Super-awesome Saints themed baby shower!

Last week my military family threw what is quite possibly, in my totally biased opinion, the sweetest shower ever.

They kept it a complete surprise from me. At some point they did tell me what day the shower was on…but I didn’t even know the time until the morning of. A couple people text me and said they had received an invitation and it was the cutest thing they’d ever seen and I’m inclined to agree.

For anyone who doesn’t know me there are a few things I’m seriously passionate about. Those would be (in no particular order) my pets, my husband, Disney, Harry Potter, glitter, pink things, penguins and my sports teams: Sacramento Kings, Boston Red Sox and the New Orleans Saints. I’m pretty obsessed over all of these.

So they surprised me with a football and Saints inspired baby shower.

Ignore my terrible job of blurring out important info.

Ignore my terrible job of blurring out important info.

Cutest Sign Ever

Football banner!

Wishes for baby

Delicious and football themed treats! Football brownies, cupcakes and deviled eggs. Also popcorn, BBQ little smokies ( a favorite of mine!) and veggies. I love me some football food!

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Football Deviled EggsYum

Bun-less ovensAll the football things

Another really cool thing these lovely gals cooked up was having a football for baby that all of the attendees signed in gold sharpie. When I told my husband about it later he was all excited that baby boy got his first football!

Baby's first Autographs

Among games like baby shower bingo and a super cute name that baby animal game, they embraced my love of football and my desire to cloth diaper with a “put a cloth diaper on a football” relay race. My team won. 🙂

Cloth Diapering a football

It was such a great day! I’d had a really rough week and my friends reminded me how lucky I am! I can never thank these three girls enough for their love and support over the last nine months. They are simply amazing.

Sweetest people ever!

And thank you everyone who came to join in the football fun! You are all so amazingly sweet and I am lucky to know you! (Sorry we missed you in this picture Lindsay!)

Awesome people!

Baby and I are feeling all kinds of love. Thank you all so much!!

Siggyforblog

Baby Shower and trip to California

So it’s about time I posted this!

A month ago I traveled back to California to have a baby shower with my family and friends that still live in the area.

In a word, it was — wonderful.

I got to see nearly all of the people I love and miss the most.

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I was so honored that so many people came to join and celebrate and visit with me. Some I’m lucky enough to see once or twice a year and others I haven’t seen in nearly four or five years so it was truly a great day.

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My grandmother, who lives in Southern California, made the trip with my Aunt and cousin to fly north for just 24 hours to attend. I cannot express how truly blessed I felt to have them there.

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Thank you to the wonderful people who took the time to throw this shower for me, as well as to those who attended. I love you all so much! I’m excited for you all to meet the little guy someday!

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These are just a few of the wonderful people who were there….I could have made an entire ‘I love all the people pictures post’ … but I’ll reign it in.

I also got to spend a little quality time with my awesome parents.

My dad cheated at Jenga….

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And my mom and I got to watch him play hockey.

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I also go my very favorite food (La Bou!) And got to see where the new Kings’ arena is being built. Can’t wait to see my boys play there some day! #herewestay

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It was a very short trip but it was amazing. I cannot believe the next time I visit my hometown I’ll have a brand new tiny person with me!

Siggyforblog