Baby Shower!

This weekend was full of fabulous times including our first mini vacation as a family of 3 (a post to come later) and my BABY SHOWER!! Woot! It's still surreal that I have a baby to have a shower for. Wierd.

First of all, I had the best 4 ladies throwing the shower for me!! It was 2 sister-in-laws, a cousin-in-law and my best friend. They let no detail go untouched. All the decor matched my nursery (chocolate colors with birds and branches). It was the most sophisticated decor at a baby shower that I've ever seen. The food was delicious and the company even better.

Here are the hostesses with the mostesses (Emily, Jess, Me & Decs, Kristi, Kins):

...a couple shots of the adorable decor...

Declan was dressed like such a little man. He had blue jeans, a tiny sweater vest and the tiniest old school tennis shoes ever. Unfortunately, he soiled it half way through so that's why he's wearing a onezie at the end. :) Here we are...

Though all the gifts meant so much, there were a couple that especially touched me. First of all, my mom ordered a wall hanging that said "For This Child We Prayed" with an awesome Bible verse. The meaning of that goes without saying. Our journey to Declan joining our family was bathed with an intense amount of prayer by many people. My sister-in-law surprised me by contacting the designer that I purchased the tree and bird decals in Declan's nursery from and had her custom make the Adoption Creed. If you're unfamiliar with it, it goes like this:

"Not flesh of my flesh,
Nor bone of my bone,
But still miraculously
My own.
Never forget
For a single minute:
You didn't grow under my heart,
But in it."

I'll try to snap a couple pictures of these 2 gifts now that they are displayed in Dec's nursery. Overall, this last weekend was so amazing. I can't wait to post about our annual family trip to a nearby state park. Thanks a million to everyone involved in my shower. It meant the world to me. :)


Tracey said...

I have a little outfit just like Declan's for Sam...it is very very cute!!!

becklaw said...

I am so sad I missed this fabulous party. I hope you got the card I sent and I just can hardly wait to meet Declan! Sounds like it was amazing!

ash said...

how fun! i'm sad i don't get to be closer to be a little more involved in your life and your journey, but i'm so glad i get to see what's happening and at least stay in the loop! enjoy every moment!

Emily said...


I still haven't posted about the special touches in Asher's nursery...so maybe I'll have to make a blog on that soon! :) Your shower looks beautiful & like it was so much fun!

Don't you love tiny babies in tiny jeans & shoes? That's similar to what Asher wore to one of his showers! Hmmm...maybe Hawkeye & Husker fans have more in common than I thought?!

Neenie said...

HAPPY SHOWER!!!!! It's about time you had a party to celebrate your new son! WHOOH HOOO!!!!!!! You and Declan look GREAT!!!!!!!!!
BTW- I love the adoption creed- a niece and nephew of mine are adopted (different sides of the family) and that has such special meaning to each of them and to me. They are beautiful words and completely true! Cant wait to see pictures of the gifts!!!

Diana said...

Sounds like a wonderful shower and those gifts are lovely.