Okay, so I hadn't updated the blog in a month (I've since gone back and added a bunch of posts). One reason is that I'm trying to be a better employee/wife and not spend so much time on the computer. But the MAIN reason is that I'm a big ol' liar.
You see, the story starts a while back when Jessica sent out the date of Kylie's baptism in Wall, SD. (For those that haven't memorized Christopher's family tree, Jessica is Christopher's little sister who is married to Mike, and Kylie is their daughter who will turn 1 a week before our baby's due date!)
Kylie - 8 months
Chris and I decided that we'd make the 21 hr+ one way drive and attend the Baptism, seeing as Chris loves roadtrips and I would only be 21.5 weeks along. However, we decided it would be MORE fun to surprise everyone. Quickly 'everyone' became Christopher's parents Mark & Brenda.
While we were laughing to ourselves about how FUNNY this would be, we decided to ALSO surprise them with the baby's gender which we would be finding out on April 12th, just 2 weeks before the baptism.
The elaborate lie would have been much easier to keep, but Chris is the WORST LIAR EVER and kept changing the story and slipping up about returning from vacation and such. It took a lot of participation from everyone and a LOT of lying by me (including calling Brenda from the Billings, Montana Best Western to update her on the fake ultrasound we had that day - our alibi for not attending). But we finally made it to Wall, SD and snuck in the back door to surprise a room full of people. After tears and a few slaps, I think they were even happy to see us.
So, in a nutshell, that's why I've been a little quiet on here.
Make sure you go back to April's posts so that you don't miss out on anything!