It’s a…

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Two girls, one boy.
A family of five.

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Ready to open the box for a baby surprise.
Will it be a boy? Will we have a girl?

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The box slowly opens…

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We need not wait anymore!

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Two girls, two boys!

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“I’m so happy for him. He’s going to have what I never had, a brother” – Michael

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Sisters are pretty great, too.

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All my dreams have come true.

*gender reveal and photos thanks to Casey and Shireen. I love you girls.

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  1. Congratulations! And I KNEW IT! Wish I had put some money on that bet. ;-)
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  2. This just made me cry. :) In a happy way, of course. Congratulations! And, beautiful pics from Casey. Simply lovely.

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  3. YAY!!! So happy for you! You all look so happy, and that’s the best part! That last pic of you is just stunning. Yay for a balanced family :D:D:D
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  4. Yay Congrats! XOXO
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  5. Oh my! This is so exciting… I am SO happy for you! What a blessing.

    (And I love the reveal, what a great idea!)
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  6. AHHHHHHH…I love the way she surprised you…that is awesome. I got goosebumps..
    So exciting for you…YAY!
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  7. Congratulations! And can I just say that Avitable Elling is a fine name for a boy.
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    moosh in indy. Reply:

    @Avitable, It does have a certain…je ne sais quoi…but I’m going to have to butt in and suggest you simply stay creepy uncle Adam that lives in the computer.
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    Avitable Reply:

    @moosh in indy., but I don’t wannnnnaaaaa.
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    moosh in indy. Reply:

    @Avitable, Further proof you should stay in the Computer.
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  8. How exciting! We had the same feeling when we found out we were having Bryce. 2 boys, 2 girls. Even Steven, right?! Congratulaions!

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  9. what a fun, fun way to do this!!
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  10. Major goose bumps! Sooooo happy for you!!! :) Fantastic pictures too :)
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  11. I just bawled my face off, I am SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!
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  12. Congratulations! Also, this is the cutest thing I have ever seen.

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  13. i so just teared at this.
    this is amazing. i love the pictures.
    i love the story.
    i love that your family of SIX will have this forever.
    frozen in time.
    :)
    so much happy.
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  14. OH MY GOODNESS!
    This is the bes reveal ever to be had.
    Priceless.

    Many, many congrats to you and your family!

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  15. Congratulations!
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  16. Okay.

    I’m sitting at my desk with tears in my eyes, especially at that last picture.

    Such joy! Such happiness! Congratulations, sweet Emily.

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  17. I can’t stop saying AWWWWWWWWWWW…… to this: “I’m so happy for him. He’s going to have what I never had, a brother” – Michael”

    CONGRATS!
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  18. So exciting! So happy for you guys. Takes me back to New York City and us talking about the wee one at lunch!

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  19. Hooray for boys!!

    This is the.cutest. reveal idea I’ve seen. Love it!

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  20. WONDERFUL! I’m so excited for you guys! 2 boys, 2 girls…PERFECTION. :)

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  21. Awesomeness—all kinds of awesomeness! So happy for you!

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  22. tracy Dykstra says:

    Oh my word. Beautiful. Congrats. That made me all teary eyed.

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  23. I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!! Eeeeeeee!!!
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  24. Great pictures – probably the best “reveal” I’ve ever seen. Congrats!

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  25. Love.

    I did not expect the gender reveal to bring tears to my eyes, but it did.

    So excited for you!
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  26. Yay for boys!!!!! :). Love the reveal!
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  27. Congrats!! Such awesome news and what a wonderful way to find out :)

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  28. Emily! What amazing news! I’m so happy you’ll get the experience of bonding with your boy before he gets here.

    Congrats Ellings!
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  29. ACK!!!!!! That is so awesome! How perfect!!!! I am so thrilled for you all. Just awesome!
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

    Great pictures too! What a fabulous idea! :)

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  30. Not sure if I’ve ever seen a more perfect reveal!! How special for you and your family! Congratulations!!!

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  31. Such a cool reveal :) Congrats to you all!!
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  32. Congrats!! :)

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  33. Congratulations! What a fantastic way to remember the moment. And to make me cry at my desk :)
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  34. Congratulations!

    And what a fantastic idea! So precious!

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  35. Emily Tietema says:

    it just doesn’t get much better! God has blessed you ej :)

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  36. So. So. SO. SO. SOOOOOOOOOO awesome. All of it. So awesome.

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  37. ohmygoodness this is the most fun post I’ve ever seen ever! SO happy for you all. :)
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  38. Congrats! What fun photos!
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  39. congrats! How fun!!! what great pictures!!!

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  40. I am someone who was always staunchly against finding out the gender when I was pregnant. But this? THIS makes me reconsider, because it’s one of the most beautiful moments I have ever seen.

