Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Expecting The Unexpected

When Daphne started school, I wasn't expecting to cry. I did.

When Beck started school, I was expecting to cry. I didn't.

When I moved away from my old house, I was expecting to feel heartbroken. I'm not.

When we got our trampoline, I was expecting it to be a pain. It isn't.

When we got a house with no upstairs, I was expecting the house to feel strange. It doesn't.

I was expecting to hate having an open backyard that we share with the neighbors. I don't.

I was expecting having more space to be awesome. But not this awesome!

I expected our garage would be so full of stuff we wouldn't be able to park in it for months. It isn't. (One of us is parking in it already).

I expected having air conditioning to be nice and cool. I didn't expect the basement to feel like Antarctica.

I expected there to be more kids in our new neighborhood than the last one. There aren't.

I expected the general population at church to be much younger. It isn't.

I didn't expect the neighbors and ward to be friendly and nice. They are!

I expected having to drive the kids 10 minutes to school and back would drive me nuts. It doesn't.

I didn't expect there to be horses, cows and goats living across the street. There are.

I expected the hot tub we inherited at this house to go unused. It isn't.



There are lots of things about my life lately that have been other than I expected. But I was NEVER expecting this...




26 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Oh, Arianne, congrats!! That's exciting.

Just SO said...

Wow!! Congratulations!!! That is great!

Suzie said...

A big HUGE congratulation shout out to you!!!!!

Koreena said...

HURRAY!! I'm so so excited and happy for you!

In addition, I'm really glad that your new ward members are so friendly. That's great!

Suzie said...

Totally exciting! Congrats-hope you are feeling well!

sarah marie. said...

WHAT?! ok i'm a little hurt i'm finding this out on your blog but i guess i forgive you since we eloped and you were upset. we're even.

Erica said...

Congratulations!! I'm so delighted for you!

Wym said...

YAY! Who loves babies?! EVERYBODY!

Jillybean said...

Congratulations!!!

susette said...

I had a friend who told me "New House, New Baby!" as we were packing up getting ready to move 20 years ago. Sure enough only one month after living in our new house I became pregnant. It was a total shock to me. Congratulations!

Mindi said...

arianne! you done and got yoself KNOCKED UP!

congrats, my friend. i am happy for you. (and glad it's not me--this body has done it's time.)

i hope you are feeling well~

jennie w. said...

You show those fallopian tubes who's boss!

Mrs. Organic said...

Now that's what I call a housewarming! Congratulations!

Charlie said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

carma said...

oh noooooooooos!! congratulations - sometimes the unexpected turns out to be the best thing ever...

Michemily said...

So my question is: "Did you cry?"

Alles, alles Gute!

Nicki said...

I'm so happy for you!!

Cook Family said...

That is awesome!!! There are so few good surprises as adults, and you have sooo many listed here!

Omgirl said...

Michemily, no, I didn't cry. I just said "Holy Moley" "Holy Moley" "Hooooly MOOLEEEY" over and over for about 5 minutes.

Heather said...

YAY!! That is great.
Good thing you moved and will have room in the new house for a third.^_^

Mia said...

I might have just cried! I am so happy for you guys. Hooray! Congratulations :)

Tiffany said...

I loved this post, and the surprise at the end gave me a lump in my throat! Congratulations! How exciting!

Megan B ♥ said...

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!

Congrats :)

Teachinfourth said...

There are goats? Well, then life is good...

Plain Jame said...

Well hello there stranger! I've really been MIA on blogging... I lost my mojo I guess.. I was surprised to see your fabulous news, and I am so happy for you. Congrats, I know this is huge for you, and I couldn't be happier!

Marin said...

i love it and is 100% completely jealous. congrats