Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Showered by Friends

A few weekends ago, my sweet friends outdid themselves by hosting an amazing shower for myself and Tilly. There were so many precious details, I will do my best to remember them all.

I'm so grateful for the girlfriends I've been blessed with. Four of us have been enduring this long hot summer pregnant together. Knox was the first to arrive, only three more to go ... and I'm due next!

This was one of my favorite details. Each of the girls brought their cups and rattles to hang above the food table. Unbenounced to me, they had a cup made for Tilly that was hanging with all of theirs. What an adorable, thoughtful idea!

The food and flowers were prefect. Amanda has mastered the art of flower arranging. I wish I could do that!

Lauren made mini blueberry pancakes, Kristen brought the most divine cheese grits (the leftovers were a hit in Sunday School the following day) and Nancy made my favorite strawberry salad. If only the plates were bigger!

Jenny made coffee punch and there was champs (I hope all of you that watch RHOC got that reference). The coffee punch made its way to our Sunday School class, as well!

LJ's mom, Mrs. Lesa, made these adorable cupcakes. Some were decorated with flowers, others with baby booties and some with Tilly's monogram. So precious!

LJ found these cute onesies to hang over the mantle. They so soft and sweet. I can't wait to see Tilly in them!

There was an insane number of gifts. I think I broke a sweat trying to get through them all, but we have so many things ready for Tilly now, and I couldn't be more appreciative of the generosity our friends have shown.

It happened that my longtime friend Sarah (Morgan) O'Bryan was in town from Savannah and was able to come to the shower. It was great to see her and our college pal Sara Stanford, who came in from Baton Rouge. We don't get together often enough! The last time was at my wedding, so I better keep coming up with huge life events if that's the only way to round us all up in the same place.

Sarah is expecting 10 weeks after me, and found out two days after the shower that she's having a little girl. I wish our girls could grow up in the same town. The trouble they could stir up!

We got everything home, unpacked, washed and put away! I realize Tilly could survive with much less, but it warms my heart to see there are so many people who already love her and are ready to welcome her into this world.

Only five more weeks!


Meryl & Russell McLendon said...

Five more weeks!! That went by SO fast! Well, for me. Probably not for you. =) So excited for you and Ty. PS - are you privy to details re Mandy's shower dress? So cute!

Stephanie Jordan said...

I know the dress is from Favorite Sisters here in Shreveport. She layered it with a sweater and the belt (she's good at that sort of thing) and there you have it! I only know because we discussed this exact thing at the shower!

Lesa said...

I LOVE Tilly's room! Will be over in person bearing peach pie after her arrival.

Lesa said...

Okay...I'm way behind on reading blog posts and was catching up. The comment was for the nursery post.

Stephanie Jordan said...

Mrs. Lesa, if you bring a peach pie over, I'll see what I can do about making Nan her first word!

We would love your visit even sans pie!