"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

we're getting closer...








This time leading up to the grand appearance of my snuggle baby...  I'm loving every minute of it.  Hillary was home last weekend (was it really over a week ago?)  for her 'this side of the mountain' baby shower.  There was much love and great loot!  

The day promised to continue raining as it was time to set up outside and as we stared at one another with our hands in our pockets and our 'dear in the headlights' look, suddenly the sun peeked through the clouds calling us into the yard and we made the decision to go for it.  











We had a good hour of sweater removal, about a half an hour of sweaters back on, 20 minutes or so of wrapped in blankets before the rain came and we made a mad dash inside to finish opening presents.  It was Great!  The food was fabulous, the games were fun, friends and family were generous and Hillary glowed. This is one blessed baby.  :)


Praying love (and warmth) for you this day!  :)

~~Debbie

33 comments:

  1. What a lovely day for a baby shower and for a shower or two! Beautiful photo's of your special day! :) I am so very excited for you as you await the birth of your first grandchild.. there is nothing better than being a grand!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Now that a lovely baby shower. I love all your celebrating and happy smiles. Love and Joy sure reside right there. Thanks for sharing. Your daughter looks radiant.
    Hugs,
    JB

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a precious photo of new mommy to be. I am sure you are so excited and a bit apprehensive. I am every time.
    But then you remember how good babies smell. It looks like a lovely shower. I bet she got so many wonderful baby things.
    I am so excited for you. A new chapter.

    ReplyDelete
  4. So happy for you and your family, Debbie! That's one lucky baby to be born into such a fun, loving family!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh I can't believe you're so close already! I'm so excited for you all, and I can't wait to see pictures of your precious little snuggle baby!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Your daughter looks adorable!! Pregnancy agrees with her very well!! (at least I hope it has!?! :) ) It looked like such a beautiful shower - sorry about the rain - but love how it did not spoil the fun!! :D

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a wonderful day! I'm so glad the weather held off so that you could have this beautiful celebration.
    :)
    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love your grateful honesty - "much love and great loot." :)

    Congratulations again.

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a pretty shower, everything looks so neat and perfect! Your girls are really good at the projects they tackle!
    And it will be so nice to have that little grandchild to snuggle soon. Life is wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Aw, it looks like such a fun day! Glad you all just worked with the weather:@)

    ReplyDelete
  11. This is just sooooooooooooooooo precious and it made tears come to my eyes. You see I am soooooooooooo enjoying adopted grandson, but the two pregnancies are on their way....not showing yet, just visiting the bath room a lot. I can't even envision this part of it yet...how exciting!!! Oh God is good! I know if my little grandson can steal my heart at just his picture, I know the birth of two grandchildren will do the same also. I have been amazed at the love that pours out! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Soon to be a brand new baby to snuggle with, how wonderful. Bet you can hardly wait :)

    xx

    ReplyDelete
  13. Looks like a lovely shower! How many grandbabies will this be for you?

    And thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, it's nice to meet you :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Is that child ever going to be born? :D

    Was the holy book opened to a particular passage?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The due date is June 30th. The jar of colorful craft sticks was so that each guest could leave a bible verse or an encouragement along with their name as a remembrance. The Bible was for reference if someone needed to look something up. Of course, just having it there was... right. :)

      Delete
  15. I love baby showers! What a lovely, lovely party you had. The table of treats was absolutely gorgeous-- and the decorations, the colors, that beautiful white Jenny Lind crib, and the photo banner. It sounds like you all had a spectacular time together blessing the new mama and baby.

    ReplyDelete
  16. What a beautiful bunch of pink frilly celebratory wonderfulness! Love that sweet crib with gifts and all the decorations. Your daughter is radiant!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Oh, my goodness...a beautiful, beautiful celebration of one of God's good gifts! You must be beside yourself with anticipation! You're going to love being a grandmother. I just know you are.

    {{Happy, excited hugs}}

    ReplyDelete
  18. So the name across the side of the crib... really? It can't be... :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We may be g'mas to babies with the same name; can you believe it? Wow!

      Delete
    2. Amazing. :) Our name is still a secret, but I just had to share. We had a baby shower this evening...my heart is overflowing with joy and anticipation! Many blessings to you and your sweet daughter, Debbie!

      Delete
  19. Hi Debbie, thank you so much for your wonderful visit and comment.
    You must be so very excited. Such a beautiful new mom to be.
    My kids aren't that far yet, but I hope some day.....

    Have a great day.

    ReplyDelete
  20. you must be over the moon with excitement!! I know I would be :) Lovely party and everyone looks happy and healthy just the way it should be.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Okay, so I managed to miss this REALLY big,wonderful news. Congratulations!!!! So beautifully exciting.

    ReplyDelete
  22. So pretty and fun, love the table set up on the porch and the crib used for gifts...fun idea. I know you have to be beside yourself with excitement.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Your lovely family radiates Christ's love and delight in all of His gifts!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Ohhhh...such exciting times for your family! Things are about to change and it will be all good.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...