Friday, April 8, 2011

April Showers Bring....

We have known Danielle and Steven through our church at home and its softball league (while the men play, the women "watch" and talk) for the past almost 2 years. They are graduates of The University of Georgia (where they met) and are huge Bulldogs fans! They were married on July 18, 2008 and are now expecting their first child!

Here are some photos of the lovely couple & friends:

David, Ryan, Matt, Ben, Steven, & Brandon
 Dancing @ our wedding
 @ Jenn & Ben's wedding
Danielle, Joy, Me, Elisa, Jennifer, & Livia
Crossings Men's Softball Team
@ Elisa & Ryan's wedding

Whew- what a busy summer of weddings!......   ;)

OK, so 
{March 26, 2010} The main goal for the shower was for it to be relaxing. We had a wonderful cookout spread with yummy burgers and a baby pool of drinks :) Despite the rain, the boys spent their time playing ping-pong and darts. They had a great time hanging out and I think everyone enjoyed filling out their Wishes for the Wish Tree (where I got my awesome inspiration- over at Aubrey's blog)!! The company was great and fellowship even better.

The super cute diaper cake Joy made!

While the men were playing, the women had a wonderful time opening the gifts. Afterwards, we spent some time sharing tidbits about life, marriage, and our wedding stories. I had a fun time catching up with all the girls. 

Danielle & Steven received many wonderful gifts and advice.

The cute baby blanket made by Mama Pepin

I'm sure we can all guess what this gift is....
Natalie & Greg labeled their gifts w/ directions (& great Dr. advice)
 Baby bear hat and Pee Pee Teepees that Lauren made

I really enjoy receiving hand-made gifts. They are way more personal than anything store bought (although I love getting those too!!) But, I know that the time, energy, and thought spent on making the gift is what makes it so so precious!
Basically, I had an excuse to use my new sewing machine & because I love to make stuff!!!
I chose to make some fun gifts and cute decor:

One of the gifts can be bought on my ETSY
 another gift was featured in a tutorial over at Frugalista Find!! 
So go check How To Make a Wish Tree!!!!!


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1. Cute Paper Banner
2. Wish Tree
3. Snugglebug
4. Diapers & Wipes Case
5. Brown Paper Lunch Bag Guest Book

Me, Jennifer, Danielle, & Joy (the Hostesses w/ the momma-to-be)

Congratulations! We are so happy and excited for you! 
We look forward to meeting baby Ethan James! 
Only a few more weeks! :)

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  1. What a neat post! Looking forward for more post from you. Thank you for sharing!

  2. great shower and I love the banner- simple and sweet! thanks for visiting Your Little Birdie!



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