Jan 21, 2009

Baby Showers WARNING LOTS OF PICS and LONG POST

Warning lots of pics and sappiness

The past two weekends I've had baby showers. The one on Jan 17th my Sister Tracy and Sister In-Law Lori had for me. Most of the girls in my family were there. We had lasagna, salad and bread and played some fun games. Unfortunately I didn't get any pictures really from the shower but I will say that it was GREAT!! Thank you Lori and Tracy and to everyone that was able to make it. I appreciate the great company and the generous gifts for little Jake.

Last Sunday my BFF's(Mary, Kristi, Lanee and Sonja) put together a shower for me. I almost cried when I walked in because a lot of my friends that I don't see very often where there. I can't even tell you how nice it was to just have all my friends that I've made over the years all together in one room. Each one of them is special to me and are friends that I've made in different stages of my life. Just knowing that after all these years they are still people that I hold close to my heart makes me feel all emotional. (pregnancy hormones)

Kristi was nice enough to be the photographer for the day and she snapped some great shots..

Mary made the food. Look how yummy this looks. I was so busy talking a didn't eat much

My favorite cake is chocolate cake with chocolate frosting from a box so Mary made this cake for me. I had like 3 pieces last night.. I love it. Man what a pig I am.

Mary setting up (Mary and I have been friends since we met in 7th grade social studies. We've been through a lot together and she has done so much for me during this getting ready for the baby stage. I love and appreciate her and everything she does)


Sonja and Leah snacking on the yummy food

Mary, Me and Kristi

This is a shot of the whole group
Kristi and Me (Kristi and I have been friends since 9th and 10th grade. She is always there for me when I need her and I love her dearly)
Amy, Me and Bekah

Belly shot 35 weeks
Leah, Mary, Me, Kristi and Lanee
Rachel, Me and Laura(these two have been through a lot with me. I love them dearly. Laura and her partner are due a little over a week before me)
Jacob is going to be one cool kid. He got a ton of cute clothes from both showers.

Me and Lanee (Lanee and I have been friends since 9th grade. She is our wacky off the wall friend that there is never a dull moment with)

Me and Laura
Andrea, Me and Kristen (This two mean the world to me.. We've had a lot of fun together and I love that they were able to make it to my shower to share the next chapter of my life)

Kristi thought I looked cute I guess and made me take this picture

Vicki and me... (Vicki and I worked together briefly a while back and we have become great friends. We talk usually everyday through email or instant messenger about pretty much everything)
Mel, Stephanie, Me, Kristen and Andrea (Stephanie and I have been friends since we were in our early 20's. Although we didn't get along at first our friendship grew and I now see her as a lifetime friend)

Tamie and Sonja (Tamie and I have been friends since I was 17. I was there when her first was born and we now work together. I am lucky to get to see her as much as I do. Sonja and I have been friends since we were in 7th and 8th grade. We've gotten in to a lot of trouble together but I have a special bond with her. I think it's because we are a lot alike)

Kristi snapped this picture when Brent came to pick me up. I love this picture. He is so cute.. I love him.


Ok, I'm done now.. Thanks for hanging in there for this whole post. Sorry if this was sappy. A while back I was going through a hard time feeling that I lost a lot of friend and seeing all my "real" friends come to my shower really made me feel good. I've always put a lot into my friendships and they mean a lot to me..
Thanks for listening
Kim



8 comments:

Michelle Leigh said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate Jake. You are lucky to have so many good friends! Good luck in the coming weeks and I can't wait to see the little guy!

Robyn said...

Looks like you had a great time. You are looking fab.

Kristi said...

Ahh, Kimmy I love you. This post was the sweetest! Thanks for mentioning me and linking to my blog so many times, made me lol :)
It is wonderful that Mary has been able to help you so much, she is an amazing friend. I wish I could step up and be there for you more. I will volunteer to babysit when you need a night out, happily!
You do look wonderful and everything is going to go smoothly with Jacob's arrival, can't wait...the countdown is on! 31 days or sooner

Kristi said...

and I also wanted to say the shower was a lot of fun and I am glad all your good friends were able to make it. The photos turned out cute!

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

Kim - You look FANTASTIC! I know you don't feel that way (and at 35 weeks you have earned the right to feel that way!) What wonderful friends - they really do make life so much easier. Jake is already a very lucky little boy for having so many caring 'aunties'. I hope the next few weeks pass quickly for you and that he arrives safe and sound - can't wait to see pictures!

Anonymous said...

Kim,
You look GREAT!!!! You don't look like you've put on any weight, you are all belly girl! :) Good luck with your labor and delivery. I can't wait to see pictures of the little guy.

Julie (Lucker) - I am a lurker from Kristi's blog. :)

Leslie Collins said...

What a wonderful shower. It looks like you received a lot of nice things.

It's always nice to get together with old friends. I have a group like that. We don't see each other much, but it's just like old times when we do.

Mary said...

What a nice post! Looks like you've got yourself some really great friends :)
Hang in there......it will be over soon and you'll be bringing Jake home! You look FANTASTIC! You are all belly! Take it easy :)