Thursday, December 29, 2011

Gender reveal . . . part one

The day of our 20 week anatomy scan we were also scheduled to have our annual family picture taken (w/ my side). Our ultrasound was at 8:30am and the picture wasn't set until 10am. We had plenty of time to kill between events so we thought we would get a head start on our gender reveal that was taking place later that evening, at my parents house. We had seen the idea to fill a gender neutral pinata with colored candy (pink/purple = girl & blue/green = boy) so when busted the gender of the baby is revealed. We thought my 9 year old niece and 7 and 4 year old nephews would love this activity, so that is what we did. We bought a pinata and filled it with lots of pink/purple candy and pink beads - b/c what little girl wouldn't want pink beads? When we arrived at the family picture the family was shocked that we already knew the results but were making them wait until that evening to bust the pinata. Our photographer then had a brilliant idea.... why not do it now and she can capture the whole thing in pictures? Perfect idea! Thank you, Tiffany! You did an awesome job capturing this fun memory! 

Gender reveal part two with the Blackburn side of the family coming soon. Have a great day! 

Habakkuk 3:18 
"Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior."

PS - Those of you who guessed the name Clara (in the last post) are correct! Loved some of your other guesses too. Clara Anne Blackburn.... coming May 2012 :) 


  1. Such a fun reveal and such a sweet name! I actually like the name Clara, too- although probably combined with a second name (like Clara Jane). We think it will be fun to continue with the alphabet (A for Amanda, B for Brian) and name our first baby with a "C" name... guess we'll see one day! Can't wait to hear about how you told the Blackburn fam :)

  2. How fun!! You look gorgeous! I am so excited for you guys. :)

  3. Oh, and I LOVE the name!

  4. So fun! I love how excited your mom looks! LOVE the name Clara!!! That was actually on my top 5 list! Yay for baby girls!!! :-)

  5. Oh my goodness. Such wonderful pics! Congratulations! P.S. I keep forgetting to respond to your e-mail, but I'd definitely be interested.
    Again, so happy for your family.

  6. Congratulations Brittnie and Brandon. Landon and Aja came over the other night and we had guessed Caroline, Catherine, or Claire. I love your name, Clara. So precious and I know she will be beautiful inside and out.

  7. Oh my goodness! I love everything about this. These pictures are priceless! Both of your reveals were adorable; great ideas! And I love the name Clara. So excited for you!

  8. I LOVE the pictures & LOVE her name!!! Can't wait to see you guys this weekend!


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