Saturday, August 30, 2008

It's going to be a juggling act...

The first week of school is officially over! Overall it was a good week I think. Although I am glad to have a long weekend! :) Eventhough this is the 1st week of school, and it is very exhausting it makes me wonder how I am going to juggle my school, home (cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc.), and family(Gabe, Rocky and the new baby) lives...especially beginning in March?? I guess I shouldn't worry about something that is so far off, but at the same time, I know this year is going to fly by! We are lucky to have such a wonderful family who most are close-by and happy to help! Gabe and I could become magicians...that might be good. The house could magically be clean when I got home, the dinner could magically appear on the table hot and ready! Wouldn't that be nice? Or let's just hire a cleaning lady- something I have been talking about for a while now.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Ending One Chapter and Beginning a New One

Today was my last day at Fossil, a place where I have spent my last 3+ years working.  What a great job to have straight out of college!  I have learned and grown so much with that job both personally and professionally.  The people are by far the hardest thing to leave behind!  (I'll miss you guys! :))  But, this bittersweet time in my life means that I am starting a new chapter as well.  I am beginning a career in education, teaching 4th grade.  Going from somewhere I am completely comfortable with to something I am unfamiliar with is extremely scary!   The school is wonderful and my team couldn't be a better one...I feel very fortunate to begin this "chapter" in the setting I am in.  I start working in my room officially tomorrow!  My wonderful team at Fossil gave me this huge, massive gift basket FULL of teacher heaven!  I could not have asked for a better send-off.  I will hopefully post pictures once I have my room complete so you can see my "wild about 4th grade" setup!  Good things are ahead...


Sunday, August 3, 2008

The Story

Since more and more people are finding out, we decided to let you in on the whole story and how we found out.  We had just had a great fourth of July weekend with some friends and as the weekend was winding down, I needed to make a quick run to Target to get a few know, like toothpaste, a lean cuisine...all the fun stuff.  Gabe was leaving for Atlanta the next morning to see a client, and while he was there he was able to have dinner with his aunt and cousins.  With my list in hand, we begin walking around Target getting everything I need.  Gabe says lets just take a preggy test just to see.  We head over to that "section" of the store when Gabe starts to joke around with me and starts asking "what percent pregnant do you think we are?"  I reply with "4%."  So I ask him the same question and he replies with "12%."  Very low percents!!  We check out at Target, go home and get settled in for the evening.  I get everything all ready for the next morning, since they say your hormone that detects the pregnancy in the at-home tests is highest first thing in the morning.  Off to bed we go...  I wake up the next morning, take the test and go to get Rocky up and take him outside to do his business.  Next thing I know, Gabe is right there behind me asking me what 2 lines mean?  I reply with nuh-uh...  He says, "no, really.  What does 2 lines mean?"  I immediately run to look at the test, and sure enough, there they were.  Two lines clear as day...not even a faint second line.  It was just as strong of a line as the first one.  There we are Monday, July 7th...just another morning to most everyone else, and we were finding out we are going to be first time parents!!  Off to the airport we go...  :(   What a day to leave town!  We shared many, many phone calls that day, as you can imagine!  Very exciting news.
Since my pregnancy tests came in a pack of three,  Gabe asked me to take another one that evening, which I did (even though it is just about impossible to get a false positive).  Exact same result, 2 very very clear lines!  A few weeks later Gabe asks, "are you sure we are pregnant?"  I take the third and final test in my 3 pack...sure enough, same happy result!  And the rest is history, which we will be documenting on here for each of you to keep up with us and the little nugget!

We are so happy and blessed to have each of you in our lives, and cannot wait to meet our little one as well as have you meet him/her.  And by the way, we will be finding out the sex of the baby the second we are able to.  

Thanks for being so special to us!

Lindsay and Gabe