Sunday, July 10, 2011

From Ethiopia With Love

How excited was I for this weekend? First off, I was super-pumped to see "my girls!" These are friends from college who (although we've gone separate ways geographically) still remain close friends. We get together about twice a year and always pick up right where we left off. Although there are some of these girls that I only see a few times a year, I can always count on them for anything, anytime!

We've gone from celebrating graduations and weddings to now celebrating babies. And this weekend, we had a very special celebration, a Sip N See for my friend Lauren. Lauren and her husband Ben adopted a precious baby girl from Ethiopia and have a long, but wonderful story with a very happy ending!

The girls set me up a chaise lounge in the corner of the room (my fabulously funny friend Holly W said I was kind of like Weekend at Bernies) and I photographed the shower from there. Good thing I brought my zoom lens! Here are some pics!

The Hostesses with the Mostesses

Pom Pom Decorations

Fabric Flower nametags that could be turned into hair accessories for Miss Eden

The tablescape and adorable cake made by Mindy's SIL

Bath salt favors

And now for the guest of honor!!! I can't say enough wonderful things about this precious angel! First of all, who could resist those big brown eyes??? And her personality is a dream! Lauren and her husband Ben were warned about some of the adjustment issues involved in bringing a baby home from another country, but Eden has been a trooper. She absolutely loves people and will go to anyone- she even let me feed her a bottle! Of course her schedule was a little off since she was staying with Grandma for the weekend and so she didn't have a nap that day. But (unlike other children... Bailey), she was happy as a lark!

Here's Eden and my friend Elise's little girl playing!