This is what I looked like when I heard the news

February 16, 2012 | My Jottings

A couple of months ago, at our family’s Thanksgiving dinner table, we heard some news.

No one had a camera in hand right then to take pictures of our faces when we all heard the news.

So I used my Mac’s Photo Booth feature to take my own picture as I re-enacted what I think I looked like when I heard the news.

Up until now I haven’t been able to freely share the news.

But now I can.

I think I should let my oldest daughter Sharon tell it in her words, though.

If you’re interested in knowing what made me look like this when I heard the news, click over here to Sharon’s blog.

She tells the news in a much more creative and humorous way than I could ever tell it.

She calls it her “super top-secret surprise announcement.”

And then, after you’ve scrolled through her goofy photos to get to the news, I’d love it if you come back to tell me what you think of the news!


  1. Roberta says:

    Congratulations to you Super-Grandma! Your newest grand-babe is blessed to have you, and to have a Mom like Sharon. In reading her blog (and I went on to read several different postings. In fact, I think I will “follow”) I thought I was hearing your voice—your great sense of humor, with your humility.
    She is making quite a life, and that could not have happened without a Mom like You!

  2. Just Julie says:

    She does make me laugh too, Roberta! From one grandma to another, I can’t wait to meet my eighth grandbaby! Have a blessed weekend….

  3. Helen in Switzerland says:

    Congratulations – what a wonderful surprise!!!

  4. Just Julie says:

    Yes it was a surprise, Helen….but a welcome one! I hope your blizzard is dying down…

  5. Kay says:

    Such exciting news!! Congratulations to all! XO

  6. Just Julie says:

    Thank you dear Kay! xx

  7. Tauni says:

    WooHoo!! I am so glad for them and you too!!

  8. Just Julie says:

    Thank you Taun….any hunches?

  9. Mariel says:

    Awww congratulations! A surprise like this is always such a wonderful thing!

  10. Just Julie says:

    Yes, yes Mariel! Thank you for your good wishes!

  11. Linda says:

    A new grand baby!! How wonderful ! Sharon certainly has a creative spirit & writing talent ….just like her mother….(I agree w/her about the guy in the 1st pic 100% 🙂 And it is obvious this little one is already bringing joy into your lives. Please keep us posted..boy/girl…name…pictures …etc etc.

  12. Just Julie says:

    Thank you Linda…I agree about Sharon’s creativity but I think it came from my mom, who was amazingly gifted and creative. I am anxious to find out if they’re having a boy or a girl and I will keep you posted for sure…. xxoo

  13. Ember says:


    Blessings on mama and on the little one. May angels guard the way of this child to share life with us. xxx

  14. Just Julie says:

    Amen, dear Ember. xxoo

  15. Jessica says:

    WAHOO!!!!!!!!! Such great news!!!!

  16. Just Julie says:

    Thanks for the wahoo Jessica! 🙂

  17. Shari C. says:

    “O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”
    (Did we memorize that in Mr. C’s class?)
    Congratulations, Julie and family!
    What exciting news!!!

  18. Just Julie says:

    I don’t remember doing that in Mr. C’s class, but it made me smile today Shari! TY…

  19. Julie says:


  20. Just Julie says:

    Thank you Julie!

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