I realize that we have been very behind in posting on this blog...and since I am sneaky, I am retroactively dating this entry for my shower weekend, which was over a month ago! Still, bear with us: now that life is quieting down somewhat--the calm before the storm, as it were--my goal is to get a few updates done this week. That way, you can all see pictures of the major events that have been pulling us away from the computer!
My mother and sister hosted a baby shower at my parents' house at the end of July, and it was wonderful to be surrounded by so many women I loved. A large contingent of New Jersey relatives came for the event: my Mom Noon, my sisters-in-law Cindy and Jean and my nieces, not to mention three aunts, a cousin, and Cindy's mother-in-law, a fellow Bostonian herself.
Our friends Amy and Dave (also New Jerseyites) were staying with us and helped so much with all the last-minute details. My girlfriends Kerry and Lauren had planned the favors, which were little bags filled with blue "It's a Boy" M&Ms and personalized jars of lip balm. (They might be familiar with my addiction to all things girly.) All in all, it was another fabulous time during which I got spoiled absolutely rotten by family and friends alike. Thank you so much to everyone who came and showered me and the baby that day, and to those who couldn't make it but sent sweet messages.
Now for the pictures. Please note that it was about 140 degrees in that house, thus the shiny face, and the loveseat I perched on was low to the ground, causing my already huge midsection to expand even more in those horizontal stripes...oh, who cares, right? Pregnancy is a great excuse. Enjoy! :-)