First, we have the planner - Kayla Brumley.
Kayla worked like a pack mule, making everything perfect. Many thanks to her.
Fruit water in Mason jars with purple and green straws got the party started.
Being a morning shower, the food had a brunch feel.
Bagels, cream cheeses, fruit.
As guests arrived, they were asked to write personal wishes for Audrey.
Precious memories for later times.
The guest of honor looked radiant when she walked in.
The bump was very prevalent.
Lots of hugging going on.
A family pose was struck. I was happy Big Sister and my dear nieces were there.
(Twin sister and my mom couldn't attend.)
My friend Ann took this picture while we posed for another one. I love it.
Next, it was gift-opening time. Yay!
The mother-to-be was a delight to watch, discovering adorable things between the tissue.
And then ...
... a gift was handed to Nonni.
Once the presents were all opened and thank yous all done,
we gathered around "Audrey's mom" and said cheese.
I wish I could tell you that Nonni is calm, cool and collected, knowing her baby is having a baby within a few weeks, but that wouldn't be true. She occasionally has anxious moments and restless nights, worrying about things she can't control.
However, despite her motherly apprehensions, she prays for her daughter every day, and she knows that Audrey Emeline will have a mother who loves her and a grandmother who thinks she hung the moon. Indeed, not every child is so blessed. ♦
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