Monday, April 28, 2008

Big Fat Update

Here it goes a big fat update since the last post, which my sister, Charlotte, reminds me was forever ago.

1. Bryce and I are pregnant and due on October 6th. We are pretty excited and so is Bruce, who is thrilled he will have a sibling. We refer fondly to the forthcoming addition as "the bean." This is because I signed up for a weekly email from soon after we found out we were expecting. There was a time that the weekly updates referred to the fetus as various bean sizes--a pinto bean, a lima bean, etc. As a result, we just refer to our little one as "the bean." We will find out if its a boy bean or a girl bean on May 20th. I will try and let you all know.

2. Bryce has passed all of his CPA tests (Hooray!), decided that he does not want to be an accountant (Oh, well!), quit his job (Hooray!), and is studying for the CFA--Chartered Financial Analyst--test in June (Go Bryce!). After the test he will apply for jobs as an investment analyst, which seems to fit him a lot better than auditing. There aren't a lot of investment analyst jobs here in Utah so we don't know where we will end up. Ginny and Sam (my sister and her hubby) will be in New York beginning in the fall, which sounds like fun; Kim (Bryce's sister) and her family are in San Antonio, which isn't exactly a financial hub, but we love the Chatlands; Amber (Bryce's other sister) and hubby are vying for Portland; but who, knows . . . L.A., Chicago, Silicon Valley? Our future is one adventure waiting to happen.

3. Harvard rejected me. Harvard sucks.

4. Bruce is really happy it's getting warm out. He hangs out by our shed in the mornings pretending he's a grumpy old farmer.


  1. From James: "Is she going for her PHD?" Please don't leave us hanging!!

    Congratulations on the baby and all the career stuff, wow when it rains it pours (even the good kind).

  2. Congratulations on the bean are indeed in order! How exciting!

    Was it pure coincidence that you announce the bean and Bryce's dislike for bean counting in adjacent paragraphs? I'm sure it was, but I thought I'd ask.

    Did you ever think of moving to St Louis? It's a great place to raise a family and there are a couple of large financial companies in the area. Just offering a helpful thought. :)

    P.S. I recommend that we start referring to the bean as "Garbonzo". All in favor?

  3. Hurray! We are excited to have another little "bean" to count. Harvard sucks, but babies are more fun--and of eternal significance. Even Harvard can't say that!

  4. Yay!
    Update! love the pic of Bruce.
    We have fingers crossed for PDX. Yeah, Harvard Sucks. Overrated.
    I"m with the Garbonzo idea...

  5. To answer James: I applied for an LLM program. It's a masters of law. Leave it to lawyers to insist on a doctorate before a masters.

    To Dave: I am not calling the bean Garbonzo unless it comes out blue with a long nose and of indeterminate sex.

    To all: thanks for posting, it's fun to hear from you!

  6. Can't wait to learn what the bean is going to be. Have to agree with what Mom Norman said about babies are more fun (and more work?)

    Mom Hansen

  7. I didn't say "Gonzo" referring to the blue muppet with a long nose (though the thought did cross my mind). I said "Garbonzo", which is a white nobby nut-like bean -- all of which could apply. So I'll ask again -- who's with me on "Garbonzo"? :)



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