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January 14, 2010

Baby shower, 22 December 2009

Filed under: Family, Personal, Pregnancy — Tags: — llcall @ 7:28 pm

Although a snowstorm that day tried to rain on the parade (a few friends and family coming from Salt Lake were sadly detained), the partying just would not be denied!  For one thing, the most gorgeous spread you’ve ever seen was already ready and waiting.  Check it out:

This is me showcasing it, even though I could never possibly create such a wonder!

Although my Aunt Helen was far away in Jackson, Wyoming, her influence could be seen in the artistry of the refreshments.  She is quite the gourmet and my cousin Audrey has inherited that flair for making food more than just “food”!

To match with my family’s’ holiday plans, we scheduled the shower for just a few days before Christmas.  This meant that some of my local friends were out of town already and couldn’t make it, but that out-of-towners from Washington, D.C. to Texas to California were able to come.  What a treat!

East meets west: Andrea (Washington, D.C.) and my sister-in-law Marisha (Bakersfield, CA)

Ishkhanoohie, one of my oldest friends (on my right), was visiting from Texas!

My cute mom and grandma were also on hand:

I have a lot of special memories from that evening: everyone sharing their best baby name suggestions in an attempt to help my floundering and fickleness; just chatting it up with so many people I love so much; and a video interview of Neal (inspired by Marisha and implemented by Audrey) discussing the pregnancy, the naming process, and our baby girl — no doubt a family heirloom!

We received so many wonderfully thoughtful gifts, which I felt a little sheepish about because we had already been blessed by so much generosity.  I feel undeserving . . . but grateful, since the gifts will serve our little girl well as she has been cursed with a shopping-phobic mother.

So a HUGE thank you to everyone who came to celebrate with us!  And especially to Audrey, Marisha, and my mom for planning such a memorable event.  Baby girl has been kind of tight-lipped about the whole thing, but I know she appreciated the coming out party as well!



  1. Very Fun!!!

    Comment by Jolene — January 14, 2010 @ 8:25 pm

  2. That was fun. You reminded me I need to get that video on DVD.

    Comment by Audrey — January 14, 2010 @ 11:30 pm

  3. Looks like I missed a great party. You look so much like your mom in that one picture of her!

    Comment by Vickie Blanchard — January 17, 2010 @ 5:58 pm

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