Thursday, January 24, 2008

Baby Showers!

I just uploaded some pictures from my camera and realized that I never did a post on the fabulous baby showers I've been given! Since it's my second baby, I really haven't wanted people to make a big deal out of it, so I didn't solicit any sort of special attention. A few really thoughtful people had other plans, however. In the middle of December (when my baby should've been the farthest thing from her mind), my sister-in-law Erin threw me a baby shower. She has two little boys and a girl, so she was super cute and tried to make it super girly...she understands the importance of making a big deal out of GIRLS! (There was lots of pink!) I didn't take any pictures, but felt really loved! Erin is an amazing person who is ALWAYS finding ways to do things for other people. She's a breast cancer survivor and is an amazing, strong person. Thanks,'re the best!

A few weeks ago, some more super thoughtful girls threw me another shower! Ansku and Eliisa (friend/companion from my mission) went ALL OUT for our small gathering of mission friends (and one roommate). It was really fun to sit and chat and see how things have changed since we were in Finland! Here's everyone that came...Annina, Ansku, Gretchen, Katrina, Eliisa (and baby Nathan), me, and Adrienne (with baby Cala).
The four of us lived together at one point...Ansku was a mini-missionary for a few months as Eli's last companion, and I was Adrienne's first companion. Ansku and Eli slept in the kitchen. There were a lot of crazy female hormones in that tiny apartment, but somehow we all survived and are still friends!
Anyway, I feel really blessed to have such thoughtful people in my life! I need to be more like that! Thanks everyone!


Michael said...

I'm sitting in geography, and leaving you a comment seems more important than paying attention. JK, class hasn't even started yet. It must've been fun to have all those girls together. I feel like this pregnancy has gone way faster than Parker's...then again, this time I'm not counting down a mission. I can't wait for another niece!

Diane said...

I am so thankful for your friends and your cute sister-in-law. They are all amazing!! We are so excited to welcome another little girl into the family! It is a big deal!

Annakaisa said...

It was a great shower. I had SO much fun! Although I look HORRIBLE in those pictures... Makes me all depressed. :)

Jen said...

What a cute cake!
I didn't realize you're having a gril. That's fabulous.
Have you decided on a name yet?

Babe in Boysland said...

You look so pretty in the second picture!