Friday, September 2, 2011

Happy Friday!

Well I promised I would be back this week (sometime) and that I had a few announcements...

The first is that on Tuesday I will be hosting my First Give Away! I am still ironing out a few details since this is my first one of course... But I do know that the "prize" is AWESOME.
Remember back when I shared about my cousin's new Etsy Shop? Adorable Banner Co.
Well she is the one that I am doing the give away with!

Check out her site Adorable Banner Company- it is great for gift giving!!! And check back on Tuesday when I start the give away! It will end with a winner on Friday!

The second thing is that this morning I had some maternity shots taken... Pics to post next week! A wonderful friend Caroline took them this morning in Dunwoody and I hope that they turn out great! So excited to see them and post a few here!

The third is that we have come up with a name for our little girl. I was not sure if we should announce it in any special way? With a picture? With something cute?
I am still lost on this one. And I am lost on if I should even announce it.
I see where if someone were to want to monogram it for a shower, or if someone were just dying to know... but all of them know the name.
So here it goes. Nothing fancy here...

Her name is Vivienne Charles McCracken. We will call her Vivi for short. We loved that Vivienne is much a classic name (I have always loved that name since I was little!) then Charles is for my Dad and my Brother! Two of my bestest friends in the whole world. We also decided when we were in Charleston that our baby really was a girl (before we found out) that this would be her name.
I have heard the name once before, but then again we all got our names from somewhere... Plus it is not a name that she will hear a lot growing up.
Katie was a VERY popular name when I was born and I remember having like 3 or 4 Katie's in classes... I am sure that Vivi will not have another Vivi in her class. Well I guess you just never know.
We cannot wait to meet her! I cannot even stand it anymore I want to meet and hold her so bad- but a few more weeks and she will be here.

Well what news do you have? Anything interesting???
Next week will be the Give Away and a lot of pictures. Hopefully VIvi's bedding will be done and I can show that off! YAY!

OH and PS.... there is no pink in the nursery incase you are wondering. She will wear a ton of pink clothes I am sure, but I am not about to redo a nursery if the next "one" is a boy... So no pink. Just not my style.

I hope that everyone has a happy and safe Labor Day Weekend! We will be at the Lake or at the Pool! But now I must get the floors clean... Time for the "shake down" before JM gets home from work!



  1. Love, love, love the name. And, Angelina and Brad's daughter is named Vivi, so it's clearly very chic ;)

  2. Cute!! So happy for you Katie! I am a new follower, love your blog!