There was crisp fall air, cozy tights, shiny leather boots and leaves that were the perfect yellowy orange hue.
There were friends who are more like sisters along with friends I hadn't connected with in far too long.
There was the cutest Garden Baby Shower there ever was and I was so honored to be there to shower our girl with love.
There were adorable party favors. Monogrammed bookmarks for each guest. Loved this personal touch.
Friends caught up, babies were passed and spiced cider was sipped as we celebrated a beautiful mama to be and a wonderful little soul who will soon make her way into this world.
There was a dreamy backyard which provided the perfect backdrop. A backyard that made my desert living, Fall deprived self want to roll around in the leaves and stare up at the billowy trees whose branches boasted perfectly golden leaves. And yes...I have a leaf obsession.
And we looked on as the mommy to be untied silky pink ribbon and pulled out the cutest baby girl loot I've seen.
|Every baby girl needs some red pumps...:)|
Each guest was asked to bring their favorite children's book which I think is such a great idea and a great way to build the baby's library. And that's totally the nerdy teacher in me coming out but truly..such a great idea.
And well..I'm not the only nerdy teacher. You see.. nerdy teacher types tend to stick together and this teacher friend treated us to a little story time. She seriously needs to be the official voice of Skippy Jon Jones..her Spanish accent is hilarious.
And I sat back an took it all in. And I felt it. Felt the importance of this day and what we were celebrating. Celebrating something so truly miraculous. It really is amazing you know.. when you actually think about it..the miracle of new life. And women coming together to support each other as a new life readies to enter this wonderful world... well..I'd say that's has it's own splendor and beauty.
I do not wish to treat friendships daintily, but with the roughest courage. When they are real, they are not glass threads or frost-work, but the solidest thing we know."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson