Waaaaaay back in January, I made a quick, surprise visit to Phoenix to see my brother while he was in town.
While there we got together with a BUNCH of old family friends, including my friend Kim. She is my mom’s best friend’s daughter, so I’ve known her her entire life (she’s about a year younger than me, I think).
And while THERE, Kim told us all that they’re having a baby!
SUPER exciting news since this is something I know she and her husband Jed have wanted for a long long time….
So, of course, when my mom gave me the dates of their baby shower I told Andrew we’re going. No question.
The first weekend in August we left the cats a bunch of food, hopped in the car and drove the 6 hours or so out to Phoenix.
(Dear Kim: That is how you know how much we love you. We went to Phoenix in August for you. Never happening again)
The “baby shower” was not really your traditional baby shower, but more of a friends-get-together with baby gifts.
My parents have several couple-friends that we’ve known my whole life, and those 4 or 5 families get together all the time. Now with their kids and their kids’ kids.
Saturday night we went over to the Thrushes to see everyone!
My mom did this Winnie-the-Pooh decor to match little Brayden’s nursery…
And Andrew finally got to meet our friends Shawn and Nicole’s kids…. and I got to meet their new twin boys (born in April), Nathan and Jonah.
Look at that little cutie!
The bulk of the evening was just spent talking, catching up and eating …. while Jed and Kim opened baby gifts!
Emolyn (age 4) and Elsie (almost 2) helped. Isn’t that thoughtful of them?
You can see the twins were passed around from person to person all night. In Sharon’s arms here….
The other one in Aunt Miranda’s lap here.
I’m sure I held one of them – if not both – at some point during the night.
Cadence spent much of the night playing – she was in her grandparents’ house after all, so she knew where all the goodies were. We didn’t see her much and then she shows up in the kitchen with all these necklaces!
Fun night. Fun friends.
Up early the next morning for photos …..