Monday, June 24, 2013

How to Have a Pinterest Worthy Baby Shower


On Saturday we hosted a couples baby shower for our good friends Brad and Chessa.  


Each time I host a shower or event I think to myself, "I am going to take really good pictures of all of the activities, food, and decorations and put them on Pinterest."

Then, the actual day comes and I realize that in between cursing in front of Ina while hanging up the streamers (those twirls don't come easy)

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to running out of brisket (I don't think that has ever happened to me before)

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to Ina crying when anyone else would hold her (I thought she was over that?)

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I quickly dismissed the idea of having a Pinterest-worthy party and instead tried to have one that didn't suck.  (I know, I set such high goals.)

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We didn't have any games - I don't know if the boys would have been down with that.

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Instead, our one "activity" (other than eating) was painting wooden letters of the alphabet to hang in the baby's nursery.  

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It was a blast.

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Afterwards we all took pictures with our letter, to make the baby's first alphabet book!

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One of the first things this kid will learn in how crazy Dan is.  

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Oh my.

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What Dan doesn't know is that was supposed to be the "u" not the "n".  Bahaha.  

Now that the shower is over, I can't wait for that baby to get here!  

A few other weekend highlights:

- Sunday we went to church, which I was so thankful for.  The message was on time management and I feel like I should listen to it at least once a week.  

- We visited my grandma - who has transfered from a hospital to a long-term rehab center.  

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She is doing much better and even (slowly, but surely) walking on her own for a few seconds. 

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My sister and her kids stopped by at the same time we did, so we took over the dining room.

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- We watched the latest Batman movie, which I thought was great, and a perfect distraction to Ina's sobs.  We are trying to sleep train her, but so far she has just been sleep training us. 

Have a great week! <3


  1. Where is your red dress from?!?! I just booked a trip to Mexico for graduation/my birthday and I LOVE it!

    1. Sarah - I am so sorry it has taken me this long to respond! I got it from a boutique in TX, but MudPie makes it.


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