Wednesday, March 31, 2010

What a wonderful weekend!!

Sorry I have been MIA lately.  I definitely feel that I am struggling to keep up with blogging right now as there is SO much to do before puddin' arrives.  Plus, our internet connection at home has been crap (darn it, AT&T) lately.  However, it's working right now and I have a TON of pictures to share from one of the best weekends ever.

On Friday night 4 of my closest friends (and one darling, darling baby) arrived to spend the night in preparation of my baby shower on Sat.  We had a wonderful night hanging out, holding the baby, and catching up on life.  These are all of the "up north" girls, and I am always amazed that we can spend so much of our lives in separate places and still fall back into such wonderful friendships so easily. 

Saturday morning we were able to all get ready before all the guests arrived at 11:30.  We had fabulous brunch foods including mini crustless quiches (must get this recipe), 3 different kinds of muffins, fruit salad, and desserts galore.  There was lemonade, OJ, champagne, and fancy water.  I have to say it was all completely delish. 
With the 3 hostesses (and 3 of my 4 bridesmaids)

Preggers!  I'm 34 weeks this day and S is 24 weeks.  We were married 3 weeks apart and are having babies 10 weeks apart (plus we've been besties for 29 years!!)  (Oh yes, my belly is huge!!  I am measuring about two weeks ahead and it just keeps growing!  Yikes!  Not sure what I'll look like at the end!  It is also really, really high)

Sissy posing (just wait until you see what she made me for the shower- y'all are going to DIE!)

Baby Lucy!  She's 6 weeks old and just darling.  B changed his first dirty diaper over the weekend while she was here.  He also cudded with her for 2 hours on the couch- true love for sure.  He's so ready to be a daddy!  (Can I mention that Lucy's sibs are Eloise and Penn???  K&S have done a great job with their kids names!!)

An absolutely fabulous quilt made by one of my mom's best friends.  It's got a darling chick pattern on the back- I just love it!  Pud will love tummy time on this!

The shower was so wonderful.  I got to catch up with a lot of friends and Pud got some wonderful gifts.  We are definitely getting "set" for all that is to come.  The only thing we don't have a lot of is clothes which is fine b/c I want to know what sex Pud is before buying tons.  I definitely prefer pink or blue over yellow and green, so we'll just wait until the arrival to shop!  We do have a week's worth of gender neutral outfits until mom, B, or I can get out to get a few things.  Plus we have white onsies and blankets if Pud decides to spit up/poop on everything in the first day or two!

Saturday night my mom, aunt, cousin, and S all spent the night.  We had a low key dinner at home and just chatted until we were all exhausted.  B went to the local hockey game with his brother and sis-in-law who were in town for the shower and E&J.  They had a great time too.  Sunday morning my family all left after a good walk and we spent the afternoon with Blair's family watching basketball.  After a great dinner on the grill, E&J left.  N&K spent the night as they didn't leave until Monday morning, so we got to spend some more time catching up with them.  It was really nice. 

A wonderful weekend with family and friends.  I really couldn't have asked for anything better.  I was amazed by the generosity of people and the love I have for all those that were able to come.  It really was so special for me. 


  1. What did you finally decide on for hostess gifts?

  2. Girl you look so great! Puddin' is coming so soon, it's completely understandable that you have been MIA! Glad you had such a great shower!

  3. You are gorgeous! What a glow. :)

  4. Sounds like a wonderful weekend that was all about you :) Just what you need before it is all about Puddin'
    Love that you and your bestie are preg at the same time!!!

  5. Looks like a beautiful shower and fabulous weekend! You look so happy and beautiful! So thrilled for you. Hope you have the most wonderful holiday weekend XOXO

  6. This looks so fabulous! And YOU look fabulous!!! Just beautiful and glowing!


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