Sunday, August 22, 2010


(This took place back in June. Yes, I know - a slogger)

So, we had a 100 men at Big Canyon for a retreat.
HUGE weekend!
Lots of men, lots of food, lots of details...
Did I mention it was HUGE?

We, the kitchen staff, pulled it off.
How? I have no idea.
Nonetheless, we did it.
It was INTENSE in the kitchen.
Lots of tension.
None of the men sensed it, felt it or saw it.
But, it was tense!

So, Friday night after we had finished serving the 100 men a very yummy and I might mention successful dinner, I began to do dishes.
About half way through, I told Deanne (kitchen help), I must be pregnant because a glass of very cold milk with lots of ice sounds so good right now.
Mind you, I am not a milk drinker. I like milk in my cereal but I never just drink a glass of milk - let alone with ICE!
Well, I thought about the milk.
I kept thinking about it.
And kept thinking about it.
The craving was not leaving.

So... I got me a glass of milk with lots of crushed ice.
So very yummy.

Then, as I was finishing up the dishes I was asking Steve (our cook) a question. We began to discuss it and for some reason, I started to cry. 
Crazy! (again)

Deanne laughingly patted me on the back and said you must be pregnant.

Went home. Went to bed exhausted.

Next morning. 
I kept thinking about the possibility of me being pregnant.
Ah ha. I had an extra pregnancy test.
I will take it.
Immediately it read - Pregnant!

I was shaking with excitement.
Ran into our room and jumped on Brian while he was sleeping.
(It was very early)
Without opening his eyes he questioned me with a "seriously?"!!
I quickly got off and remembered that he had gotten home at midnight the night before and he had a full day ahead of "man games" with the 100 men. (I felt bad - but I was excited!)

I left for camp to prepare breakfast.
I did not see Brian again until lunch.
He was rushing through the line to get food.
I grabbed his plate and wrote on it,
"I'm pregnant".
He looked at me with surprise and excitement,
"You are!?"

And there is how we found out about our new blessing.


Cinnamon said...

Oh my goodness YOU are soo funny!!
What an exciting way to announce a new baby! I love it!!


Debbie Willis said...

That is a great story!!

Valerie said...

What a fun story! Congratulations to you and your family. :)

Nikki said...

Hi...first time commenter. But, congratulations!! So exciting!!

Amy said...

Ok, slogger ;) I've been wondering where you have been and how you were doing!

That was a great story! Much more exciting than mine. I emailed my husband a picture of the + test while he was at work :)

Melissa (aka Kitty) said...

Congratulations! The Andersons told us at family camp. I had to come to your blog, because I knew there would be a story. I was right! Congratulations to you both.