Showers of Blessings!

This past weekend my friends at church threw me an adoption shower for Kylie!  I wasn't sure what to expect because it's been a while since I have had a shower.  Jenna was the most excited because obviously, she wasn't physically present for the first one!
My hostesses were on their game...the decorations were super cute!  I loved it and the food...well, it was a chocolate fountain, so really, what else is there to say??
There were so many wonderful women there!  I tried to get as many pictures of them as them as I could, but there were just too many.  Here's one of my wonderful hostesses...
L-R Elizabeth Y., Rachel VG, me, Jill P, Leigh Ann M.
I got so many gifts for Kylie.  So many cute clothes!!!  All the 12 month ones are packed in Kylie's suitcase.  Take a look at this super cute dress my former WBFF Katelyn had made...
You can't really appreciate it from this shot, so let me show you closer up...
I.  MEAN.  So cute  And no, Katelyn was quick to admit, she did not make this, but some wonderful person from etsy. I absolutely cannot wait to get Kylie in this cute thing.

Here's another very interesting gift...I'm sure my fellow 80s folks will remember these dolls...
The old Cabbage Patch dolls!  Now I don't know if it's me, but doesn't this doll look Asian to you?  I think so.  But even wilder...take a look at her given name...
Can you believe that???  Crazy!  I can't believe they found it!  And I can't wait for Kylie to see it!  Even weirder is that this doll's birthday is one day away from Steve's!

After I finished opening all the the gifts, Leigh Ann announced she had given everyone a bead when they arrived.  Then they all went around the room giving the bead back to Leigh Ann and saying what they would be praying for as we traveled to China.  The beads will all go to make a bracelet I can wear in China and in looking at it, know I am literally covered in prayer.  Y'all.  I have never been so humbled and touched.  It was amazing and I can't wait to get the bracelet.  It was a fabulous idea! 

I'm so thankful for these friends and family of mine.  There are no words.
My sis, Teresa!
There she is!  My WBFF Katelyn and cute dress picker-outer extraordinaire!

The star of this post on my blog, Darlene!  She was just a little past 1 week from surgery but showed up!  Bless her!
So many wonderful friends and family.  Here's a neat picture of 3 generations (not counting me) and you get to see my SIL Deanne who is traveling with me to China!
L-R Deanne, me, Beth, Hannah
Oh, and last but not least, my niece whose son is Jenna's age.  Those kids act cah-razy when they get together!
A good time was had by all and there were some really nice gifts!  I wish I could post ALL the pics here but I just can't. 

But to all of my hostesses, attendees, and those who couldn't attend but sent their well wishes, THANK YOU!  Kylie is SO loved before she even gets here!

1 comment:

Julie said...

Oh my word, the beads! That is the sweetest idea ever. What a blessing to be able to wear that when you travel.