Sunday, May 31, 2009

Baby Shower Photos!

Here we are at Olivia's baby shower! It was a beautiful party and I can't imagine anything improving it. My lifelong friends, Margie and Mindy, hosted it for us. The best gift we got was Olivia's picture the day before. The greeters!
Charlotte and Olivia O, from our local Chinese adoption group, doing their nametags :)
My sister, Jill, working on moving frozen peas from one dish to another in 30 seconds...
My friend, Sandy, trying to find safety pins in a bowl of rice...
My cousins looking at Olivia's 100 Wishes Quilt (which doubled as a perfect cover for the large screen TV)Left to right, Patti, Mindy's mom, my mom, Margie's son Hans, and Margie's mom, Donna
Olivia O
One of the centerpieces
These were our party favors
My friend Margie designed the beautiful invitation and the cake matched!
Our little friend, Zoe
WOW
Time to open the gifts
I needed Lee's help!
Here's what it says
I had to take a picture of the audience we had while opening the gifts! So cute!
This is me with Celia Woyke, whose family also just got their referral. We will be traveling to China together. She picked out this dress for Olivia all on her own! Thank you, Celia!My and my niece, Jenny. She is one of my bestest friends :)
And here are her kids. You have seen them before! I loooooooooove them!!!
With Lee's mom
and with my mom
Just like the old days, the girls all slept over and we talked until 2:30 or so! My friend Sindy stayed over too. We had a great time!Here we are the next morning! Kristi, on the top left, flew in from Ohio, and Mindy, on the bottom, flew in from Texas. It was a wonderful time with dear friends. Kristi and I have known each other since we were babies, and she met Margie and Mindy through me in Jr. High. We have all been friends for over 25 years. LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!
Thanks, girls, for a lovely weekend and a wonderful party!! Thanks to everyone who came to the shower as well! I will never forget it!

17 comments:

k said...

You couldn't have improved it at all except for having the Happy Home of the Flynn's there. However, we were there in heart. Love you so much and am so excited for you. You two look so great in your baby beams. =) xo

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

What a great shower... bet you all had a great time... love how you had the table with your munchkins on there together with their countries flags on there... can you believe it... finally... I am still mind boggled over it...

Mark, Rebecca and Sophia said...

How wonderful for you!

Bill and Christina said...

Wow what a wonderful support system you have!

Christina

Kathy C. said...

What a beautiful shower!

Greg's Wife said...

What a lovely event. I especially like how the timing worked out!

Dan and Karen Herman said...

I'm so sorry we couldn't be there, but our hearts were there cheering you on! Looks like it was a fabulous day!!!! Soak all this in, it's so fun!

Karen

Dan and Karen Herman said...

PS Karen "needs" the oriental party lights shown in your shower photos...are they available at Underground Target?? :-))

Karen

Dawn S. said...

Yes, Valerie, I did think that if my other sister and a few near and dear friends were there, it would have been better, but overall, being realistic (with who could come) it was as perfect as it could be. And we had the right picture!! :)

Karen, I got those from Cost Plus World Market as they were closing in the cities, but they are still in business, so you could check online! :)

Dawn S. said...

Yes, Valerie, I did think that if my other sister and a few near and dear friends were there, it would have been better, but overall, being realistic (with who could come) it was as perfect as it could be. And we had the right picture!! :)

Karen, I got those from Cost Plus World Market as they were closing in the cities, but they are still in business, so you could check online! :)

Jenna said...

oh, to see that stack of presents and for it to be YOUR turn to open them!!! tears!!!!

olivia is such a dolly. so glad they incorporated her picture in the party favors! and on such short notice! awesome!

sorry i couldn't be there. was hosting a party for a friend!

love you!!!!

Maddys Mom said...

Yeah, finally shower pictures!!! It looks like you guys had an awesome time, really bummed to have missed out but was there in spirit for sure.

We are so excited for you guys & can't wait to follow your journey when you go.

Love, Matt, Tanya & Maddy

Tracy said...

What a fun post that you have been waiting YEARS to post about! The shower was very fun, and you looked so happy!! So happy that your referral came just in time! Can't wait to meet Olivia!

Christy said...

Looks like it was fun! The quilt is beautiful!! You did a great job!

AZMom said...

Oh my gosh I love the onesie..it was worth the wait. It is so true! I hope you travel soon!!

Jenny said...

It was such a wonderful day, Dawn! Everything was perfect. Love the pictures.

Rachel R. said...

That onesie is terrific!

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