18 April 2009

Blessings of Friendship

Yesterday I hosted a totally impromptu *blessing shower* for one of my best friends. She and her husband recently found out they are ~shockingly~ expecting #4. They were totally out of baby mode, she had even passed on all of her maternity clothes.

They are a part of the small group that we host and several of the other girls (we're forever *girls* in the South) decided to go shopping for maternity clothes for her. I mean, shopping is great, but if you can actually do it with purpose it's even more fun!

So after several days of gathering gently-used and clearanced maternity clothes, we decided to have a spur-of-the-moment *shower* for her. I tricked her into coming over for lunch and then while she was in the backyard with our kiddos I set up out the shower food and gifts and all of the other girls showed up. It was so fun seeing the expression on her face when she came in!

I have always enjoyed hosting events like this, but I usually have plenty of advance notice. Yesterday was the exception~I whipped up a platter of our Easter cookies, fixed a plate of bite size pieces of carrot cake and another girl brought a yummy artichoke dip with chips. That along with a pitcher of sweet tea, vase of silk flowers from The Princess' room and some paper plates/napkins from *the party box* and we were set! That was the least-stressful party I've ever hosted! And maybe the most fun!

P.S. I also have to give props to Vince for being our shower "childcare"! He got to play with 9 kiddos in the backyard while we partied. I wish I had that on video:)


Betsy said...

This is so fun to read about! I'm sure the mom to be is thrilled. Can't imagine getting back into the baby mode, but what a blessing once the shock wears off! ha-ha!

Momma Rae and the Deputy said...

that is a really sweet party idea :)

Raggedy Girl said...

What a lovely thing to do.

Roberta Anne-The Raggedy Girl

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

That was sweet, and those impromptu parties are the best and easiest! Kudos to Vince, and I wish you did have that on video to show us, because it probably looked a lot like 10 kids in your backyard!!!

I'm looking forward to the day that I'm settled enough in my church to have friendships like that here (because I'm assuming that's where most of my deep friendships would come from)...it's been since Illinois that I have had that, and I miss it a great deal.

Song Lee said...

Wish I could have come! I'd gladly have brought her something!

Jamie said...

How fun! What a blessing to have such great friends.

Lisa said...

What a blessing! I know that she came away from this shower encouraged.