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June 10, 2011  —  Written by Julia Marcum 

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I have been waiting to write this post for awhile now.  It’s definitely one of those things we didn’t  want to get too excited about until everything was official and in place.  One of our many goals this year, was to expand our family with another little one.  Well, it’s June (it’s June!?) and we have decided to become foster parents.  
Taken when Greta was just a couple weeks old.

We welcomed a beaaauuttiiifffullll baby girl into our home yesterday.  Her name is Samick, but I keep calling her Samwise.  Oh yeah, and she’s a white baby grand piano.  EEEeeee!!

Our neighbor’s (the saints we had over for dinner a few weeks back) parents are going on a mission for our church for a few years and needed someone to take care of their baby grand while they are away.  We laughed when they mentioned it and jokingly (but not really) said, “Oh yeah, we’ll be HAPPY to take that off your hands.”  And then the next day, they came over and asked if we were serious.  And then I realized they were serious.  And the planning began.    They took care of everything from the delivery to tuning and we almost feel guilty to have such a beautiful instrument in our home free of charge.

We placed it in that large, completely bare space in our family room and it fit perfectly.  And white?  Wow, we scored.

It has definitely classed-up the whole space and I suddenly feel the need to vacuum the family room every day and get luxe curtains hung asap just to be worthy of such a gift.  Do I play?  No.  But Chris does.  Of course Chris does.  He also plays the djembe and guitar and cooks and fixes stuff and works likes a maniac and loves me.  He’s dreamy.  Chris is also camera shy.  I did manage to snap a picture of him playing when he got home from work last night and even sneaked a short video (I promised him only 30 seconds and I got 45..woot).

Overall, we’re grinning.  We feel blessed.  And I can’t wait for my private piano lessons.  

What do you think?

  1. Stonak says:

    You had me excited because we have dealt with infertility for four years and are almost done with everything in order to become foster parents, with hopes of adopting though the system.

  2. You tricked me!!!! But thanks for playing my favorite hymn, Chris!

  3. Meagan says:

    HAAHAHAAAAA

    so good. Fooled everyone, except me :-) thanks for including me in your secret for today. my heart would have stopped and I would have probably peed my pants.

    You guys are the best. that piano is to DIE FOR. The speakers on my parents comp don’t work (did that sound hillbilly?) so when I get Ry’s laptop, I’ll watch the vid! go Chris!

  4. Julia says:

    We ARE jokesters, aren’t we? Prego pranks are just too easy. Hopefully we won’t be teasing forever, we would love another little Greta running around soon!

    -Jules

  5. Chris says:

    Mom, rest assured that, the next time we’re pregnant, you and dad will definitely know before we post it on blogger. :)

  6. RedusRN says:

    LOVE the video of Chris playing the piano. Beautiful!

  7. RedusRN says:

    LOVE the video of Chris playing the piano. Beautiful!

  8. Chris says:

    Mom, rest assured that, the next time we’re pregnant, you and dad will definitely know before we post it on blogger. :)

  9. So beautiful! But I was fooled for a minute. I called Bob in and by the time he got here, I had read on. Anyway, what a treat for you guys. Please record Chris playing “Song of the Ocean” and post it.

  10. Meagan says:

    HAAHAHAAAAA

    so good. Fooled everyone, except me :-) thanks for including me in your secret for today. my heart would have stopped and I would have probably peed my pants.

    You guys are the best. that piano is to DIE FOR. The speakers on my parents comp don’t work (did that sound hillbilly?) so when I get Ry’s laptop, I’ll watch the vid! go Chris!

  11. Julia says:

    We ARE jokesters, aren’t we? Prego pranks are just too easy. Hopefully we won’t be teasing forever, we would love another little Greta running around soon!

    -Jules

  12. DoublClik says:

    Hooooo Julie! GAH! My heart stopped! Then my eyes widened when you said foster parents, THEN I rolled my eyes and smiled when I saw your baby grand! Mama Mia!

  13. Amy says:

    you tease :) i am beyond jealous. my dream is to have a grand someday. you guys are going to get HOOKED. i have a piano, but it lives with my parents until we have enough space. congrats on the beautiful baby!

  14. You tricked me!!!! But thanks for playing my favorite hymn, Chris!

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