Monday, January 24, 2011

I have awesome friends

I am so grateful to have such wonderful people in my life! My friend Stacy threw a baby shower for me at her home on Saturday, with my friend Denise helping out with the organizing and decorating of the shower as well. And my friend Nancy helped out with the yummy food (I ate 3 freaking delicious cupcakes and more than my share of other heavenly food too!). I saw some extended family that I haven't seen for quite some time and learned that a couple of them didn't even know I was pregnant until they got the invitation to the shower! I guess we have to do a better job of spreading our news personally instead of expecting other family members to help us spread it!

Anyway, the decorations were lovely. Denise made an adorable diaper cake as a centerpiece as well. People showed up (which I was extremely grateful for!) and brought wonderful gifts. We ate and chatted and played some fun games. And now Joy has a sea of adorable baby girl clothes and lots of necessities like wipes and baby powder and diapers and so on. I am getting so excited to welcome my baby girl into our family, even though she already feels like a part of it!

I even have such thoughtful friends who live out of state or who couldn't make it to the shower give us gifts! It is such a blessing to know such wonderful, giving, loving, sweet people!

Here are a few pictures from the shower. I wish I would've given my camera to someone to take pictures while I was opening up all the presents, and I wish I would've gotten more pictures of the games and people just chatting and having a good time! Oh well! Thank you so much to my friends!

A cute mirror decoration:

My chair:

Vivian, Linda, and Laura:

Jennifer & Jennifer:

The table (the "cake" in the middle is the diaper cake):

Jodi, Jeani, and Nancy:

Everyone who attended (except Tammy, who had to leave early):

Thanks for the memories and for the celebration for Joy! I look so big! Guess that means she's almost here!

1 comment:

The Leithead Family said...

Debra! Sorry I missed this. I know you asked for addresses awhile back...I thought you would just send something because we got your Christmas card. Sorry.

It looks like it was fun! I'm very excited for you two. I know you're having a rough time, but I know you can pull this off. Keep in touch.