Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Weekend Catchup - Part II

After showing a few people the just-finished nursery, we headed over to C's house for the main event.

I have to tell you, C is the most amazing friend. Almost every day since she started planning the shower, I would get an e-mail, text, or voicemail with questions about my favorite this or that. As a result, the shower was very personalized around my preferences.

This first picture shows you the chocolate fountain where I wish that I could have spent far more time. There were bananas, marshmallows, strawberries, pretzels, and poundcake for dipping. Does this look like a happy pregnant woman or what?

You can see the food table in the background, which included more of my favorite culinary delights: shrimp cocktails, fruits, veggies, and little sandwiches. And, of course, the cake, which C custom decorated! The imprint matches the invitations which she made herself.



After the food, I had some time to catch up with my friends, family, and coworkers. I had a pretty impressive turnout, including my friend from San Francisco, another from Boise, Idaho, and a third friend due that day with her little girl. We took a "comparison" shot just to remind everyone how huge I am!

We played a few shower games and then it was time to open gifts. I was once again overwhelmed by everyone's generousity and love for us and Little Man.


At the end of the shower, C had one more suprise. She had gotten baby pictures from my mom and mother-in-law and created a slide show out of them put to some of my favorite songs. There were some pretty neat pictures and a lot of tears from the moms - I guess that group now includes me!

It is impossible from these pictures to really convey the amount of time, energy, and most importantly, pure love that went into this shower. I have heard from almost every single one of my guests that it was the best shower they have ever been to. I have to agree.

C is definitely a one of a kind friend! I am so glad that she lives just next door and that our sons will be able to be friends, too!


Nursery tour video tomorrow!







18 comments:

Mel said...

How much fun!!
You look so beautiful and you are going to miss that belly when it's gone! ;)
*hugs*

Baby Steps to Baby Shoes said...

You look so beautifully happy! And what a fun shower.

Jen said...

You look fabulous!

That looks like a perfect shower! It looks like it was so much fun and that the food was gorgeous!

Polka Dot said...

aaawww you're so cute! I love seeing the swollen belly and huge smile on your face!

If C ever needs another friend, please feel free to send her to TN. I'll happily take care of her (plenty of food and water) if she throws me parties like this too lol

Laura said...

Sounds like a great shower. And you look wonderful!

Jen said...

It looks like the shower was a fabulous time. Good on C for doing such a wonderful job as hostess! You look gorgeous and glowing.

Joy said...

Ahhh... you're going to make us wait for the nursery reveal?!

You're gorgeous and look so happy. I have that blue bathtub and it's the BEST!

whataboutmyeggs said...

You look amazing!!! It sounds like you had an amazing shower. Glad to hear that you had a great day. Now all that awaits is your Little Man. Good Luck

In Search of Morning Sickness said...

You look so pretty and happy!!! Looks like the best baby shower I've ever seen!

Samantha said...

I'm glad you had such a lovely shower! You look radiant!

Fertilized said...

so much fun!

My Reality said...

You are radiant! The baby bump is big, but the rest of you isn't at all!

Ms. J said...

Katie . . . thank you immensely for your kind words and support while I am 12,000 miles away with Lil' Pumpkin. It is so rough right now. I wish there was a more adequate way to express my appreciation than a simple "thank you," but please know it is hugely apprediated on our end.

So happy your shower went so splendidly well :o)

InfertileMadWoman said...

Aww, I am so glad that everything turned out, and you look like you had a fantastic time!!!

You look great BTW!!!

Hugs,
Rebel

Yoka said...

You look fantastic. You are glowing.

Lady Bits said...

What a lovely party. We don't tend to do baby showers in the UK, so it's nice to see what happens. Thank you.

theclam said...

You look so stunning - you are truly glowing! What a divine shower :)

Sugar and Ice said...

Baby showers are just so much fun!

Can't wait to see the nursery pics!!