Thursday, March 24, 2016

Virginia Baby Shower

Hello everyone!
Aaron and I had a great Spring Break on the East Coast!  (March 11-20) We started our travels with renting a car and driving 5 hours Friday evening, sleeping at a friend's parents house in MO, and then finishing the 13 drive to Virginia the next day!  It really wasn't all that bad!  I had lots of space to stretch my legs and recline my seat when the baby was getting uncomfortable.  Of course Aaron drove the entire way.  He's amazing.  I'm the navigator and snack provider when needed.  :)

So we arrived late Saturday evening (the 12th) and unpacked and slept really well!  We got up Sunday morning and went to Zion Mennonite for church and a fellowship meal.  Right after the meal the baby shower prep began!  My wonderful Aunt Jewel, cousin Andrea Yutzy, and cousin Risa Yutzy planned our sweet baby shower!  Aaron and I felt so special and blessed by all of our friends and family that attended!  Every detail of the afternoon was well thought out and well organized!  Even down to the whale cupcake cake. :)

This was the cute guest book with a whale on the inside of the front cover that everyone did a little finger-print stamp to add to the whale water spout.  The pages of the book were filled with sweet notes from everyone that came.

Everyone guessed how big around my belly was using a piece of ribbon!

Here's the daddy-to-be!  Doesn't he look so good?!  I just love him so much.
The picture board on this table was covered in our baby pictures!  I can't get enough of how cute Aaron was as a baby and toddler.  I hope our baby boy gets his looks!

Tea lights as a shower gift to everyone.  So thoughtful.

This mound of diapers was used to make diaper cakes!  Everyone got really creative and I got to choose the winner!

Here's the adorable whale cake!  Aaron and I do have a theme of whales in the nursery.  Lots of blues and some gray accents, with a cute white crib!  I love how it turned out!  I knew the second we were having a boy that I wanted everything to be blue!

Another fun shower activity involved everyone hot gluing a button onto this canvas to fill in the whale outline.  It is already hung in the nursery in Virginia!

Our PILE of amazing and thoughtful gifts!!  

We (more like Aaron worked and I sat in a rocking chair and read directions) got busy right away building the crib.  We love it!!

These are some of my very best friends who came to the baby shower!  
Left to right:  Sarah, Tamara, me, Kelly, Katelyn.  
We really missed having Lauren, who lives in Nicaragua currently, at the shower!  A few of my other good friends who made it were Kara Eby and many Zion church friends and family from out of town!  

These cute and practical bibs were a present from my mom!  She saw this design on pinterest and just whipped them right up!  It's a bib with a paci attached to the end with a snap!  How sweet!

Week 28!  
This picture was taken by the forsythia bushes in my parents backyard.  The forsythia flowers were just coming into bloom. 

Thank you to everyone who came and blessed us with your love and support for our baby boy!  We love you all!

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