Keeping up with the Joneses


Today, the very best thing happened. This afternoon, June 28th my sister and I planned for a very normal, let's catch up telephone chat. She works and lives on a privately owned motor yacht with her husband, my brother (in law) Mark. They've been in Europe for a little over a month now. They left the morning after mine and Joe's wedding and it was probably the saddest goodbye we've shared yet. I'm not sure on the reasoning, It was just more difficult this time than most.

I miss her terribly when she is gone as she is the person with whom I grew up sharing not just a room but a bed and all our belongings and friends. I think she would seriously have had those last two parts be different back then but as we've both grown into adults, we still share many of the same friends, and have yes, even shared both a room and bed for extended periods of time. (It's a boating arrangements can be tight haha)

Many funny snapchats, a silly photo we come across on the internet, a song we heard on the radio or an article of clothing that YOU JUST HAVE TO HAVE has been shared over this past month. But today was the very best exchange of all... ever!

Our conversation went a little like this....

Me: Hi Seldon, how are you?

Seldon: I'm Pregnant!!

Me: WHAAAAT? Are you ..... (then OF COURSE the call got dropped!!!)

Hannah's internal dialogue  (Is she going to call me back? Should I call her? She better call me back! Is this real? Why isn't she calling me back?)

Well, she did call me back about 5 seconds later and we spent the next 40 minutes talking about their first visit to a doctor in Nice, Italy, their first ultrasound, hearing the babies heartbeat, the babies due date, potential plans for the future and so many other amazingly wonderful things including scheming of how we'd tell mom and dad that they're going to be grandparents.

I've imagined this day for quite some time now and while I hoped I could hug my sister and never let her go when she finally did tell me, there will be time for that still. Thank you Seldon for sharing this happy news with me on this day. The fact that you didn't wait until I actually get to hug you in... I don't know 2-3 more months makes it all the more special!

Seldon and Mark are going to be such amazing parents. Seldon, you without a doubt will be the most devoted, caring and kind mother just like our own. Mark, I cannot wait to see you captain this new adventure. Your child will surely have salt water in its veins, a wonderfully fun personality and hopefully a hint of that British accent!

BEST NEWS EVER! Baby Jones Coming February 2017 :)


Cannot wait to meet you baby Jones,


Love your Aunty Sug'