Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Harrison's Baby Shower

This weekend we celebrated the upcoming birth of baby Harrison and we could not be more thankful for the love and support that we have from our family and friends! 

I started the morning off with a haircut and a simple curl from the same lady that has cut my hair since I was little girl.  I arrived at my parents house for the shower around 12:30 p.m. before the shower started at 1.  My sister, mom, cousin and college friend really out did themselves with the shower.  All the decorations were hand made and I love the way they turned out! I haven't decided yet what exactly I am going to use in his nursery, but this for sure gives me options! Here's some photos of the decorations! 

Diaper wreath on the front door.

Favors for the sweet friends and family members that came to shower baby Harrison!

Handmade onesies and garland.

The mantel in the living room with beautiful decorations for the nursery!

This cake was AMAZING! One of my mom-friends that I workout with has a secret talent of cake making and this was no exception.  Delicious!!

For food, the hostesses decided to go with Gourmet Gang, the company that D.J. works for in the off season.  The presentation was beautiful and food did not disappoint.

Two of the hostesses - my sister Julie, and "big" and college friend Kendall.

We played a few games throughout the day that were prefect for everyone of all ages at the shower.  There was an ongoing game of The Price is Right where you had to guess the total price of items in the basket.  My cousin Kori was the winner and only off by $1! All guests filled out a Bingo board and crossed them off as I opened presents and everyone had a "Hope and Dreams" paper to fill out before they left with their hopes and dreams for Harrison.  Reading through them after the shower was so sweet. Being able to have those for him as he grows older is going to be so much fun sharing with him! Then at the end of the shower, we measured my belly.  Final two came down to Nana and my friend Carleigh and Carleigh won by a sliver!

It was so good to see friends that I haven't seen in a while.  My whole sorority "family" other than one was able to make it to the shower.  They couldn't get enough of my big ole belly and loving on Harrison.

All the little cousins and neighbors were my helpers with gifts.  They brought them right to my feet and helped me open when I couldn't reach the floor!

 We got SO MANY amazing gifts and we could not be more thankful.  We got some classic gifts (Boppy, Pack and Play, Monitor and more) and then we had our friends from Alaska send Harrison some Alaska onesies that I know he will look so cute in!

Instead of cards, we asked that people bring books to help stock his nursery.  We now have so many great books to read him that I cannot wait to make a nighttime routine.

Surprisingly, the typical baby blanket didn't show up in gifts as much as I had heard they would.  The one baby blanket that was so perfect for us was this baby blue blanket from my aunt with a little boy playing baseball.  It's hard to tell in this photo, but it is really something special.

My mom found these books that she read to us as kids that she passed down to Harrison.

The shower was perfect and I could not be more thankful for the love that Harrison (and his parents!) have from all our family and friends.  We cannot wait for him to be here in less than (hopefully) ten weeks!


  1. This is so lovely! What a wonderful shower!!! xx

  2. This is so, so sweet! I know it was such a surreal moment to have all of your friends and family showering you and your sweet baby boy. You looked gorgeous mama, definitely have that mama-to-be blissful glow! xx

  3. What a beautiful shower! I love all the colors and decorations :)


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