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So many personal touches to make the baby shower feel special!

Saturday was one of those days that I will look back on and remember for so many years to come.  All of my friends and family went above and beyond to make me and Baby C feel so special and loved.

In addition to helping me shop for maternity clothes, nursery items, registry needs you name it all summer long, my little sister Sarah also planned my baby shower.  She knows way too much about babies for a 20 year old junior in college by now, and I can’t thank her enough for how special she made me feel this summer, and particularly this weekend.

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The baby shower was held at Essencha, an super cute tea house in my mom’s neighborhood.  I arrived and was greeted by absolutely adorable decorations and shower favors, all created by my amazing and crafty friend Lindsey.  She gave the shower so many beautiful personal touches!  Including these completely awesome handmade felt napkin rings.  How gorgeous are these?

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Once tea was served, we started our four course lunch.  Sarah worked with the staff at the tea house to create a spectacular “sweets” menu.  I loved that while the overall theme was dessert, the portions were perfect and the food was natural, nothing overly sweet that left you with a sugar high.

Of course the food was not the only highlight of the afternoon.  Is there anything more fun than having an actual BABY at a baby shower?  This weekend was my first time finally meeting my nephew Jonah, and he is just as precious and perfect as I expected.

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Once our meals were finished, it was time for gifts.

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I tried hard to open them as quickly as possible so I didn’t bore anyone to death.  Baby stuff is just so darn CUTE!  And it was such a treat for me to have so many people that I loved there for the occasion.  Baby C now has more clothes than I do.  He is going to be one well dressed little boy!

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I felt very spoiled by how many people came from near and far.  It was the perfect day, and I went to bed feeling overwhelmed by how loved and blessed I felt.  Baby C is very lucky to have so many people who already love him so much.

Next time I see everyone, I’ll be a mom!  Hard to believe…


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