Three of the Best Baby Showers Ever!!

Now that Addie has arrived and things have started to settled down just a little bit (a very little bit) I have decided I am well overdue for an update! Right before Addie arrived I was able to celebrate THREE WEEKENDS in a row with different family and friends.

We partied Dr. Seuss style with Hubby’s family, celebrated Under the Sea with my family, and had an awesome Halloween-themed bash with some of my very best friends! Addie and I are two lucky ladies! Check out some of the highlights from these awesome events.

Dr. Seuss Shower

Aunt Jenny
Aunt Jenny
Love it!
Love it!
Green Eggs and Ham Sandwiches
Green Eggs and Ham Sandwiches

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How cute!?
How cute!?
Agreed...
Agreed…
Future Gigi and Mimi
Future Gigi and Mimi
Candy Buffet
Candy Buffet
Look at Hubby...wasn't he cute!
Look at Hubby…wasn’t he cute!
How cute are these!? How can you go wrong with red velvet cake and cotton candy!
How cute are these!? How can you go wrong with red velvet cake and cotton candy!
Hubby
Hubby
Yummy candy buffet!
Yummy candy buffet!
Waring thinks this picture of me is crazy! Haha, I like it!
Waring thinks this picture of me is crazy! Haha, I like it!
What a cute theme! Katrina drew all the awesome center pieces and signs!
What a cute theme! Katrina drew all the awesome center pieces and signs!

Nautical Shower

Messages in a bottle for Mommy to Be!
Messages in a bottle for Mommy to Be!
I got some good advice!
I got some good advice!

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Time to Eat!
Time to Eat!
Pretty!
Pretty!
Aunt AJ
Aunt AJ
Cake made by Granny Layne
Cake made by Granny Layne

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Halloween Shower

Pretty!
Pretty!

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Too pretty to eat!
Too pretty to eat!

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Aren't they so talented!
Aren’t they so talented!
Yes...I know...I have awesome friends!
Yes…I know…I have awesome friends!
Curious George....AKA Aunt Audra...who is also expecting! :)
Curious George….AKA Aunt Audra…who is also expecting! 🙂

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Aunt Tori and the other Baby Addie!
Aunt Tori and the other Baby Addie!
Clifford...AKA Aunt Meredith
Clifford…AKA Aunt Meredith
Wow...no one told me how BIG I was getting!
Wow…no one told me how BIG I was getting!

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Yummy!
Yummy!
This is Aunt KT's first foray into sewing...she did a great job!
This is Aunt KT’s first foray into sewing…she did a great job!
ALMOST too pretty to open
ALMOST too pretty to open
Baby Addie Grace
Baby Addie Grace
Taste testing!
Taste testing!
Yummy!
Yummy!
Baby food!
Baby food!
She wasn't a fan...
She wasn’t a fan…
Can you guess which baby food flavor?
Can you guess which baby food flavor?
Lots of books for Baby Addie!
Lots of books for Baby Addie!
What a bunch of "characters!"
What a bunch of “characters!”
Max...AKA Aunt Tori
Max…AKA Aunt Tori

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Curious George...Man in the Yellow Suit...Aunt Audra
Curious George…Man in the Yellow Suit…Aunt Audra
Amelia Bedelia...AKA Aunt KT
Amelia Bedelia…AKA Aunt KT
Pick Me's Doggie in a Tutu...AKA Aunt C!
Pick Me’s Doggie in a Tutu…AKA Aunt C!

I am so thankful for my family and friends who helped throw these awesome showers, and feel very blessed by God to have such loving and supportive family and friends. I LOVE YOU!

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Happy Grandparent’s Day

My grandparents have been some of the most influential people in my life. I have seen them face challenges and adversity with strength that could only have been from God. I have seen them show kindness and respect towards others,play make believe and makeup makeovers, work hard even when there was no boss looking, play games with the kids when all the other “grown-ups” just want to watch TV, dance on hotel beds and laugh louder than anyone else in the room, sacrifice for the sake of others, forgive unforgivable people, and love me unconditionally. I am so very thankful that God chose me to be your granddaughter.

Love you Granda, Granny Faye, Papa, and Granny Layne!

(Pics coming soon!)

Labor Day Weekend Camping

We made it back from our Camping Adventure Weekend in one piece. The camper has been unpacked, clothes are in the washer, the house has spruced up, and the bathrooms have been cleaned. As the workday looms near, the only remnants left of this weekend are the pictures and memories that we have made. This weekend reminded me that sometimes a little bit of nature can go a long way to ease the stress of every day life. I know a lot of people travel in order to escape something in their life, or to hide from a problem that just won’t go away, but for me travel is more about connecting with the ones that I love and seeing new sights and new perspectives. I hope the thrill of the unknown and adventure always excite me just as much as it does today!

Trey and Kristen on the paddle boards!
Trey and Kristen on the paddle boards!
27 Weeks and Counting!
27 Weeks and Counting!
being silly....
being silly….

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The trail was nice, but the bugs almost carried us away!
The trail was nice, but the bugs almost carried us away!
Acorns=Fall is on the way (even though you couldn't tell from the 85* temp!)
Acorns=Fall is on the way (even though you couldn’t tell from the 85* temp!)

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They call these little guys "sparkle berries!)
They call these little guys “sparkle berries!)

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Stand Up Paddle Board Fun!
Stand Up Paddle Board Fun!

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School and another busy week will start all over again tomorrow, so it is time for a little cat nap and snuggle time with Miss Lily!

Happy Labor Day!