"In every walk with nature one receives more than he seeks."
John Muir

Friday, November 19, 2010


"Close friends [make] the music sound sweeter...the laughter ring louder." J. Viorst

My daughter Kathleen was born with true friend material qualities. She is honest, kind, generous and knows how to keep a secret.
This weekend I, in turn, have been most blessed to watch her friends love her back. These friends joined efforts to give her a baby shower.
My role in the event was as background support staff so I had plenty of time to watch these special women in action. Here are a few pictures of the prep time:

Heather,#1 party planner, turning a shade of blue as she blows up the giant pink balloons.
We had to pick her off the floor right after this pic was taken. (just kidding!)

Nicole, with her prizewinning smile, decorates the gift table and scurries to find the missing answers to her Nursery Rhyme quiz.

Fashionista Ashley, adorned in appropriate pink accessories for the occasion, creatively displays some of her gifts for Abigail on a decorative clothesline.

Claudia works her wonders in the kitchen with platters, dips and yummy strawberry punch. She's the very same talented woman of diaper cake fame. (Note the blog on 11/2/10).
And her frequent, humble reply? "Oh, it was an easy recipe."

Laura's "Very Hungry Caterpillar" cake was perfect for the shower's theme of children's storybooks. Adorable and most delicious, as well!

And here is the Dream Team of smiling workers thankful for the chance to bless
Kathleen and Baby Abigail with their talents, energy and love.

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