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Hey all!  I’m so excited to finally be able to share some of my Michigan baby shower pictures with you all!  A couple Saturdays ago, my good friends from grade school and college threw me an amazing party.  There was a ton of food, a ton of friends, a ton of little baby presents, and it was a ton of fun.  :)

Super cute invitations designed by my sister-in-law, she even sewed a fabric pouch for them too, so cool!

Here’s a little family portrait to get us started.  Mommy, Daddy, Baby in my belly, and Baby’s new big lion toy!  Oh and in case you’re wondering, the maxi dress is from Anthropologie and I love it.  :)

Showing off the baby bump… errrr rather showing baby all the yummy food he’s about to eat.

Such a cute setup and such delicious food!

Close ups of food and decor, so lovely!

It was so great to hang out with my buddies from high school and college.  It’s pretty rare that I get to see them since we all live all over the country.  We played 3 games during the shower.

1) First one was everyone got 2 baby clothespins and for the duration of the shower you couldn’t say the word “baby”, if you did, then whoever called you out on it got the pins and the person with the most pins at the end of shower, wins!

2) The second game was filling out a piece of paper with the baby name of various animals.  As in a baby monkey is an infant or a baby swan is a signet, did you know those?

3) And the last game was the guess how big my belly game where everyone had to cut a piece of string the size that they thought my belly was around, of course most people’s strings were a lot longer than my actual belly!

Then it was present time!  :)

As you can see we got a ton of gifts such as gift cards, things off our registry, clothes, toys, books, bags, and more.  We are so THANKFUL to everyone for all the gifts!

Here we are with Marvin’s mom and sister-in-laws, they had driven all the way up from Ohio just for the shower, so sweet!

A picture with the AWESOME AMAZING hosts!  Sophie and Jenny were there in spirit.  :)

My mom couldn’t make it because she was in Taiwan but so many of her friend’s did!  These ladies have always been such a huge part of my life growing up!

Thanks everyone for coming!

Oh and of course, the deliciously cute Turkey and Owl cupcake favors, nom nom.


I am happy to say, as of this weekend, I am all caught up on Thank You cards!  Here’s a look at a few I got from the adorable Thank You Cards Shop!  They had me at chevron.  ;)

54 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Sharon
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    Aww Sandy! Look at your mama. You are a gorgeous pregnant lady! Totally beaming. Love it.

    The shower came out lovely! I especially love the invites. Such a cool idea to put them in pouches. I may need to try this for the next party I have. :)

    I hope you’re soaking up the rest of the weekend. Muah!

    xx Love & Aloha

  2. Collette Osuna
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 7:06 pm

    OMG Sandy!!! You lucky girl!!! What amazing photos….you look so happy!! and words cant describe the photo of you and hubby!!!
    Sooo dang excited for you girl!!!

    Enter my Shabby Apple Fab Frock Giveaway!!

  3. Gentri
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 7:19 pm

    This is ADORABLE! Wow! Seriously amazing! :)

  4. Melissa B
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 7:45 pm

    Everything is beyond adorable, and you totally rocked that awesome dress!

  5. Suburban Sweetheart
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 7:58 pm

    Oh, what fun! Looks like you guys had a blast – and that baby is already super-pampered!

  6. Michelle (michabella)
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 7:59 pm

    CUTE SHOWER!!!! Yummy food. LOVE that dress and you look BEAUTIFUL! <3

  7. Jen
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 8:07 pm

    Wow! Looks like a beautiful, fun shower :) And I agree with everyone else, that dress is fabulous!

  8. jillian
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 8:09 pm

    how sweet!! your friends threw you an adorable shower! i love the invites! xo

  9. Lori
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 8:11 pm

    You are glowing girl! So precious. What a lovely time with close family and friends. Looks like a great party! :-)

  10. erica
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 9:06 pm

    i cannot get over how adorable (and fashionable!) you and your little baby belly are! the maxi dress is very pretty on you (and the teeny elephant necklace too).

    your baby shower is very you (and nicely coordinated! hehe, i love that you and your color scheme are made up of such happy sunshine-y colors!). it’s so great that all of your friends were able to make it and celebrate with you!

    <3

  11. Dancing Branflake
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 9:20 pm

    How absolutely wonderful! I love the theme and all that delicious food. I love that all your mother’s friends were there. So sweet.

  12. Krysten
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 9:20 pm

    How fun! And how cute are you in that dress Sandy!?

  13. Melissa
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

    YOU LOOK STUNNING! Seriously!
    Can I totally have this dress when I’m pregnant ;)
    (like 10 years! hahaha)

    Looks like you had an amazing shower!
    I love the fabric envelopes!

  14. ilene
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 10:24 pm

    this looks SO fun and gah, wish i could have been there! i could fit in with all the asians – hahaha! but no seriously, wish i could be there – you look amazing and this just looks so fun!

  15. Connie @ Daydream In Color
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 10:50 pm

    So sweet! You look so cute in your maxi dress & cardi. Love seeing the details of what looks like a really fun shower!

  16. Moriah
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 11:11 pm

    you look gorgeous, hun! and what an awesome shower – all that food looks so yummy and the decorations are adorable. such a special time for such a special family! :)

  17. Victoria
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 11:54 pm

    You are adorable!!! And what a fun shower, the food looks amazing:)

  18. april kennedy
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 12:49 am

    You look absolutely gorgeous surrounded by all your loved ones and dear friends. What a special time. I love that Marvin’s family drove to be there. It’s almost baby time!!

