Thursday, October 18, 2012

Baby Shower

Last week I was thrown a baby shower. I am so grateful to my sister-in-law, Maryanne, who initiated it, my friend Jenny for hosting it and all the friends and wonderful woman from church who also contributed and were in attendance. I was so astounded and overwhelmed by the generosity and kindness of each of these women.

Before the shower took place, I confessed in an email to one of the women in charge of things, "It's a little strange feeling like I shouldn't really be having a shower since this isn't exactly my first go around at this . . . yet it kind of is."

How grateful I was for her response, "Usually, this ward does a baby shower for each baby. Each child is a special gift and should be celebrated!"

I was so grateful she reminded me of that and I love that that is the culture and tradition for this ward, because it's true. This baby is special and a very special gift! I am so grateful to be pregnant and to be having a healthy pregnancy. I am grateful Heavenly Father has allowed  us to be the parents of another one of His children. I am grateful for this boy and am so grateful to have friends and family members to join me in celebrating him! We are truly so very blessed!


Did I mention how spoiled I was with so many great gifts!?
So much beautiful AND delicious food!
Loved the mini fruit and yogurt parfait bar! 


How grateful I am to have had this special celebration for our newest family member. We are getting so excited to get to met him and hold him in our arms! 


  1. We love you! Glad you had a good time!

  2. How fun. I love that perspective, too, every baby is a gift! You look great Shelley!