June 1, 2014

angel baby shower

My wonderful, wonderful friends (Lela, Erin, Stephanie, Kristi and Aarean) threw me a baby shower while we were in San Diego this weekend (more on that later). I have been so spoiled by my San Diego friends as new friends right after we moved when I was pregnant with William and then another adorable Peter Rabbit/book theme shower when I was pregnant with Fritz. Needless to say, I felt a little guilty when they offered to throw me another shower for baby girl but when they promised me that it would be small and easy-going, I felt a little better... and I was thrilled to have an excuse to have fun with my girls while we were in town. The theme of "angel baby" was so sweet and lovely.
with beautiful, kind, funny, creative, Aarean.
with Lela - I love when people say we look like sisters cause I want to be just like her!
We had the shower on the patio of one of my favorite San Diego restaurants, Tender Greens, which was the perfect location. Lela was in charge of these gorgeous flower arrangements (which happened to have two of my favorite types of flowers - hydrangeas and peonies), the table decor (gold dipped feathers, you guys!) and gold dusted vanilla bean French macarons. Stephanie made these sweet banners of gold angel wings and doilies that looked like clouds to hang on the umbrella overhead. Erin made the most scrumptious and beautiful chocolate cake (dreaming about it!) that she dusted with gold. Kristi brought white and gold balloons and Aarean made these adorable nail polish favors with angel wings attached. It was all so sweet and as the girls were setting up the table and making everything look pretty, I stood back and got a lump in my throat as I admired my strong, creative, smart, beautiful and generous friends who I love and miss so much. It's cheesy but true. It's good to have amazing friends in life!
Easily the best moment of the shower (besides the great food, beautiful surroundings and being with my friends) was when I opened Kristi's gift. I know that when I explain this, it won't sound that funny, but trust me when I say it was. I want to always remember how hard I laughed and how I thought I was going to go into labor from laughing so hard. I haven't laughed like that in weeks (probably since the last time I was with her!) and it felt soooooo good.
Anyway, Kristi has the funniest personality and she also does amazing up-dos for weddings. She had been working all morning and was trying to wrap up her gift quickly before driving 45 minutes to meet us for the shower. She was telling me all this as I was reaching inside the bag to see what was inside. She was apologizing for the "bad wrapping" and said, "So, I was at my house when I realized that I only had one piece of tissue paper left and then I saw some of this shredded paper from a wine and cheese box that Dan had won at work and I thought I could use it..." Anyway, as I reached inside, I burst into a fit of giggles when I saw that she had taken her lone piece of tissue paper and wrapped this orange shredded paper (that looked like shredded cheddar cheese, mind you) inside it and placed it on top of her gift. I felt so giggly and couldn't stop laughing at the mental image of her sitting at home, trying to figure out how to wrap up her gift with only these items. Plus, as I was laughing, there was Kristi, saying, "Don't laugh at me, you guys! I tried!" which only made us laugh harder. Oh, that girl...
sweet baby angel, Cora, and Stephanie
Kelly, me and Erin
Kelly, Lela, Stephanie, Kristi, Aarean, me, Erin and Ashley.
Needless to say, it was a wonderful day. After the party was cleaned up, we went down the street and got pedicures together and then I was able to play for a few more minutes at D Bar for the beginning of girls night before we had to hit the road. It was hard to leave, knowing they were just starting a fun night! Thanks to my wonderful friends for making me feel loved and special. You'll never know how blessed I feel to have you all in my life!


  1. Kristi really is the BEST! We love you so much, Boo!!! Can't wait to squeeze that baby girl!

  2. I loved it! So special for you :) And you look so beautiful! Can't wait to see your little baby girl!!

  3. Adorable baby girl outfits. :)

    It does look like shredded cheese!! :o

  4. So glad you got to enjoy a little pampering and precious girl time with those sweet San Diego girls! The decor was so lovely! And you look beautiful! And that story about Kristi is hilarious. :) Getting so excited to hear all about your little sweetie when she arrives and to see her too! I hope you're surviving the heat and you don't have to wait too much longer. Thinking of you! :)


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