  19. skippee
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 1:31 am

    awww~ so wish i could’ve been there! it looks like it was so much fun! you looked gorgeous in that dress and cardigan! i love how all of mom’s friends were there~ so sweet. and so nice of marv’s mom & sils to drive out there too. you deserved every bit of love showered on you~~! =)

  20. angie on maui
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 3:28 am

    What great photos (that spread looked outstanding)! I love that your outfit matched the colors of the event…you look so beautiful!

  21. Gracie
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 4:38 am

    Your baby shower looks so beautiful. You are glowing! I do like the favours you gave :) The decorations are awesome. x

  22. Jenna
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 6:40 am

    Wow – what an amazing baby shower full of people excited to meet baby a la mode!

    And the food looks delicious!

    He will be making his debut so soon – eeeps!

    xoxo
    Jenna

  23. Amanda (Toaster4JC)
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 7:45 am

    What and adorable shower! Looks like you had a lot of fun!

  24. olivia
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 8:05 am

    Oh goodness you look beautiful! What a lovely baby shower, looks like you’ve had a lovely time x

  25. sooki
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 8:54 am

    wow sandy!! you are GLOWING!!! so beautiful. i love your mustard and grey outfit! i was completely wow’ed when i saw your invites on jenny’s blog. amazing!!!

  26. alyson
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 9:10 am

    you look SO great; I love the color palette here and your sister in law is awesome for making those adorbs pouches for your invites. Such a great idea.

    alyson
    http://www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

  27. whatever DeeDee Wants
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 9:30 am

    Lucky you! This party is darling.

  28. Amber
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 9:45 am

    Love the dress! You are just glowing and look adorable!

  29. Ms. Megan
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 9:51 am

    What a wonderful party!! I love all the decorations + all that delicious food!! Yummy!!! PS I love your dress + cardigan combo! So pretty!! Happy Halloween dear! xo

  30. beth @ dot...in the city
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 10:19 am

    so sweet! I love the invites and your matching dress :) what a great celebration for your growing family!

  31. jen
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 10:27 am

    What a cute shower! Those cupcake favors are adorbs, and you look so cute in your maxi dress! Love the mustard color!

  32. Bethani
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 10:35 am

    Awww what a adorable shower!! Love the little jungle theme going on. And love that dress!

    Congrats again on the bundle of boy joy! :)

  33. Sarah - Dodeline Design
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 10:50 am

    What completely precious decor! LOVE the invites too – your SIL is very talented!

  34. Anna @ IHOD
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 11:47 am

    Those are the CUTEST invites! You are looking beautiful!! Love all the decor too! You are getting so close! EEE!!

  35. postcards and pretties
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 11:52 am

    What a sweet baby shower. You look fab…love your dress.

  36. Emily
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 3:57 pm

    SO adorable. You look amazing, what a fun and beautiful shower!!

  37. honeymyheart
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 5:49 pm

    hooray for being showered with a lot of love :)

  38. Katherine
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 6:03 pm

    This party looks amazing! The food and decor look awesome :)

  39. alely
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 6:41 pm

    all the people that love you and sharing in yours and marvins joy were in your presence. what a blessing!

  40. sheila
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 7:49 pm

    been waiting for this post :) so glad you had fun! yay for reunions…can’t wait to meet austin one day soon :) happy early bday!

  41. Karen Davis
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 8:27 pm

    seems like such a fun time! :)

  42. Elisse
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 9:06 pm

    What a sweet baby shower! You are definitely loved and your son will be welcomed by so many wonderful people!

  43. Jaime
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 9:29 pm

    Realty cute shower! Love the dress. I tried it on at Anthro!

  44. Tang
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 9:09 am

    Awww what a cute baby shower! Looks like you had a great time. P.S. Happy Birthday Sandy! :)

  45. Chantalep
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 10:48 am

    Aw Sandy, you look so beautiful. What a gorgeous baby shower. You are definitely surrounded by amazing friends and family! Looks like you’ll be getting tons of support and help when the newbie arrives!

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    Nov 01, 2011 @ 11:23 am

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  47. Lisa S.
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 11:47 am

    You’re beautiful! Love that dress and all the style of your shower, too.

  48. Page@It'sMarvelous
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 12:00 pm

    This looks like it was so much fun! Love all the decorations…and I love even MORE that your dress matched your colors :)

  49. Celia Y
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 12:03 pm

    congratulations!

  50. Leonora from Yellow Heart Art
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 1:44 pm

    what a GREAT idea for owl cupcakes! LOOK AT YOUR BUMP!

    sandy, you’re adorable

  51. angie
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 1:46 pm

    cute baby shower!!! sorry i’ve been so out of touch in the blogs world. and i missed your bday. happy belated birthday, sandy!!!

  52. Heather G.
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 6:08 pm

    You look so great! What a fun shower :)

  53. Leesh
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 11:40 am

    Your baby shower looked fabulous. Kudos to your friends who organized it. They did a fantastic job. I especially love the fabric pouch envelopes. It’s a added touch.

    Everything was so well thought out

  54. Holly
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 12:54 pm

    Aww, what a sweet looking baby shower!! (this comment is late, sorry! Haha. I’m catching up on commenting now! :)) Your outfit is addddddorable!! Love it. I’m so glad Marv was there, it’s sweet when the guys are interested in baby showers! :) Over the summertime I went to one and all of the guys were invited! I think it was more fun that way! It was outside so the guys played bocce ball & stuff, but still! Everyone had such a good time. :)

    Those invitations are adorable!! & those cupcakes! YUM!

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