I know some people think gender reveals are silly.. but from the beginning of our journey Ben and I have both greatly looked forward to this event.. we love hosting others in our home and we recognize that this baby doesn't belong to us, but to the Lord. We have some great friends with precious babes that gave us some wisdom once (without knowing they were), Kathryn told us that they love and enjoy their babies, and so why would they not share that with other people? We are so excited for all of our friends and family to get to know #sweetbabystrader along with us.. we want the people in our lives to get to experience getting to know our baby's personality, snuggling them while they sleep, touching their little toes... and opening our doors to let our friends and family be surprised and celebrate our baby's gender is just the start. I'm so excited about this party and the collaborative effort it has already been. My friend Polly is going to help me make her specialty, a fabric banner. Kayla and Susannah are coming over for a big craft day to do everything else on Friday. Kayla and I are going to Dry Bar the morning of the party for blowouts... it's just going to be so fun for Ben and I to soak up the secret as a little family for two days, and then (for lack of a better word) shower our friends with a fun surprise and good food and fellowship. This is my heart behind our gender reveal.
The vision and color scheme really started coming together once I selected an invitation. Without custom ordering something (which I was trying not to do for budget reasons) it was slim pickins. Until I found this gorgeous download.
Um. Yes. It was the theme I had settled on and everything. Spoiler alert: it was $6. Yeah mama! Or I guess I should say... "Yeah!" - Mama
We are so excited to find out the gender that the Lord saw as a perfect addition to our family.. we just can't wait to know!!! :)