Monday, June 1, 2009
My Baby Shower!!!!
What an amazing day yesterday was! My family threw me the most wonderful baby shower a girl could ever want. It was such a special day with so many friends and family members there to celebrate with. The shower was held at my parents house and my mom, sister and sister-in-law worked so hard to make everything just perfect. The decorations were adorable, the food and desserts were so yummy and I've never seen such a huge pile of gifts! I am so unbelievably blessed to have so many people in my life that are truly beyond excited for Noah's arrival.
The entire day was filled with one touching surprise after another. My mom ordered an adorable cake that not only had a photo of Noah, but the cake inscription was written in both English and Korean. ( she remembered Glenn and I talking about the site "BabelFish" to look things up....how cool is that!?) My five sister-in-laws bought a very special gift just for me.....a necklace with Noah's birthstone which is a pearl. So began the first tears of the day!! My Aunt Kathy, whom I am extremely close to, gave me a custom made mink teddy bear dressed in Asian attire as well as teddy bear china that used to be my Grandmother's. ( insert more sniffing and tears here....) I also got a gorgeous handmade quilt with the most adorable monkey pattern from my sister-in-law Jill. ( this is only the second one she's ever made and after I saw her first I was keeping my fingers crossed that I would be receiving one from her too. I just love it!) The pile of gifts was never ending. ( and according to my friend Mary, I am the slowest gift opener EVER!! Sorry guys! ) There were so many cute outfits, toys, blankets....the list goes on and on. I think we got it all!! My mom also got me my Chunei ( Korean baby carrier ) which I really, really wanted. I can't wait to snuggle with Noah and carry him around in it!
The final gift ( and tearjerker) of the day was a gift from my sister and brother-in-law. Nine years ago Jim made a custom book shelf when Lisa was pregnant with her first daughter, Olivia. I have always loved this shelf and really wanted one for Noah's nursery. I was going to buy one from Pottery Barn but Glenn kept telling me to wait. ( which I was not happy about and bugged him on a daily basis about ordering :) Well, as it turns out, Glenn was stalling because he knew that Jim was building one for me!! I couldn't believe my eyes! There was the shelf ( hidden under a sheet!) filled with books that my sister and her three kids picked out and each and every book has an inscription from either my sister or one of the kids. I am beyond touched that Jim wanted to do this for me. He has always been like another brother to me. Talk about a gift truly made from the heart.
I could go on and on about the day. I feel so lucky to have such amazing friends and family whom I love so much. My mom worked her butt off to make everything so special and I know that it showed! Thank you to everyone for your love, your support, your excitement and generosity! I can't wait for Noah to meet each and every one of you!!
( here's some random photos of the cake and decorations, the quilt, me and my mom and sister, my sister-in-laws and me with my new necklace, the mink teddy bear, me giving a Chunei tutorial!, and a half shot of the book shelf....I'll post another one once it is hung! )