April 15, 2013

Baby Evan

My last blog post was titled "April Showers"...and this would be why.
2 showers in 2 weekends and a birthday party for my, gasp, 2 year old this weekend.
But..oh how I love it! 
I really do.
This past weekend some of Sue's closest friends threw her a baby shower.
A "little man" shower that is.
Sue is having a baby boy, Evan, in July.
I don't think my house has ever been as clean as it was for the shower, AND I don't think my house has ever seen that much blue!
We all had such a great time, and the shower was a success.
What a wonderful time celebrating sweet Sue and her precious baby boy.
I was absolutely honored to be a part of it!!
Here are some pictures of the decorations
The Mantle

The "Little Man" drinks
complete with personalized flags and little bow ties

 The favors
which were my favorite!
I know that painting your toe nails blue is not something
that you would normally do, but hopefully everyone has the toes blue
that will be at the hospital,
and hopefully when all of Sue's friends come to visit, they will have
blue toes in honor of sweet Evan!

 The door sign
 The yummy spread
complete with chicken minis from Chik-fil-A because anyone
that knows Sue, KNOWS her love for fried chicken!!
 absolutely fabulous bow tie cookies!
 the precious cake that matched the invitation
 Such a yummy food table
 complete with non alcoholic and alcoholic drinks!
 Amy and Sarah
2 of the hostesses

 Little momma wanted to take a picture of favorite chicken minis with her sweet baby Evan's name on them.
Oh boy, Baby Evan!!
 Some of Sue's highschool friends from Lake Jackson
how wonderful it is that she still keeps in touch with them!
 Sue with some of her Baylor girls
 After we chowed down on food, it was time for a quick, fun game

 and then came the fun part...the gifts!!

 3 of Sue's friends from Baylor are pregnant as well...
from right to left
due in May, due in July, due in August, due in September
 Me and my Sue
So thankful for your friendship!
How grateful I am that our husbands are besties and planned our Italian cruise vacay almost 6 YEARS ago! From that point on I have gained a lifelong bestie!!
love you so very much!!
 Sue and Sarah...
look at that precious little belly!! 
The hostesses with Sue
We are ALL so thankful for your friendship!!
Sic'em Bears!!
 Sue Bear with her sisters!
The grandmothers, aunts and momma to be!!
They are all so excited for Sue
 Once the shower was over my little girls were allowed to come back home!
How thankful I am to have such an amazing friend that was willing to watch my girls ALL Saturday, while I got ready, finished cleaning the house, and threw a shower.
They did not want to leave her house!
Here my babies are right after naptime...they had have their photo-op with Sue!!
 And the greatest picture of all..
Sue with her momma,
and her baby's namesake
Love Mrs. Mirasol.
She invited my entire family over for dinner and to spend the night once Evan gets here...
I KNOW I will be taking her up on the offer!! :)
What a wonderful Saturday celebrating a WONDERFUL friend.
Sue, how lucky Evan is to have you for his momma!!

April 10, 2013

April Showers

It is not a secret to anyone that knows me that my sister is getting married.
She got engaged in November, which makes for a pretty short engagement.
She gets married in less than 2 months...
So, it's that time.
SHOWER time.
I love showers. I don't care if it is wedding or baby showers, they are just all around fun.
Getting to celebrate someone that you honestly care about, rejoicing in their happiness.
Showers are awesome.
And how I am glad that we have had and are having so many showers in our life right now...
it's like a built in party every weekend.
So, last weekend family members and friends threw Poco and Pat a couples shower.
It was great.
The shower took place at the restaurant inside the Crescent Court
friends and family (except family that is out of state, of course)
were able to attend, and it was just a wonderful time celebrating the upcoming marriage of my sister to Pat.
We had a fantastic weekend with family.
Now we are just ready for everyone to be together for the wedding.
Here are some pictures from the shower...I, of course, have had so much fun being the make believe photographer at all of Poco's showers. haha.
Lindsay did a wonderful job organizing everything...
her hardwork paid off, and she FINALLY was able to get a picture with my little Emerson, where Emerson is actually smiling WITH her.
 Me and Lindsay
Poco is so lucky to have you for her BFF!
 Made my night that my girl, Randi, came to the shower.
Even when we go months without seeing each other, we still pick right back up where we left off.
Love you Randi!!
 And of course I had to get some pics of one of my all time favorite couples!
I mean, I DID introduce these two to each other...
and YES, they DID get married.
Just call me matchmaker!!

 Lindsay with her sweet hubby, Jacob
You two are looking good!!
 Of course my girls came!
And Eloise was so excited about coming to the party.
Girl never wants to miss a party!
She was excited that she was able to drink sprite AND eat chocolate cake!
Sounds like my kind of party!!
 It's a Beta Sweetheart reunion!!
 Lots of great conversation was going on.
 This Mini Emmy was excited about the sprite as well...
it isn't everyday she gets to drink from a big girl cup AND have soda!
 I was thrilled to be able to take a picture with THE hottest guy at the party
Still thankful everyday that he chose me
 The bride and groom to be with one of their all time favorite couples!!
 It's not a party unless I can get a picture with the GUEST of HONOR!!
Love this little bride...and little is definitely the correct term...what a teeny tiny bride she will be...BEAUTIFUL little skinny mini!!
Who would have ever thought that 10 years ago when Walt and I were introduced to Pat that he would one day be our brother?
These two are the perfect match!
 WHOA...mother of the bride hanging out with some of Poco's friends...isn't she a hottie??
 Good friends and great times had by all

 Yummy cake!!

 Me and Ash!
Love you!
 Some more wonderful friends
 I love this picture. I snapped this picture in the middle of a "moment" that Eloise was having with her aunt and uncle.
This picture shows the pure joy that she experiences every time she is with them.
 This picture is blurry, but I had to have a pic of Pat's momma, rocking baby Case, and of course Mr. David (Pat's daddy) and Leslie..3
 Can't you tell it was a great time?!!

 The bride to be and the momma to be

 Here are the "brothers" about to take a shot.
Walt of course, was trying to ruin the pic.
 And then they rolled out the cake.
This was what my girls stayed up for... look at how happy they are

 Linds and Patrick... such cuties!
 After my girls had cake, they decided it was time to doze off to dream land..
they were so great, and I am so thankful that we brought them.
Talk about great, Case (my nephew) didn't make a peep. Here is Lauren posing with me because Case was already in dream land.
I had such a wonderful time talking with Lauren, LOVE our chats!!
 and she's out...
 and she's getting there...being rocked by Aunt Lauren
 soon to be Daddy Mckamy was taking in some parenting lessons from me.
 and this little love bug made Lindsay's night by falling asleep on her.
The shower was a success!! Relaxing, fun, great friends...best shower I have been to in a long time.
Now on to the next shower...this weekend I am hosting a shower with several other friends for one of my besties, Sue. She is having a sweet baby boy in July and we can't wait to celebrate her this weekend!!
And then the next weekend...oh goodness, don't even get my started.
MY BABY turns 2.
I can't handle it.
Start the waterworks now....