A few posts back I told you I was still a scrapbooker- that I just needed a reason to scrapbook. Well, it looks like I've got my reason. ;) Katie and Garrett are expecting the most amazing miracle in January 2011. To say I am thrilled would be a total and complete understatement. I am over the moon. I am beside myself. I am grinning from ear to ear and have to physically restrain myself from pulling out ultrasound pictures every time I run into anyone I know. Heck, I have to resist telling perfect strangers! :)
It was so cute how they told us. You see, a while back I bought a new light for my studio from Pottery Barn. It's got little clips to hold all kinds of tags and pictures and whatever else you could think of to hang from it. For Mother's Day this year, I told each of the kids that I'd like them to make something for me to hang from my studio light. Morgan (Chase's sweet girlfriend) quickly did hers and got it back to me. (It's totally cool. I need to take a picture of it) Chase feigned inability to be creative. (totally NOT true and he WILL be completing said assignment) Garrett probably came up with some lame excuse too. (but he makes me other stuff so he might get away without completing said assignment!) Katie? well, Katie kept coming up with lame excuses and I just kept bugging her about it. A few weeks ago we met the kids for dinner. This is not an unusual thing for us. (Paying for dinner is the perfect way to keep the kids in touch!) We had dinner and spent time just laughing and hanging out. It was a perfect evening. Katie casually looked at me and said "Hey mom, I finally got your tag thing done for your light". I teased her and told her it was about time. She pulled an envelope out of her purse and handed it to me. I opened it up and took it out anxious to see what she'd come up with. I was totally speechless when I looked down to see a little black and white picture attached to a tag that said "Smile, you're going to be a grandma!" Tears, hugs, smiles etc... You get the picture, don't you? :) We're delighted to know that in just a few months we'll have the honor and privilege of holding our child's child. Wow. It's the most amazing feeling just knowing that it's happening. It totally blows my mind to think about how it will feel when the day arrives and I can hold that sweet baby in my arms. I have plans, people. I've got to start figuring out exactly what it looks like to be the world's best grandparent because that is my goal. Nothing like a lofty goal, eh?