Baby Shower Fun.

First of all– thanks so much to those of you who took the time to share your story/advice/encouragement about what I posted here— whether in person, on Facebook, or on here.

You all made me feel so loved, and SO NORMAL. Thank you, thank you, thank you, I read each message with reverence. Thanks so much for taking the time to bless my day!

And, oh yes- speaking of the gift of children…

I want to put up some pictures from my  dear friend Dawn`s little baby shower Sanny put on for her, along with Heather and myself. We had a lot of fun.

It`s safe to say- we are all just GIDDY for Dawn`s baby to get here- and so ha-a-a-appy for this miracle God is blessing them with.

That all sounded really cliched, but sometimes cliches are the best way to express yourself.

Here we are:

Dawn loves muchly the baby toy.

Her onlooking mother and mother in law, say affirmative!

Elle takes this as a good time to just go ahead and unwrap one of those awesome presents all by herself.

“You wove me in my mother`s womb…”

Erika and Cindy`s killer good recipe for coffee cake, that I will probably continue to make until I die.

Or until the nursing home tells me I can`t use the kitchen anymore.

Whichever is first.

I should share the recipe?

Well. It`s late, and there is only so much you can ask of me right now.

“Baby dear”

I saw this idea to paint tin cans for silverware holders somewhere on a blog. I would love to link it up, but have NO IDEA now, where I saw it.

If it`s you, and you`re mad, let me know. I would love to give you a little recognition.

The empty egg was to represent new life- not sure if anyone at the party got that or not…

Heather`s AWESOME fruit parfaits. Words cannot tell.

I *think* the yogurt, granola and peaches were all homemade by Heather. (Wonder woman!) She just had a baby herself (Wonder WOMAN!) or I would dial her up and convince her to share the granola recipe, right here, right now.

Maybe another day I will swing that- she said it was nice `n healthy.

I love the look of utter devotion and admiration little Jacqui has in her eyes for auntie Dawn on this picture.

Or from the side of her face, whatever.

I do not get sick of paper flowers, I love them so much.

You`re sick of them?

Go read another blog then.


Vintage baby shoes bless me.

How old is the child that wore them now? Dead? Did they have a good life wearing them?

Or. Did they grow up to be a really mean person? It`s just HARD to believe anyone with such innocent, cute little vintage shoes could ever be heartless and cruel.

“For this child we prayed.”

I love Matthew and Elle~

…somehow I think they are kindred spirits…

Too much good food!


Not againnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn….

(probably 10 fewer “N”s would have worked too.)


G`night, Jenny

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  1. Aimee says:

    I loved seeing all your ideas! I’m planning a bridal shower soon and it’s given me some inspiration! Thanks! 🙂

  2. Charity says:

    I didn’t thank you for all your efforts since you were pushing kids on the swing when I left but it was all quite fabulous and looked adorable! Sorry, I didn’t “get” the empty egg, for some reason I didn’t see it till here. You could make lots of money as a party planner!

  3. Elaine says:

    Jenny, You guys did a wonderful job with the shower! Everything was so pretty and meaningful! I DID get the egg – meant to mention it but of course I got side tracked with something else… maybe it was the delicious food? You’re right about Jacqui too – she does adore her aunt Dawn! A big thanks to all of you ladies!

  4. Heather says:

    What fun! And I loved getting together with you and Sanny for the planning and setting up. Makes me look forward to next weekend even more….. 🙂

    As for the granola recipe – I would love to share it with you. I will, as soon as we have clean clothes to wear,(the closets are nearing empty) the mixture of mud & powder cleaned off the bathroom floor and counter (don’t ask??? just know that i have a 3 year old 🙂 birth announcements made and printed (should that be done before the baby is 1/2 a year old???) restocked my refrigerator (i hear “we are hungry” ALL the time) and feed my baby every 3 hours and change pampers in between. well, you get the picture. i feel rather behind right now. 🙂

    Your decorations are incredible. The shoes added such a cute touch. Loved the wispy white, the paper flowers, the real flowers and the chalkboards.

    Aren’t we such good mothers? Giving Elle and Matthew a nice sugary drink to give them energy? 😉

  5. Heather says:

    …! looks like smiley overload on the above post. guess that’s what happens when i try to comment in the wee hours of the morning….

  6. Dawn says:

    I’ll just say this- you are all wonder women to me! I can’t thank you enough for the absolutely wonderful shower you threw- I’ve been meaning to post pictures but haven’t even gotten as far as opening my camera yet. You can tell my energy level is not up to par with all of yours, evidently! But seriously, I feel so blessed to have such wonderful friends- thank you thank you thank you!! And on another note, more than just the shower, it means so much to know how excited you all are for this baby- it really is a gift from God!

  7. What an absolutely darling shower! Your friend must have felt incredible honored to be the recipient! It sounds as though this is a much-prayed-for, much-wanted baby, and that makes it all the more special. Your creative touches are so beautiful. And the paper flowers slay me. No, you are not overdoing it at all m’dear. 🙂

  8. Teresa says:

    Hi there,
    I love your site, and the inspiration it gives. Those painted tin cans are too cute, and the paper flowers. Wanted to tell you too, I linked your site on my last post. Hope you don’t mind.
    Blessings, Teresa

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