Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Family Shower for "Mystery Baby" and Fortieth Birthday Party!

Easter weekend was crazy busy as we traveled to see family. We had a lot to celebrate that weekend as we managed to cram in a birthday lunch/shopping trip with just my twin sister, Stacie, and I, a family baby shower, a family 40th birthday party AND Easter celebrations. 

So the pic above is of the cute cake at the shower. Since we don't know if we are having a boy or girl, my sis had them put on one pink bootie and one blue bootie. A big thanks to my the friends and family who were able to come and who showered us with blessings. I was overwhelmed by their generosity. God is providing everything, even the big ticket items we needed. It has been a real boost to our faith!

My sweet sis organized the shower on our 40th birthday.  Felt bad she had to work so hard.
My awesome shy niece, Jessica, planned out all the games for my shower. It was so nice to have her involved. Mom made our family's favorite beverage, Cucumber Punch. Yum!

Guess the measurement of my belly game. One gal was about an 1/8 of an inch off!
Each table made a baby item out of duct tape. It was fun to see what creative things they came up with.
Started bawling like a baby when I opened up these tiny clothes and it really hit me that I'm going to have a real live baby to wear them soon! After seven years of infertility, acceptance and then pregnancy when you least expect it, it has certainly made for an emotional pregnancy. God is faithful!
My niece, Lily, was an excellent helper with the gifts. My Aunt Nip, made this beautiful baby afghan. So soft!
My Aunt Esther made this gorgeous quilt for the baby.
Thank you to my friend, Mindy, for helping with the shower and for making this special pooh quilt. So adorable!
My step-mom, Diana, continued her tradition of making hooded towels for each of the grandkids. Mystery Baby gets this cute frog.
My brother, Jerry and SIL, Sonya, gave Mystery Baby it's first pair of cowboy boots. So tiny and cute!
After the shower, we immediately went into birthday party mode. The kids decorated the birthday cake for Stacie, Sonya and I. It turned out really special!
The birthday girls! It was the first time our hubbies all helped to plan the party and make it special for us.

You tired yet? I was, too, especially since Hailey got super sick during the middle of our birthday party and was in bed all Easter day with her daddy who got sick while taking care of her. Bless his heart, he helped her so I wouldn't get sick. Glad to say both have fully recovered and Josiah and I managed to escape the plague!

Despite the illness, it was wonderful to see so many family and friends in one weekend. Feeling loved and supported. God is literally providing for our every need. It was some desperately needed encouragement that I needed to make it through this last tri-mester. Looking forward to holding this baby outside my womb very soon! 

God Bless,


Camille said...

SO wonderful!! Happy 40th to you and Stacie! And...SO happy for you that you were blessed by all those sweet little (and big) baby things! Yes, God is so good to us!! Hugs, Camille

Jill said...

Looks like a wonderful baby shower! Happy 40th to both of you! Thanks for the suggestion about the color of my font, I appreciate it :-) Wishing you well!



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