Gender Reveal Party Review

We had a great (I mean REALLY GREAT) Gender Reveal Party. I was a little skeptical about having a party like this, because I have never been to one myself, but I am so glad that we decided to go for it. We had so much fun hanging out with friends and family that we don’t always see. We couldn’t have pulled it off without the help of my Mom, Mother-in-Law, Aunts, Grandparents, and Besties Tori and Mariah! Mom and Hubby’s Mom were the only ones who knew the sex of the baby…and they had a BIG secret to keep!

Here are just a few quick pics from the day. Thanks Aunt Karen for being lead photographer! 🙂

The cake!
The cake!
Pick a team and guess the due date/time!
Pick a team and guess the due date/time!
Cravings: PBJ, Funiuns, Pickles, and Skittles...YUM!
Cravings: PBJ, Funiuns, Pickles, and Skittles…YUM!
Me!
Me!
Hubby!
Hubby!
College Besties!
College Besties!
Baby GIRL!!!
Baby GIRL!!!
Boy or Girl???
Boy or Girl???
Granny Layne did a great job! (and it tasted as ever better than it looks!)
Granny Layne did a great job! (and it tasted as ever better than it looks!)
Friends!
Friends!
Family and God Family!
Family and God Family!
Friends/family!
Friends/family!
My Grandparents. The two lovely ladies are who Adeline Faye is named after!!
My Grandparents. The two lovely ladies are who Adeline Faye is named after!!
God family. Love them!
God family. Love them!
Bestie Tori. I am so glad she came down from the mountains to see me!
Bestie Tori. I am so glad she came down from the mountains to see me!
My favorite CPA! Love her!
My favorite CPA! Love her!
Mom is in the middle. LOVE HER!
Mom is in the middle. LOVE HER!
Bestie Mariah and Tori (they spent the weekend with us and we had a great girl's night!)
Bestie Mariah and Tori (they spent the weekend with us and we had a great girl’s night!)
Guest Book Print!
Guest Book Print!
Parents-to-be....Scarrryy....
Parents-to-be….Scarrryy….
Thanks for the beautiful cake Granny Layne!
Thanks for the beautiful cake Granny Layne!
Sissy love!
Sissy love!
Good Friends, Good Life!
Good Friends, Good Life!

What’s In a Name?

 

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Hubby and I have been set on baby names for a while now. Baby Harvey will be named after two of the most influential women in my life, my two grandmothers. They have both (in very different ways) molded me into who I am today. I hope that my daughter takes after these ladies who are truly Proverbs 31 beautiful women inside and out.

But a few days ago I started wondering what Baby Harvey’s name would actually mean, and what that would say about her character. Here is what I found:

Adeline Faye

Adeline (German origin) means Noble

Faye (English origin) means Confidence, Trust, or Belief

What a beautiful thought!!

Here is a bit more that was said on the site just for fun (we will see how accurate it turns out to be!)

“People with this name are excited by change, adventure, and excitement. They are dynamic, visionary and versatile, able to make constructive use of freedom. They fight being restricted by rules and conventions. They tend to be optimistic, energetic, intelligent, and to make friends easily. They may be changeable, restless, untidy, and rebellious.” (sheknows.com)

 

In related news: My visit to the ultrasound yesterday showed the baby measuring consistently a 1.5 weeks bigger in all areas of her body and therefore they needed to move my due date up to the end of November. So, I went from being 20 weeks pregnant to 21 weeks pregnant right there in that doctor’s office. Wow! This pregnancy is flying by!

Summertime is the Season for LISTS!

Summer time to me means: travel and new experiences, icee pops and watermelon, suntan lotion and salty air, sleeping in and snuggling with my furbaby, Miss Lily, and LIST!

Many guys and gals are feeling nostalgic over past summertime memories, and children dream of all the days of fun ahead as the school year draws to an end. Why not take advantage of this precious time a and make valuable use of your time by creating a Summer ToDo List of your own.

Here are just few resources to get you started:

1. Wisebread: 10 Old School Things That Make Summer, SUMMER!

2. Parenting: 101 Fun Things To Do This Summer

3. BuzzFeed Food: 60 Things You Absolutely Have to Do This Summer

4. Huffington Post: 50 Things To Do The Summer Before You Go To College

 

Happy Listing!

GET OUT THERE AND MAKE THAT LIST!
GET OUT THERE AND MAKE THAT LIST!