Raising a Blended Family

Home again.

on May 28, 2012

We are back from California, and very sad about it! Our trip was amaaaaaaaaazing.  We flew out on Wednesday night and came back last night… so it wasn’t very long, but we had so much fun!  We got to see all sorts of family and friends, went to the beach many times, did some touristy sight-seeing stuff, got good food (!), and yes- had our baby shower! The whole time we were surrounded by various family and friends and it was good (for me) to be around so many old familiar faces.  My mom kept rubbing my belly all week long sayign “hi baby!” or “how’s baby doing?!” all excitedly… it was weird to be constantly touched but we think she’s just a little bit excited about this new grandchild she’s getting. 🙂

The baby shower was completely amazing and totally deserves its own paragraph.  My mom hosted it for us at her house and all the little decorations and such were so cute!  She really put a lot of work into the shower- we felt very loved.  Lots of family and friends showed up and we played silly games like diaper change relay race and had each person make a scrapbook page for the baby that we can add photos to later.  We also went ahead and told everyone the name, since I had slipped so many times already that my mom already knew it!  Everyone except my dad liked the name, but he’s hard to please anyways. 🙂  We got a toooonnnnn of gifts, most of which were clothes… We are officially done buying this baby any clothes in sizes 0-6 months, maybe even on up to 9 months! LOL.  We also got a bunch of gift cards to the stores we’re registered at, which will come in helpful, and a few homemade blankets/quilts for the baby that made me tear up when I saw them.  They were just so lovely and so much time and love were put into them by their creators!  Sniff, sniff.  Anyways, the biggest gift we got was the gift of our stroller, given to us by my grandma and aunt. That was unexpected and very very nice of them!  With that out of the way, the only big things we have left to get are our pack n play and my breast pump (which is where those gift cards will come in handy).  So overall our family and friends were very generous and I feel very lucky to have them!

And now, what I’m sure you’re all waiting for… pictures! =)

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6 responses to “Home again.

  1. jessie says:

    Sounds like so much fun!

  2. zeebah says:

    So glad you had a great time!

  3. allison-lee says:

    Glad to hear you had such a great trip and that you’re well-outfitted for your baby’s arrival!

  4. Isa says:

    Aww..it looks like it was a great trip–and you’re both looking amazing! i can’t wait to see all that stuff get put to use on your little guy!

  5. theoppositeofoops says:

    Sounds like a blast! I’m glad you guys had such a good time 🙂

  6. weddedwife says:

    Its great to know that you all had a great time. The pictures are AWESOME!!! Thanks for sharing this with us 🙂

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