The shower was beautiful and my family did an amazing job, as usual, with the entire event. There wasn't a detail spared, and there was something adorable and perfect at every turn. From the beautiful cake (red velvet) to the floral arrangements, to the hanging onesies and "Henry IV" pacifier cake toppers, all the sage green, the extremely generous gifts to the favors, it was all over the top and really gorgeous. I'm so thankful for all of it and even typing about it now makes me emotional!
Most of my friends and family traveled up to Prescott to come to the shower and I am so thankful they took time to do that. Afterward, some of my family and friends who hadn't seen our new home yet came over and we gave everyone the grand tour, then a handful of my girlfriends spent the night. We went downtown and ate dinner at Cafe St. Michael (their veggie burgers are so, so good) then walked around awhile so Zoe and Sarah could get a little taste of Prescott's "interesting" nightlife. We ended up in the candy store and chit chatting in the gazebo before we headed up for a fun sleepover. This morning we woke up and had some breakfast, Z. and S. left and Erin and I had a fun time together as usual, visited Adie at work and ate delicious food. It was a perfect day.
Here are some photos from the shower and after, mainly taken by my darling Sarah (thank you Suki Su)! It's funny because since I've been pregnant I'm sure you've noticed I haven't been posting photos of myself very often. I decided to just get over it, so here's a BUNCH. Enjoy!
Sar and me!
I love this one
Auntie Shirley and Carter
baby Kyler and me- it's crazy to think I will be holding OUR son so, so soon! Ahh!
en route to the shower!
amazing cake- red velvet of course!
loving this detail
some of the cute favors
Shirl and some of the presents
my new, amazingly comfortable glider! Such a great gift :)
my beautiful, amazing mama and me
cutie pie Layla!
Erin and 1-month old Kyler
Zoe and Chloe!
the blanket Erin made Henry
If you remember from a previous post regarding my shower, my Mom had included in the invite that people should bring signed books instead of cards, so Henry got so many books! His library is already so full which is awesome. It's also amazing to be able to read all the thoughtful inscriptions and know that H. will be able to cherish those as well.
I love Crystal!
my two favorite Sarahs!
the Gurrola girls and Laur, some of our oldest and dearest friends
flowers and Adie
Sarah and Zoe
Hank showed up just in time to cut the cake with me, cheesy wedding cake style ;)
a small amount of the ladies, we took this at the end of the day so a lot had already left, sorry girls!
trying out his manly diaper bag
after the shower, at dinner
Sarah and me blurry but I still like it :)
Zoe + candy, always!
Adie and Erin
I love this one!
So yes, it was just the best day and night...I was so sad to have to see everyone leave. I totally have a "fun hangover" now and I'm a little over emotional and feeling a little sad that everyone isn't still here! I wish all of my friends and family lived closer but it does make it more special when they come to visit. Now, off to try and sort through a million baby things! I love it. :)
I hope everyone has a beautiful Monday.