Friday, April 27, 2012

Surprise for Elder Hales

We are counting down the days until my brother Dan comes home from his mission in London, England. It doesn't quite seem like it has been 2 years, but I do feel like I haven't seen him in a while, and I can't wait to see him in just a couple weeks. He will be home in less than 3 weeks. As a family we have been discussing what we will do when he gets home. Where and what we will eat, when we can get the boat on the lake, how he will have changed, and other random things. Our time around the Sunday dinner table is centered around Dan.

My Dad is probably the most excited, to finally have his handy son home to help with the yard work and to even out the boy to girl ratio at home. My Dad bought some golf passes at an auction for different courses in the county. It will be fun for Dad, Dan, Brent, and Bob to all golf together this summer. Although Andrea and Brent got married while Dan was gone, Brent met Dan before he left, so he isn't too much of a surprise. My Mom actually is the most excited I bet, and it's not just because she got a brand new car this week so Dan can have her old car. In preparation for his arrival at the airport, I have been making a few posters for Bob and I to hold. I can't wait to see his reaction.

I think Bob will hold this poster:


And I will be holding this poster:


Do you think he will like them?

28 comments:

Jody Mac said...

Alyse!!!!! When I read the title of your post I had a sneaking suspicion but you had me going til the end there. CONGRATS!!!!! In the due time of the Lord. Remember :) love you girl!!!

Lane & Kelly Snider said...

I am so incredibly happy for you! Congratulations! I know this has been a long road for you, which makes it all that much sweeter!

Leandra said...

Alyse!!!!!!!!! I am so so so happy for you. I can't think of anyone in the world that I would be happier to hear was pregnant. Congratulations! Times a million!

Karie said...

Yes! Yes! Yes! He will LOVE that poster!!!!

Brianne said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you! That is such good news!

Melissa and Matt said...

Alysse I am so excited for you! What a wonderful blessing for you and your family! You are going to be a wonderful mother!

Sara Gray said...

WAHOO!!! I know we haven't been the closest of friends but I stock your blog and I always like to see your fun teacher things as well as life things. This is the best! And you should expect lots of cute onsies to come your way because you have made the cutest ones for everyone else. haha. Being a mom is so fun. Watch out though... it makes teaching a little harder:)

Steph said...

Yay!!!!!! So happy for you guys :) all the best the next few months.

Danielle said...

That is such a cute idea!!! I can't even wait for a little Alyse or Bob!!!

Andrea said...

So exciting!!! Congratulations!

Mrs. Dean said...

Yay, yay, yay!! I'm so happy for you and Bob! I can't stop smiling :D

A.J. Dub. said...

That is wonderful news! Congratulations! We will keep you in our prayers for a healthy pregnancy and baby. :)

blainedh said...

After working all day in the yard I can testify that indeed I will be happy to have Dan home to help me this summer!

emily said...

Alyse,
Why did this post make me cry?? I am so happy for you guys!

Nicole said...

Congrats!!!

Emily Jones said...

Yes! This is SUCH great news. I am SO happy for you guys. You are going to make one fantastic mama. Are you going to retire from teaching for a while? Yay!

Candace said...

So, so excited for you guys!

Radiant Red said...

Hurray! Congrats cutie! I am soooo happy for you! This just has to be so amazing for you! I wish you the best, happiest, healthiest pregnancy!

perdue family said...

Okay...this makes me cry...just a little, cause IM SOOOO HAPPY for you!! (and maybe hormones, who knows). I am so excited Dan comes home so soon! And i think he'll LOVE the posters :) I cant wait for your new adventures and to hear all about it.

Kaitlyn and Kyle Shelley said...

Alyse!!!!! I've been praying for you to get pregnant!!! I guess it worked =) I'm so happy. Congrats darling! I wish you a very happy pregnancy. So happy for you!

Linda B said...

Hey Alyse-I never hear anything about what's going on with you! Congrats on the baby. I'm so excited for you guys. Makes us feel old though when our little preschool students grow up and become parents. I found your blog through Amy's! Good to get an update! Miss Linda

Crystal Elaine said...

So exciting!! I'm so happy for you!

Hillary said...

Laura told me that you were announcing your great news on your blog so I had to check it out right away!!! That is soooo exciting! I'm so happy for you, especially because you are just after me (end of Oct). I can't wait to hear more about how you've been doing.

Michele said...

i think he will love those posters! :) congrats! so happy for you guys!

The Olson Family said...

Congratulations! That is so wonderful. I hope you have twins!

freckles and rouge. said...

Congratulations Alyse! I'm so happy for you!

craigandstacy said...

Congratulations! For some reason, the second sign picture didn't come through at work so I"m glad I reread this at home. WE are so excited for you and Bob and I know your parents are over the moon!

Torrie and Cassidy said...

Yay! Congrats! What wonderful news...We are so excited for you guys!! :)