Monday, December 5, 2011

No more Latte's for Ott, A!

Now don't fret, I'm not giving up blogging, I'm giving up caffeine.  And let me tell you that was no easy task. I started out by making the coffee weaker each morning and then dropping from one cup to two.  Then I switched to half calf, then I tried to fool by self by drinking decaf, but finally I just went cold turkey.  It was probably a 3 month process and I'll be honest I still crave coffee each and every morning.  I smell it in the break room at work and long for a cup.  As all the fun holiday flavored creamers come out this time of year, I stand in the dairy section of the grocery store and stare and long for a cup of Peppermint mocha flavored creamer in a hot cup of black coffee.  

But my sad story of withdrawal still doesn't give you the reason as to why I went off coffee.  I will let the shutterfly card below explain.
Classic Black 5x7 folded card
Modern shower invitations and holiday cards by Shutterfly.
View the entire collection of cards.

On the inside of the card we wrote:
Cost of In-State College Tuition in 1998:
$12,824

Cost of Out-of-State College Tuition in 1999:
$22,208

Cost of BioChem 307 textbook in 2002:
$59.42

Letting you know there are 3 Boilermakers in this picture.....
Priceless!!!


Thats right!  A baby Macchiato (or MacchiOTTo) is on the way!!!!!!  Since Ott, E and I met at Purdue it seemed like a perfect segway for our announcement.  And with our family and friends being so spread out over the country it seemed better to send a card since we couldn't tell them in person.  Most were surprised and of course excited as it will be the first grandchild on both sides of the family.

We are very happy and excited for this new arrival and are certain our lives will never be the same once it arrives.  So in honor of this exciting announcement I am declaring this week on a Latte' with Ott, A "Pregnancy Week."  Each day this week I will have a post on recipes, clothing and exercise all focused on expectant mothers.  I hope you will come back each day to see what all we have going on.  

This post was linked to: Mingle Monday on Add a Pinch, Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, Just Something I whipped up Mondays on the Girl Creative, Made by You Mondays on Skip to my Lou

22 comments:

Megan said...

YEAH! Congrats to both of you. Been loving the baby board on Pinterest.

Jent said...

Congratulations!

Heather @ 3 kids and lots of pigs said...

Congratulations and love the card!!!!

This Farm Family's Life said...

COngrats!!!!

Pam said...

Congratulations! The card was a fun way to spread your news. Great idea.

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

Congratulations! What a lovely way to share your news! (And well done for giving up caffeine - that is not an easy thing to do!!)

Liz @ Two Maids a Milking said...

What a cute idea!! Congrats!

Ria @ Life as a Wife! said...

How amazing! What a sweet, sweet blessing :) :) Thanks for the comment... congrats to you. If you have ANY questions let me know. I don't know everything but learned a few things. As for maternity clothes... Target has a great (inexpensive!) line!

Ginny said...

This is so exciting! Can't wait to read all about your pregnancy!

BARBIE said...

I am so excited for and your husband. Now that is something worth giving up caffeine for!

ann said...

Congratulation! Good reason to give up caffeine. You are right your life will never be the same.

teresa said...

Congratulations! And what a great way to share the exciting news!

zentmrs said...

Congrats!!

Cris said...

Congrats Mama!

Family Balance Sheet said...

Congratulations!!

Kristin said...

Best wishes to you and your husband.
And when you see that new little baby....all thoughts of coffee will vanish.
OK~ mostly.
Or at least until you are up multiple times a night.
Then you will dream of creamy coffee delights!
Such sweet news to share.
XO

Rhonda said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you and your familys!

BigD said...

Big congrats! That's exciting.
Maybe you can have a Mother's Day baby!

Meadowsweet Cottage said...

Congratulations! A new little gardener for you to love :)

Lana said...

Always plenty of room for one more Boiler in Boiler Nation! Congrats, and hang in there. Coffee will be your friend again soon enough! You should be getting some energy back from baby for at least the next 2-3 months. Save it up because you will need it come April ;-)

Hugs!

Lisa said...

congrats! this is such a cute idea to announce!

Katie @Pinke Post said...

I'm so late to the congrats party but I'm so thrilled for you both. Congrats! Love your announcement.

 
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