Aww Karinne — isn’t she so cute?! Making 36 weeks pregnant look amazing!
Karinne moved to Coronado in July, and they visited our church soon after arriving. I recognized a potential friendship and jumped on it. “Hey, I saw you at church and then again on a local Coronado Facebook page! Let’s hang out!”
Pretty soon we were doing just that, and then our families were in the same Tuesday night church Bible study, and then we started our own community group in January at my house. We’ve been so grateful for these wonderful friends and the bond of faith and friendship that brought us together so quickly. They are moving to Sicily this summer (where we moved from two years ago!), and we’ll miss them so much.
My friends Beth and Callie suggested we throw Karinne a baby shower to celebrate her second baby — a little girl named Adelaide — who is due at the end of this month. Hosting with these two amazing women was so much fun and so easy! I provided the space, we all shared food responsibilities, and Beth custom-ordered the most precious cupcakes.
More beautiful friends! Lorina, Hilary, and Beth are all a part of our church community group. If you are in Coronado and looking for a weekly family Bible study, let me know. Our group is open!
A little close-up on those adorable cupcakes. Can you believe them?
After we ate, we played a couple of games. One was a Name Game, where our friend Lex beat everyone by writing down 26 girl names that began with every letter of the alphabet in just 46 seconds!
The second game is a version of The Price Is Right. I purchased a few baby items (small package of diapers, wipes, pacifiers, etc.) and then each person had to guess how much each item cost. It’s hilarious to see how high or low some people guess — even moms who buy these things all the time! Karinne took all the items home, which helped with some of her practical baby needs, too.
After that we had a time of prayer, which was my favorite part of the day. I had written five verses and prayer prompts on five index cards, and five women around the room prayed for Karinne, her new baby Adelaide, and this time of transition for her family. It was a peaceful, beautiful time, I think even for the guests who don’t necessarily share our faith.
And then Karinne opened presents! I love her joyful facial expressions in all of these.
And last but not least, a “bump” shot of us two pregnant mamas, due just two weeks apart! If our moms don’t get here in time, will I be calling you to take care of my kids when I go to the hospital, Karinne, or will you be calling me…?
Guess we’ll find out soon! ;)
It looks soooo lovely!
Good company made it the loveliest!
what a great time we had. Thank you for Hosting. and I am with you on Karrine’s every joyous face… she brings such brightness to everywhere she goes. I’m thankful and blessed to have you all in my life.
We love knowing you, Beth, and miss being in your life group! Thank you for the love and prayers that you pour into so many women’s lives.
How wonderful! I’m so glad that you found heart friends on Coronado. I’m sad that location made it hard for us to ever have the chance to connect!
Aww, thank you, Tracy — and yes, I agree!
What wonderful pics. Captured it so well. You guys are bigger than a barrel! Yay!!
Haha thanks, Dad. ;)
Beautiful shower! You two lovely ladies look great! Thanks for sharing all that you’ve been up to!
How fun! Those cupcakes really are darling! You look radiant, and so does Karinne. What a fun time!
You captured the joy in eveyone’s expressions and the bounty in all of your lovely food! What an offering of love and support Karinne with her new baby. The games sound like so much fun!
I hope to be with you Before your baby arrives on the scene!
I stumbled upon your blog on pinterest while pregnant in the fall of last year. I must say I enjoy your style of writing! I really enjoyed this post as I have an affinity for baby showers and this baby shower came out so cute! I love how simple the food presentation was, and how happy your guests were. If you don’t mind, I’m going to use your simple cupcake dressing in the future. Thank you for sharing, I look forward to reading more!