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Our baby shower

October 9th, 2012

Our wonderful family and friends threw us a super sweet baby shower! I can’t say thank you enough for all the time, effort and love that went into putting it on. My parent’s hosted the shower at their house. It was suppose to rain through the whole shower so we moved all the decorations inside [...]

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Our wonderful family and friends threw us a super sweet baby shower! I can’t say thank you enough for all the time, effort and love that went into putting it on.

My parent’s hosted the shower at their house. It was suppose to rain through the whole shower so we moved all the decorations inside (didn’t rain at all during the shower, but the tables probably would have sunk into the ground had we put it outside as it rained the day before).

This was such a fun last minute idea that my Mom and I came up with. Originally we were going to have people make things to put on the mobile but since we used so many different kinds of ribbon it was going to clash. So we decided to use her cricut paper cutter and cut out flowers for people to write sweet messages to our daughter. It also took place of a sign in book. We used embroidery hoops for the different levels. We got a lot of fun sweet notes that we will cherish forever!

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Our daughter’s name is going to be Libby and as soon as my Mom found out she started singing an old jingle from the vegetable company. “If you like Libby’s, Libby’s, Libby’s on the label, label, label you will, like it, like it, like it on the table, table table.” So with it being a barbeque co-ed baby shower we thought it would be fun to print out vintage Libby’s labels and put them on cans with plants. Which we used real plants so we could transplant them into our garden (my husband has a green thumb!). Bella helped me transplant them into two large pots and is watering them with Daniel every day.

This wall was one of my favorite details of our shower! My friend Jen (we have known each other for years, she was my maid of honor in our wedding, our daughters birthdays are less than a week apart, so pretty GREAT friend!) and sister in law Heather made the tissue paper poofs and fans for it. They did such a GREAT job! We were originally going to hang them with string onto a shower curtain rod but decided to just use push pins and hang them on a wall in the house (a LOT faster than hanging!). The cool part is that we transported them to our house and now my other daughter Bella has this on her wall behind her bed. When she saw it she walked to me with her arms open for a big hug and said “You are awesome!” SOOOO worth transporting to the house and hanging it up (while pregnant)!

My Mom owns a company Fine Arts Bakery which they make a lot of really cool cookies and cakes. If you need something for your shower or even wedding PLEASE check her out! She does a lot of hand painted cookies too that are amazing! But because of time constraints of getting all of this done she did something a little more simple but SUPER cute! I LOOOOVED the cake! It was ADORABLE and gluten free (for me!). I drew three little wooden dolls to look like me, my husband and daughter Bella to go on top then made a “welcome Libby” sign that she hung as a banner. She also added super cute bunting around the cake.

See, it was adorable!!!

We had quite a bit of food as well! We had these fun veggie cups, loaded mashed potato salad, beans, corn on the cob, hot dogs for the kids ( a lot and I was a little preoccupied to take photos of it all). But it was SUPER yummy!

We used mason jars for the the non-alcholic drinks and put out markers for people to write their names on the labels to keep from someone putting down their drink and loosing it and then having to wash a million mason jars all day. Which turned out to be awesome with my pregnant brain I lost my drink a couple of times! And I LOOOOOVE paper straws, just super adorable (we got these from Terra Toys on Burnet I think there were about 100 for $6, a lot cheaper than Etsy, local, and no shipping!).

My Mom made the lemonade, cherry limeade then my Mother in law made the sweet tea and my Dad made the home brew beer which I heard was really good!

And my Dad’s name is David Wright so my Dad and brother thought it would be funny to name the beer “Dam Wright Brew”.

We had pulled pork sliders with cute little flags (even though I shouldn’t have eaten the buns being gluten intolerant, I ended up with a headache, but it was SUPER yummy)!

We also had these yummy fruit sugar cones. They were perfect personal servings for the kiddos so they wouldn’t load up on all the candy. Which was awesome because now I will have something to suck on during labor (I read they will let you suck on candy during labor just not eat anything).

