We are less than two weeks until the big day! Even typing that makes me a little nervous, but what can you do? I’m starting to wind down an several projects, and making lists now only of things that absolutely have to be done, and if I have extra time later than I’ll do some other things, but as for now we’re sticking to the “have to” list.
My wonderful and lovely sister-in-law Virginia threw a baby shower for me yesterday which was more than appreciated. She is an excellent host, great entertainer, and an even better conversationalist. She filled her home with my friends of whom she had never met, and yet she made conversation with them as if she knew them. Not only that, she bought a cake from the best cake shop ever, “Shaker Baker”. (That action alone showed her love for me!) We played a few games; everyone had to cut a ribbon to fit around my belly…clearly some people thought I was a lot larger than I was because they cut their ribbons way, way too long. I found out who my real friends were!! One game I liked in particular was a card I filled out saying what attributes I wanted our child to inherit from either Steve or myself. Everyone else filled out the same card and tried to match my answers. Here’s the card I filled out:
It was fun to see what everyone else predicted I would want, and on a few qualities I had to explain my response.
It was great to spend some time with friends and just have fun. Everyone was so generous with gifts, I really am grateful. Grateful for Virginia and all of her hard work and preparation, and everyone who took time on their Saturday to spend it with me and offer up gifts. Thanks again! We’ll keep you posted on any progress…
hi kara! i just keep on thinking about you and your family wishing i could see you! i cant wait for that little boy to come it will be so exciting! how about you aim for this sunday on my birthday!!! that would be the best! hope you are doing well, and i love to look on your blog! love you-brim
Wish I was there for the shower, but sounds like fun. You look fabulous!! I want to see pictures of the basement.
Bless Virginia. I'm so glad you had a shower for your first boy. Sounded like lots of fun. Wish we all could have been there. Good luck on the projects but remember, take it easy. You have a big project coming! Love you all
Hey Kara! It was so fun for me to find your blog through a friends blog, you look great and have an adorable little family, especially that little Hallie!! Hope you don't mind me taking a peak, good luck with the up coming arrival of your little boy! Keep in touch.
Congrats on everything! You look great! Way to be finishing a basement. I have gotten a "nesting" craze the last weeks of my pregnancies and gone wild with projects, cooking, cleaning, until I could hardly move. I guess it's different when you have a basement that needs finishing!
We're so excited for you and your family to welcome this new little one!
Hey Kara! Pretty exciting time, excited to come home to a new addition to the Pothiers-in-Wisconsin clan. Miss you all, keep posting, and give Steve and Hallie my best.
exciting exciting! hope all's well w/ you guys. although we're deadbeats in keeping in contact with, well, just about everyone, you're always in our hearts. that sounds cheezo, but it's o-so-true. best of luck in the coming days/weeks!