Sunday, November 16, 2008

Great weekend...

I'm sitting here thinking about how very lucky we are to have such good friends. We have a small group of local waiting families who have shared this wait with us for so long. Several families in our group have brought their children home and now it's finally our turn! Michele and Ava hosted a shower for us this afternoon and it was such a nice time.

Check out these great favors she had for everyone. Dipped pretzel rods and fortune cookies, little framed pictures of Lauren and aprons in a great ladybug print. Michele, you are so creative and sweet to do all this!
Here we are with the cake...

Michele embroidered Lauren's name on this totally adorable outfit. I can't wait to see her in this...


Lauren now has her very own little kitchen to play with (thanks Nancy, Brian and Lily). It has lots of little buttons to press with fun sights and sounds.

We got some great bibs, including this "Bumkins" bib (thanks Kim, Scott and kids) which is super big to cover up the whole shirt. It should help out a lot if Lauren is a messy eater!

Michele, thank you SO much for hosting our shower...you are the perfect hostess and we had a great time visiting with everyone.

I received a special gift this past week. Julie and Tess sent me this beautiful pendant of Lauren's photo. I LOVE it and have gotten quite a few compliments on it already! I can keep Lauren close while we wait these final weeks.
We also received a special package addressed to Lauren from Lisa. It's a beautiful hand-made bear and he's wearing a red thread bracelet for Lauren...

Lisa, I LOVE this bear and the bracelet. I'm bringing the bracelet to China for Lauren to wear, but the bear will be safely tucked away in her crib waiting for us to get home. It goes great with the nursery colors. Thank you SO much!

There are only 7 more full weeks until we leave to get Lauren! Oh my God, I guess it's time to get ready! Ha!

11 comments:

amy said...

precious gifts. Its wonderful to have friends like that who already love your little girl

OziMum said...

Sounds like an awesome time was had by all, at your shower!

Great gifts, from great friends, I'm sure!

Alyson & Ford said...

So glad you're enjoying your next "wait". It gets real busy the week before travel.... checking your lists twice!

Alyson
Alyzabeth's Mommy for Eight Weeks!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

What amazing friends..
Great goodies..
Now you are in the second wait ... and then your waiting is over..
Have a Wonderful Week.
Hugs girly..

Carol said...

That is so great! so is there hope that we will see Gotcha day before Christmas???

Ladybugsmom said...

Donna,
Will put phone card in mail today...I also have those little tranlation cards if you want to borrow those...we may go to China again so would like those back, let me know.
Emily

Christi and Abbey said...

Love seeing you all get showered! How fun! Lauren is going to be so blessed.

PIPO said...

Great stuff...what a fabulous picture of you two. You're beaming!

Sophia's Mama and Baba said...

Donna I am so glad it is finally your turn. Enjoy every single last second of it... The gifts are lovely....

Tonya said...

Wow you got some cool stuff:) Love the little bluejean skirt and shirt w/ name

Anonymous said...

I can't believe how smart you are anticipating her greif for the caregivers. I was caught off guard by it (he was 15 months) when it hit him but once he could talk to us (a year later) he said Jesse mommy always- it still chokes me up. He was and is a super happy kid and I'm sure yours will be too she's just lucky you are so sensitive
-Shannon (Jesse's mom)