Friday, June 19, 2015

Gender Reveal Party: Baby Smitty's 1st Happy Hour

I like to know things.  Always have.  So when given the chance to know if our little nugget was a boy or a girl, there was no question.  I had to know.

Not only did I have to know, I can't keep a secret like that.  So, the day we found out, we hosted Baby Smitty's 1st Happy Hour to tell our families.

Waiting from our 11 am appointment until 4:30pm was hard enough.  I wanted to call my mom the minute I left the doctor's office.  Thankfully, I could keep busy with planning and prepping thanks to ideas from Pinterest.

The cupcakes:

The appetizers:

The decorations: 

The guests: 

Each guest got to decide if they thought Nugget was a boy or girl before getting a cupcake.  They also got to make predictions of Baby Smitty's arrival date.

The parents: 

Completely staged play by play.  Thanks to Aunt Crysta for the photography skills!  Little Nugget will love laughing at her cheesy parents one day.


We are beyond excited and blessed to welcome our daughter this fall.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Name Change

One of the reasons I waited so long to start a blog - even with the pressure from my grandma to write - was the name.  I felt it needed to be forever.  The perfect name from the start.  If there is anything I have learned since, it's -- life doesn't work out that way.

So, here I am, changing the name of my blog after two years.

I am a different person than when I started this.  Then, I was a newly engaged twenty-something.  I spent my weekends out until all hours of the morning.  I worried about writing papers to finish my masters.  I looked forward to vacations and trips to the beach to get away.

Now, I am in my thirties.   I spend more weekends at home snuggled with my husband and dog.  I worry about the health of my family, especially my little nugget.  I look forward to becoming a family of three.

With that, the name goes from "Makes for Good Stories" to "The One with Our Story."

The best part will be looking back on this in a few years and reflecting on my old self and who knows what the future will bring.