Sunday, March 29, 2009
My niece Summer is having her first baby and it is a GIRL. We are all so excited! She is due April 24! My sister in law, Gloria has dreamed about having her first grandchild for a long time. I am so happy for her! My daughter, Maranda & I prepared most of the food for the shower. The beautiful cakes were a gift from a family friend. Gloria's sister, Dianne & her daughter & daughter in law's provided the home and did everything else. They all out did themselves. Dianne's home was just beautiful and so inviting and they made us feel so welcome. The pictures do not do her home justice. Did you see the center piece for the table? It is a little antique high chair. Did you notice all the silver cups & spoons hanging from the chandelier? And the wreath on the door? Oh my goodness, it was unreal! There were 6 of us all together that gave this shower for Summer and it was wonderful. She received a lot of nice gifts and was able to visit with family members that she had not seen for a while. Did you notice the little red & white overalls that Summer's mother gave her along with a picture of her wearing them when she was a baby? How special! Glo & Dianne's mother (Summer's "Nana") has already gone home to be with the Lord, but I could not help but think of how excited she would be today for Summer. She was a precious lady and was missed today. Nobody had to tell me. I just knew. I missed her, so I can imagine how they felt. I am sure she was looking down on us all with her sweet smile. Glo gave her daughter a little dress that her mother had made for Summer when she was a baby. What a precious gift. There were many other gifts, old & new, but to me that gift was priceless. There were no words when I saw this. Just priceless. I thought the best way to share this day with you would be through pictures. Pictures are memories being made and you can not put a price on that. I cannot wait until we get to see our brand new niece, Mikenley! She is already so loved & so blessed!