Thursday, August 23, 2012

Virginia Trip & Baby Shower

Last week I headed up to Virginia (for the last time before baby!) to see some friends of mine in Virginia Beach, and then to see my family and friends at my shower in Richmond.

It was wonderful, as always seeing my old colleagues at the beach. I've said it before, but that won't stop me from saying it again. The women I used to work with at the beach are the number one thing I miss about living there. I love North Carolina and our new home here, but these friends are irreplaceable! I got to see a bunch of the staff who were up at the school, and then my old team and I went to lunch where they spoiled me with gifts for the baby. I hope it's not too long before I get to see them again!

After leaving the beach, I headed to Richmond and got to spend some time with my family. My shower was this past Sunday, and it was hosted by two of my good friends and a friend of my mom's. They did SUCH a nice job putting everything together for me and my guests. It was perfect! They used my nursery colors for the theme.

The hostesses with me...

So many guests and so many gifts for the baby girl!

I love this homemade bow board that a friend made for her room!

And my little sister, who is quite the fashionista working for Marc Jacobs in NYC, got the baby her first pair of designer shoes. She already has more designer shoes than her mom!

My college friends!

My Nana with me, my mom, and sister

And then back at my parents' house, we had to get some family shots since it was rare to have me and both my siblings home at once!

The siblings and me with our grandparents

And now I'm back in Charlotte and doing my best to sort through all of the baby items I brought home with me! Our living room is full of baby clothes, bottles, bubble bath, and more! J is painting her nursery tonight, so once that is all finished, I can start putting everything into place in there. I can't wait to have her space ready. This little lady is already so lucky to have so many people who love her and can't wait to meet her. 


  1. Such a fun shower! I remember starting to feel like "Okay... the baby has stuff now... she will not go naked or without gear... we're going to be just fine" after mine. {Anxiety, much?}

  2. YAY!!! So exciting:) You look great and I just love those little shoes!!!!

  3. That cake is precious! Also, you look wonderful and so cute!
    I LOVE having my boy, but I must admit, girl stuff is just so adorable. Ruffles and bows, sigh...

  4. Looks like such a fun shower! I love the bow board!

  5. What a fun shower!! I love those shoes - too cute! I can't wait to see pictures of your sweet little girl's nursery :)

  6. Looks like a beautiful shower! :)

  7. What a cute shower! It looks like you got some great things! Those little shoes are darling!

  8. That is the CUTEST cake!!! It looks like it was a wonderful shower.