Yesterday afternoon I was incredibly blessed to be surrounded by LOTS of family & friends to celebrate Nora's impending arrival. I'd honestly be lying if I said it wasn't a little bit of a rough day. My grandma wasn't there. And she would have been. She wouldn't have missed it for the world, regardless of how she was feeling she would have been there. But she wasn't. And this is the first of many celebrations and family occasions when there will be an obvious presence missing. So...in a bittersweet celebration we all gathered to celebrate the little girl who's going to be named after one of the most amazing women in my life.
I honestly didn't expect to be thrown a shower, considering this is my second baby and also because we've got this same gender thing going on! However, my bestie insisted and she put on a beautiful, but simple shower at my home yesterday. Truly, it was nice having it at my house...just a little bit of picking up here & there but they took care of everything else and I didn't have to spend time loading up my car with all the goodies afterwards!
Sorry for the following abundance of cookie pictures...but they were just too adorable! We actually have several left over that I'm freezing for a later day--they'd make great gifts for the nurses at the hospital!
My hostesses, 3 of my very best friends, and my sister-inlaw...so incredibly thankful for these girls!
And of course Nora's grandma's...Gigi & Mamaw!
Elyse even had her very own cookie...shaped in an "E"...and when I asked her E for what? Her quick response...E for ME! Smart girl!
As you can see, I had ladies there from every aspect of my life...I'm so blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful women!
Elyse was all about helping me unwrap the presents...she truly is going to be a great big sis!
And of course the other granddaughters weren't going to be left out of the presents...Elyse & Harper both got new stuffed animals from Gigi and Elyse got a Melissa & Doug horse stable set that hasn't hardly left her side since she opened it! These 2 little girls are going to be an absolute mess once there's another darling girl added to the mix!
It was a wonderful afternoon, but man I was exhausted. We made it to small group, but I promptly came home, put my feet up, and had a glorious night's sleep.