Friday, November 18, 2011

At last

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Compton Family

I love this family full of handsome boys and Farliegh, the sweetest lady I know. They were so photogenic and still have me lauging out loud every time I look at the last picture. Brotherly love at it's best.


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Monday, November 7, 2011

Presents for Abby

Abby already has a full wardrobe for the first 9 months of her life complete with adorable shoes
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and matching bibs and hairbows.
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We have a million diapers, tons of blankets, and a wonderful collection of books for her.

Aside from the wonderful shower gifts, there are a few gifts that she has gotten that are completely priceless.

For one - her daddy worked very hard to finish our house so it was all ready for her to come home too - he worked especially hard to make her room beautiful painting and adding new trim, baseboards, and blinds and setting up all of her furniture (I'll share all the pictures once I'm finished decorating)

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Her grandpa (my dad) told me as soon as he found out I was having a baby he wanted to make a cradle. Well, he worked very hard over the past nine months and after three trials and a few injuries, finished this sweet craddle Abby will sleep in for the first few months.

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Her grandma (Benson's mom) made her a beautiful quilt for her blessing day which she will wear along with the dress my Aunt Karen made for me to be blessed in when I was a baby.

I am so grateful for the wonderful people in my life that already have so much love for this little girl of mine.


(I am writing this on Tuesday, and it won't post until Monday, meaning that hopefully by the time you all are reading this Abby is here safe and sound!)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Shower for Baby (pt.2)

My second baby shower was thrown by my best friend Ashley, her mom (my momma #2) and my mom. It was just as amazing and perfect as was the first.



Pretty decorations


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Delicious food
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Build your own slider bar




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with lots of yummy sauces



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Mini pies (Apple, Cherry & Mixed Berry)




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Home made peppermints




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Pink Kettle Corn




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and Strawberry Lemonade


Fun games like baby trivia and "name that baby"


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And of course Abby was spoiled with a ridiculous amount of adorable clothes, blankets etc. all of which I can't wait to put on her when she finally arrives :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Fifty-Five

While most everyone else in the world approaches their "over 50" birthday's with apprehension and dread, my mom-in-law can instead be found giggling about the fact that "You can do whatever you want when you're fifty" or how now that she's 55 she gets the senior discount at Albertson's on Tuesdays.

Obviously, we had to throw her a fun party to celebrate, and were overjoyed when we found out Tara happened to have 55 candles to fill the cake with.


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It was a happy birthday indeed.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Shower for Baby (pt.1)

This baby girl is already spoiled as can be. We were lucky enough to have two baby showers which were both amazing. The first was thrown by my sweet sister-in-law Natalie with help from my awesome in-laws.






The decorations were beautiful
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...and the food was enough to make me go back for thirds (okay fourths)...





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Waffles



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with fresh whipped cream, fruit, and




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buttermilk syrup.




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Quiche




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fruit parfaits with home-made granola



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Milk & OJ






...we played some fun games...
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helping decide Abby's middle name (seriously, we can't decide)




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Little notes for Abby to read when she gets older (these turned out SO sweet)




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"Guess the powder" game - this one was hard!






I had such a fun time catching up with friends and opening up all of the wonderful gifts for this baby girl. There is nothing like a baby shower to make you realize how much you are loved