Sunday, April 15, 2012

Showered with Love

There are a lot of fabulous people in this world. I believe that the majority of them live right here, surrounding me. A few weekends ago, my fabulous friends threw me and baby girl a shower. I felt spoiled and loved, and it was an all around FABULOUS day.

The girls that threw it went WAY above and beyond, but holy smokes, was it dang cute...
They know me well. The whole thing was decked out in purple, and I absolutely. loved. it.

Even the water had specially made tags! They read "This water has no sugar and spice, but it sure is nice!" And that grape limeade was like crack for this pregnant gal. Wow.

Maybe my favorite part of the night was when I showed up (early, mind guests witnessed this) to find the hostess, my dear friend Becky, trying to open her vents :) She wouldn't let her 9 month pregnant, taller than her by several inches friend, climb on the couch to open them. So I captured the moment instead!
Ridiculously adorable decorations
And the best part was that I got to take everything home to decorate baby girl's room!

Instead of playing shower games, each guest made a bow (or two, or three, etc) for baby girl. I made the chicken wire frame because I wanted something cute to have the bows on, so I wouldn't be digging through a drawer or something. All the bows can be interchangeable to put on headbands, etc. I'm so excited to play hair!!! Let's hope she has some.
Not only was the food DYNAMITE, it was fairly color coordinated and seriously, all of my favorite things.
I may have gained 6 pounds at my next dr appt after this party....
It was honestly better than a birthday! With all of my favorite things.
My dear fabulous friend Christy wore a Bump It specifically for me. It made me ridiculously happy inside. Later, I found out my favorite Megan had posted on facebook earlier that day, that there should be a contest for biggest hair at my shower. I wish I had seen that before the party! I totally could have won. (I came in a pretty darn close second, after Christy and her bump-it, without even knowing there should be a competition!)
I'm ecstatic about the bows! And love that they were all hand made, because no one else will have anything like it! :)
A gift that was so adorable and perfect: my sister has been calling this baby "some-bunny" since we knew the due date, just because she would be born near Easter. And we have a thing for sock monkeys at our house (who doesn't?!), so this was just awesome.
Adorable party favors, and delicious! Homemade carmel corn, another of my faves!! :)
The most perfect part of the night was this incredible gift from all of my friends. The hostesses secretly gathered notes from my mom, my sisters, my best friends from Utah, and all of my wonderful friends here in the Ridge, and put together this book that reads "Your life has touched ours for good!" They each shared things they loved and admired about me, and I tell you what, it's a good thing they wouldn't let me read it at the party, because I cried and cried when I read it at home, and read it and read it again. This book is a very special treasure for me, and I read it nearly daily. Thank you, from every inch of my heart, to all those that contributed to it.
Unfortunately, this little number somehow made it into a gift for baby girl. Thankfully, no one actually spent money on this thing for us, it's a hand me down, but the fact that it even currently resides in my home makes me twitch and cringe a little. I cannot wait to get rid of it, pass it along. Anyone know of any baby cougars coming along, ASAP?!

Have I mentioned lately how much I downright love the dearly, fabulous women in my life?


That Darn said...

I love this whole post. Surround yourself with these positive, good women - they are like gold. What a cool party, great ideas and favors and I love the book at the end. Great great great.

Oh, and the BYU number - I am going to a baby shower on Tuesday where this would be THE perfect gift. I've never known a family who could possibly be so BYU as my friend's. ...

Good luck with new baby,

Jennifer Lee said...

If that BYU cheer outfit still needs a home, I would put MY little girl (due in three months) in it. For sure. Because your sister has BYU fans as best friends. Also, I would LOVE the recipe for the grape limeaid--sounds wonderful!

Jamie said...

Great shower!! You're such a cute pregnant girl! Can't wait to see pics of the your new princess :)

Kylie said...

So cute! So much cute decor for her room too! I want to see pictures someday, not anytime soon, you have a lot going on :). Good luck with everything!