There is something so very special about friends coming together and welcoming a new little life.
Before the new little life is even here to welcome them back.
It makes this new little person so real.
And the mama feel so excited, supported and loved.
Saturday night was all that and more.
So many fun details.
The pinwheels give a little hint about her name.
The friends that took so much time to plan and prepare.
Hostesses and Aunties Julie, Katy and Kim.
All the thank you words in the world seem inadequate.
I am still overwhelmed by all they did.
And so many others there to celebrate.
Aunties Shellie, Laurie and Mary.
We've walked through so much life together.
Aunties Wendy, Cari, Krissie and Kim.
Friends that let your children nickname you.
I love that it stuck.
Friends in the same boat.
Aunties Natasha and Deborah.
Friends from our Disciple Clothing days.
Aunties Alana and Katie.
Aunties Mel, Keri and Katy.
Who remain friends when work goes away.
Aunties Cara and Dianna.
Her very first things.
The blankets we will swaddle her in.
The cute clothes that make us dream about what she'll look like.
The toys she'll play with.
The towels we'll wrap her in.
The books we'll read.
The Bumbo and highchair she'll sit in far too long as third child.
Even a handmade Giants blanket.
Dave is hoping it will trigger a comeback rally.
And the yummiest, most beautifully decorated dessert table.
Grand Marnier cupcakes, fruit puffs, eclairs, strawberry cookies and lemon puppy chow.
It was a very popular spot.
A perfect night.
An exciting reminder that our baby girl will be here soon.
And she will be so very loved.
We can't wait to meet you, Holland Joy.