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More Gender Reveal

Monday, August 27, 2012
Before our sweet friend Stephanie went back to college we had her take some gender reveal pictures for us. She is an amazing photographer!

We are so thrilled to be having a little boy! And we are having so much fun "nesting" and getting ready for his arrival. 

Atlanta Weekend

Sunday, August 26, 2012
A couple weeks ago I got the opportunity to take my grandmother to Atlanta for her high school class reunion. It was a lot of fun...minus getting sick towards the end of the weekend. Grandma had a great time visiting with her friends and classmates, some of which she hasn't seen in quite a long time. 

She grew up in Hapville, outside of Atlanta which happens to be where Chick-fil-a got its start. So we of course had to go eat at the original Chick-fil-a. It was really neat because part of the restaurant actually has waiters and table service. 

You can also get all sorts of foods like hamburgers that "normal"Chick-fil-as don't offer. I even think I saw one waitress bringing someone a side of macaroni and cheese. I didn't veer from the normal and felt like I had to order a chicken sandwich and some waffle fries. 

Grandma and some of her high school friends

Grandma and me

Grandma and me, along with her high school best friend Virginia and her daughter Dawn

Good times. While we were there I also made a trip to Ikea to get a "bookcase" that we are working on transforming into a changing table for the nursery...but thats a topic for another day.

Catching up 17, 18, and 19 weeks

Monday, August 20, 2012


19 weeks...

This past weekend we started the overwhelming process of making our baby registry. Luckily Emily was available to come along to help...or else I think we would still be in Babies-r-us wandering around aimlessly. It was fun though getting to pick out things for our sweet little guy.

This week will be 20 weeks...half way there.

It's a BOY!

Sunday, August 5, 2012
We are excited to announce that we are having a son! We got an ultrasound friday afternoon and after some poking and prodding, and some diet coke, the baby cooperated and gave us a clear view of his boy-ness.

While we found out friday, we made our family and friends wait until saturday night. Some of them were less than thrilled about the waiting, but hopefully it was well worth it. We had a gender reveal party and announced the gender through a wrapped box full of balloons. It was such fun getting to share the news with everyone!

Once everyone arrived and cast their vote, we did the reveal and then served dinner. We decided not to be mean and make people wait through dinner to find out. We have amazing family and friends that helped make food and get everything put together.

The yummy dessert and snack table in a gender-neutral orange and yellow.

Dessert menu included vanilla cupcakes with a colored surprise inside, iced sugar cookies, lemonade pie shooters, popcorn and candy.

Water, lemonade, and apple juice for the kids. With super cute paper straws.

We asked everyone to vote on what they though the gender was, by signing their name on the matte in either pink or blue. Then we had everyone select the appropriate sticker to wear for the evening.

Inside this box was the big reveal

With our awesome family

Family and glad we got to share the news with them in person



Watching the live re-play

The balloons were a big hit with the kids. Notice Todd's shirt. Our niece Kate declared last week that she would have a cousin, a girl, whose name would be Princess Daisy. lol.

Ben and Kate were split on what they thought the baby would be. Ben was right and was not shy about making that known.

 We asked for name suggestions throughout the party. At the end we sat and read through them...some of them were really good...some of them were, well not as good.

Thanks everyone for coming and celebrating with us. We can't wait to meet our little boy!

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