Thursday, November 3, 2011

Hazel Jane

Last Saturday I had the distinct honor of throwing my best friend a baby shower.  Courtney has been my best friend since 6th grade.  We are two beans in a pod she and I.  Courtney is now 26 weeks, I think.  In other words, super pregnant.  Courtney's family is spread all over the place, so I knew I wouldn't be the only shower thrower, but I was darn well gonna be the best!  We had it in a little chapel turned coffee house, so we had adorable mis-matched chairs and tables and plenty of stained glass windows.  I was able to beg, borrow, and steal all kinds of decorations from family and friends and it turned out absolutely beautiful.  I have the pictures to prove it!

I turned Aubrie Grace loose with my camera and here are a few gems she snapped.

 Penelope (aka LP, Elle Pea, Pea, Nelly)....ha-larious! I love that chin and that scowl!
 Courtney and baby Elle Pea
 Lyndsey, Cheryl (Courtney's Ma) and Emily
Cheryl, Cindy (Court's MIL), Michelle (SIL), and Courtney 
Mama Janie 
Caroline (aka Carolbean, Bean, and the Beans) 
Victoria and Lilly 

She is a camera pro!  Plus, no one doesn't smile for a 5 year old with a camera.  I took over after than, with mom's much nicer camera.

Beans had to help....until she started asking me to open things for her :) 
Court with the quilt I made her.... 
and the onesies I made.  I don't like the iron on patches that say how old baby is, so this was what I did instead.  PS....embroidery takes FOREVER!

So that was my best friend's shower.  I ran a very loose ship.  People did what they wanted.  I barely moderated the "games."  The guy who owns the place ran a very loud coffee machine at random.  And it was perfect.....except for the guy who came in with his McDonalds and set up shop with his laptop at a back table.....he was clearly not invited.  He didn't seem phased.  

I can hardly believe that my best friend is pregnant, let alone that far along.  About now is when things will start taking a turn for the waddles.  She told me she is starting to get more tired again, and she cannot imagine that her body can make any more room for that bean.  It will my friend, oh it will.  And I will be there to laugh at your thick calves and swollen ankles and try my best to find you horizontally striped pajama pants.  Now that's love! 


  1. I loved it. And the guy from McDOnald's was totally jonesing for those onesies! Hey I took a good picture! I must make it my new profile!!!

  2. Everything about the weekend was perfect. Thank you for being my bestie and loving us so much. Earlier this week, my mom and I were sitting, looking through some of the books people gave us, reading the messages to Hazel, and she said, "You have good friends." And, I thought, she is perfectly right. We're blessed to have you. :)

  3. What a great place for a shower! You done good, best friend of the honoree.

    I had to laugh about the guy who came in with laptop and didn't seem "phased". SO funny.


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