Ok, I'm finally getting around to posting pictures from my big baby shower that was on April 4th. I was extremely blessed with many friends and family at this shower and spoiled with all the gifts! This is Ellaine! She is an amazing lady and I am blessed to have her in my life. She is also the one who is making the bedding and curtains for the baby's room and I can't wait to see the finished product! My Aunt Terese. She is married to my dad's brother. Jason, Kathy and me! Kathy works with Jason in the student ministries at our church. Over the many years they have worked together she has become more than a co-worker but a really good friend to both of us as well. We love Kathy like she is family. She's already requested to be the 3rd grandmother for "Bun". Her grandkids call her Kakie. These are all the wonderful hostesses and some of my closest friends. Pam (Mary's mom), April, Priscilla, Me, Elliane, Mary, Jamie and Jennie! They did a fabulous job on making my shower very special! I can't wait to have playdates with them very soon!
Jamie and Priscilla! Jamie's huband is the Junior High Pastor at our church and has become a good friend to me and Priscilla has been a long time mentor and very special friend in my life!
My pregnant friends! Since Jason and I waited 4 years into our marriage to have a baby I was afraid I'd not have any friends to be pregnant with and all their kids would be older than mine. I started praying for God to give me a friend to be pregnant with. Little did I know He'd give me 3 of my closest friends at church to enjoy pregnancy with. Mary (due May 19th but having a c-section on May 6th), me (due May 14th), Jennie (due in October) and April (due July 4th). I can't wait for a picture like this holding these 4 babies!
Very blessed!Randy and Diane. My wonderful in-laws! They came all the way from Oregon to visit us so that Diane could attend my shower! I can't wait for Bun to meet Grandma and Grandpa on Memorial Day weekend!
My pregnant self!
Ellaine, Mary, Pam and Jennie
Katina (our next door neighbor!!), Amy and Shelly (special friends from church)
Sweet little outfit from my mom!
Heather and me! Heather works with Jason and has become a good friend! She is fabulous working with our female students in the youth group!
Me and my mother-in-law!
Aubrey (my cousin), me and my sister
Kaethe is Ellaine's daughter! She's in 9th grade and such a special girl! I am excited to continue to watch her grow throughout her high school years!
This is the cute build-a-bear that JP (Ellaines son) and Kaethe made for Bun. They dressed him up in mountain gear and tried to resemble Jason's style as much as possible. It's adorable!
I love this picture! These ladies have all seen me grow up and have been a part of our lives for many years. Top: JoAnn (I've known her since I was 13), Kristin (my sister), me. Sitting: Aunt Cathy (she is married to my moms brother), Mimi, my Mom, Kathy (I've know her since I was 11) and Katie (she is Kathy's daughter-in-law and I babysat her husband Casey for many years).
I could not have asked for a better shower and was honored to be surrounded by so many women who love our growing family! Not too much longer and we'll get to put these wonderful gifts to use! Thank you all very much!