Baby Sweets' Sprinkle

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Way, way, way - months, back, my sister in law, Bethany, asked me if I would be interested in her hosting a small shower for me. I wasn't sure on the etiquette, as most of my friends and family haven't really crossed this bridge yet, so I didn't have an answer for her. Finally at the 11th hour, I agreed, which is how we came up with a date just 1 1/2 weeks out from my due date!

We kept it really small, with immediate family and close friends, and it was just an absolutely wonderful mix of my old friends and new. From all stages of life, beliefs and personalities, we were laughing and enjoying each other, even those who had never met previously.

I can't thank Bethany enough for giving me the opportunity to celebrate the impending arrival of my daughter with those who are so dear to me.
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Our yummy spread!
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Little Ralphie is growing so fast!
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The wonderful afgan that my Mom knit for me. We went together for me to pick out the colors and my Mom's been furiously knitting to get it done in time.
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There were just a few pink outfits, which will be put to good use and got quite the warm reception.
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I was forwarned about Nadia's gift, as she said she "took a risk." My, oh, my! HOT PINK!
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Emily had to leave before we had a chance to take this picture, but I'd hardly say she left "early" as we were there for over 4 hours. What an extremely special group of women. I'm so blessed to have them all in my life!
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And these three in my family. So much strength and love will be shown to our little girl.
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It was an absolutely amazing afternoon that I will treasure for my lifetime.

Thank you.

10 comments:

Rose said...

The sprinkle looks like such a fun time! :o) You are absolutely glowing!!

I am saying lots of prayers for sweet baby girl's arrival- hopefully any day now (although I probably don't need to tell YOU that, right??)

Kelly Bartlett said...

Oh Leah, that is so sweet. Very happy for you and your family.

Dawn said...

Absolutely beautiful. You look radiant for having a little girl. What a sweet thing for your SIL to shower you with a lovely party.

Abby said...
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Abby said...

Your sprinkle looks absolutely adorable! I love that hot pink dress! Such love and joy in your pictures!

Kallie Brelsford said...

Leah, you are BEAUTIFUL!! Seriously, glowing.

On a way different note, I love how your family has just embraced and loved Bethany. I'm sure she feel so blessed to be apart of a great family. :)

Praying for you during these next days, that little girl is already loved and cherished so much!

Andrea said...

How sweet! My family threw me a small sprinkle when I was pregnant with Gabriella and it meant the WORLD to me! You are blessed, sister friend :)

Julie S. said...

SO sweet! :) You look amazing, and I just can't wait to see that little girl!

DianeTaylor said...

What a wonderful event - I love that it was a small group, so much more intimate. That hot pink outfit - woohoo! Nice! I can feel the love in each of those pictures. Thanks for sharing with us.

emilyhansen said...

I hated leaving "early" but had such a wonderful time while I was there. Leah- you are truly blessed. Such a supportive group of friends and family around you! I can't wait to meet your little lady :)

 

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