Showered with Blessings

Cheesy, I know. BUT…
I was so overwhelmed Saturday when I got to my shower (which was at my house, so I had gone to get a pedicure while the hostesses prepped). Overwhelmed tends to have a negative connotation, but that’s not what I mean at all! I have amazing friends who bent over backwards to make my shower fit me to a T. I had a ton of people show up to celebrate Mr. Gray and I and the arrival of our new son. It was such an amazing day of love and kindness.
Bean had talked to Nonna and Annie and gotten mementos from Mr. Gray and my childhood to display. It was so neat to see our little clothes, needlepoint blocks that were made for us, Mr. Gray’s baseball memories, and so much more! She and Honey got here extra early to start setting things up (they even got Mr. Gray in on the action). The hostesses made my favorite foods, and everything was color coordinated to match the nursery! 
Everything was delicious and oh, so cute! Aunt B got the cake here in one piece (and did a great job finding someone who made a cake that was cute and delicious all at the same time). The center pieces were so cute! They were made of cloth diapers with socks and pacifiers for embellishment! Everyone raved about Cookie’s Spinach Artichoke dip and Bean’s black bean salsa/relish. Delish! 
Did I mention tons of people showed up? Don’t let that empty chair fool you–the place was packed! What a blessing it truly is that so many people love and care about us. I really enjoyed everyone’s company, even though I didn’t get to visit as much as I would’ve liked with everyone. 
These amazing ladies are my friends. I don’t know where I’d be without them. I am so blessed to have each and every one of them in my life. We wrapped up the shower with prayer over the nursery. Thank you for the beautiful prayer, Honey. 
Sunday evening, OK it was the middle of the night, I started sorting and going through the shower gifts to get them washed and ready for Baby Gray’s arrival. The photo above is after one round of sorting and organizing. (Didn’t I say we were blessed?) Since, I have gotten all the bottles, dishes, silverware, and kitchen stuff washed and put away, and I am almost done with washing all the clothes, blankets, and sheets. I can’t wait to get it all where it goes!
Thank you so much to everyone who attended the shower or thought about us on Saturday. Mr. Gray and I are so grateful for all the love and support that surrounds us!

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