Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Hump Day and Weekend Recap


Happy Wednesday lovies! How are you today?  Great, I hope!  All is well here, just been a super busy last few days since returning from Arkansas for my daughter's baby shower.  Sheesh, who knew it could be so hard giving a baby shower? I am SO happy it's over, however, I think it turned out pretty awesome and she received a lot of nice gifts as well.  We had about 20 people total, which I thought was a great turnout. 

Here are some pictures from her special day - Warning, picture overload below:

The Table - talk about taking forever to do - that back wall was a nightmare and took HOURS to complete - but it was worth it in the end
 Me, Tricia (one of my besties and other hostess) and Alliye:
 My silly niece, Mayson and Alliye:
 Paula, Me and Julie - 2 more of my besties:
 Me and my TALL niece, Mayson Clai:
 Me and one of my other besties, Vickie:
 Tricia and her baby girl, Zoie:
 Let the present opening begin:


















 Alliye and my wonderful mother-in-law, Olive:
 My wonderful mother and Alliye:
 Tricia and Alliye:
 The table before all of the gifts started covering it up: 


 Three Generations: Mother, Alliye and Me:
 Me and my beautiful baby girl:
 Decorations throughout:

 Guest Book before it was signed:
 "Love at first sight" frame with bear:
 

 Taken by my daughter's cousin - just one of her many maternity photos - I can't wait to see the rest:
 Me and my crew:

See... you were warned! LOL  This bottom picture is one of me and my absolute 5 besties and I don't know when, if ever, I've had them all in the same room in our lifetime, so I HAD to make sure we got a picture to commemorate the occasion for sure.

On another note, my Hogs whooped up on UTEP last weekend, so that was a WIN/WIN with a great shower turnout and a Razorback win!  Next up.... Toledo.  What did you and your family do over the holiday weekend? Anything special? Can't wait to catch up on your blogs and see how you spent your holiday.  Thanks for stopping by and please let me know you were here.

Lots of love and hugs,

66 comments:

  1. It looks like the baby shower turned out wonderful. What am exciting time. Plus, so many great baby gifts to use. The decorations look pretty.

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    1. Yes, it turned out better than expected actually. Thank you! :)

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  2. Awesome Decorations for the baby shower :) It really shows all the hard work that was put into it :) I really liked the guest book! A great idea :) I liked all the pics posted for gifts! I don't think it was overboard at all! I didn't do anything special over the holiday- just hang out w a few family members.

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    1. Thank you, Karen. The guest book idea was my daughter's actually. :)

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  3. Looks like you had a great time at the baby shower! The decorations were awesome and she got so many great, useful baby gifts!

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    1. Thank you, Charity. Yes, she was definitely blessed with great useful gifts for sure! :)

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  4. She received a lot of nice things. Babies are so special.

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    Erica

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    1. Thanks so much, Erica - she definitely did and yes they are - I can't wait to meet our little guy! :)

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  5. Picture overload is always good. Babies are a blessing. #blogelina

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    1. Thank you, Jay. Glad they weren't too much and yes, they sure are a blessing! :)

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  6. Looks like an awesome baby shower. Looks like so many goodies were given.

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    1. Thanks so much, Ty and yes, they sure were! :)

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  7. Your decoration looks beautiful! Definitely well worth the time spent! Baby showers are such a great way of saving money (all those gifts!) and socialising; something I definitely missed out on.

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    1. Thank you, Tina. Yes, they are and are definitely a lifesaver at times. I'm sorry you missed out on that.

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  8. I love the idea of a baby shower (hadn't hit the radar here in the UK in 1990, so I missed out!) - what an amazing bounty of gorgeous gifties for the new baby! But most of all, all those precious people in the same room, celebrating a new life ... just magical. Thank you so much for sharing such a happy occasion with us all. With blessings, Callie - London, UK #blogelina

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    1. Thank you so much, Callie. Yes, having them all together was a blessing for sure. :)

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  9. I love baby showers, they are so much fun and it marks the baby's arrival time too! The decorations at the shower were awesome, and new babies are truly a blessing!

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    1. Thank you, Toiia and yes, they sure are. :)

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  10. Looks like so much fun - beautiful pictures!! Thank you for sharing this joy with us at the #BlogelinaCommentathon

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    1. Thank you, Jamie - it was a lot of fun! :)

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  11. I like when parties have a nice backdrop like that for pictures. A lot of times there's no good spot to do photos. It takes some doing though!

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    1. Thank you and yes it does. That back wall literally took hours and there were 3 of us working on it at times. :)

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  12. Congrats grandma. I'm going to become one in May, it will be my first. Your daughter looks alot like my daughter in law so this was really sweet. She cleaned up!

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    1. Thank you so much. This will be my first as well. Congrats on your new addition too. Yes, she did clean up for sure! :)

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  14. Wow - that table and the backdrop look amazing! I hope she had a wonderful day - it totally looks like she did! Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you, Kara. It was a lot of hard work, but worth it in the end. Yes, she had a wonderful day! :)

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  15. This is so beautiful! Congrats on an amazing party!

