Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Weekend Showers!!

So Jeremy, Paisley, and I were blessed over the weekend with two baby showers on Saturday.  We had one given by my friends at New Tribes and then one at our Church here (FBC of Hartland). Boths showers were really good.  We have showers alot at New Tribes alot because it seems like everyone is pregnant and you would think that people would not be as giving for that reason, but everyone alway gets really great stuff.  The church shower was totally unexpected. It was a double shower for the youth pastors wife and I. The ladies at our church were so giving and most of them I do not know very well yet, so it was cool to see that even though we do not know each other all that well, they were so giving to us and we recieved many of the things we needed.  Paisley will definitely have enough clothing to get her started, and we recieve a couple of big boxes of diapers and wipes.  Mom also surpised me with her own gift at the new tribes shower. They pulled it out at the very end and said it was from her.  I was shocked to find it was the daiper bag I really, really wanted. I wish she could have been in the box with it! Thanks Mom!! I have posted a few pics from the each shower. 

Ready to get things started!
Gifts, Gifts, Gifts!! NTBI

Yummy foods all the Ladies at New Tribes Made!!

All the Ladies at the Shower!!

The diaper bag my dear mother sent!! I love it, love it, love it!!

Froggy my friend Jill got Paisley! Isn't it Cute!

Sweet little outfits!! Yey!!

My friends Jinny and Lael who helped put the shower together.  Also Jill, the main hostess who could not be there. She flew home to be with her grandpa who was very ill, but she helped get everything together from far away.  She called Jinny and Lael, Santa's (aka Jill's) little helpers!! Wish you could have been in this pic Jilly! 

This is from the Church shower.  This sweet little Lady named Eva made it! What is miraculous is that she is in her 80's!! Amazing! And it tasted great too!

Mrs. Sandy Bowser, the pastors wife.  She and I have become very close.  Although she looks nothing like my Aunt Debbie, there voices sound alike and there mannerisms are similar.  Thats probably why I love her so much.  Mrs. Sandy is like a grandma away from home.  She and I met weekly on Wednesday nights last semester and did bible study.  What a woman of wisdom she is!  She has some great stories about being in the ministry and I have learned so much from her.  Love ya Mrs. Sandy!

Church ladies digging in on all the great food!

A game we played to get me ready for feeding Paisley when she comes.  This is Paula, the pastors daughter.  She is also a L&D nurse at the hospital I am delivering at.  Hopefully I will come in while she is working and she can be my nurse. 

Gift time!!

My good friend Jen who hosted the shower.  She is the pastors daughter-in-law. Her and her husband have become great friends to Jeremy and I.  Her hubby, Paul and Pastor, are huge Cubs fans and they and Jeremy went to see Hayden Simpson play his first game a few weeks ago.  What is funny is that Jen is also pregnant and they just found out they are having a boy a few weeks ago, and Paul wants to name him Hayden.  Jens not quite sold on it yet. lol (for those of you who do not now, Hayden was the first round draft pick for the Cubs this year and he is from Magnolia) Magnolia is a jack-pot for draft picks. Anyway love yall all.  Have a great week.  


  1. Mandy, you look so happy and healthy! God be with you these last days/weeks until you are able to hold sweet Paisley in your arms!
    Thinking of you in prayer...Sue & Millard

  2. Aww thanks for the shoutout Monkey! I hate that I had to miss it...but we will have another shower for you this week at my house, so I can give you your gift!