July 13, 2010

I didn’t think I’d have a baby shower for this baby because 1) we just moved to Massachusetts and 2) we live very far away from our family. 

I was . . . wrong. Each of my schools threw me a lovely baby shower, Bart’s family had one for us when we went back to Utah for Merrick‘s baby’s blessing in May, and my friends here hosted one as well. I still can’t really believe how lovely and generous everyone has been to us since we moved here. 
All the showers were incredibly lovely, but the last one, hosted by Jessamy, Kristen, and Bethany, was pretty amazing (also I have pictures, so you know. . .there’s that). Those girls were not messing around! Everything was just so ridiculously cute. I’ll probably make them host my baby’s first birthday party. 

The cookies were to die for and my baby now has a library to rival the ones at my elementary schools (although no Diary of a Wimpy Kid books – what the heck?).

Basically, people are just way too nice. 

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  • Reply Life of a Doctor's Wife July 13, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Aww how sweet! Looks like a wonderful party.

  • Reply Jess July 13, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    This is so sweet! I am also assuming I won't have a baby shower since we haven't lived here that long, and we don't have offices or coworkers in town. But your shower looks lovely!

  • Reply Tara July 13, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    You still look too tiny to be having a baby anytime soon

  • Reply emandtrev July 13, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    So fun! Do you have any idea of how they made their tags/labels on the refreshment jars? They are darling and…I'm hosting a shower for SIL towards the end of August. 🙂

  • Reply Lexilooo July 13, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    so lovely!

  • Reply amber waves of grain July 13, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    People are wonderful! Beautiful party– your friends are quite talented! If they don't already blog, they should/could blog about party decorating.

  • Reply baby gifts July 13, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    It looks like a wonderful shower party. Nice to know that you have friends that are really nice and sweet to you. Thanks for sharing photos of your shower. I really enjoy you blog!

  • Reply Packrat July 13, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    People are amazingly generous. But, then, I'm guessing you are, too.

  • Reply Angella July 13, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    That party looks AMAZING. Can I hire them to plan my parties too?

  • Reply Anonymous July 14, 2010 at 5:00 am

    I KNOW we weren't this cute in my era. It was the ugly 80's — coming right on the heels of the hideous 70's and the truly awful 60's.

    Glad to see civilization has turned a corner.

    What a cute shower for a cute girlie.

  • Reply jill July 14, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Looks amazing!

  • Reply Jenn Taber, HMH July 15, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Hi Janssen!

    LOVE that you got Bats at the Library from our own Brian Lies at your shower! I'll be sure to send you Bats at the Ballgame when it comes out this fall to follow-up. You look wonderful and I'm thinking all good thoughts for you as the due date draws ever closer…Be sure to check out "The Picnic Basket" blog today for Deb Sloan's write up on the lunch for RL LaFevers in May, and some cute pics.

    Best Wishes,

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