Friday, November 14, 2008
Blog Back Log: Showered with Baby Love
Today was my baby shower hosted by the lovely, talented, encouraging, gracious, kind, and devoted women of my church. There are many more words that I could use to describe them all but I only have so much time and so much space. I arrived to quite the spread of food for lunch. Someone even found out that I am quite the fan of crab and made a hot crab dip - it was yummy! (As was every other little morsel devoured for our luncheon.) Lunch was then capped off with a very delicious and CREATIVE cake (shown above) that was made by one of my dear friend's mother-in-law who happens to be quite the talent in cake decorating. As if that needed to be pointed out! I don't usually leave the pictures on this post so large but you really need to get a feel for this cake. Yummy and beautiful. I am glad that I was not the one who had to cut it... I don't think I could have done it!
After cake came the barrage of gifts for our Little Flower. I was sweating after it was all said and done (in combination with the large amounts of people and hormones, I am sure!) We received some very lovely gifts. Many homemade with love, others from our registry, and others still gave things that I really hadn't thought much about. All in all, the gifts filled up the 4-Runner and we had to give a basket to my mother-in-law and we will pick it up tomorrow. Other friends and family have written to say, "your gift is in the mail" or "I will bring it by on such-and-such a day." I am overwhelmed and grateful. There are still a few "large" items that we need to buy but God in His provision has granted us some wonderful discounts and unexpected financial provisions to cover those costs. We are blown away by how many things are coming together.
Now, we just need to get it all put away and assembled (if required!) I have some photos up on flickr of many of the homemade gifts and a couple of my favorite outfits. Again, if you need an invite to see those photos, let me know and I will get you the link. Flickr will also be the place to see photos of Little Flower when she arrives.