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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Gender Party

Well if you don't already is a BOY!!!! And his name is

James Lawson Carr!!

We will call him Lawson! God is so good and we realize that more and more each day!

We had a gender party with our family to announce the gender of our LBC. We were going to open a gift that would reveal the gender. Everyone was suppose to wear a blue or pink shirt depending on what they thought the gender was. We had told the family that we did not find out and we were waiting to find out with all of them. Little did anyone know, friends or family, that Jay and I found out at our 16 and 1/2 week appointment that it was a little boy. Jay was not convinced at all so besides trying to narrow down both boy and girl names we just waited until Monday our 19 1/2 week appointment to confirm that it was indeed a little boy. We wanted to surprise our families with both the gender and the name to make it that much more fun for them! Well we did and it was the best time ever! Our families were pumped!! My precious niece Addie had a few tears after she found out it was not a little girl but she quickly recovered and morphed back into her role as life of the party!!! But I will say in that moment of her tears it broke my heart but if anyone knows Addie Lou she hung the moon. I consider her one of my own and to see her so upset just made me wish I was having a girl instead!!! But we are ok now and once again pumped that Aunt Hols is having a baby!

The picture below is right after we opened the present, it was so fun, of course there were tears! It wasn't like I had no clue what was inside!!! But it just became so emotional and so real with our 15 family members there with us!!!

The gender bows and the present everyone wanted us to open!

Our sweet family who came dressed in blue or pink depending on what they thought the gender of LBC was. As you can see the crowd was pretty much 50/50.

Team Girl

Team Boy

This is the outfit that my sweet friend Jordan monogrammed so we could surprise the family with not only the gender but his name. James Lawson Carr

(Team Elkins got to find out early because I needed Jordan's skills to monogram we played Hangman with them on Monday night for them to learn the gender. I got the idea from my sister AB. It was cute I thought, the phrase ended up spelling out Bennett and Lawson are going to be best friends) Cheesy yes but I love it! They of course learned the gender and name as well!

Thank you Jordan for your skills, you can find her blog attached to mine, she does great work!

Sweet Mom brought the name card for a girl and boy so at least one would apply to LBC

Homemade strawberry cupcakes and blue iced sugar cookies

It was a special night that Jay and I will both treasure forever! The Lord has blessed us with amazing families and I look forward to Lawson getting the honor to be a part of them! We can't wait to meet Lawson in March!

*We had our 20 week appointment early so my amazing sister Laurahelen could make the gender party before leaving for Sudan as she is serving for 10 days with Neverthirst. So please pray for her and the team she is going with. If you aren't familiar with Neverthirst it is an amazing Christian organization that takes physicial and living water to villages in need. They do this by installing a water well and sharing the gospel! But Neverthirst deserves a post of its own...check it out on
The Lord is most definitely using this ministry to save lives here on earth and for eternity!!!!


  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! This is such wonderful news! What an amazing family Lawson will be born into- he is already one blessed little boy! Oh wow, it is strange to talk about your son!! Love you girl and am so thrilled for your and Jay's blessing from the Lord- hope to see you soon!!

  2. I'm thrilled for you!! You are going to be the best mama on the sidelines at pee-wee football!

  3. Aww! I'm so happy for you and Jay. March is a great time of the year to have a baby! We need to get together sometime soon! Also, I'm pretty new at blogging but I am going to put your blog on my list.

  4. what a cute idea! i love your party. I also love the name Lawson! congrats on your little boy! :)

  5. I had no clue you had a blog OR a baby in your tummy! Sooo excited for y'all!!!! Lawson is such a precious name! Love to yall!


  6. Congrats Holli on your baby boy!!!!! I love the name too! :) :) :)

  7. congratulations holli!!! boys are so much fun and you will be a FANTASTIC boy mama!!! (or girl mama of course) :o) so happy for you!

  8. Hey Holli! I just saw your blog :-) Congratulations on your little boy! I hope you're feeling great!!