Sunday, February 21, 2010

a shower of the baby variety.

You have been warned...word-E post, with lots of pictures. Oh, and before any of you say it...YES I am that short, my friends are not giants...I swear. AND I have the pregnant face (double chin and all), and I am very LARGE. mmmkay. Let the post begin.It was months ago that Vanessa, Emily, and Quinn approached me with this question "Can we throw a baby shower for you?" It still makes me emotional that they all wanted to do something so sweet, and something so special for me and our Vin. Leading up to this weekend I was overwhelmed with the love that I felt for all of my friends. I got random IM's, e-mails, and phone calls asking what we needed for Vin, if they could help with food, and most importantly if Van would be in attendance. From the bottom of my heart, I want to say THANK YOU.
I cried multiple times. Driving to Vanessa's house I got emotional, and let's not forget greeting people as they came bearing lots o'gifts...I may have cried then too! It was the perfectly planned event.
Vanessa had asked all of my friends to submit a song that reminded them of me, and made a mixed tape for party favor's...it was absolutely the best idea! There was those adorable "Vin cupcakes" Emily spent hours slaving away on. The perfect decorations that Quinn had hanging from the ceiling, arranged on the tables, and everything was all centered around the colors of my blog...even the cups. Oh, and I can not forget the food...you know that is my weekness. It was Mexican food, and I could not stop eating. I even brought home left overs, and ate some more right before bed. =) Sam Jo made a guest sign in book, and I will adding all of these AWESOME photos to where you signed it. I just have to also throw in there that there was even pebbled ice courtesy of Camille. I have been known to drive far for a cup of pebbled ice, and she had bags of this sweet stuff brought to me.
Thank you to Vanessa, Emily, and Quinn for putting this all together for us. It gave me something really exciting to look forward to. It made me all sorts of giddy inside, and made me realize what good friends I have. Thank you to everyone that brought food to help. Thank you for all of our fun gifts. Thank you for driving from long distances to be with us, and to celebrate our Vin. We are officially ready for him to make his sweet debut, and it is feeling like it could be any day.
*sidenotes*
I have lots of mixed tapes that I brought home that were extra. If anyone wants one or didn't get one...e-mail me.
A few of you were sneaky and I didn't get my picture with you. Shame on you, really. Now you have to come to my house and see me...
If you wanna see pictures of the decor, opening of presents, etc. Come back when I get those all from someone else. =)
kthanxbye.

25 comments:

Kristina P. said...

It was so fun! And is that Jerilee E? We just started reading each other's blogs! I feel bad I didn't introduce myself to her.

Screwed Up Texan said...

Fun! Those days are long gone for me :( Glad you had a fun time!

Michelle said...

I'm sorry I couldn't make it. You are such a cute preggo.

Rachel Sue said...

So fun! Baby showers are the best!

Krystal said...

ok, first, I am so sad I missed this... in addition to the plans I already had that day, we had a funeral Saturday morning :( SO, Vin better not make his debut before our dinner date... I need to get a picture with you so you can feel TALL :) lol... *and* please make sure one of those CDs has my name on it... I just might hold your baby present ransom if I don't get one ;-) I can't wait to see even more pictures!! But I promise I will be in attendance at your next baby shower... (though hopefully I don't have to wait 5 years!)

Kehl Fam said...

You are the cutest.
I would like the picture of you and I, for my collection too - please.
I'm happy I was able to make it, even with sick baby.
I'm excited to meet little Devin!

Jerilee E. said...

they did SUCH an awesome job with the whole thing! the food was amazing.. and that pina colada smoothie. I could drink that all day long. I'm so glad I got to be there- thank you for letting me come ;). I think you are the cutest thing ever! and yes, that is Jerilee E. :)

VANESSA said...

I am going to ignore the fact that I look high in that picture.

Love you!!

-vANESSA

Emily Christine said...

Such cute pics! I want to see pics of the decor! :)

Emily said...

Vanessa's comment has me LMAO--that girl always looks stoned due to her always being stoned. How else would she have the time and energy to do such fun things with her kids all day long? (TOTALLY kidding, Vanessa. You know I love you!)

You got some great pics of everyone. I love the one of Kalli--much better than the dirty look she gave me when I tried to snap a photo. And Jerilee looks so familiar--I'm off to check out her blog right now!

Evonne, you deserved every last bit of attention, pampering, and Mexican food. You are much loved!

Camille said...

Not only was the food/decor/cupcakes great, it was so great to see you - and to witness how many people love you! And those were just the ones that were able to make it! :)
You are loved missy!

Steph said...

People were getting stoned? And I missed it? FREAK! I am never going out of town again!!!!!

Seriously beyond sad I missed this. You guys all look adorable and it sounds like the best shower ever!!!!!!

Cal said...

I couldn't make it but I would LOVE one of the cd's.
I submited my song that I think of you when it plays
love ya

Nicole said...

What a sweet event! You have a lot of people that love you!

Rebecca said...

I'm so lame, I didn't notice the colors were the color of your blog. Very creative and thoughtful. Those ladies put on a great shower.

I forgot a cd and I am mad at myself.

But hey- I look normal height in our picture instead of the Amazon woman I am! My dreams are coming true... =)

Tiffany said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the CD, seriously!! I'm happy I came! Can't wait to meet cute little Vin!

Brenda said...

I'm so glade you have such awesome friends! I wished I could have been able to attend. You look great! Can't wait to see all the other fun photo's, hope you are able to share them with us soon.=) xoxo

Kalli Ko said...

Em, don't take it personal, I am just really good at giving crusty looks on command.

One thing left to do friend, hatch that kid out so I can squeeze him. Man I love newborns, especially when they're not mine.

brandon and jakell said...

How fun! What a great group of friends you have!

Diego and Sam Jo said...

Ha ha ha! I love that Kristina is taking a cupcake to go! We were all sneakin out with them! Love you!

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

What a fun party! What a cute idea for the songs too. How neat!

Aubrey said...

Aww so sad I missed your shower. Seemed like a great party! You look absolutely beautiful!!!! Can't wait for the little guy to get here.

T,A,K,E said...

I have been waiting for this post and now its been up two days and I missed it..ahhh!! So fun! I had heard (read, same thing right?) about it and was so excited to see the pictures. You have such good friends and are loved! Also, you do NOT look fat. You look absolutely beautiful!

Michelle said...

You were so cute in your sweater dress! Glad I got to come!

Pamela said...

What a fun, memorable shower!! Good luck with everything and hope your last couple weeks go by quickly.