Gender Reveal Party and Decor

I had to wait to post all these as I transferred them to the iMac at home. But it was a special time in our life and so I want these pics on the blog and to be able to share them. Mostly did not include a lot of people since you are never sure about who is ok with it and who is not. So I usually stick with family, the decor, and often I end up getting pics no one else did. So it works out. Most of the time.

They surprised us with shirts! So so cute.

I hope you enjoy! This will be mainly pics of the decor! We are not allowed to take pics of much on the ranch and was reminded of that periodically while there. So hopefully with these pics we will not reveal any secrets, whatever they are! lol.

I am sharing this one because these are Katy’s friends that she teaches with. They are awesome! They have been so good to Katy. They all look out for one another! So I appreciate these ladies so much! The let me take their pic so I am guessing it is ok to share on here.

I’ll be doing a separate Texas Sunset entry soon but I did want to put a couple on here because the sunset was a special part of the night that night. Also have to mention the WIND! The wind was blowing a lot that day and made the decorating very difficult. But all in all it turned out to be a great party. It was outside. It was 105 or so starting out the party. But not humid – still very hot. Maybe that is why sunsets are so special sometimes, lol!

The actual gender reveal section is on a video which has mainly only been shared on facebook in a more private matter. I’ve been asked not to include it on YouTube, and videos don’t do well here on the blog unless it’s been added to YouTube, so I can’t actually show the reveal part – not by my choice – but I will honor the request.

Bottom line – it’s a BOY! Due in January! And we are so excited. We just hate they are so far away. Fourteen hours away! What are we gonna do?

Notes from the Week:

Ahhhhh I should probably just not include this part but I will say that this work week has pretty much been____________ at work. Sometimes it’s best to just leave the blank there but “sucky” would do just fine if you really need a word to be there. Bless its heart! I think it’s a good week to put work in the corner – in time out. It’s not been good this week. It’s too bad we really cannot ‘punish’ work when it’s been bad. lol. But I can blog about it. Not about people but “it”.

So many things making it harder on you than it really needs to be. I’m behind but it’ll just have to be that way til I catch up. It’s one thing to stay over for work when its busy and to make sure everything and everyone taken care of the best of your ability. But it’s another to have to stay over to fix things others should have done. I’m trying to keep a good attitude. But right about now, I’m really very very tired and ready for the weekend.

I went to the dentist yesterday morning and so I was a couple of hours late coming in. So I didn’t take lunch and for the most part lately I have not all week- no time to) except for a quick drive thru one day. So I made up the time but I ordered Greek for lunch thru an app and it was so good. We didn’t have a lot for dinner last night so I was glad I did. This meal got me thru the day yesterday.

When I came home I folded the laundry and rebooted (started the next loads – tossed the washer clothes in the dryer and so forth). Then sat on the sofa in the sun room and watched the deer eat in the back yard. Very much needed down time there. And this morning I need to go reboot the laundry again, lol.

We are headed to the store tonight and think we are going to get Pho or some kind of Asian soup or dish before hand. Just ready to be done with the work week. I was going to go in early but decided I didn’t want to give up my blog entry just because others are creating a lot of extra work for me. Didn’t seem fair somehow! lol. So here I sit.

Ya’ll take care. Prayers for those impacted by Laura.

Tomorrow maybe I’ll do the Texas sunset post from the cam! I think this is my favorite though. I am still learning! This is on automatic settings most likely.

Gender Reveal

We began the day watching the sun rise and then had breakfast at the guest house with Cody’s family. Breezy cooked breakfast for everyone. It was a breakfast casserole scramble along with fruit.

I took pics of Katy’s entrance to the house.

Everything you see here was taken with iPhone camera. I will transfer the pics from new camera and share those when we get back. I love these trees at the house. Look close and you will see Ford, the kitten that showed up. He’s afraid of people. But he’s interested in the dogs and comes close to see them.

View out back at breakfast.
Teasing George that I saw a couple of turkeys 😂
Room with a view!

We went to pick up decorated party cookies and helium balloons! Passed by some kind of yard art place! lol

The doggies rested good as did the humans until mid day.

Then we began to get ready for the party. It was 100 degrees out- not so much humid but just hot. There was about 15-20 mph and everything kept blowing over and so duct tape became the friend. But it was frustrating for all and caused quite the delay.

We were given Nonni and Poppy shirts! So cute!

Cody’s Parents Marc and Julie

My heart was pounding as Cody was about to pull the trigger on the rifle to hit the big avocado piñata filled with powder to reveal the gender! How exciting is this?

Explosion of BLUE!

All my best pics are in the other camera of the food and festivities. But will enjoy sharing those later!

I crashed about 10:30 and everyone else up til midnight.

We are so excited! I have pics of us on the other camera too! Lots more to share of this special day!

Next You Tube Video is Published

Enjoy! Bloopers at the End!

In good shape this week. Very busy. Worked 10 hours yesterday. Month End taxes are paid! Now to conquer this week’s work.

Came home and worked on the laundry, packing supplements and vitamins for the next few work days, gave myself a pedicure. Hopefully the last self given one for a while. September I plan to go get one – I think.

Brought the suitcase upstairs, watered the plant outside and gave the cat more water. Charged another camera battery. Fixed/repaired my ear buds, and packed a few more things. Every night has his list like the above. It just takes a while to get ready for a trip. Just a whole lot of itty bitty details.

Worked on the thumb nail for video this morning as I was too tired last night since my mornings are starting at 4:00. So I’m kinda running behind on my morning and now need to catch up to get to work at the allotted time I had decided on.

I was going to wash dishes. Oh well, no time. I had saved it for last. ha. Dishwasher guy comes today to fix it – hopefully. So George is working from home today awaiting his arrival.

Gotta go ya’ll. See ya!