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  41. I am someone who was very much against finding out the gender when I was pregnant. But this? THIS would make me reconsider. It’s one of the most beautiful moments I’ve ever seen.
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  42. This was SO MUCH FUN!!! Thanks for letting all of us along on the ride. Congratulations on the newest little Elling boy!
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  43. so exciting, though Adam and I both thought it was a girl. :) but i’m excited that baby jedi will have another friend to play with.

    and that last picture of you? AMAZING.
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  44. Well that is quite possibly the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. It needs to be in a MAGAZINE! A showcase! It’s own exhibit! Also, your husband looks like he is freaking EIGHTEEN. What fountain of youth does he drink from and can I go to there??
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  45. That was awesome! Goosebumps over here. Congratulations!!!!
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  46. Oh mama!!

    Love this from the tip of my giant baby belly. WOW.

    Congrats, such a moment, such news!!!

    <3
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  47. Congrats my beautiful friend! SO thrilled. Loved the last photo. Magical.
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  48. Congratulations! You guys make cute babies :) (And Casey takes AMAZING! pictures! Never seen that type of reveal before- Love it!)
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  49. BAWLING,

    Steph

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  50. congratulations!!! this was the best reveal i have EVER seen!!! [as evidenced by the sheer number of !!!'s i used] <3
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  51. I found you from Moosh, what a great announcement! We just found out we are having #3…. if we weren’t waiting till the birth I would totally do this!! Congratulations!!!
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  52. That’s awesome! Congratulations!
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  53. Congrats, I LOVE LOVE these picture, melts my heart!
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  54. What a fantastically idea! Contests on your two sets of twos!

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    sherry lane Reply:

    @sherry lane,
    Wow… Smartphone typing…. Trying again.

    What a fantastic idea! Congrats on your two sets of twos!

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  55. Love, love, love!

    Congrats, mama!

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  56. What a lovely idea! The photos are great, too. Couldn’t have gotten any better documentary for the family album.

    Congrats on the (second) boy!
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  57. Love love love!!!! So fun. Congratulations! So thrilled for you.

    You look fabulous btw. Xoxo

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  58. This is fabulous. The pictures are great. Congrats!

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  59. Saw Casey’s tweet, couldn’t wait to see her idea and seriously, chills just raced through my body. Congrats!

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  60. Sarah Viola says:

    Emily, this is AWESOME! Congratulations to you and your beautiful family. Love love love!

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  61. Amazing. I am tearing up. I am so excited for you and LOVE that they did this for you. What fabulous friends we have. LOL

    I love you, Em. I am so so excited!!!
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  62. Congrats! What a great memory for your family.
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  63. Congrats Emily! So happy for you!

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  64. Thank you for letting me stand awkwardly behind Casey and be a part of this. (and for helping to prove I’m not hollow inside)

    So excited for you all!

    xoxo
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  65. I love this!! Big congrats!

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  66. Congratulations! So happy for you guys! :)
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  67. HOW EXCITING! I’m so happy for you Emily.

    2 boys & 2 girls is exactly what I want…I have 1 and 1 right now and I’m afraid to mess that up.
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  68. YAY!!!!!!

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  69. Awwww…. I teared up at those pictures! So happy for you, pumpkin! xoxoxoxoxo
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  70. Yay! What a wonderful moment – captured so beautifully!! Congratulations to all of you!

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  71. How wonderful! Continued health for you and your growing baby boy.
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  72. Congratulations! And, that was an awesome way to find out the baby’s gender. The photos are beautiful!!

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  73. Where do you come UP with these amazing ideas? That has got to be the best reveal EVER. And the pictures captured the joy of the moment perfectly. I’m so excited to see this lovely family grow by one more :-)
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  74. LOVE!!!! Congrats!!!
    And this almost makes me want to have a 4th…almost….

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  75. So so happy for your new BOY!! What a great surprise! (And the pictures are AMAZING!)
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  76. So so so happy for you all!

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  77. Congrats Mama!!!!

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  78. I LOVE this idea! How precious! We are pregnant with our 3rd. Already told the kids, but what a great idea. And I adore the comment made by your son about having a brother.

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  79. This is so cute, I love the pictures. Two boys and two girls, perfect.

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  80. The pictures (absolutely SPECTACULAR!) alone had me crying!! Congratulations on the perfection that is coming for your family!

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  81. beautiful! brothers are a wonderful thing. hugs all around.
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  82. I can’t get over this! So so awesome! Best reveal ever!

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  83. crazy cute!!!

    so happy for you!
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  84. SUCH an amazing way to find out the big news!! I’m so happy for your precious family. And those photos are amazing. xo

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  85. Yaaaaaaaaaaaay! I”m so excited for you! The pictures are wonderful. Congrats to all of you! Also, OMG, Gage looks like a MAN in these photos!
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  86. This makes me all shades of happy! Congratulations on your baby BOY! These pictures are so priceless!
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  87. Congratulations! You have a beautiful family, and what a blessing.
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  88. {tears}
    YAY
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  89. sobbing. love it. congratulations :-))) sorry i’m so belated!!!

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