In the lonely stretch of February, my mind knew that the sun would eventually shine again and new leaves would grow. We’d hang up our coats and turn off the heat. We’d have parties on beautiful days like this one. I knew it but I’m not sure I 100% believed it would happen. Thank goodness, seasons change! It’s Spring, and what better time to gather with precious friends and celebrate a beautiful mom-to-be!
The food was top notch. We didn’t even set out with great food ambitions. The menu just developed over time into mini BLT’s… asian meatballs… chocolate covered strawberries, fruit salad and veggie tray and popcorn and cake… so good. (Thanks to Sarah and Kathy for pulling the weight and completing the “one job” I had when I abandoned it to socialize.)
This was a “friends” shower. We wanted to keep it simple and relaxed so we could all just enjoy being together! We did a silly mad lib, of course, and one other game but scrapped our other plans. It’s pretty unnecessary to do an icebreaker when you can’t get a word in edgewise. We didn’t have a theme, just the colors blue and green.
Oh this girl! I can’t handle the cuteness. We are buddies. Here we are sporting the pipe cleaner bows Anna made us. (Was it only yesterday we were having a baby shower for her momma???)
The spread. I was loving those flowers, too.
This is how I roll.
Val is giving me a bit of a “teacher at the end of the school year” face here, I think. 🙂
Reaction to Anna’s crocodile! 🙂
We had fun! These are special times with goofy, amazing friends. God is good.
From my journal, 10.21.2007: Valerie and I have reached that point in our friendship where we complete each other’s sentences and read each other’s minds. We just had this conversation:
Franky: “You know, … oh never mind, I already told you today.”
Val: “You did? Oh right, that, earlier today.”