Friday night was our big gender reveal party!! Everything didn't pan out quite how we had hoped to plan it originally, but what ever does! We wanted to have a big party where my whole family and Josh's whole family could come to find out our baby's gender. When we started working out dates and weekends, life got a little in the way! We couldn't even get our gender scan until I was officially 15 weeks which happened this past Monday...that left this weekend for the perfect time for a gender reveal party. Then we remembered our good friends were getting married that following Saturday, and it wouldn't work to have my whole family in if we just had to leave them for the majority of the day for wedding festivities. So we looked at next weekend, but I am on call. Then the next weekend, but we had other plans...and so on and so forth. It got to the point that the gender reveal would have to be so far away that we knew we couldn't stand it. So we opted for this weekend, decided to make it low key, and anyone who couldn't be here we would send them their own special gender announcement.
Friday seemed like it was the busiest day of our lives. We have been so strapped down with school papers, projects, and studying...then add to that work...and then add to that trying to keep up a household, that everything that had to be done before Friday got done ON Friday. Crazy!! Not to mention I had a class to attend from 8 to 3:30 Friday before I could even start my part of what had to be done! It was hectic, but it all worked out in the end!
Josh and his daddy started boiling crawfish around 5:30. We ended up with a crowd of about 12 close friends and family that live in the area. Kyle and Krisha were coming in from Mississippi for the weekend, but by 7 o'clock we couldn't wait any longer for the big reveal and they had only made half their journey.
That's right! It's a BOY!! We are all over the moon! You can't see my expression since I am holding the camera (I would rather be the filmer than the filmee), but you can obviously see how incredibly excited the daddy and grandpa to be are!! We are all ecstatic beyond words!! Josh is envisioning fishing and hunting with his little boy. I can see dirt, tractors, and football practices. We can't wait!! And now that we finally know that he is a he we can start really planning the nursery and getting everything ready for our baby boy's arrival.
Friday night brought in another surprise...
Josh's daddy handmade Baby D a beautiful bassinet. We cannot wait to have him home and put him in it. It will be a family heirloom that can be passed down throughout the generations. We love it and can't imagine how much Baby D will love his Paw Paw.
Saturday was a busy, fun day! Kevin and Dawn got married!! Josh and I were there for the actual nuptials. We went home and picked up Kyle and Krisha after, and after a little shopping around, we all went to help set up and get the wedding reception underway! Fun reception with great friends from here and from back home!! We love seeing Kevin and Dawn so happy and know they will have a fabulous life together!! After the wedding was all said and done, we settled into a nice, quiet Saturday night at home...which consisted of me and Krisha sleeping on our separate couches within ten minutes of sitting down!
Today was also a nice, relaxing day. Kyle and Krisha had to get on the road to head home, and Josh and I have been taking it easy and doing a little school/housework.
The second most exciting news of the weekend (after, of course, finding out that we are having a baby boy) was that I FINALLY got a new DISHWASHER!!! Hallelujah!! It has been about 8 months since mine kicked the bucket. Josh thought I would appreciate it more if I washed dishes by hand for awhile (I really do think that was a joke though). I, for some strange reason, insisted I didn't need a dishwasher because I could easily wash our dishes by hand. How wrong I was. Most days I came home from work to a sink full of dishes...only to wash them, cook supper, and have another sink full of dishes. Ahhhh!!! Thursday night we were at Lowe's and found the perfect dishwasher and it was on sale. Josh insisted we get it...I still tried to resist it (not sure why)...and I am now in love!!! I have washed two loads already..just because. It is fabulous!! And now I can see my sink bottom!!! Oh dishwasher, I have missed you!!
Now on to finishing out my weekend celebrating my baby boy and enjoying my wonderful dishwasher!!