Apparently there’s a reason to party in my tummy.

Did you see this?

Apparently a crap ton of you are in on it and have been since like, forever and I had no idea.

Cody included.

HOW DO YOU PEOPLE KEEP SECRETS? Can you write a book? And can I get a galley copy of said book?

Because secrets? Are not on my “major life skills list.” Also not on that list? The ability to sit through A Capella performances. Or watch commercials that feature monkeys dressed as humans acting as humans.

So anyway. I’m overwhelmed with emotions. And with love for my Emily, and for everyone who has agreed to help her.

Michael, me, Emily.

I must have done something right somewhere in my life to have such amazing people in it.

Thank you. All of you.

(Also, this post about infertility is easily the best one I have ever read. Ever. Emily sent it to me.)


  1. Lady…let me just say…I AM SO EXCITED FOR ALL OF THIS! And yes, the sneaky Sluiters are all up in this too! LOOK OUT!

  2. 🙂

  3. You’ve earned this. Enjoy every second!

  4. You are truly blessed! In so many ways. Enjoy all the love!

  5. Yay for Casey & Mozzi-palooza!!!

    Couldn’t have happened to a better lady! 🙂

  6. bwhahhahaha….. (evil laugh)

  7. YAY for such great friends!
    I too am due on May 1st and am having a girl. 🙂 Congrats on your little bundle!

  8. I’m only just getting to know you but wow, you’ve got some incredible friends! Congrats to you and I look forward to celebrating you with them … 🙂

  9. You are loved!!!

  10. Yeah for happy secrets and surprises!!!!!

    I just can’t express the “squeee” of giddy happy that I experienced at the mere idea of being included in the secretly planned celebration of you and Mozzi.

    I’m so excited and happy…. I can’t begin to think of how you must feel.

  11. I am sure you don’t need to be told this but, do you know how great a friend that is? How lucky and blessed you are. Hold on to that friendship tightly!

  12. Squee! Enjoy it!

  13. Is it because I can sit through A cappella performances that I can keep a secret?

  14. Sherry Lane says:

    Super excited for the Mozzi celebration!! Have fun!!

  15. Yay you!

    Have no idea what’s going on, but I’m excited to see what Emily has up her sleeve!

  16. Um, the doing right thing is what you’ve done for all of us. Loves.

  17. That is just about the best news ever. What wonderful friends you have. You certainly deserve them. <3

  18. You deserve every moment of joy, Casey!! Enjoy and savor it!!

  19. You are so worth it. Just wait. And enjoy.


  20. Like. Seriously, like.


  21. you deserve it, lady!

  22. No one deserves it more. And, hello – I have six kids, secrets are about the only thing I can keep.


  23. Great title! Emily is a keeper- what a babe to organize this all! We’re all excited to do something nice for you. 🙂

  24. Who knew that someone who can’t hold her liquor could be so damn sneaky?

    designHer Momma Reply:


    Adam, I heard that.

    Avitable Reply:

    @designHer Momma, mwah! 🙂

  25. Heh, heh, we love yoooooou! Emily is ridiculously awesome, isn’t she? ENJOY!

  26. No, thank you for letting us love you!

  27. I love this. Hooray for amazing friends.