Aiming for progress, not perfection.

"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Monday, January 15, 2007

san angelo baby shower.

i was told this shower was going to be just a small get-together with family and close friends who would already be in town for kylah's bridal shower the next day. well, then someone (ahem, kylah/delana) sent out 40 (!!) invitations. and there were quite a few people there. i'm really bad at estimating numbers, but based on the outcome of the shower (as you see here), there were lots. or maybe the ones who were there were just really generous. or both. anyway, it was lovely. mom and i were late because of weather and traffic, but everyone waited patiently for us to arrive. the cake was gorgeous - i need to get a picture from kylah or toni to put up here - and delicious for sure. it was chocolate with white icing and beautiful pink and purple butterflies on it. so sweet. there were chicken salad sandwiches and fruit and pineapple punch and greatness. it was at kylah's beautiful house, which is so relaxing and fun to be at. i loved it. literally everything i got was beautiful. i got three HANDMADE blankets from three different ladies at david and delana's church. delana gave me so many things, including one of those two-sided frames with landon at two-weeks in one side in a sailor suit. then she gave me a sailor dress for ellie so we could take her picture and put it in the other side. SO cute. she also gave me this fantastically beautiful dress from a kid's boutique in san angelo called rattle dazzle. it's definitely a dedication dress and maybe even what ellie will wear to kylah's wedding. you can see it in the photos below. you can't miss it. other highlights included 25 more adoreable outfits from aunt jo (kylah), a handmade headband with a bow and a pearl bracelet (barely bigger than an adult's ring), these little tiny socks that are all different colors and look like mary jane shoes and a denim jumpsuit from fredricksburg that has yellow bumble bees painted on it. so precious. anyway, it was amazing. i can't believe how generous everyone was. i came home and showed landon everything we got. he just sat there in amazement. finally he said, "we are so blessed. seriously, praise God."

i surely echo his sentiments. i don't know how we got so lucky.

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