia said...

you are adorable, whimsy, just adorable. have you considered that you might be PREGNANT? just a guess from that awesome photo.

happy birthday, adorable alice.

and congrats to chip, who i would also call adorable, but that might be considered creepy.

Amanda said...

Love love love love!

Sibley Saga .... said...

Awesome! Love it! Love the job news and LOVE that belly! If anybody could juggle it all, it would be you. Just don't do it ALL, okay? Be good to my friend Whimsy. Wish I could be there to give you a hug. We'd have to have a belly pic together for sure.

wandering nana said...

Where is the place you took these pictures? I am so excited to meet this little man. I hope he waits until I get back so Miss Alice and I can spend some times together.