My original plan was to wait until the 12th of September - our big Neltner women's weekend - to tell Grandma and the aunts and cousins that I was pregnant. Then, Mom decided to have a big Labor Day party and she organized this huge picture of our entire family as a gift to Grandma for her birthday. I knew I couldn't make it through the party without spilling the beans, so we decided to announce it at the party - during the photo session. My friend, Laura, was snapping pictures and she was in on the plan, so she got this awesome shot of our family being all "No way!" and "You're kidding!" and "WHAT??!!" after I shouted "Okay, everyone! This time, on the count of three, let's all say THE FASCIOTTOS ARE HAVING A BABY!" Grandma looked at my uncle Roger (the one on the left) and said, "Is she joking?" and Roger laughed and said, "No, Mom! She just announced it to the whole family, she's not joking." It was awesome.
I'm Rachael. My occupations include, in this order: daughter, sister, friend, teacher, wife, and mother. I may seem like a grown up, but don't be fooled - I have no idea what I'm doing. We have lots of family around the world, so this blog is our way of saying, "Here's what's going on in our little corner."