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Sunday showers…


Bring May flowers!


Another busy day – I swear, my weekend hasn’t been this packed in months.  My friend Heather had her baby shower, and it was very fun.  I’m one of those (rare?) people who actually LOVE showers.  Love bridal showers, love baby showers.  Nothing is more fun than watching someone else open presents (except opening them yourself, I guess…). 


Little story for ya: When we were in Puerto Rico for Nicole’s wedding, Heather and I were sitting on the beach discussing that evening’s nuptials.  I couldn’t drink at the reception because I had just discovered that I was pregnant a week before.  Heather laughed, “Ya know, I probably shouldn’t drink either, I could be pregnant, too.”  I shot back, “Really?” and she kind of rolled her eyes and said she was just joking and that it was highly unlikely.  I actually had an extra pregnancy test in my suitcase (I’m like a Boy Scout – always prepared), and when we got back to the villa, she took it…  She didn’t believe the test at first and brought it to me to confirm whether there was a line or not (it was the darkest line ever – I screamed so loudly!).  Heather’s due two days after me.  We are currently taking bets amongst our friends on who will pop first… I think the odds are in my favor.


Baby shower eats:



Spinach salad, fruit and yogurt, nutella, and the inside of a quiche.


Came home, squeezed in a doggie walk (gotta keep up with that exercise for James and I both!), and did a little freelance writing and home DIY.  So sick of DIY.  Especially when projects take three times as long and require two more trips to Home Depot than originally expected.


Eats included hummus sammie, carrots, apple.




And a popsicle as I supervised Kristien finishing up some yard work.


So – baby and bridal showers… yay or nay?  What about the corny games?  I LOVE the corny games, especially the one at bridal showers where you make a toilet paper wedding dress.


Case in point:





  • Sara @ RunnerWife May 20, 2012, 7:13 pm

    It looks like you had a very fun Sunday!! That’s so special that you were able to share in the fun of finding out with her! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

  • Sana May 20, 2012, 7:19 pm

    Pregnancy tests should just say YES or NO. No faint line bs.

  • BroccoliHut May 20, 2012, 7:20 pm

    I LOVE all kinds of showers! I’m already getting excited for my sister’s baby shower in June and my own bridal shower in July!

  • Army Amy* May 20, 2012, 7:42 pm

    I find showers to be so uncomfortable! I’m always really scared that the my gift and the card will get separated, or the gift opened right before mine will be the same thing as what I bought, or that I’ll spill food on myself. Too many things to be anxious about!*

  • Elisabeth May 20, 2012, 7:54 pm

    I kind of hate bridal showers (and don’t really care for bachelorette parties or weddings either – ha!) but I like baby showers. Love all the cute little onesies 😉

  • Erin@Everyday Eating May 20, 2012, 8:35 pm

    I was at a baby shower once and we played a guessing game where the host melted different candy bars into diapers and we had to pass them around and guess what kind of candy bar it was…. SO gross!!!

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats May 20, 2012, 9:16 pm

    Haha I like showers too! Looks like you all had a great time!

  • Christine @ BookishlyB May 20, 2012, 9:41 pm

    I HATE baby showers (bridal are a little better) and talk some much crap about them that I’m going to refuse to let anyone throw me one when the time comes. It seems like the right thing to do.

  • Jolene (Homespun Heritage) May 20, 2012, 10:07 pm

    Love showers but can’t stand the games! I really love blessing folks, though, and nothing blesses more than showering them with love! And bringing lots of yummy food after the baby comes!

  • Laura @ She Eats Well May 20, 2012, 10:16 pm

    I went to a shower today too. Fun day! That last picture is amazing…you should frame it. For reals.

  • Jayna May 20, 2012, 10:42 pm

    I too LOVE showers. . . especially the cheesy games!!! I still remember all the games played at my baby shower, and have all the sheets people wrote on. Some how I seem to manage to win more then my fair share of games (competitive nature). Just yesterday I popped in to one of my close friend’s bridal shower, knowing I couldn’t stay long, figuring I’d ditch the games in favor of soaking up more time with the bride to be. Lo and behold I was there for ONE game that they made everyone play. It was totally a game of chance, and I walked out with a wonderful candle to remember the day by! I’m just sad I missed opening presents 🙁

  • Brooke @ sweats & sweets May 20, 2012, 10:46 pm

    Ok I couldn’t resist, after reading about y’alls baby popping bet here you go in my erie Effie voice, “may the odds be ever in your favor.”

    I loved my bridal shower, so much fun and I enjoy making the cakes for the special event.

  • Laura is Undeterrable May 20, 2012, 10:52 pm

    I love the games 🙂 I’m not a fan of the melted candy bar in the diaper game though… blech!

  • Janet May 20, 2012, 11:13 pm

    Only two extra trips to Home Depot?? Aww come on… you must have forgotten something!!

  • Hayley @ Oat Couture May 21, 2012, 2:15 am

    Ahaha those toilet paper dresses are absolute works of art!! Hilarious! Not been to any baby showers yet but I’m at the right age for them to start popping up any day now! Scary stuff! 😉

  • Jeanelle @ Glocal Girl May 21, 2012, 3:19 am

    What a fun story about the pregnancy test! That would be great to be pregnant with a good friend 🙂 I think you will pop first too!

  • Jodi @ Jodi, Fat or Not May 21, 2012, 7:48 am

    I love other people’s showers…I’m kind of awkward under all that much rather it be someone else!

  • Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy May 21, 2012, 9:31 am

    I just had my second bridal shower over the weekend. I love showers; I think they’re fun!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin May 21, 2012, 10:37 am

    I’ve never been to a bridal or baby shower… but I have a feeling they’re going to start popping up soon and I’m sure they’ll be fun! I love celebrations for other people!

  • Kate @ life's precious moments May 21, 2012, 11:50 am

    The story about Heather finding out she is pregnant- is possibly the cutest story ever! How cool is that?! I’m sure that you kids will grow up and be best friends! 🙂

  • Brigid May 21, 2012, 1:52 pm

    LOVE that story! That must have been the best way ever to find our you’re pregnant.

    I, too, love showers, especially for babies. My favorite thing to do is decorate onesies. I will insist upon it at my own (future) shower.

  • Amber K May 21, 2012, 2:25 pm

    It totally depends on how well I know the other guests. I have been to far too many bridal/baby showers where the other person I know is the one who is getting married/having a baby. Veeeery uncomfortable.

  • Vickie Jean DeHamer May 21, 2012, 3:57 pm

    Where did you buy that cute little blue spoon you always eat with? I must have one.

    • CaitlinHTP May 21, 2012, 4:10 pm

      Crate and Barrel 🙂

  • Julie May 21, 2012, 4:53 pm

    I love showers, too, but I can relate to the other commenters who think they’re sometimes uncomfortable. It really does depend how many people you know & how outgoing you are. LOVED my own baby shower!! Quite possible one of my favorite moments EVER! Also really loved your friend’s pregnancy story – awesome!

  • Heather May 22, 2012, 9:16 am

    I love showers too. I am dorky like that and get all into it!

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