Friday, April 11, 2008

My Baby Party

I couldn't resist posting about the baby shower I had last night! My friends Ame, Kate, and Shelly threw the most fabulous party, and so many sweet friends came and blessed us with many things for Parker. CUTE things, might I add. I am just overwhelmed by people's generosity and love, and I so treasure the memory of last night. Following present-opening, the girls prayed over me, Parker, our whole family and upcoming transition, birth experience, and every prayer concern I could possibly have. That time was just so precious to me. Thank you to everyone who was a part of such a special night for me. It's funny that once upon a time, I did not think I wanted a baby shower. I'm weird like that. But so much of the journey I've been on the last year and a half has prepared me in a huge way to want to celebrate the life God is adding to our family! And celebrate big! Thanks, girls, for making it such a fun celebration....I just LOVE having you all share in our joy and excitement and praise. It means so much. I mean that not only for those of you who were at the shower but also to all of you who have prayed and shared interest, excitement, and involvement in this pregnancy journey in some way. You are just lovely.

I don't know how I ended up with girlfriends who are so stinkin' creatively gifted, but all three hostesses are pretty Martha Stewart in their own right. I love having people I can steal ideas from! I just had to show you some pictures of the cute decor and food...there were so many little detailed touches of beauty throughout, and it so warmly communicated love. They did a lot of work! I need to post a picture of this one present that was wrapped to match the tablescape, but I'm waiting to get that. Friend, you know who you are! =)

Notice the "cupcake pops" - beautiful and yummy. And who knew that baby's breath could be so pretty?!! They had vases of it in all different places in the house, and it was simply gorgeous.

(L-R) Shelly, me, Ame, and Kate:

Me and my mommy. Y'all, she spent a great amount of time going through her "hope chest" and presented me with my official baby blanket (the one I came home from the hospital wrapped in), some other blankets, a "hankie cap" which is also sentimental in that I had it as a baby and it is supposed to be used on a girl's wedding day too (so I can pass on to Parker), and the bracelet and ring I wore as a baby. So many sweet sentimental things! I never imagined having a daughter, so it hadn't crossed my mind that there might be things that were mine as a baby that would be neat to pass on to my own daughter. Good thing I have a mom to think of these things! I'm loving the thought of all of it.

On this picture above the table where the punch was being served, they hung these ribbons with her pearly initials. They are now hanging pretty on the bulletin board in Parker's room, which I have not yet hung on the wall, of course. Really, next week. I'm working on the nursery next week!

All the goodies. Minus a lovely lamp that didn't make it into the picture. Um, do you think she has enough clothes?!! My goodness, this girl's mama needs to get more of a life, or we won't have enough places to go for her to wear all of these! What a blessing. We just had tons of needs met last night in regards to baby items.

My mom mentioned it in a prayer last night, and it's been running through my head ever since: "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights..." James 1:17. Thanks, God, for all of these gifts and for using these sweet friends and family to deliver them for you!


Courtney said...

can't wait to see it all in person in like 12 hours!

the melton's said...

It looked like a beautiful baby party! :) I'm sorry I couldn't be there - we had community group. Can't wait to meet Parker!

Amanda said...

Look at all of those bows! How fun! You're still looking fabulous, hannah! Have fun playing with all of your girlie stuff! I'm a little jealous... :-)

Kate said...

We had so much fun putting together that shower! But I have to say that Ame and I (especially me) have some serious red eyes going on in that picture. I enlarged the picture, and my eyes look a little scary! I got a good laugh from that one!