Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Big Changes

I think I've already mentioned that I'm going to be an aunt this year. My brother Devin and his wife Andrea are expecting a baby boy in August.

This picture has some pretty typical aspects of our childhood: Dad doing balancing acts with the baby and me acting stupid, trying to draw attention to myself.

I found out this week that my little sister Hilary, although it's not "official" yet, will be getting married in September. She's the last one of our little sibling trio. She's also 19. The rest of the family still thinks she's about 6, so it has been strange getting used to the idea of her as a married woman.


Oh yes, the infamous orange curtains. Those were the ones that got a giant splash of chocolate milk courtesy of my brother.

I was digging around in some old pictures yesterday thinking about Hillie getting married and Devin expecting their first baby, and I got a little teary-eyed. That shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who knows me well, but given the fact that I'm pregnant (yes, you heard me right), it only makes things worse.


My favorite parts of this picture are my dad's full head of hair and acid-wash jeans, my mom's extra big hair, and the Easter dress my mom made for me. (I think she made that one) Isn't it hot? Especially with that scab on my knee.


Twenty years makes a big difference, huh?

19 comments:

Lindsay said...

Congratulations! When are you due? I'm so excited for you.

Missy said...

You look just like your mom in that family picture! Devin is be happy to know there is another guy named Devin who "spells it right! not devon or Devan!" He gets a little sensitive! Congrats again, I am soo happy for you!

The Rogers said...

Your family is so cute! and CONGRATS!!! WWWWOOOHHHOOO another cute Perry baby.

jenn said...

Congratulations to all three of you! What an exciting year!

The Blatters said...

Wow! Congratulations, Natalie! That is great! When are you due? Your right, your family does have some big FUN changes coming!!!

Lorraine said...

Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you. It's going to be exciting.

Brynn said...

Those are dang cute old-school pictures, and HOORAY HOORAY FOR BABY #2!! Yeah, you left out some details, but, I'm still excited for you!! :) CONGRATULATIONS!! It IS crazy how time flies isn't it?

Shea said...

Wow, I really loved reading this blog. It makes me want to dig through all of my old photos!

Congrats on the pregnancy! How far along are you!?!

Sarah Junsay said...

I like that..just a little mention of your pregnancy and no other details!! You need to do a special post just on you being prego!! So many questions...how are you feeling, how far are you, are you tired....blah, blah...I'll expect a new post soon!!:) Congratulations...we were just wondering at the play group who else is pregnant but not saying....your name never came up!!

Natalie said...

Like that? :) I just wanted to see if you were paying attention! But I guess you could have figured it out from the comments. I'll post a separate entry with all the details.

Marsh Mayhem said...

NATTIE!! Congratulations! I hope your morning sickness fades quickly .... we realized early on with this one that clean toilets are more necessary than food in our house!

I'm so excited for oyu guys!

Chelsea said...

Congratulations! I just announced it to the office when I saw your counter at the top of your blog and gasped out a Natalie's pregnant! Jenn said Congrats. Todd said, wow, she's just a machine!

Anyways, so happy for you! Due in November?

oh, and Happy Earth Day!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations! Please let me know if I can do anything for you. I know first hand how bad morning sickness can be. I'd be happy to bring you dinner or anything else you need.

Cassia said...

Congratulations! :) And I like your pregancy counter at the top. :)

The Piercy's said...

Wow! Congratulations, Natalie! That is so exciting!

Dave & Chels said...

You're pregnant? And Hilary might be getting married?? Crazy. This post is chalk-full of info! (Except I already knew about Devin and Andrea - exciting.) How are you feeling? Are you nervous to have to two kids? I know I will be. Hillie will always be 15 years old to me. That's awesome for her, though. And for you guys!!

Team Chilton said...

AGGGGH!!! You're so sneaky! Whoohoo for being pregnant. Yay Sophie is going to be a big sister. So you're due the beginning of December-ish? Yay, someone else with their babies less than 2 years apart...I'm not the only one! So another person in the primary adding to the ward!

Adam & Rebekah Forgie said...

Congratulations Nat! Wow that is so exciting for you guys. I love all your posts and checking to see how Sophie is growing. I miss you guys!

Chelsea said...

oh yes, and it looks like Sophie was in both pictures of your family. She and Hilary really DO look alike. Twins!