SOCIAL MEDIA

17 June 2013

Aunty Rachel?

 
Wait a minute, did you read what my shirt says?
 
 
 Angel's brother and his wife, Nestor and Brittany, had a gender reveal party for their baby. We were invited, but unfortunately we weren't able to attend due to the 18 hour road trip between our house and theirs. So, they came up with a plan to send us a package that we would open while we were Skyping with them during the party.

The problem was, the party was on a Sunday, which meant that the package had to arrive on a Saturday, meaning that I had possession of the package for a full 24 hours before I was allowed to open it. Nobody really trusted me that I would be able to restrain myself from opening the package, but in an epic feat of self-restraint, I waited, and didn't even peek into the box until we were on Skype.

And as soon I I opened the package and read the shirts, I started yelling "I won! I won!" in triumph, because minutes before the Skype call, Angel and I had made a bet. I was betting on a boy, he was betting on a girl. Whoever won got to pick the restaurant we went to on our next date. Angel was going to pick an Indian place. Too bad for him, we'll be having nachos al carbon instead!

Angel got a matching shirt, except, of course, his says tío. I thought this was quite a clever idea--we were so happy that we still got to be involved in the surprise even from far away.

And I'm just saying right now, I'm going to be the favorite tía. I already decided.
Holly said...

What a cute idea! I'm so bummed that "gender reveal parties" weren't cool back when I had my kids! SO not fair--it almost makes me want another.. ;) Almost.

Inge Jane said...

Aww congrats! Being an aunt is one of my very most favorite things.

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

So fun : ) I love the idea of the surprise package.

bisous
Suzanne

Anonymous said...

Congrats! That's so cool that you got to be involved even though you were so far away.

Carolynn Markey said...

Ahhh so exciting!!

Theresa Sutton said...

Love that idea. Such a great way to include everyone in the celebration.

Olivia Lane said...

Yay! Being an auntie is so much fun.

Angi said...

Aw cute!!! Congratulations auntie! :)

Mrs. M ~ a.k.a. ~ April said...

YAY!!! That was a great idea to have them to that!

Jessi said...

Congrats!! That's a cute idea. Is this your first time being an aunt? I have 2 little nieces and 1 nephew and I love spoiling them :)
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Jessi
http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

Susannah said...

Such a cute idea! Congratulations, auntie. ;-)

Casey said...

How fun! I love that shirt! I don't think my husband's brothers would wear a tio shirt though when we have kids and my family doesn't speak Spanish so I may never get to make one :(

Charlotte said...

What a cute, fun idea! I'm sure you guys are going to be wonderful tias and tios, even from far away.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

That is such a cute idea, congrats on winning ;-)

Dara said...

Very cute! Congrats!

Lizzy said...

Yay! that's so awesome!!

Sam M said...

That is such a cute idea for them to do that! Dang, someone in my family needs to have a baby, 5 years is too long to go without excitement like that.

Taylor Hart said...

What a great idea! I don't have children or anything but this would be fun.....maybe in the future. The far far future. Lol
xo
Taylor
http://www.nothingbutapigeon.com/

The Cavallaro's said...

CONGRATS AUNTY!! What an exciting way to have you still involved with the reveal party... And way to have self control by not opening the box (you're much better than I am!) Love the shirt, such a cute idea! Can't wait to see pics of the little nephew once he's born!

Ashley Marie said...

That's so awesome! Congratulations!

Tiffany said...

Aww what a sweet way to reveal the gender! I love it. Congratulations!

Sippy Cups and Pearls said...

seriously SUCH a great idea! love it!

Jenny Winward said...

Congrats! I'm still waiting on my sister to get pregnant so I can be an Aunt! I would love for you to come link up to my Sunday Style Link Up again today :)