Monday, June 08, 2009

Once upon a time…


… there was a stylish, funny and creative woman named Anna. Lo and behold, the time came when she learned she would be having a baby girl, the better on which to bestow her best and girliest features...


And so, her friends and family gathered to shower this baby girl and her mother with gifts, food and embarrassing stories of their own childhoods.


Debbie wrapped the giant boxes with care and delivered them to Leslie where she could lovingly employ the contents of her two ribbon boxes. {So sue me, I have two separate boxes for ribbon: one for tulle, one for curling ribbon. It's an addiction and I'm not ashamed.}


Anna zealously opened the offerings before her, ooing and aahing over every delightful item she unwrapped.



  And the food! Carlye crafted a menu of culinary delights to tickle the tongue including strawberry mint soup.

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Dee-Dee {the proud mother of the mama-to-be} was there, ready to bestow a lifetime of love and wisdom upon her daughter in this new journey.


Always the technical whiz, Debbie kept track of the gifts on her iPhone.




Noting the yoga-like quality of her daughter's growing wardrobe, Anna wished for a yoga-like temperament for this baby girl as well!

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For those wishing to imbibe of Sangria, there were options...

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As in showers of yore, it was noted that ruffles across the butt were only acceptable and even desired on baby clothes!



See! Look how snuggly!

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More little guests, marching to a shower of their own...


A blanket as soft as this, it was dangerous to pass it around the circle.

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With a sigh of relief, Anna knew at once that dirty diapers would not have to be feared in the Adlard home.


Sweet baby girl, indeed...

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And so little girl, your mommy and aunties await your arrival...


  1. Awww... what a wonderful day!

  2. GREAT pics, Lu! You are getting to be quite the photographer. It was so fabulous, and I am so lucky to have friends like you! This baby girl doesn't know what she's in for. So much girly-ness awaits.

  3. What a fun shower!! The Mom to be is so precious and looked so cute in her outfit! Don't you just love baby things? Glad you had a great time at the shower. Love & blessings from NC!

  4. so next time I am expecting, I might need to get you to throw me a shower :-) you're so creative and the food looked delicious and everything was perfect!

  5. You take the BEST pictures....the shower and graduation pictures are so GREAT!

  6. We don't have baby showers here - I wish we did.

    It would ALMOST be worth having another baby and moving to the US .... I said ALMOST!

    Love the candid photos.

  7. I had to come back and tell you how gorgeous your photos are. LOVE THEM. That's all.


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