Saturday, March 24, 2012

Gender: Revealed!

I'm sure everyone has heard our news by now, but I wanted to share a few photos from our Gender Reveal Party we had last weekend.  I wasn't sure I'd be able to do a party, since our families are so far away, but when they decided to come visit over Spring Break, which was only about two and a half weeks after we found out, we decided to keep our secret for a while and throw a party! 

Framed invitation
The spread! 
Grandpa via Skype
Both of our parents were able to come, as well as my sister and my grandma.  Grandpa use his tech-savvy to join us via Skype.  So thankful for technology!  We asked our guests to wear pink or blue based on their gender guess.  Team Pink was a little outnumbered, as you can see!  Chris and I decided to wear different colors so we didn't give away anything!  
Team Blue! (Dad, Woody, Nita, Grandma, me, and Jenn)

Team Pink!  (Mom, Chris, and Violet)
To reveal our surprise, I wrapped up balloons in the correct color in a big box, and when it was time, Chris and I opened the box, and out floated all the pink balloons!  It was so fun!  Everyone was so surprised--they all thought we'd be having a boy.  I was sure it was a girl in the beginning, but I figured since I was so certain, I'd be wrong, so I had about convinced myself it was a boy.  Chris thought girl all along, and he and my mom were right!  (I'm not sure if the grandpas-to-be really thought it was a boy, or if they just didn't want to wear pink...)

Pink balloons!  It's a girl!
The hardest part of this whole process was watching what I said for three weeks!  I really wanted it to be a surprise, but I wanted to share our news so badly!  Everyone said that we didn't let any hints slip though, so hopefully we did alright.  Needless to say, we would have been equally as glad if we'd filled that box with blue balloons, but we're thrilled to be expecting our daughter!  Now she just needs a name...


  1. That was the loooooongest three weeks ever! mom

  2. Love your posts. It was a great party and so glad I was a part of it. So excited to be a Great-Grandma. Can't wait to meet our little "girl". Gram