I'm not kidding you guys. He is bribing us. Whoever has the first Grandkid wins.
Amber and Dave immediately got up, and headed for the door.
"Hey, uh, so we have to go home now..."
(they were kidding)
We all laughed about it, and David jokingly said "Wouldn't it be funny if I had the first baby?"
No. No, it wouldn't.
Well, this year my family got together for New Years Eve at The Roof- a restaurant at the top of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. Kurt and I couldn't be there, but Annie had us covered. She handed out envelopes around the table, and secretly had us on speakerphone in her pocket.
When people opened their envelopes, they saw this:
(not the best picture of either of us, but it served its purpose)
There were exclamations of happiness all around the table, and my Dad immediately got out his cell phone to call us- but Annie pulled out hers and handed it over.
We were so happy.
(That money was as good as ours.)
The next evening, for New Years Day, everyone gathered at my Dad's house to play games and be happy.
Kurt and I set up our laptop, and started skyping the event.
Then Chantel, my little sister, handed out tiny packages around the room.
(We had one too, with strict instructions to wait to open it until she gave us the signal)
We all opened them at the same time, and saw these cute little magnets...
SHE'S HAVING A BABY, TOO!
And it's also a girl!
(these are her Facebook announcement photos)
I could not be more thrilled for her and her husband Michael. It's so fun being pregnant at the same time!
But here's the thing: she is only 2 weeks behind me.
So if I'm a week late, and she's a week early...
This could come down to a photo finish.
It's a tense situation, you guys. There can be only one first grandchild.
And I'm in it for the win.
If you have a second, take a look at my post about Peggy, and the fundraiser to help her fight cancer. It took a lot of tears to write, and anything- even just some kind thoughts or words- would be greatly appreciated.