He is a hopeless romantic like his mother (me) so planned a dreamy romantic weekend by renting a lodge in a beautiful secluded area here in
The wedding is set for March 2017, a date they have had set all along because St. Patrick’s Day 5 years ago was the date of their first date.
Fast forward to April and Jennica sets me down in a teary eyed state letting me know she thinks she is expecting!
After a visit to the doctor’s, it was confirmed they got pregnant on St. Patrick’s Day. How fitting.
After the initial shock, Daniel and Jennica decided to send out announcements to immediate family and their closest friends.
Daniel and Jennica went to college together, she for a music degree. She is such a beautiful singer she brings tears to my eyes and over time we all started calling her “bird”.
|Daniel (the father-to-be) with his weekend off-roading toy, out collecting sticks for the nest.|
And yes, he does look very young, but he's actually 24 !
So to go along with her "bird" nickname, Daniel came up with the idea to build a giant nest for the announcement photos. Daniel and Jennica, my husband and I and Daniel’s sister Alexis and her fiancé Tom all spent a weekend in Hocking Hills at our cabin collecting sticks and branches to build a human size nest.
|Jennica and I and the nearly complete "bird" nest|
We also went through the woods and collected wildflowers and ferns to add to the nest, And Alexis came up with the idea to add pink and blue ribbons which is in some of the photos too.
To set the baby color scheme for the photos, Jennica purchased pink and blue shirts for them to wear along with just plain white.
We will learn later this summer if they're having a boy or girl.
And while at work, Daniel found a rock shaped just like a large egg so we used that in the photos too.
|One of my favorite photos from that day|
To go along with the bird and egg theme they decided to use the word “hatching” instead of “expecting” on the announcements.
The announcements turned out very unique, special and absolutely wonderful!
Jennica and I went on the VistaPrint website and designed the announcements ourselves using a card template and adding the photos I took.
At the end of the day, we took a group photo and my daughter Alexis was asked to be the baby's God Mother! All of us were filled with love and happiness.
|The envelope has the return address printed on the back.|
The front of the card has the photos.
The back of the card with balloons and "Welcome Baby Lynch"
and a white space on the front of the envelope for the mailing address.
|The front of the card|
Other Blog Posts:
St. Patrick's Day and Sauerkraut Balls
Jennica's Italian Dinner Birthday Party
Valentine's Day Decorating and Recipes
|Daniel's sister Alexis was asked to be the God Mother, yea!|
|Daniel (daddy to be), Jennica (mommy to be), Bill and I (grandparents) Alexis (Daniel's sister and God Mother)|