Saturday, February 4, 2012

sweet and pink baby shower. because God redeems.

please meet my friend, chelsea.
she makes me laugh.
she also laughs at my jokes no matter how terrible they are. this is very key in a friendship.
more importantly, she doesn't roll her eyes at me when we talk party planning. because she's crazier(awesomer) than me in that department.

but she has also weathered some pretty intense storms this past year. like when she was pregnant and miscarried at 19 weeks. it was a terrible loss and i marveled at how gracious she was as she walked through it all. but that's chelsea. she is gracious.

so it seemed fitting to throw her a simple, graceful, light and airy, pinkish, subtle shower. and we didn't want to forget jemma's sweet life. no matter how short it was.
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and how great is is that she's having another little girl? God is called Redeemer for a reason. He makes situations that seem hopeless and terrible and turn them into joy. all is not lost.
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cutest, roundest belly ever, no? so rude. considering i blow it up when i'm preggars.
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flowers arranged by lizz. little vases are the best, aren't they? makes such a great statement in small bunches instead of one huge bunch.
and these silver trays are from the dollar store. go buy one in every shape. i'm only being bossy, because it's for your own good, players. you will use them often.

runner is just brown packing paper with lace on top. again...simple.
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party favors...meringues hand crafted by me...uhhmmmm, or trader joes.

a donut hole tower? yes, please. good call, lizz. if you just threw some donut holes in a box and set them out, not cute. i mean, i'd eat them nonetheless, let's be honest. but put them in tower, all the sudden donut holes become classy.
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here i am focusing hard on not really praying. i was caught in the act. thanks allyson, for capturing this irreverent moment.

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girl showers are insane...i mean, people just go nutty on hilariously girly things...it's so great. and i was grateful to be sitting with chelsea while she opens baby girl gifts. God is so gracious and good to us.

thanks for letting me host with you guys...kristy, lizz, allyson, marietta, and allison!

congrats chelsea...can't wait to meet that sweet babers.

27 comments:

  1. Um, hello? Look at my AWESOME wide legged stance. Beautiful.

    In other news that isn't about me, you guys threw an amazing shower. Can't wait to meet that sweet baby girl! So exciting!

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  2. those silver platters are church plant budget friendly. ;) we've got a few in each size!

    i may have a few on hand for crafty purposes as well!

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  3. What an amazing shower! Everything was so girly, and pretty, and....just perfect. I only have boys, so I really love looking at pretty girly things :)

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  4. just stumbled across your blog thanks to pinterest...appreciate your honesty. wow. if all of us could live more authentic lives, imagine the freedom. peace.

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  5. The details (and pink) are too cute! :)

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  6. what a gorgeous shower. no doubt the mommy-to-be is well loved!

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  7. Adorable shower! Ive been following her blog for a little while, and yeah...cutest pregnant belly ever. I look like a linebacker when Im pregnant. How does she still have knees? No seriously? HOW?

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  8. your sister, who I know is holding a mug (OF WHAT???), looks exactly like she's texting someone about the great shower.

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  9. OK - and I meant to add...POP-EM's - are'nt they the greatest! Especially in the form of a tower.

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  10. This makes me smile...And reminds me to hope. I am so happy for your friend! And I know she appreciates you remembering Jemma.

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  11. It was beautiful. I'm sorry I didn't get to stay and help clean up but I'm glad I got to help plan and host.

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  12. The shower was so beautiful. I'm sad I couldn't stay long but I'm glad I got to help plan and host. Can't wait to see her new little face!-
    Marietta Fulk

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  13. I'm not sure why, but this post had me crying. Your friend is beautiful, congrats to her. I hope she enjoys her little girl, they are the best.
    The pain of loosing a baby is unbearable and she deserves all the joy coming to her.

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  14. love your dollar store finds! those pink roses are just lovely. so delicate.

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  15. Beautiful job! Everything is so soft and peaceful. Dreamy! Love this!!!!! You should be a party planner!!!

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  16. Wait. A. Minute. Did you get a haircut? Love it. Hot momma. And love the outfit!!! Seriously. Didn't you just have a baby. Dang.

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  17. I second the haircut comment. You are totally rockin that short hair! And I SO wish somewhere around here would have a baby girl now.

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  18. so pretty, light/airy and lovely! the spread is amazing as always~ she has such a great lil bump!

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  19. yes that is the cutest pregnant belly ever. Wish I looked like that when i was preggers!

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  20. Ok! I haven't commented in a lonngggg while (we had babies at the same time and we talked sleep deprivation!!) .... But WHAT dollar store please share!! I neverrrr find these oh so amazing dollar store finds that people rave about. Dollar tree, 99 cent store, dollar general?!! I'm hosting a shower next month! Love the find!! Second, please share about that tulle garland thingy?! Easy??? Maybe you made that too?? Thirdly, you look skinny. (I know the way to get answers!!!). ; ) But I'm serious!!

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  21. I can't believe the amazing rate at which you crank out these superb showers. This one is so lovely. 10 points for being Amazing, Jami!

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  22. i love it. every bit of it.

    what an amazing story. Praise God!!!

    And did you cut ur hair??! Because i think i see a pixie cute and i think i liiikkkeee ittttt

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  23. Hey Jamie. Love your baby shower. So precious.
    Now for something off the wall:
    You've inspired me to be more protective or my marriage and to treasure it for the gift it really is. THat being said, I wrote a post I think you might enjoy...
    http://leemeandthegirls.blogspot.com/2012/02/dear-mr-sparks-youve-made-me-grumpy.html

    Thank you again for being so honest; it's made quite the impression.

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  24. Awesome post. Great meeting you that day!

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  25. Awesome photos and post. Great to meet you that day!

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  26. I agree. Donut holes + fancy plate = classy.

    I'm going to try that move on the kids. We'd eat them out of the container but we'd feel fancier if we waited until they were properly plated.

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