Sunday, November 24, 2013

Our [virtual] Baby Shower.

As some of my followers may already know... Rob and I got married in the courthouse essentially on a whim.  There were no parties celebrating.. no bridal shower, engagement party, bachelorette/bachelor parties or reception.  We skipped the hoopla... and while I wouldn't have it any other way... it definitely made me excited for our future of having children and showering them with love.

So when we found out baby G was on the way... I kind of got bummed.  I mean I live in Georgia.. almost EVERYONE I would invite to a baby shower lives in Kansas.  Kind of a problem.  I went home in August when I was roughly 3 months pregnant but didn't know what we were expecting yet.  And I don't plan to go home again until May when my sister graduates college... and the baby will already be here.  So what's a girl to do?

My parents and my husband came up with the genius idea of a virtual baby shower.  Essentially we registered at Walmart and Buy Buy Baby for our sweet girl.  We then sent out a baby shower invite to all of our family and friends simply asking for a gift, card, special thoughts or prayers to be sent to our house in Georgia.

And our loved ones came through for us and baby G.  Gifts started rolling in... and piling up.  Silently mocking me for sitting there unopened.

Roughly a month after sending out the invitation... we got to open all of the sweet gifts.
Big brother helped the whole way through...
Being a brat.
The after.. plus a sneak peak of the nursery!
She's spoiled.. which I already knew because her grandparents on both sides of the family have already sent us tons of amazing stuff almost immediately after finding out our little bit is a girl.  Nevertheless we are so thankful for all those that thought of us.  It was a success... and I couldn't ask for anything more!

Now I'm off to find a special home for each little item, wash tons of baby clothes and work more on perfecting that nursery!



always,
amanda
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6 comments:

  1. This is so much fun! We had a lot of sweet relatives send us gifts for Everly since we were overseas and couldn't find most of it ourselves. It was such a huge help!

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  2. I think this is such a great idea! She is definitely a loved little girl.

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  3. Awww! How blessed you guys all are with a whole lot of love for your little one!

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  4. That is so sweet. She is very loved! I'm glad you could have a baby shower even if it wasn't in person.

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  5. Awww what a great idea! She will def loved! I hope you had fun opening all of that and finding each item's special place.

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  6. What a great idea! New follower! Follow me back too?

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