I was treated to my first baby shower by Melinda Rausch (my best friend from high school), Linda Born (Melinda’s mom) and Kate Evans (another great high school friend). It was in Lebo two weekends ago at the Lebo Library, and it was pretty awesome! The entire room was decorated in blues and greens with a jungle animals cake and sugar cookies.
It was great to see so many of my school friends, school teachers (that’s right elementary, middle school and high school – aren’t small towns awesome), family friends and church members. They have all touched and contributed greatly to my life throughout my years in Lebo. It was a great feeling to know that everyone still cares about me and is genuinely excited about this baby that I’m getting ready to have!
I was also excited to see Brandon’s mom, Terri, there. As well as, all of my family on the Gillespie side (my dad’s side), including my Grandpa Gillespie and his life companion, Ardena. (I figure after several years of companionship/dating/co-habitating, it’s no longer appropriate to call her grandpa’s girlfriend.)
As one might expect with such an extensive guest list, LBS was certainly spoiled that day! He got all kinds of great baby stuff – from books, toys and entertainment, to bath accessories, blankets and outfits, our little guy is well on his way to becoming a well-dressed, well-groomed little play machine.