We had these super cute photobooth props made up but because of the weather we scratched the photobooth and just went around and took a couple of photos with people “wearing” the baby photobooth props.

We got a bunch of little wooden dolls for people to decorate and were going to set out paint but decided that it would be a little messy especially with 15 kids. So we put out sharpies instead. These were several of the dolls that the kids made for Libby, so precious! And Bella LOOOOOVED making more even after the party was over.

We had a pregnancy photoshoot the week before done by my good photographer friend Liz. We had some printed and put them on the bunting that was all around the house. I LOVE LOVE LOVE how the photos came out and can’t wait to get larger prints made to hang in the house!

So I was a little insane but I made the Barbeque sauce that we used for lunch that day and bottled some for people to take home as a “thanks for coming”. It is gluten free “but still yummy” I created the labels as well. Might have to make more and sell it in the future it is pretty “lipsmacking” :) . I came up with this recipe based on my father in law’s barbeque sauce recipe and he was ok with me sharing it (just not the recipe, of course!)

Family photo, we had a great time! It was a lot of fun and a lot of love put into the shower and given by the guests that came. I am so thankful for all of our wonderful friends and family!

And proud daddy can’t wait to see our new little girl, so there you have it our SUPER fab baby shower! Now we just need the baby! Come out sweet Libby so we can take a

million photos of you!

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Austin Family photographer

December 22nd, 2011

I received an email from Amanda to photograph their family a couple of days before Christmas so they could use them for a Christmas card. So I said yes and I am glad I did, this is such a sweet cute family. Their son was sooooo adorable I wanted to squish his little cheeks well [...]

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I received an email from Amanda to photograph their family a couple of days before Christmas so they could use them for a Christmas card. So I said yes and I am glad I did, this is such a sweet cute family. Their son was sooooo adorable I wanted to squish his little cheeks :) well you can see for yourself….


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Austin Family photographer: Chelsea, Monty and kiddos

December 11th, 2011

I met Chelsea and her wonderful family a while back and my brother and sister-in-law’s wedding. Chelsea’s husband is my sister-in-law’s cousin, did you follow that? Well went to a fun little field to take their family photos, it was a lot of fun! Congratulations Williams family for the baby on the way! I am [...]

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I met Chelsea and her wonderful family a while back and my brother and sister-in-law’s wedding. Chelsea’s husband is my sister-in-law’s cousin, did you follow that? Well went to a fun little field to take their family photos, it was a lot of fun! Congratulations Williams family for the baby on the way! I am sure it will pretty darn cute if their little brother is any evidence of the cuteness the two produce. It was pretty cold outside and at the end the little guy was so cold he started shivering, poor thing, but they got him in the warm car all bundled up! We also met right at the golden hour so towards the end of the session we lost light and I had to bring out my flashes, but I think it is a fun change of pace from everyone else’s bright sunshiny photos. Enjoy….

“She’s out of our hair”- Monster’s Inc HA HA HA HA this is what the photo above reminds me of.

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Austin Family Photographer: Lilly’s 2nd birthday party

November 7th, 2011

We met this family through Daniel’s work. They are the sweetest people and very loving! They also have a little girl named Bella as well they love to hang out with each other. So the night before what do I do make a little dolly for the little sister Lilly who would be the birthday [...]

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We met this family through Daniel’s work. They are the sweetest people and very loving! They also have a little girl named Bella as well they love to hang out with each other. So the night before what do I do make a little dolly for the little sister Lilly who would be the birthday girl! I kept making mistakes LOL so it took a lot longer than I had expected. BUT totally worth it! She started playing with it as soon as she got it out of the bag! So then Daniel suggested that I bring my camera and take photos, they weren’t expecting me to do it so of course everyone kept joking that Judy (the mom) invited me so that they could have a professional take photos, LOL! Of course that isn’t why but it was funny. It was a cloudy day thus the color balance was a little difficult to get bright “sunny” photos but still fun and pretty. Also Judy had taken a lot of time to tie everything together in a fun Cowgirl theme!

 


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