Something Grand

I decided to add my grand announcement and join the ranks of a few of my fellow blogging friends….

 I’M EXPECTING!!!!!

So, there you have it.

April 1, 1980 (or there abouts)

“Dad! Dad! The sheep got out of pasture, come quick!” I was panting from charging up the hill and into the house.  Dad looked up in surprise and went running out the back door, as I sat silently inside holding my sides and chuckling.

April 1, 1981

“Dad! Dad! The sheep got out of pasture, come quick!” I was panting from charging up the hill and into the house. Dad looked up in surprise and went running out the back door, as I sat silently inside holding my sides and chuckling.

April 1, 1982

“Dad! Dad! The sheep got out of pasture, come quick!” I was panting from charging up the hill and into the house. Dad looked up in surprise and went running out the back door, as I sat silently inside holding my sides and chuckling.

April 1, 1983

“Dad! Dad! The sheep got out of pasture, come quick!” I was panting from charging up the hill and into the house. Dad looked up in surprise and went running out the back door, as I sat silently inside holding my sides and chuckling.

April 1, 1984

“Dad! Dad! The sheep got out of pasture, come quick!” I was panting from charging up the hill and into the house. Dad looked up in surprise and went running out the back door, as I sat silently inside holding my sides and chuckling.

April 1, 1985

“Dad! Dad! The sheep got out of pasture, come quick!” I was panting from charging up the hill and into the house. Dad looked up in surprise and went running out the back door, as I sat silently inside holding my sides and chuckling.

I think after my tenth year I finally laid off of the joke. But, every year without fail my dad would go charging out the door – I think I knew that he knew I was joking, but it made me feel like a million bucks every time he went running out there to look. What an awesome Dad I have! 🙂

Oh, and about earlier comments:

APRIL FOOLS!!!! Well, I suppose I really am expecting, I’m just not sure what -and I definitely am not expecting what you thought I was expecting. 🙂 But now, after this post I am most definitely expecting your comments.

 Oh, and I guess you know what to expect next year! 🙂

13 Comments

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13 responses to “Something Grand

  1. Your poor dad. I can only imagine what you do to the rest of your family 🙂

    That does remind me tho that it is April Fools Day…it’s probably time for me to harass my own family 🙂

    Goofy, I do hope we see each other ’round the playground. I love “meeting” other heart moms and your world here is lots of fun! Of course I would love to be included in your heart section.

  2. Lol you were so creative with your pranks. Didn’t he eventually catch on?

    I think he knew from day one – well the first one he might not have known, but in later years he was being a great Dad and reacting because he knew it thrilled me to know end to think I caught my Dad with an April Fool’s joke.

  3. Congrats on your expecting news Julia! I am very happy for you!

    SH told me I had a clif hanger in my nose this morning. I wiped it just as he said “April Fools!” That is about the extent of his pranks 🙂

    Heh – we’re a bunch of jokers over here – you do realize that I really am not expecting, right? (well, a baby anyway, I supose I can be expecting agreat many things.) Just want to make sure that is clear – I may have left it a bit cryptic and I just want to check. 🙂 This morning I tried to get Paul to think we were an hour late and missing conference – it almost worked. 🙂

  4. Deb

    Ahhhhhh! You got me! I was thinking, oh how wonderful!

    ROTFLOL. You nut! 🙂

  5. I can’t believe you are pulling pranks on a SUNDAY!!! General Conference day… when our Prophet and leaders speak to us about being faithful AND TRUTHFUL! lol! 😉

    My one April Fool’s prank was at lunch time today Jessica left the table for a few minutes and as she left she told me “Don’t let anyone touch my diet coke”. She likes to drink her diet coke in the small bottles with lids so they don’t spill. Everyone else had something to drink and nobody would have even thought to touch her treasured diet coke. So after she left I sat there tapping the top of the lid with my finger, then Dad reaches over and touches it. So I pick it up and pass it around the table for everyone to touch. Then we realize that it’s April 1st so I set the bottle down on the bench between Austin and myself. Jess comes back and we all giggled as she tried to figure out where it went. Finally I handed her that diet coke and told her what had happened and of course we said, “April Fools!” She wiped off the bottle as if we had the plague or something. lol.

    I’m surprised the boys haven’t tried any pranks today.

  6. HA HA HA Now that is funny! I have gone through so many scenarios with my husband and couldn’t pick a good one today, dangit!!

  7. Christine

    You fooled me! I was getting all excited for #5!!!

    I considered telling everyone that I was either in labour, or had had the baby yesterday, but thought I better not – knowing people would not be pleased when they found out I was joking.

  8. Found your blog through Adventures of a Awesome (Sometimes) Mom. Lovin’ it! 🙂

    My kiddos are at Gma and Gpa’s house so they were unavailable for true April Fool’s torturing. 😉

    But I was able to long distance a joke to them…..or WAS it a joke?
    http://www.pediascribe.com/20070402/mom-and-dad-dont-need-to-shareyet/

    Looking forward to reading more of the blog. 🙂

  9. Laural

    You got me!! Good job! Sounds like a lot of fun growing up! Keep it up with your kids for sure!

  10. Classic–you got me! And your Dad, bless his heart–only encouraged you.

    A local store here has deviled eggs–mmm they look good! And they are–but they are chocolate! I tried using them last year, but my family members were just too suspicious that I made deviled eggs–befoe Easter! Oh well.

  11. Hahaha, that was a good one!

    (I am the original Karen. But obviously, since it’s April 5 now, I haven’t been here in a while. I hope I don’t forfeit my status.)

    Ahhh, no worries, you will never be able to forfeit your status – I haven’t been here in a while either. 🙂 And by the way, I knew as soon as I read the comment from the other Karen that it wasn’t you (or as the thoughts in my head say, “my Karen”), it just didn’t sound like you. 🙂

  12. You got me!

    And the sheep getting out of the pasture joke is great! I can’t think of every really doing any april fool’s jokes.

    But, I found out that I was pregnant with Jaedin on April Fool’s day in 2002. When Nathan came home I excitedly told him I was pregnant (we’d been trying for half a year). He smiled and said, ‘yeah, right!’ I told him that i REALLY am pregnant. He said, “April Fool’s!!! You can’t get me!” We went back and forth for a little while until I started crying because he wouldn’t believe me!!!

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