Wednesday, January 13, 2016


So...we had our 4th shower after we got back from Puerto Rico.

That's like 2 showers per baby, so I don't feel too overindulged.

We were very blessed to have the babies and Ashley hold out another week so we could have our last shower. With the holiday season it was difficult to find the time to celebrate, so we were very lucky this shower didn't turn into a Sip & See that happens in March.

 My sweet friends that were in charge of the shower told ME/US nothing of what was going to happen.

Nothing about decor, food, games etc.

Little did Jason and I know that the party we walked into on Saturday would be so amazingly perfect.

It was gorgeous.


The setting - an art gallery in our local Art District.

The food - Italian meatball/sub/salad/charcuterie bar (Jason was in heaven).

The drinks - Italian sodas for me, Dr. Pepper for Jason.

The desserts - Swig-style cookies, homemade caramel fountain with homemade marshmallows, meringues, apple slices, cookies for dipping. Chicago Mix popcorn. 

Table Decor -  white. Clean. Stars that lit up. Gorgeous flower arrangements. Real table settings, no plastic. Everything just glowed. Sparkled. Shimmered. Each table had various colored candies on it to indicate where you sat so that mingling was promoted.

The details - a running slideshow of pics/blog posts of our whole journey. Anyone could sit and just read through our 7 year journey. It was sobering at times. It was sweet. It brought back a lot of memories, a lot of emotions. Fun get to know you games where we stole people's babies. Tag Dance. The pregnancy version of the Newlywed Game. A little art station where people could paint little canvases of our nursery theme - The Hungry Caterpillar. 

But the highlight...the surprise...the tear jerker was when the Skyped Ashley into the shower and projected her up on a giant wall.

Everyone got to meet her. Cheer her on. Thank her. We got to thank her. She got to be a part of this wonderful evening - an evening that wouldn't have ever happened without her.

Not a dry eye in the house.

I felt very unworthy of such a delicate and thoughtful shower.
I, We feel very blessed to have such thoughtful, creative, willing and compassionate friends who devoted a lot of time, effort and money to make our evening ABSOLUTELY PERFECT.

I didn't need 4 showers. 

But I feel so incredibly blessed that so many people WANTED to celebrate this miraculous journey. 

I am so humbled by the acceptance and excitement that everyone has shown us the last 9 months.

I am so appreciate of everyone WHO came, especially those who traveled to it!
(My parents and good friend Lyssa.)

I feel so lucky that I felt so much love, from so many people, on so many occasions. 

To everyone, from every shower - THANK YOU!

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