Friday, August 22, 2014

Baby Showers!

We were lucky enough to have 2 baby showers for the little lady coming into our lives soon. The first was in Ohio with Josh's family and friends there. It was pretty low key-we had lunch, had random prize drawings every 20 minutes, played a question game (people had to guess my answers to questions about the pregnancy and baby), and opened presents. We are so grateful to everyone who came and supported us!
My wonderful MiL spent HOURS prepping the weeks and days before. These are her famous cookies!
I don't know how to smile normally most of the time...
The room setup!
Some of the homemade goodies.

Josh's aunt, cousin, and 2nd cousins. 
Josh's cousins and 2nd cousins
Aunts, cousins, and 2nd cousins.
Awesome friends who drove quite the distance to be there for us!!
Aunt and wonderful notes taker. 
Sister and nieces.
All of the family at the event
2 of my favorite roommates at BYU--love and miss them!
Our second shower was in Delaware with our friends out here. We also wanted this to be very casual, and more of a party celebrating the baby than a typical "shower." The events included eating and socializing, and ended with opening presents, because I was told that people like to see small toys and articles of clothing being opened. 
My wonderful supervisor and co-worker from last year, who offered to throw Josh and I such a cute shower!
Everyone was invited to bring a book for the baby, so she has a well-stocked library already. 

Frank was happy to be invited, especially because he got to become "friends" with 3 beautiful cats! 
"S'more thanks" for each of the guests.

Both showers were so much fun and we are so thankful for the love and support shown to us and our incoming little girl! She is lucky to already have so many people in her life who care for and love her.