Saturday, July 25, 2009

Bump Update

Ok, so I know it's not a huge bump, but there is a bump, nonetheless.  I promise the baby is in there.  

For my next exciting post, I'll tell you about our trip to Dar, and I'll include a lovely picture of Sasquatch's ever-growing beard.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

And the Baby Is...

 A Girl!  So, all you out there who guessed boy, I'm sorry, maybe next time.  I have three theories as to why we should have known all along that it would be a girl. 
1.  I think Cheryl had it right.  I'm still pretty tiny, and if this were a Brett-sized boy, I'd probably be huge by now.
2.  T's comment about our team.  It seems that if you are a member of the Geita team, you are not permitted to have boys.  The Groen's have 3 girls, we're having a girl, and Daniel and Kasey are having a girl.  Now, the McNeal's don't know yet what they're having, so we'll have to wait 2 or 3 more months to see test this theory.
3.  Brett has always maintained that he is incapable of producing girls.  I assume God thought this would be a good opportunity for a laugh.

Really, we're happy with a girl.  The doctor's appointment went well, and the baby is very healthy.  She's a little small, which suits me just fine.  We actually have pictures of the ultrasound, but we don't have a scanner here so you'll have to wait on those.  We still haven't decided on a name yet, but we've got some ideas...Helga, Calvina, Hot Dog, and more!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Any Guesses?


This next weekend we are headed to Dar for a checkup at the doctor’s.  We’re hoping to find out if we’re having a boy or a girl.  I thought I’d see if anyone has any guesses...let you know the answer in a week or so:)

Giraffes Aplenty

For our fifth year wedding anniversary, we decided to go on a little safari.  Our actual anniversary isn’t for another couple of weeks, but the rates for safari lodges skyrocket in July, so we decided June was a fine time for a wedding.  

We went to Ruaha National Park, which is about 2 1/2 hours from Iringa.  This was Brett’s first safari, so I was really glad that all the animals were out and about.  I’ve never seen so many giraffes in my life.  They’re so amazing to watch move.  They always look like they’re in slow motion, even if they’re running.  We almost demolished our car by running into one coming around a corner.  But, thanks to Brett’s fast braking, we managed to not get squashed.  We also saw a herd of over 500 cape buffalo.  We came through to a clearing and there they were, as far as the eye could see.  We also saw elephants, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, greater kudu, about a million impala, hippos, crocodiles, baboons, zebras, birds, and more.  The only thing we didn’t get to see were lions. That was the top animal Brett wanted to see, so it was a little disappointing, but we figure surely sometime in the next 10 years we’ll have another chance.  It was a really great trip.