Sunday, October 23, 2011

got milk (and cookies!)?

Threw the sweetest (literally) shower for the sweetest friend this weekend.  Its one of those pregnancies that is almost as exciting as my own.  The kind that gives you goosebumps when you first hear about it, and you can't stop smiling when you see the baby bump for the first time.  It's been 7 long years of waiting for our friends to grow their family and have their first child.  Seven years of lots of praying, hoping, and waiting.  And it is so amazing to see God answer the cries of their hearts and bless them beyond measure with the life of little baby Owen.
Anhoo... the shower was a big hit.  We had it in the evening and went with the ever popular milk and cookies theme  (thank you pinterest).  Let me just say, plethora of cookies.  Like hundreds and hundreds.  Most popular cookie award went to the pumpkin chocolate chip with cream cheese frosting.  I agree, delish.  Personally, couldn't stay away from the snickerdoodles.  They went perfect with the milk (in adorable cartons of course).  The empty frappuccino jars "for sippers" and  mason jars "for dippers" was my favorite part- an original idea for once!  And yes, I'm a dipper.   I kinda went nuts with the paper decor.  I couldn't stop until I had used it all up.  Didn't really know what I was going to do with it at first, but I ended up making pinwheels galore.  Very easy to make by the way, and super cute.  They may even be finding their way into Owen's nursery!  And contrary to popular opinion, 20 hungry women can't consume hundreds and hundreds of cookies in one sitting, so each guest got to take a few cookies for the road in printed brown paper bags (from my home printer!). 

Congratulations Adessa!  Can't wait to meet little baby O!


  1. You out did yourself on this one! It was super fun. If I had a pinterest account, I would add all the pics to my boards! (:

  2. I'm telling you, Erin. You really need to go into party/event planning once the girls are older. You have mad skills girl!

  3. This was such a GREAT night! You hit this one out of the park Erin and blessed the Shaddix family beyond what we could ever expect!