On April 21st, our church family threw us a baby shower. In case you were one of the few people NOT in attendance (we were blown away by how many of you came to love and support us!), I thought I'd share some pictures of the event.
[Thanks to my dad for taking the photos - it gave him something productive to do during the shower, I think!]
The photo on the invitation is actually our family's new directory photo. At the time it was taken, we knew we were pregnant, but we weren't telling anyone yet! So even the baby was pictured on the invite! ;-)
The gift tables!
The gym was full of friends and family. About half of the group was from our church, but the other half in attendance were people from previous ministries, members of our families, and friends (roommate from college, clients, etc.) We are SO blessed to be supported and loved by these beautiful people!
While opening gifts, the Reverend offered commentary. Considering he is still learning what some of the "tools" are for raising infants (breast pads come to mind...), his commentary was often comical! There were so many gifts, that we double-timed it as we opened presents... much to the alarm of my best friend Sarah who was recording the gifts and their givers! At one point, Nasko even had some big-brother gifts to open... Three gifts at one time was a bit crazy!
Sarah did her best, but if you receive a thank you from me that thanks you for something you didn't buy, just smile and nod... We meant well and we are thankful!After we finished opening presents, both Chance and I took a few moments to express our gratitude. We are SO thankful, not just for the itty-bitty cutie wittle blue socks we received, but also for the prayers that have covered our sweet little boy since before we even knew he existed.
I think she mostly wants to know if his appearances will favor her side of the family...
[Photo credit: Nancy Dixon]
We had a GREAT day and a WONDERFUL shower. Thanks to all who helped organize it. Thanks to all who attended it. And thanks to all who sent gifts despite being unable to attend it.
We love you - each and every one of you!
Now, if you'd all just come over and help open, organize, sort, and launder the gifts...