Baby Shower

Monday, March 19, 2007
Baby Shower for Kate Emerson

Some really great friends (Elissa, Shannon and Tessa) hosted a beautiful baby shower in Kate's honor yesterday. I was overwhelmed with the generosity and kindness of everyone. I feel truly blessed. Every gift was chosen with such love and care. I received adorable clothes, great books, some cozy hooded bath towels, and fun toys. One of my friends hand knitted a little blanket for Kate. Another gave her a jade bracelet. One friend cross-stitched a bib with ladybugs and her name on it. One of the best surprises was from Kate's Godmother who sent a gift certificate for a spa pedicure. My friends seem really excited for Kate Emerson's arrival.

We have only lived here for 2 and 1/2 years and I am overwhelmed and truly grateful for the support of the friends that we have made. I had quite a few emotional, tear-filled moments. Most of the photography is courtesy of my friend, Elissa.

Elissa, Kim, Shannon and Tessa. The beautiful girls are Tessa's daughters.

The hostesses and me.

My friends know how much I LOVE monograms. Isn't this cake beautiful?

Sweet Ava. Doesn't she look like she could be my daughter?

I LOVE this bib!

This is an incredible ultra suede play mat (monogrammed, of course). I love it!

Some of my friends. Amie (in the white) is pregnant!

Tessa and her gorgeous son.

Beautiful enamel frame from Erin.

My friend, Amie bought this gorgeous pillow for Kate. Her daughter has one and I admired it years ago. Amie bought it way back then and put it away until now. How thoughtful was that!

Ladybug play clothes.

Elissa took 73 pictures so I will probably post a few more later.
Thank you, Tessa, Shannon and Elissa. I will be forever grateful.
I am so lucky to be able to show Kate someday how our friends and family prepared for her joyous arrival.


  1. It looks like it was just lovely!!

    Amy C:)

  2. What fun!! Such beautiful things for baby Kate. It looks like it was a wonderful day!

  3. omg!!!what lovely gifts for our precious're friends really know your taste, sorry we couldn't be there to share your special day...i am so very excited now that the days are getting closer for this precious little girl to come join our family so we can shower her with first grandaughter!!! after 7 grandsons what a specail treat, to be able to have tea parties and girly treats..i can't wait...

    Dave and Will..i'm praying for you're safe return and i hope all goes smooth in china...

    love to all
    mimi(kim's mom)

  4. Kim~
    I'm anxious to follow the journey to your daughter - at least for a week until we leave :) Congratulations on an absolutely beautiful shower!
    Sept/Oct Group

  5. what a pretty shower!
    yes you must love the monograms!!
    save some of those precious ones for kate's baby or just save some any way !! it was all so beautiful just like you!
    WANT she be preety in those??

    NOW let the boys go get HER!!!
    not a dat to soon enough right??

    love you kim!

    Cindy journey to go get katieruemerson! YAY!!!!!!!!


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