Wednesday, June 13


You guys I can not even believe I am writing this right now. But I am pretty dang excited to announce to my blog friends (do I have any blog friends?) That Chris and I are expecting our first little Okland in January!! Holy Cow that is crazy and thrilling all at the same time.

This is how we told our families:

Poor guy hated this little shirt. I think it was made of short fat puppies not tall skinny ones! hehe

So we put this shirt on him and went to my parents first (i'm sure no one cares but I want to have this all written down somewhere so that someday I can reread it) 

We went to my parents house and told them to come see our new trailer, when we got outside they ignored Ralph and couldn't stop talking about our cool new trailer. Then finally my mom says: 
"are you guys getting a puppy" My thought, are you crazy woman!!! 
Chris says "Lauren might be having a puppy" Hugs, kisses, etc.
My dad is still staring at the trailer cause he can't hear what is going on. 
Finally my sister wrangles him up and says "dad, this is not about the dam trailer, look at the dog"
My dad has a bewildered look. 
My sister mumbles to me "oh my hell" says to him "they are having a baby!!!" 
Immediate tears flow from his sweet little eyes. Softest guy ever! I love him. 

It was pretty fun!

We told Chris's parents on a friday night because they wanted to go to dinner and I was so sick. Instead of them thinking their daughter-in-law was the crankiest person ever, we thought we better tell them. 
They were really excited! But when Sandra (Chris's mom) saw Ralph she said 
"Is Ralph in his pajamas?" Hilarious! 
Then she read the shirt and everyone was happy!

On Monday, Sandra and Randy were nice enough to help us get everyone together so we could tell them. They told everyone to come swim and eat homemade ice cream. 

So we were all sitting around hanging out and waiting for everyone to arrive and Sandra kind of winked at us. like "its time" so we put the shirt on Ralph and let him wander. It was pretty hot so he just laid under the table where no one could see him. So Sandra started calling him and kind of walking him around pointing at him, I think she was done waiting for people to notice. Finally Chris's sister read it out loud and Chris's Sister-in-law screamed!
 it was funny but kind of scared the crap out me at the same time. 
Sandra brought out ice cream with little babies on top! She had gone all out and we all just thought we were having ice cream. So nice of her. 

Anyway, that is the story of telling everyone.

We are really excited to meet Ralph Jr. (as Chris calls him/her) on January 4th. We are 11 weeks along and so excited this first trimester is almost over! ;) 
Strange feeling its a boy but I'm sure I'm wrong. 


  1. Congrats Lauren!!! So happy for your guys.
    Love, Nicole

  2. Yayyyyyy!!!! What an exciting announcement! Congratulations! That is amazing news! So so happy for you two! (Three, can't forget that Ralphie!)

  3. Lauren I am so happy for you! Good luck ;-)

  4. So happy for you!!! Loved reading how you told everyone, too. You're a good writer you better not stop when this babe comes.

  5. such a fun announcement! Congratulations guys!!