Somehow, some of
you still thought this was all a big rouse. Even
though I was clear last year that I was done with
April Fools Day entries (didn't even have an entry
last year), even though we said at the wedding "LET'S.
MAKE. BABIES.", even though TWO MONTHS of
entries and videos were unlocked with ultrasound
videos and things that I cannot fathom how
I could've faked... a few of you "weren't buying
So, no surprise,
it was true. And honestly, most of you knew. The news
broke at midnight and as people jumped on Facebook in
the morning (the young ones of course) the chatter
started. By the time people got to our announcement
party it was a B-Line to me: "Was that true on
Facebook?". And yes, it was. Everyone was elated,
everyone was happy and unfortunately Talya could
barely be a part of it. The first half she spent
inside lying down, and when she could participate it
was very sweetly and quietly. Everyone understood of
course. And because of Jess & Jeff and my Uncle
Tim and his family? IT WAS BABY-FEST!!!
That's a mid-80s
instrumental my father wrote that represents a time
period I feel like I'm in. Thus the beard, thus
the embracing of all things "dad". It isn't completely
me, but I'm enjoying the comfort. It will soon go back
to being active, having a trimmed goatee, etc. but
goddamn am I loving this.
I joked on
Facebook that this was a future Journey pic from 2014.
It's wonderful to look at that picture and imagine...
and of course even more wonderful that Jess & Jeff
brough Zoe to the party. We're all well past the
"showing everybody we're ok with things" stage into
"we actually like each other and wish we lived closer"
stage. We all just kind of fit. Easy-going people who
genuinely care about each other. Come to think of it,
I've known Jeff for nearly 6 years now. It just kinda
is. And Zoe's just a joy. Looking forward to dinner
with them later this week.
Alright, Talya is
still feelin' rough so I'm gonna go tend to that.
Everyone in Columbus I don't get to see? Please
understand why. I just don't feel comfortable leaving
her alone even though her mother is here to help out.
I'll do a randoms
entry at the end of the trip to wrap everything up.