Pink Balloons...

I can't believe the balloons were pink.  I truly can't believe it.

When we decided to do a "balloon box reveal" I thought it would be fun, but I never knew HOW much fun and thrilling it would be.

Via Candace Chaney Photography

When I caught sight of what would be the sign of a little girl to come, I didn't know what to do... and all my body would do is smile and clap.  It's my natural, uncontrollable reaction to clap or clasp my hands when I'm excited.  It runs in the family.  It made us good cheerleaders.

Via Candace Chaney Photography
I was so good leading up to this moment.  I hadn't peaked. 

I hadn't asked my dad to hand over the envelope from the doctor (which I had him hold in case I wanted to peak) and I hadn't called Paper Shack to tell me what color of balloons they were putting in our box.

(The ladies at Paper Shack were hilarious by they way and taunted me when I gave over the envelope... holding it up to the light for me)  They were so excited to help us with this reveal.  They even made stickers for everyone to vote on a boy or girl!  How sweet!

Ladies from Paper Shack with my envelope from the Dr! 
Saturday came and I was so excited to find out if we were having a boy or girl.  We arrived at the park, greeted by so many friends... and their wonderful children, so excited about the balloons and cupcakes.

Sweet future husband possibly?
I loved going around and asking the kids what I was going to have.  These two told me I was going to have a dinosaur.  Hilarious.

Then it was time for the big reveal.  We counted down and slowly opened the box. 

What will the baby be???

Sweet Anne Elizabeth.  I can't wait to meet her.

Of course I had to call my sister and grandmothers... who I wish was with us! 

And we got some precious gifts for little Annie Beth!
Sweet Molly gave us this precious little gift!  We love it!

Thank you Candace for capturing the big moment!
Kids immediately wanted to jump in our now empty box.  I never knew it would be so popular!
I love this picture, as Amy on the left JUST had her little girl (she's only 2 weeks old!) and then Tiffani in the middle is due in a month.  Can you say sweet future friends for Anne Elizabeth?  I think so!

The rest of the party was spent celebrating with our sweet family and friends who we are so blessed to know.  I'm so thankful to have all these people in our life!

And we were so thankful to have my parents there to help us celebrate... they did so much to help us put this party together. 

I can't wait to bring this little girl into the world... to share with all these friends and family.
She's one LOVED and blessed little girl.  Already.


Anonymous said...

Oh how I wish we could have been there bit rest assured there were tears of happiness when I read this!!!! Yay!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oops! That should be but not bit and this is Heather!

Sasha said...

I am so obsessed with this post! I CAN NOT WAIT to meet Anne Elizabeth "Annie Beth"!!!! I love the "hand clasp" passed down from your mama (it did make you a great cheerleader!) & that your darling dad is wearing a pink & blue shirt . . . and your mom rocking PINK all the way! xoxo

jennp said...

I am so excited to get to see the pictures from your fun day!!!

It would have been sooo hard to not peak in the envelope!