Hi! Happy Tuesday to you all. I hope your week is off to a great start. We just got back from a family trip to Los Angeles a few days ago, so I finally feel rested and ready to try and catch you all up on this summer’s shenanigans. Natalie and her precious family came to visit us in California 2 weeks ago, and while she was here, she and my mom threw me the most wonderful baby shower. The theme was Grow Baby Grow, was inspired by these adorable pots my mom found at a baby store. My mom had been planning and collecting cute things for the shower for months, so it was cool to see how it all came together.
We had the shower at a park, and it was in the 90’s that day. I’m so thankful to the gracious guests for being so kind and not complaining…I was sweating up a storm! When I got to the park to set up a few last minute things, I felt like a gazillion things started to go wrong. My hydrangeas straight up died/withered away in the heat, our ‘grow baby’ backdrop fell over and a few of the glass jars broke, the paper cups and napkins were being blown away by the wind, my cake was melting, oh and did I mention that it was 90+ degrees?! :) I had a few gracious guests remind me to breathe, and to enjoy the shower. At first it was really hard for me to do, but then towards the end of the evening I made myself slow down and enjoy the time with my friends/family. I was reminded of my wedding planning…so many details, so many things could/do go wrong, but at the end of the day you remember the reason for the celebration and the memories of the mishaps slowly fade away. I’m so grateful for my friends and family that came out to celebrate with me. One of my favorite moments was hearing all the women share their advice before I opened their gift for baby Toly. So many wise words were shared. I hope to make these into a book!
Thank you to all who made this beautiful day happen, and everyone else who came out to celebrate with me. <3