June 11, 2012

Lindsay's Baby Shower

Last weekend I left Kanyon in Welch to finish up planting to head to Abilene with Lauren for a baby shower and visiting friends.

Its getting much harder the longer we're married to be apart even if for a little bit. I don't say that to make you say "aw" but really just a thought on how life changes! I used to be fine with having time all to myself for a little, even look forward to it. Now I dread when Kanyon has to leave for a day or two. It just doesn't feel right. I bore myself.

Anyways. One of my favorite people Lindsay is 29 weeks pregnant and unfortunately living in Indiana at the moment so we never get to see each other! Lindsay and I were in each other's weddings and I love any time I get to spend with her. She's one of those people who just make you feel good when you're around them.

Lauren and I left on Friday night and got there late but still managed to stay up until 2:30 am (wow, that is unheard of for me!) catching up with Linds. The rest of the weekend was spent catching up with friends that I don't get to see often anymore. It was really needed. We stayed with our good friends Shelly and Colby, who I got to spend a lot more time with than I usually do and I loved that. We stay with them every time we come to Abilene but never end up getting to visit with them much because we always feel pulled in so many directions. As the years go by, though, people have moved away and I felt like I could finally spend more time at home with them.

Sunday was the day of the shower and it went great! Lindsay got a lot of great gifts and got to see several people she hasn't seen in a long while because of her move to Indiana. My friends who hosted the shower did such a cute job and had a bumblebee theme.

By the time we stopped visiting and got around to opening gifts, there were less people there but they had a great turnout.

 Lindsay registered for this cute owl storage bin which gave me a cute gift sack to put my stuff in, making me look semi-creative. I appreciate when people help me out in that area :)

 Cute stationary our talented friend Jackie made for Lindsay's thank you's.

 One of the Molly's that inspired Lindsay's baby Molly's name! Lindsay has two very important Molly's in her life and will soon have three! The other was one of the hosts of the shower.

 Pink ruffles. A given!

 Kelly holding the cute romper she gave to baby Molly.

Like I mentioned before, the theme for the shower was bumblebee and the girls did such a cute job with it.

Different types of honey for dipping. 

One of the activities of the shower was decorating a onesie for Molly. They all turned out really cute. 

 The onesie I made. Jackie drew out the Texas for me, I couldn't have done it! The heart is on Abilene, where Lindsay spent several years in college and then on Young Life staff and even got married to Jimmy there. She has a special place in her heart for it. As do I!

Filling up the wall as we go!

The take home goodies were caramelized honey candies. Very good, very sweet.

After the shower, Lauren and I rushed to get our stuff at Shelly and Colby's house and head out of town so we wouldn't be driving back late. Lauren was a host for the shower so she had been rushing around getting ready for it and I knew she was tired. It was a great weekend!


  1. What darling ideas I got from this post:) I'm becoming the shower queen in the last few years so I can always use some good ideas..so happy for Lindsay...maybe your girls will be YL leaders together in 20 or so years....

  2. You have such great photos from the shower! I might have to steal them sice I forgot to take pictures the whole time!