After celebrating and cooking Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends on Thursday, attending a potluck fellowship dinner with my family’s church friends on Friday, we finished the marathon with a baby shower this past Saturday! B and I were pretty tired but he and my best friend (S) were ever so helpful in getting things put together in time for when the guests arrived. All the preparation was worth it and it was such a joy to be able to celebrate the coming of our baby girl with such dear friends. What blesses me most is how much love and prayer baby, B, and I are covered in by so many. It makes the journey ahead as parents less daunting just knowing that we have such support and encouragement to help us through.
Remember the posts from before with all the apple baby stationary and apple pom pom tutorial? You will see some of those featured in the pictures below. Pictures were taken by D. Ko, a good friend of S’s who I just met at Thanksgiving but graciously devoted herself to helping me capture these precious moments.
Some goodies that I baked included mini apple pies and my youngest brother’s favorite Bavarian Apple Torte. Click on the links for the recipes! They are worth trying and easy peasy to make ^_^. (p.s. I cheat on the apples in the torte by just layering the top with one thinly sliced apple and reducing the amount of sugar and cinnamon as well. It still tastes just as good!)
Here are some other pictures of all the fun we had writing encouraging/funny notes on diapers, playing price is right, sharing motherly advice, and playing with tissue pom-poms. Thank you ladies and gents for partaking in all the silliness!