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our gender reveal party!

"snips and snails and puppy dog tails... that's what little boys are made of!" 
 we are over the moon excited that baby monaco is a baby boy! 
 i pictured it being a special day... but my parents/family and close friends made it even better than i had anticipated... i will never forget this day! a lot of work was put into the party and we are very grateful! {after three days straight of country concert going/a family wedding all day saturday= long days and late nights but SO fun.} my parents, sister, and my brother-in-law made lots of great food and i decorated... family friends helped clean and set-up! it was a team effort sunday morning and we could feel the love. {as could baby boy!} 
thank you- so much.
 here are some photos from the special day! 
we found out and celebrated with about fifty loved ones and lots of little kids :) 
 bring on the ties!!!
we learned that old wives tales/the chinese calendar aren't accurate at all ;) 
the cupcakes and cake were beautiful and delicious! 
rachel's cakes in anna made them- she's amazing to work with!
 go check out her site: rachel's cakes
 my friends' little girls playing with our old kitchen set
my parents kept all of our old toys- can't wait for our babies to experience the same joys! 
 and the boys played with the beanbags and at the pond! 
 best friends forever- the girl next door and i
one of my best charlotte friends now lives in ohio and showed up!!
and gave baby boy the cutest gift!
thank you SO much, ashley! love you
 my spanish little brother, jacobo enjoying a siesta! he can hang in small-town, usa but it was A LOT. i think he is worn out! love him. he is spending his third summer in the states from madrid. def. part of our family now! 
 my two amazing moms! 
 lots of family came- i don't get to see them much and loved spending time together! 
uncle bassey grilling up the pork loin- people called it, 'the best they had ever had!!!" 
i forgot to take photos of the food but there was a lot of yummy summer favorites 
and it was all SO good! 
 i set up a little photo book area-- the messages melted my heart! 
hoping to share the photos/notes soon!
jana and her mini me
my mom and sister made an awesome punch- recipe coming soon! 
 my aunt pam is aMaZinG. she was on #teamgirl and came dressed to impress!
the box!
i bought the decals on etsy
she's already the best auntie!!!
she surprised me with sophie the giraffe and a bunny jellycat from nordstrom! so cute.
 so glad i got to experience this with my sweet grandma! 
i miss her. 
we also celebrated her 86th birthday with some singing, cake and ice cream! 
 mimi and pops are SO excited!!
they did SO much - thank you both for your calmness and effort
 in making it one unforgettable day!
my dad gave a speech, we all prayed together in a circle {my gram led it}, and then he gave baby boy his first PSI gear... a baby onesie! so cute.  

 friends since kindergarten- we missed you, renee! 
eleven kids between us and two on the way! 
 all weekend i heard people in my hometown tell me how much they love this man... they would say, 'do you know how lucky you are to have the parents you do.' trust me- i know. LOVE.
 it was so sweet
 now bring on the cute little boy clothes!! 
we love you so much, baby boy monaco 
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stay tuned this week for more about how we shared the news with family/friends!

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47 comments:

  1. Now THAT is a gender reveal party done RIGHT!

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    1. thank you so much!!! so nice of you! it was a special day for sure

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  2. Such a beautiful party with classy decorations! I love the theme and colors. Congrats on your baby boy and wish you both the best of luck and happiness!

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    1. thank you so much! :) we had the best time and are excited to meet our son!!! your comment meant a lot to me!

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  3. Okay, I'm OBSESSED with this party. Every single detail is perfect. The different straws, the cupcake toppers (I love that the cupcake themselves were pretty and simple white, and the colors were in the toppers), the punch... And your dress is so so cute!

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    1. And more importantly, congratulations! :) Can't believe I forgot that. Oops!

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    2. thank you SO much!! means so much to me... we are so, so excited and my dress is from anthropologie!

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  4. congratulations!!!
    and the party looked absolutely LOVELY

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  5. Congratulations! This was the cutest little party! I wish I did something like this with my baby.

    http://bobaandpearls.com

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    1. thank you so much! we will probably do something simple next time- but loved celebrating with family and friends! it was so special! <3

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    1. thank you! and congrats to you! so exciting

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  7. Congrats and wow what an amazing party!

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    1. thank you so much! :) we are excited

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  8. Awww! Such beautiful decorations and treats--all the little details look so good! And I love an excuse to get together with the fam and friends. So fun!

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    1. <3 it was the perfect day! thank you so much, julie!

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  9. Awww, what beautiful pictures. Everything looks lovely...I love a family and friend affair and what better way to bring it all together then a gender reveal party... Congrats on your soon-to-be bundle of joy...

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    1. thank you SO much!! it was so fun and we are so excited!

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  10. your decoration was amazing. Looks like everyone had a great time. Congrats on the baby boy!!!

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    1. thank you so much! so excited :) you are so sweet

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  11. Nelle! I love all the decorations! My favorite is the first banner! I still haven't decided if we are going to find out our baby's gender when we get pregnant, but all these fun party decorations I see make me want to have a pink and blue party...cute!!

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    1. thank you so, so much!! and that topper is from etsy- i love it, too! i think both ways {finding out and not} are fun for different reasons! it was so special and we loved finding out with loved ones! xo

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  12. Congratulations! What a wonderful party!! :)

    Amy @ http://befilledwithj0y.blogspot.com/

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    1. thank you so much! it was fun to plan and we can't wait to meet our boy!

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  13. Congrats :)

    Looks like you guys had a wonderful time :) T.

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  14. Too cute, love those kinds of parties. And thank you for not using all ONE color. Great combinations.

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    1. thank you so much! i tried to use a combo :) appreciate the love!

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  15. Congrats!! Such a cute party! And that kitchen?! Ugh I just squealed! I wish my parents would have kept mine!

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    1. haha- awe... so many memories! i bet you can find one maybe? thanks for the love!!

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  16. Ahhhhh! So exciting! Hooray for a little boy. So happy for you!

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    1. <3 thank you so much! we can't wait :)

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  17. Congratulations! I love gender reveal parties, they are so fun! It looks like you had many loved ones there to celebrate the reveal!

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    1. thank you so much! it was very fun and having loved ones around us was the most important part!

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  18. Such an awesome party! Congrats on the new addition!

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  19. Congratulations!!! so exciting!!! I'm getting married next year, but when we start having kids, i am secretly hoping our first is a boy :) so excited for you!

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    1. awe, so happy for you all! :) wishing you the best

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  20. Congratulations!! What a fun way to celebrate such an exciting time!

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  21. Loved being there to celebrate baby BOY Monaco!!

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  22. Adorable! Looks like a very sweet memory to cherish as a family.
    PS where is your dress from? Super cute and especially perfect for this party!

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    1. hey! So sorry I missed this! It was from anthropologie!

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