Way back in June (where is the time going?!) I hosted a baby shower for Adrienne to celebrate her baby boy. He's due later this month and I, for one, can hardly wait to meet him.
Destiny, Jenny and I met in the singles ward and have been friends since I moved here six years ago. Those were the glory days. A big group of us (including Blake, Jenny's husband Tom and Adrienne's husband Colton) were inseparable. We quickly and happily adopted Adrienne into the clan when she moved out from California after their marriage.
As you can see below, I'm squinting from pure joy at having the gals back together again.
Although I ran out of prep time towards the end, I still had a grand time running with the nautical theme. If only I'd had the time to take non-iPhone pictures of it all. It looked better than these grainy pictures suggest, I promise.
I must say, I really have the nicest friends. So many of them pitched in and brought the most delicious things to add to the spread - carrot cake cupcakes, fruit salad, brie and crackers, cinnamon rolls..mmm..it makes me salivate at the thought.
Because I'm a craft martyr, I made another crocheted baby blanket, but this time did it as a vertical pattern with a fatter chevron. In true Rachel style, I cut it really close and ended up finishing it at midnight the night before the party. Phew. The fear of an unfinished gift looming over me - I've never crocheted so fast in my life.
Here's to Ulysses Palmer (Ulysses is Colton's joke name for his unborn son - but I like it so much that I'm pretty sure I'm going to stick with it) and his wonderful parents!