Hey guys! Happy Monday!
Posts like these are when it’s a good time to have a blog. I have some people I want to shout-out that totally deserve it. About three weeks ago (my goodness!) we had a baby shower for my sister and her little baby girl. It coincided perfectly with some training I had in CLE so I was able to get in a day early and help with last minute details and set up.
Sometimes I feel like my sister got the shaft with me as her big sister. She’s always been first in the big things (with the exception of graduating high school, of course) like getting married and having a baby. As a result, she’s been stuck with me helping organize said events; events for her. I feel bad cause I don’t know much about bridal showers, bachelorette parties, baby showers or planning weddings. Then there’s my crippling fear of public speaking/attention—so that combined with my general ignorance means my sister plans most of her own stuff. I’m sorry about this, sister. So I’ll just go ahead and let you all know that if it weren’t for our mothers and their friends, if it weren’t for my sister’s friends and if it weren’t for my sister, she may not have had much of a shower. She was in super-crafting mode and managed to come up with the whole theme and none of the finishing touches were overlooked. Our step-mom and a friend of hers made all the diaper cakes and were totally indispensable for everything shower-related; our mother made all the food, transported allllll the food and cooked all the food at the church—safe to say it knocked everyone’s socks off; Rachel and some of her girlfriends made the crafts and had the vision.
I’m so thankful for all the people who came out to support my sister and the baby. I had so many people come up to me and tell me what a lovely time they had—as though I had anything to do with it. Turns out, planning a shower from DSM was a bit more than I could do (again, sorry sister). Our friend Steven (and his gorgeous wife, Kristin) came out to take the photos and he did an outstanding job. My sister couldn’t have been happier and I have to agree that it was an incredible shower.
I wanted you guys to take a peek and also give Steven some credit for the outstanding photos.
Ryan I for one look forward to your posts! It’s very obvious that there is an abundance of love in your family and I smiled and did the oooooo and ahhhhhh thing several times while looking at the photos. All I can say is that little girl is so lucky to have you as an Aunt. I have a very special niece who is 22 and she still has the “Little Elmo” that I gave her on her 2nd birthday. And to this day she totally loves all my grand kids, her cousins, and we work around her work schedule to make sure she can be here for our annual Christmas cookie decorating Extravaganza! Would u believe I started doing this with my son in 1975 when he was 3 and have done it every year since. And April has been a part of it since she was 3 also. So Ryan, look forward to being an Aunt, there’s nothing like it!