Johnnie and I met in 2007, got married in 2008, and
spent the last three years traveling the world together.
It is finally time to take on a different kind of adventure...
That's right, Baby Green is busy
This will be our first child, the first grandchild for Johnnie's parents, the 6th grandchild for my parents, and the 13th great-grandchild for my grandmother. This baby is already loved by so many people!
I have no intentions of turning our "travel blog" into a baby blog. However I do want to keep our family and friends (and any other interested people) updated with Baby G's progress. Therefore, I will limit pregnancy updates to one day a week and that day will be Friday. Starting tomorrow, "Family Friday" will feature photos and an open and honest weekly update of our pregnancy.
Johnnie has been amazing throughout the pregnancy so far. He was even willing to participate in my idea for the photo pregnancy announcement! I've been a Pinterest fan for a few months now and have seen some great ideas for pregnancy announcements there. I was inspired by the two photos below and combined both of those ideas to come up with the idea for our announcement.
The couples in the photos above may have actually used a photo booth to create their cute announcements. We decided to create our photo booth picture strip digitally. The only thing we had to buy was the picture frame and a piece of black craft paper. We sat facing a large window for natural light and draped a white sheet over some chairs sitting on top of a desk for our backdrop. I have a remote control for my camera so we snapped away! We took about 50 photos and had a great time doing it :)
We went through all of the photos and picked out 4 to use in our announcement. I then used Photoshop to switch the black paper in the frame to a picture of a chalkboard and added white text. I created a simple photo strip template 6" long and 1.5" wide and added our chosen pictures. Easy!
Since our family is all far away, we printed out 8x10 photos and showed them one by one to our parents over Skype to announce the news. We emailed our photo strip to the rest of our family to let them know and then posted the picture on Facebook a few days after that.
I printed out the photo strips and added adhesive magnetic sheeting on the back to create a "save the date" magnet for our parents and siblings. I handmade the cards that I mailed them in simply using scrapbooking paper, ribbon, baby embellishments, double-sided tape, and scissors. I found a stamp for the back that says "handcrafted with aloha". I have a feeling that I will be doing many crafty projects throughout this pregnancy :)
“Life is always a rich and steady time when you are
waiting for something to happen or to hatch”
~E.B. White, Charlotte's Web