Thursday, June 7, 2012

telling our parents the big news!

I wanted to wait until Mother's Day to tell our families about the baby but we were in Hawaii on Mother's Day (I wouldn't mind spending every mother's day that way!) So we told our families the week before! I called my parents and told them we'd come visit Sunday, after church to celebrate Mother's Day a week early. My dad cooked an amazing meal to celebrate, steak and crab legs, YUM! After dinner we had my mom open her gift!

I'm really not in trouble... I just took too long to snap the picture so they stopped smiling!

I found a poem online and scrapbooked that and stuck it in a frame. It was SO fun to watch their faces when they caught on to the fact that I was announcing the pregnancy! My parents just laughed and laughed :) I really wanted to find obnoxious/funny first-time grandparents shirts but I couldn't find anything online! These mugs are really cute but I was hoping for something funnier. Oh well! My parents are SO excited to finally be grandparents :) In fact! My dad said that if he knew this is what we were coming down for, he would have bought more crab legs... ha ha!
We went to the Brinkerhoff's home the very next day to share the news! Unfortunately, I think mom Brinkerhoff totally suspected something because we normally wouldn't have come to celebrate mother's day early, and I pulled out the camera when she was opening the gift. (My parents are used to having an annoying daughter and daughter in law (except Alycia's not annoying, ha ha) for bloggers. The camera is always out!) Plus, I picked the worse seat in the house so I didn't get good pictures... :(


LaNita laughed and told me, "I KNEW it!" But like I said before... I had the worse seat in the house so I wasn't able to see Guy's reaction. But Eric was sitting right next to him and said that he teared up :) So sweet! Since they already have grandkids I found a super cute decorative sign that says Making Memories at Grandma and Grandpa's. I wish I would have taken a picture of that! I thought it was way cute, so I hope they like it!
We kept the secret for almost 3 weeks before telling our families! I am so proud of us because I think we did an amazing job of not hinting a thing :) But I'm so glad the secret is out! It's way more fun talking about it with everyone! Our baby has the BEST grandparents ever.

49 comments:

Melanie said...

OMGoodness! Your families are just the cutest!! Steak & Crab legs.... we were SO meant to be friends mama! XOXOXO

Pamela said...

Awww! So exciting & sweet! I would love to be able to keep it a secret for a little while, not sure if I would be able to, ha!

Katrin said...

This is so adorable! :))

jennifer a said...

How fun! I love that you thought of cute ways to tell them! And I'm soooo happy for you!

Michelle said...

That's so cute!

Tiffany said...

How precious. I love that they are so excited.

Tiffany said...

How precious. I love that they are so excited.

Shalyn said...

Oh Courtney, I am SO SO happy for you guys. I loved telling our parents the news. Heck, telling everyone is fun! So happy to be catching up on your blog!

Holly said...

How fun! I love the "grumpy" photos of your parents, and am super impressed that you managed to keep it secret for three weeks! I wouldn't have a hope of being able to do that!

Liz said...

Adorable!!!!

Nichole said...

I was hoping you'd post about telling your families! Such a cute idea!!

Samantha said...

This is awesome! I always love these types of stories!

LaynahRose said...

awww, your moms facial expressions!

Shaylynn... I blahwg It's True. said...

Shut up!

You ARE pregnant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

oh, that's right I knew.

Love you.

Carlie said...

What a fun surprise for your parents (both sets)! I think it's funny your M-I-L is LaNita and mine is LaDawn. =)

Liz Brown said...

I admit ... reading this got me thinking about ideas on telling my own parents someday. And I'm not even married yet.

Congratulations, by the way!

Savannah said...

Such a sweet idea! Love that you were able to share the news as a part of your Mothers Day celebrations. Next year, YOU will be mothering a baby! :)

Kaitlyn said...

Sooo sweet! Congratulations!!!

Alyx said...

Love the way you decided to share the news!!

Crowley Family said...

Congrats!

oomph. said...

That pic of your parents is so funny! Congrats again!

[oomph.]

Jen said...

SO sweet, I LOVE your mom's expressions!!! xoxo

Lauren said...

How sweet, I love this idea of telling the big news :-)

SittinPrettyWithSarahG said...

I love this! I'm so glad you got photos of their reactions. Thats just too precious. I am so happy for you all

Amy said...

such a sweet moment! i'm glad you got some pictures!!

Shelley said...

So sweet! I loved telling our parents. It was so fun to see them light up and get so excited!

Miranda said...

so sweet you caught their reactions...priceless!

Ashley said...

This is awesome!!!! What a great moment.

Jessica and Trent said...

Oh I LOVE the pictures of your mom! Too fun! You will treasure those forever!

LWLH said...

Aww how sweet!

Tatiana said...

Love the way you told your parents! I always love seeing people's reactions to those news. I'm SO excited for you Courtney! You guys are going to make great parents.

Anonymous said...

We told our parents the same way.
-Jillian Bailey

Katie said...

How sweet! I'm just still so excited for you guys...that little bean you're growing is already so blessed :)

Chelsea said...

This so cute! I'm totally doing this!!!

That Girl said...

What was the poem?

Jessa Belle said...

I love the one where they weren't smiling too! haha What a fun way to share and remember the big reveal!

Love & Lollies... Jessa

Caked Vintage Blog

Liesl said...

I LOVE how you did it and captured the reactions...love candid moments like that! I am SOOOOO happy for you both and can't wait to follow your journey to motherhood! Yay! Congratulations to you both!!! :)

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

SO SO Sweet, Court! I love seeing the reactions of precious prospective grandparents. ;)

I know everyone is OVER the MOON for this baby. (I know I am, too.)

Love ya! Hope you had a GREAT weekend!!

p.s. I'll be leaving a comment cascade in a bit about your beautiful trip below....hubby is hanging over my shoulder right now waiting for the computer. BOO!! ;)

kyna... said...

Omgosh...that is the cutest post ever! Second place only to your earlier post when you revealed how you told Eric!! :-)
♥ Kyna

Ophelia said...

playing catch up in blog land but congrats on the baby!!! so exciting! its totally a baby year!

How sweet it is said...

So so cute! Love the idea! Congratulations you two!

Karm said...

Oh! How exciting! I love this, they look soooo happy. I would have teared up too haha You are amazing!!

Breakfast at the Zemke's said...

So excited for you guys.. a little nugget, yay!

lori said...

So sweet! Your parents look so happy reading the poem!!

Brittany said...

So sweet!!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Aw! I love that you were able to tell them in person and have photos of their reactions!

Jess said...

awww congratulations!!!! that's so exciting!

Jess
fancypants514.blogspot.com

Luna said...

Your photo captions are the funniest.

Kendra L. said...

FAREEEEEAK! It's been a long time since I've read your blog! You're pregnant!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS! How exciting!!!!

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