Tuesday, December 20

A Special Shower...

My mom and aunt, along with my friends, threw me the most wonderful baby shower a few weeks ago.  It was a Sunday Brunch shower complete with 100% authentic maple syrup and waffles, quiches, cinnamon buns, a biscuit bar, and my favorite mini desserts from Bees Knees Sweet Treats!

And my mom called in a special order for dozens of southern style buttery biscuits from Cracker Barrel. I'm not sure there's anything better on the planet. We also served up local honeys, specialty jellies and jams, and flavored whipped butters. The biscuit bar was a huge success!

I'm not a huge baby shower game fan so we didn't really play any. But my mom did find this baby shower bingo game which was great because all the guests played it while I opened gifts. They would try to get bingo based on the types of gifts I received and it was nice because it kept everyone occupied instead of staring awkwardly at me while I opened presents. (Always a weird feeling.)

One of my favorite things about the day was that my mom had invited each guest to bring their favorite childhood book and write a note inside for Baby C. We were so overwhelmed by how much everyone got into it and lots of people brought us multiple books. It was so fun to see them and even remember some from my own childhood. I also loved reading through everyone's inscriptions afterward. We've got quite the library now!

That is a photo of my husband when he was a little boy. Could there be anything more adorable?! He was completely blonde. I've always had really dark hair. I'm so curious to see what color hair C is born with (if he's born with any at all!)

The creators of this game were smart enough to not put actual numerical increments on the ruler ;)

Another of my favorite aspects of the day was the blanket that my mom sowed and brought for everyone to help complete. It's the softest fleece in a manly plaid and beige pattern. She sowed beautiful trim to the reverse side and then had all our guests tie off the edges so that the blanket was "woven together with the love of all our friends and family". It's such a beautiful keepsake. I can't wait to use it!

Thank you to all our friends and family who helped to make this such a memorable day. We have been so completely spoiled blessed by everyone and couldn't have gotten ready for C the same way on our own. And to those that couldn't come, thank you for being there in spirit! I have felt so loved and taken care of throughout my whole pregnancy and the shower was just the cherry on top! 

*These photos were edited in part with Photoshop actions from Totally Rad, one of my sponsors. :)

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