one colorful baby shower

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Alright. I've got a few pictures, and I think they sort of sum up the tone of this shower. Somehow the party planners took my quirks and oddities and turned them into a really good time. The room was decorated with paper chains, in honor of my love of a good looped countdown. They were gorgeous and made sort of a tent for the celebration.

I called this the mother of all baby showers, because it was all of my worlds come together. There was Cedar Valley Church family there, Shepherd of the Valley Church family there, Bredberg, Harrington and Groves family there, friends from Mount Carmel, friends from Flathead, and even my third grade teacher, sixth grade math teacher and 10th grade English and History teacher.

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Mrs. Ice (3rd grade), Mrs. Groves (10th grade), me and Mrs. Johnston (6th grade)

To have this many women together to love on and support this little life growing inside of me was fantastically overwhelming. When God set us up in community, I believe this is exactly what he had in mind. I felt so affirmed and loved and supported as we prepare to step into this new season

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I'm adding these next two pictures, because they basically sum up my mood the entire evening. I was quite excited, all night long.

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Sara gave a very thoughtful devotional, focusing on the different roles each member of the family brings to the whole. She referenced The Art of Family and Real Love for Real Life and I have a feeling lots of ladies there will be ordering these books real soon.

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The cake is worthy of a post all of its own, but I'm dying to share this one. First of all, this was my face when I saw the cake:

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And my face looked like this, because this is what I was looking at:

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Remember the Scandinavian wall hanging we are going to have in the baby's nursery?

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Unbelievable. I still can't get over the colors and detail that was put into this cake! And this is how the whole night felt. The thoughtful details, all of the prep that went into every part of the shower, and the special touches were perfect. Lisa, Sara, Beth and Marlene pulled together one of the best parties of my life. I can't thank them enough. And I can't believe we didn't get a picture! But we did get this one, with all of the lovely ladies who helped pull the night off.

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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to Sara, Beth, Carleen, Lisa, Maddie, Melanie and Dawn! (And Mom Groves!) This baby has so much love awaiting its arrival!

4 comments:

sarah in the woods said...

What an amazing and beautiful shower! How blessed you are to have all those wonderful people around you. Wish I could have been there. I absolutely love the cake - so thoughtful!

Dawn M said...

Fun, fun, fun!

Jessica Lynn said...

Becca!
Beautiful, and yes, totally you! I love it, love it, LOVE IT! This baby is going to have so much love growing up, it won't know what to do!

You look amazing too!

~Jess

Nancy Holte said...

So, let me get this straight. You had Sara as a teacher in the 10th grade and THEN you married her brother-in-law? Wow! Looks like a fun shower.