On Saturday, some wonderful, thoughtful, beautiful ladies from my church threw me (and the boys) a very special baby shower!! It was another milestone in this pregnancy that was so wonderful to reach!
Here are the wonderful ladies who hosted the shower, and worked so hard on each and every detail! Michelle, Angela, Anne, Lisa, and me (who looks like an amazon woman next to these petite ladies! I didn't realize I was that much taller than all of them!)
The beautiful and yummy spread...there was fruit, savory scones, monkey bread, a breakfast casserole, and some delicious decaf coffee punch---all absolutely delicious!
My good friend Dara, who I met our freshman year of college, made this adorable diaper cake for the shower, and mailed it all the way from Maryland to Texas! It is so adorable!! It has tons of diapers that we can use, and had their names on blocks on the cake as well...so cute!
I had to take a picture with Michelle (who hosted the shower at her home) with her cutie-pie daughter Addie. She was all dressed up for the shower also, and is just the most precious little girl!
Mom and I enjoying the special day
Another sweet friend from church, Jeanette, who is SO incredibly talented, made a gorgeous cake! We realized we hadn't taken a picture together right as she was starting to cut it, so ignore the giant knife sticking out of the cake in this picture!!!
Is this not adorable--and all the details she did by hand!! Wow!
Some other wonderful friends came to share the day with me...we didn't get pictures of everyone, but here are some of the wonderful people who were there!
Another friend that I met in college, who actually lives about 5 minutes from my house, Lauren and her beautiful daughter Kayden
Special friends of our families, Carol and Connie
April, a wonderful woman I met in a bible study a few years ago, and has remained a close friend who understands the journey of infertility!
My sweet friend Ginny. She and her husband were actually some of the first friends we had in Texas when we moved here knowing no one!
Jeanette and Leslie, wonderful friends from church
Angela and Jen, more special friends from our church
I was just overwhelmed at the generosity of all of our wonderful friends. As they brought the gifts for me to open, I was surrounded by a sea of things for our boys! There were even many presents from friends who couldn't make the shower, but still took the time to bring a gift...what wonderful people we are surrounded by in our life. I'm so thankful for each and every person God has placed into our lives...life would not be the same without all of you! Thank you so much for celebrating our precious boys with us!
Here are just a few pictures of the amazing presents the boys received...There was a ton of things that were monogrammed with their names---just the cutest things I've ever seen!!
Thank you thank you ladies for making this day so special, and for all of the wonderful gifts. I know that God is going to bless you for all that you did to bless us!
I can't believe that we are going to have two more showers as well--one at my mom's house in a few weeks, and another that my school that I worked at for the last three years is going to throw for me. It is hard for me to be on this side of the shower...it feels almost like I'm pretending. I've wanted to be a mom for so long, but it just kept not happening. Now it seems like it can't possibly be real! I guess it is going to take finally having my babies in my arms to really believe that this is all really real!!
Thank you everyone!