Baby Shower Quadrathlon

I had the blessing of hosting 3 baby showers and attending 1 baby shower over the past four weekends. It was so much fun celebrating all the life that the Lord has created. My sister-in-law pointed out that this season is exactly like my wedding season. Weddings ALL around me, time after time I was a bridesmaid while I remained single. I love that this season is the same, I feel like the Lord is just encouraging me in the fact that I have a ridiculously large amount of friends who are pregnant right now. It’s just one more way He is blessing me and reminding me that our time is coming soon! It’s such a blessing to celebrate each of these lives that the Lord is bringing into this world. I get the question all the time, ”Isn’t it really hard to be around babies all the time”? No. There is the 2% where the enemy feeds me lies and attacks me, but I’ve learned how to rebuke those thoughts. 98% of the time it has been a joy and an honor. Who doesn’t love a fun party with good food and great friends?! I’m desiring to be a mom so of course I want to celebrate those who are or about to be as well! God has been so faithful to bring so much life everywhere I go! And, as much as I desire the same for Colby and I, we both know God has the perfect timing and children for us. So while we wait it has been such a joy to walk with and celebrate all of these girls. Just this week, three more friends told me they were pregnant. No one can deny that He is doing big things! Praise Him!

Ashley

The first shower was for my sweet friend Ashley who I met in college. She is due in January with a girl, name TBD. It was a bittersweet time, because the week after this shower, she and her husband moved up to D.C. I’ll miss our monthly girls hangouts and Dallas won’t be the same without them, but excited for the journey the Lord has them on.

Bunting – You will notice I did this for 3 of the showers. This is as crafty as I get.

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Ashley + Hostesses

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 Ashley’s husband is a pilot and Lauren (last baby shower pictures) made these cute favors.

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Kristin and Emma Jane

The second shower was for my friend Kristin, who I met through Melanie. She is due in just a few weeks with a baby girl, Emma Jane! I knew I liked her right away when I found out she has my dream job, a nutritional counselor. She is going to be a great momma to her baby girl.

Sweet friends

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Kristin and me

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Sweet Favors that Melanie made

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Melanie and Preston

The third weekend I got to celebrate Melanie (airport angel) and her sweet baby boy Preston, due on Christmas day. Crazy that when we met, she was 2ish months pregnant and now she is just 1.5 months away from meeting her boy. Also crazy is how much our friendship has grown in the short time we have known each other.

Melanie and me (love this girl)

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Melanie + The Hostesses

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Lauren and Mae

Lastly, I had the honor of hosting my best friend/Matron of Honor’s shower. Lauren and I lived together for all 4 years of college and 2 years after college. She is due with her baby girl, Mae, just 5 days before Ashley, (first shower) and it’s been fun to see these girls pregnant together.

Lauren + The Hostesses

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Delicious cookies

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Lauren and me

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13 Comments
  • Amy
    Posted at 05:07h, 15 November Reply

    You my friend, are every bit as stunningly beautiful inside as you are out!! I am so excited for YOUR baby shower(in due time) and I keep praying that it’s soon!:-)

  • Kim Adams Morgan
    Posted at 06:50h, 15 November Reply

    Caroline, It looks like you throw quite a party. Everything looked so beautiful – cute idea for the names on the cookies and the decorations on the fireplace. It’s been a long time since I’ve been to a baby shower. Your heart is a shining example of what it means to serve and love. Your time is coming, friend.

    Kim

  • Marianne
    Posted at 08:48h, 15 November Reply

    You are such a great friend 🙂

  • Elisha
    Posted at 09:41h, 15 November Reply

    I loved looking at all of the pictures! So sweet!! You are gorgeous too! I can’t wait to come and attend your baby shower 🙂

  • Charity
    Posted at 10:49h, 15 November Reply

    I adore your spirit Caroline. You are such and encouragement seriously. I could am in tears reading about the love you have for your friends. I am working on being more joyful at the news of pregnancies because I know all life is worth celebrating. Praying continuously for your beautiful heart. The showers were beautiful and looked like such a wonderful time of fellowship. I’ve always loved babies showers!! Oh and I love the sweet names your friends have chosen for their babies.

  • Melanie
    Posted at 14:47h, 15 November Reply

    LOVE YOU SO MUCH! You are a blessing to me 🙂 🙂 (us)

  • Jennifer T.
    Posted at 19:26h, 15 November Reply

    You are so amazing!

  • Jennie
    Posted at 01:03h, 16 November Reply

    Hey hot stuff! Such pretty pics of you and the darling showers! Praying for you continually 🙂

  • Megan Davis
    Posted at 05:30h, 17 November Reply

    Love, love, love each one of these pictures! What sweet friends God has brought into your life and allowed you to share in their joy! These will be the same women that love on you and your child 🙂 The banner is adorable…such a cute idea 🙂

  • dspence
    Posted at 15:03h, 17 November Reply

    So fun and pretty! I can’t wait to see the return of love and generosity when it’s your time!

  • Emily (eatloveprocreate.blogspot.com)
    Posted at 16:58h, 17 November Reply

    I think we can all declare you a saint officially now! Seriously, you are such a selfless and generous friend. Such cute decor and favors too!

  • Ris
    Posted at 09:02h, 18 November Reply

    The showers were beautiful! What a blessing for these children to be born into families with mamas who love The Lord. We need more strong Christians on this earth- I can’t believe how depraved our society is becoming. (Ry was watching SNL, I caught Lady GAGA’s performance- which actually shocked me that it was allowed on tv (and I’m NOT easily shocked), and a skit where they made fun of Jesus- which made me mad) Anyway, someone needs to share the love of Jesus with the lost people that need Him so badly. Our children are next in line! Caroline, your child must have a very important role to play, as God clearly has a very specific time that he or she must be born. It’s all very interesting! Can’t wait to see how it plays out! Xoxo

  • Jessah
    Posted at 20:25h, 18 November Reply

    Wow! What beautiful showers. I can’t believe you have so many close together.

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