Our main goal for going to New Orleans last weekend was attending another baby shower for Lauren. Her mother-in-law, Karen’s friends hosted a beautiful shower for her and invited lots of family and friends. She’s mostly all set now for all things baby related and now just needs to get her nursery put together before that baby girl arrives in just a few short weeks, mid-February.
Lauren’s mother-in-law, Karen, has a whole group of nice ladies and they all pitch in to help throw baby showers, which I’m sure they are well-practiced at by now.
This cute pink tulle wreath with baby Parker’s initials was on the front door and Lauren took it home to use later on her own front door, after the baby gets here. Isn’t it cute?
I snapped some pics of the dining room as everyone was arriving.
It was a very pretty home to host the shower.
These cute stuffed animals hung from the chandelier and those were given to Lauren too. Cute idea!
The food table had all sorts of delicious treats for us and it was all so yummy.
Everyone gathered in the kitchen to catch up and talk.
Fruit tray on the island.
And yummy cake bites too.
The living room was the gathering spot for presents.
This coffee punch was so delicious and I kept going back for more.
Lauren catching up with everyone, no way to hide that tummy now. She’s a cute pregnant lady.
Karen, Lauren’s mother-in-law, my sister, Renee, and my mom. Lauren has great in-laws! They will probably hate this pic, but I was snapping as they were talking.
The beautiful pink cake, which tasted as good as it looks.
The four of us: Renee, mom, me, Lauren
Ready to start opening gifts. She got lots of great things and should be all set now.
Ruffled bottoms for the baby.
I picked up this cute white fox from Pier One and surprised her with it, since the baby’s middle name will be Fox. This should look great in the nursery.
She was oohing and ahhing over everything.
Another cute dress.
And a smocked dress from her mother-in-law, Karen, was so adorable. Karen loves frogs and this dress has some frogs on it.
Renee and I got her this bedding which is amazing, because in a serendipitous moment, Lauren found this bedding at Bye Bye Baby and it has the exact same pink toile that she just used for her drapes. How awesome is that?
This was a quick pic from my iphone, but you can see all the fabrics in this bedding set and there’s the exact same pink toile. It’s a lovely mix of elegant and pinkness! I’ll take pics later when the nursery is all finished, but she’s well on her way now. You can see the nursery in the background.
Guests at the shower chatting and enjoying it all.
Lauren has made lots of new friends in New Orleans and this group of girls are all married to her husband Philip’s lifelong friends from grade school and high school. They have a large group that all get together periodically for various events, so that has been good for Lauren. She’s making New Orleans feel more like home now, although nothing will ever be completely home like Marietta to her. She still loves coming to Georgia as much as possible and of course, we are always glad she does.
I have a feeling the road to New Orleans will be much more heavily traveled by all of our family once this baby girl makes her debut into the world.