blue or pink?

happy monday friends!

i so appreciated reading everyones input and thoughts about finding out baby’s gender or not  and after going back and forth without a strong feeling either way, johan and i had the ultrasound tech stick the results in an envelope for us so we could do a big reveal on our trip to phoenix with the kids. so without further adieu….


//the envelope, please.//


//the suspense is killing big sis.//


//not sure griffin knew what was going on exactly, but was totally into it.//


//i see pink!//


//tilly’s face says it all… girlfriends excited and relieved to say the least, but i think it just confirmed what she already kew. she’s been talking about a baby sister from the beginning and despite my rebuttal that God has a wonderful plan for our family and we don’t get to decide her response was quite simply, “yeah, then why would he give us another boy? it’s a girl.” she may have known something we didn’t.//



//it was a fun moment that required celebratory fudgcicles of course.//


//can’t believe he’ll be the oldest of 5…(sigh)//


//or that he’ll no longer be the youngest. (double sigh)//

so my final verdict – i still prefer waiting to find out vs. spilling the beans early, but this moment with the kids in the grass and sunshine instead of recovering in a hospital bed was rather priceless.

feeling extra lucky to have these pictures to document our growing tribe – hopefully no. 5 will one day look back and know how much we loved her – even before we met.

a big fat thank you to my new friend connie who came out to our resort (that was actually just a hotel with ridiculous amenities) to capture this moment and a few others from our day that i’ll post later!

thanks for letting me share the big news with you…


16 Responses to blue or pink?

  1. Trisha April 7, 2014 at #

    Congratulations! Great post!

    • rae April 7, 2014 at #

      thanks trisha!

  2. amy April 7, 2014 at #


    jc – how old is your oldest and how young is your youngest.

    me nosey.

    xx !

    • rae April 7, 2014 at #

      amy – nosiness, we have that in common!

      oldest is 13 (you can read a little about our story here:

      youngest will be 3 right before baby arrives.

      we’ve got them at all stages so it’s a little crazy, but fun.


  3. Rosie April 7, 2014 at #

    So happy for your beautiful family! I reading along on your blog, I aspire to be as crafty and clever as you!

  4. Kristen April 7, 2014 at #

    Sooo happy for y’all!! :-) loved Tilly’s response!

  5. Lorraine April 7, 2014 at #

    Congrats!! Love your BLOG!!

  6. mother of many April 7, 2014 at #

    Enjoy each GOD given moment with each one. They grow up so fast and you will look back one day and wish for more moments when they are all little. The pictures are awesome. Congratulations on # five.

  7. Lindsay / Life By Lindsay April 7, 2014 at #

    I have always debated if we get pregnant again if I would want to wait or find out. We found out early with our first, so I lean towards wanting to experience the surpass with the 2nd. I guess time will tell what we do :)

    Congrats on the news of the little girl! Excited for you!


  8. Rachel April 7, 2014 at #

    Congrats!!! That so awesome, that God has bless you and hubby with beautiful children, if I could only be so lucky :-). Have an amazing pregnancy!

  9. Lisa Michaels April 7, 2014 at #

    Congratulations to you and your beautiful family! What a blessing!

  10. Karie April 7, 2014 at #

    Wahoo! So excited for you guys and the pics are presh.

  11. Nesta April 7, 2014 at #

    Congratulations! Lucky Big Sis’!

  12. Shon April 7, 2014 at #

    So cool!! Congratulations to you and your lovely family!! I am glad for your girly though..yay for a sister!! What fun is in store for you all!!


  13. JoLynn April 8, 2014 at #

    Congrats to you!! We are also expecting baby #5 in about a month. We have the opposite though…3 girls and one boy and this one is a boy too. We did the envelope too and it makes it exciting and more real for your kids I think. Fun news! Good luck with your pregnancy. :)

  14. Connie April 8, 2014 at #

    Love it! I really had a blast with your adorable family- this was such a sweet moment to witness! I’m glad we met (:

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