A RE/MAX of Texas baby shower

I work at RE/MAX of Texas, which is the regional franchise office that serves all of the independently owned and operated RE/MAX offices in Texas.

It’s a great place to work; I get to create websites and fill them with stories we write about how RE/MAX agents and offices help Texas homebuyers and home sellers all over the best state in the union.

But the best part about where I work is the people I work with. When they learned that Kim and I are expecting our first childMarshall Edward Moeller, on or around May 10 or so we’re told — everyone has been so excited for us.

And they threw us a baby shower, too! Well, Kim and I are just floored by everyone’s generosity and support at this company!

See more photos from the RE/MAX of Texas baby shower.

It’s a boy!

As announced yesterday on my Facebook and Kim’s Facebook, we’re proud to announce here that we learned that we’re expecting a baby …

B O Y ! ! !

Kim and her It's a Boy shirt
Kim readied this shirt to wear to work in an attempt to not have to talk to everyone and their annoying questions.

You know how when, before you know, people are all up in you business like,

“So, what do you want it to be …”

And then you’re all like …

“I don’t care, man – as long as it’s healthy … “

And it wouldn’t be that bad to have these words come out of your own mouth if you didn’t have to keep repeating them. I mean, everyone asks this question. You can not escape the stereotypical questions that people ask when you are anticipating a birth of a child; the only thing you can do is limit the number of people you tell by only posting about it online where surely no one will go and read about it.

Oh, you have a website? That’s nice … hey, you should friend me on Facebook.

I’m lucky; I’m not showing. If these types of conversations start, they’re typically my fault.

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Our baby boy, Dec. 20, 2011

Anyway, back to how they always ask that question and how you’re always supposed to pretend that you don’t have a preference so as to not offend anyone who may have a differing preference or to let on that you may be disappointed if it turns out your baby is not the sex you were hoping it would be.

Well, here, today, on this very blog, I will summon up the courage to say, I did have a preference, and I’m glad that it is a boy.

Because, with a boy, I can …

  • Go fishing (and by fishing, I mean visit aquariums and pet stores to stock our own)
  • Take apart electronics and try to put them back together again
  • Work out in the garden
  • Ride bikes and play sports
  • Grill meat and otherwise make messes in kitchen areas
  • Find new and exciting ways to irritate mom
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Our baby boy, Dec. 20, 2011

I’m also pretty sure that if it turned out to be a girl that I would have written this blog the exact same way, except I would have just replaced the word “boy” with the word “girl.”