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  16. Next party I am calling you for decorating advice:) WOW loved the color and the stripes were an amazing accent. Looks like everyone had a blast!! #blogelina

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    1. Thank you, Andrea - Pinterest is my best friend! LOL Yes, I think everyone had a wonderful time for sure! :)

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  17. About 20 people is the amount that turned up for the one and only baby shower that I ever attended, I have 3 kids and never had a shower so i am living vicariously.

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    1. Yes, I thought 20 people was a great turnout for sure! :)

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  18. It looks like it turned out to be a wonderful evening. Congrats to you guys and the decorations were beautiful.

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    1. Thank you so much, Kelly. Yes, the day was perfect! :)

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  19. It sounds like you all had a great time. Good luck to your daughter. I miss when my kids were babies. My little one just turned double digits.

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    1. Thank you, Jeryl - we definitely did. I know how you feel in that category - my daughter will be 22 this year and my son will be 22 in February. I really miss them being young! :(

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  20. I love the table decorations. I'm trying to figure out how to do a gift table for my son's first birthday, but I don't think I could anything that elaborate! It was lovely. Good job!

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    1. Thank you, Kari. That table was a nightmare - LOL

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    2. I meant the backdrop was a nightmare, not the table. The table was easy! :)

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  21. Great photos! The table came out really nicely and the back wall is something to be proud of! OMGoodness…those lil' monster slippers are too cute. I love the idea of using the onesie as a guestbook…that is such a clever idea!

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    1. Thank you, Yona. I know - the little monster slippers were some of my absolute Favorites! They're so cute! The onesie as the guestbook was my daughter's idea. :)

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  22. Love the decorations! Great backdrop to click photos.I loved the guestbook. What a unique idea.

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  23. Baby showers are so fun! You had such a great turn out too! Good luck to your daughter's delivery and the new addition!

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    1. Thanks so much, Lindsey! We're pretty excited for sure! :)

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  24. Looks like a wonderful baby shower. So nice that all your best friends could be there. I love all the pictures. It will be so nice to have them to look back on. Congratulations and can't wait to see pictures of the baby!

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    1. Thank you, Shann! Yes, having all of my best friends there made the day even more special and I can't wait for the arrival of our little guy and don't worry, there will definitely be tons more pictures once he gets here! :)

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  25. It is SO important that a New Mum, or a mum to be, is valued and treasured. It is so lovely this young woman has had a wonderful party.

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  26. Looks like you had a lot of fun! I do party planning and decorating so I know how hard that is but you did a great job! Congrats!

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  27. These pictures are gorgeous, especially the maternity photo in the field :) Congratulations! xxx

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  28. Your photos are lovely, this looks like such a beautiful Baby Shower. It is wonderful of you to share such a special occasion.

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  29. What a great way to celebrate! We had a double birthday party for our two sons this past weekend and while it was a little stressful preparing for it, I think they had a really great time. I am not very good at parties, but apparently my sons enjoyed it so much that they want to do it next year!

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  30. What an amazing celebration! I'm all about party planning and decorating, so I appreciate all of the effort that went into creating that magical background for your event. Bravo!

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  31. Really great photography. That background is amazing, deff worth the effort. Baby showers are always a blast! Glad yours went so great.

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  32. Hello. First and foremost I would like to say that your website is beautiful. It's colorful and neat yet not overwhelming. I am a relatively new blogger. I aspire to improve my site.
    It looks like everyone had a nice time at the shower. I understand about the decorating....things don't always turn out to be easy...lol but definitely turn out best in the end ( with a rare exception).
    Have a wonderful day.

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  33. What a wonderful event! I love baby showers with and without the little bundles of joy! It looks like it was a great event and mom looked excited! Thanks

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  34. Congrats on your daughter's baby.:-) Her shower was beautiful, and it looks like you had a great time.:-)

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  35. Everything turned out wonderfully. What a beautiful mommy to be. I know you are so proud.

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  36. Sounds like a fun shower, the decorations are beautiful! what a great keepsake of photos for your daughter to remember this special day!

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  37. Congrats grandma! What a special day and such cute decorations and gifts!

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  38. Congratulations, I know you had a wonderful time, I can tell from your pictures and the glow on your face.Good luck.
    Cindy

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  39. Looks like a fabulous party. And that is the cutest baby ever.

    Jen
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    #blogelina

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  40. Great pics and it looks like you had a lot of fun. The decorations are lovely!

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  41. What a beautiful baby shower! Congratulations to your daughter and your whole family. Looks like she got everything she needed for her sweet boy. :)

    Brooke @ Brooke Blogs
    #blogelina #commentathon

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  42. Looks like everyone had a nice time! Baby showers can be a lot of fun!

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