I am so blessed to have incredible friends-who-are-family and family-who-are-friends. This Saturday most of the people I'd call my inner circle were all in the same room at the same time. It was thrilling. While it didn't go off without a hitch (and I'm more than grateful for everyone who helped host, plan, and loved us!), it was the most beautiful day and everything far exceeded my expectations.
I've always said for me showers are about getting incredible people together. I loved looking across the room to see old friends, new friends, and family, all chatting and enjoying themselves. There were people there who have known me for 11+ years and people Jarrod and I have met just since our move back to Texas. My aunt was there - she's known me for nearly 30 years! Jarrod's family was there - they've known him for nearly 30 years too! ;-) Jarrod wasn't there - he left us have our girl time.
I loved seeing old friends getting to know new friends. I love people talking about Jarrod's Chuck Taylors and how we'll need to get some for the baby. I loved hearing stories and sharing love. Renee set up some beautiful crafts for my friends to do.
On the Day You Were Born" and it's just beautiful. I'm not making a sad face (although it really looks like I am...) It's a "aww... isn't this the cutest thing you've ever seen?" look.
this post for months, knowing that we'd want to minimize the baby items in our home. I registered for this baby bath sponge rather than a bulky baby bath tub. I'm so excited - as this picture shows!
The whole shower was delightful. I am so thankful for such wonderful women in my life - women who have modeled how to be a good wife, create healthy family, and raise loving children. All the gifts have been relegated to their temporary homes - clothing has been washed, sorted by size and put away, books are waiting to go in their permanent homes, and all the ducks are accounted for!
Thank you to everyone who made this day so special!