I mentioned on Friday that this Saturday, June 1, was the day of our baby shower! Despite how uncomfortable my body currently feels sitting in a car for 5 hours, I was more than happy to make the trip to my Indiana hometown for this celebratory event. My mom had graciously offered to throw the party and hosted it in our home which, in my opinion, ended up being perfect.
|Amazing "diaper cake" that my mom and little sister|
stayed up late Friday night to make & surprise me with
The small number of guests also made it much easier to feel like I spent quality time with everyone in attendance. Not only that, but it made it easy for guests to meet any others they didn't know - and anyone that knows me understands how much I love introducing my friends from different groups to one another! After all, life just seems easier and more complete when all the people in my life that I'm close to have met one another.
|Posing with my husband (and our son!) after the party|
|This little baby has no idea how many people love|
After the guests headed out we proceeded to quickly clean up, reorganize and pack up all the gifts into my car (which included installing our brand new car seat!), and simply enjoy the fruits of my family's labor. We spent the entire evening relaxing, enjoying one another's company, and watching a movie that was (ironically and quite appropriately) all about fatherhood (movie review coming soon - because it was that good). After church and some additional quality time spent together the following day, Michael and I made the trek back to Michigan late Sunday afternoon.
I'm so grateful to have had such a rejuvenating and fun-filled weekend with my family and friends! My love and prayers go out to all those who celebrated with us both in person and in spirit. I truly thank God for each and every one of you!
Now I can't wait to continue preparing for our baby to arrive. :) Only 10 more weeks to go until our due date!
"Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we would be a kind of first fruits among His creatures."