Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Telling of the Parents

So, since we found out the week before Memorial Day, we decided Memorial Day weekend would be the perfect time to tell the parents.

Nick's mom hosts a family reunion at her house every year. It's just a little barbecue with about 15-20 relatives there. This year, Nick's great-aunt invited my parents to join in. When we found out we were pregnant, we thought this would be a perfect opportunity. So, I began talking my mom into coming. They never do anything exciting on Memorial Day weekend and Mom, Cassie and I were all wanting to watch Sex and the City 2 together, anyway. So, when I mentioned the idea to Cassie of them coming up here, going to the reunion, staying the night, spending Monday at our house, and going to the movie, she was hooked. So, Mom was now convinced, as well:)

Nick had been researching all week on creative ways to tell your parents, and we finally decided on the winner.

Sunday night, everyone had eaten and we were all just hanging out in Nick's mom's backyard and Nick started taking candid pictures of everyone. Then, we decided to take one of my whole family. You can see it at the top of my blog.

Then, Nick decides to take one of just the girls. He says, "Say Cheese!"

Then, he says, "Say Audra's pregnant!" and we got a whole series of pictures:)

It was so much fun telling them like this, because we will have these pictures forever and they are a great reminder of that special day:)

Then, Monday evening, we had to go tell Nick's dad. We couldn't figure out what to do. We went to Wal-Mart thinking they had a grandpa bib we could put on Jovie and see how long it would take him to notice it and figure it out. Then, we looked for onesies to give him or just anything. Then, we decided to go look at picture frames. We found one that says somthing about grandkids on it and we decided to put a picture of the pregnancy test in there. We aren't going to be here for Father's Day, so we told him we were giving him an early Father's Day present. He didn't understand at first. He asked, "What's Clear Blue?", then he saw the Grandkids quote on the frame, and then he saw where it said "Pregnant". He was thrilled! Here is a picture of Rock and his fiance Mary Ellen. They are pretty excited! This is the first grandkid on both sides of our family. Well, Mary Ellen has some, but she's not technically in the family, YET!!

All in all, it was a wonderful weekend and a wonderful celebration! We are very excited to get this show on the road:) I'm ready for our first doctor's appointment where we get to hear the heartbeat and I'm ready to start looking (a little bit) like I'm pregnant, so this will all start to feel real. Right now, it just feels like I'm living a dream:)

That is the case, however. My dream come true:)


keely steger said...

Those pictures are ADORABLE! Your mom's face is priceless!
Congratulations, Audra!

Erin said...

I absolutely love (and plan to copy...someday!) your idea of telling the family! Love it.

Amber said...

What a great way to tell your family and getting pictures to treasure! CONGRATS to you and your hubby! What an exciting adventure pregnancy is!