Wednesday, February 6, 2013

My Cup Runneth Over...

So many people have prayed for David and me over these last few years. We have received so much encouragement, support, love and prayers and we could never express our thanks adequately. God has chosen to answer those prayers in the most mighty way, with the expectation of not 1 but 2 miracles. For that, we are forever grateful. That being said, no one has said more prayers on our behalf than my mother. Of that, I am certain!

On Sunday, my mom, sister and Nana celebrated the impending arrival of Parker and Caroline with a precious, thoughtful, adorable, and loving shower at my parent's house. Knowing these 3 women have prayed these babies here just gave me so much joy in experiencing this day with them. Many women who I look up to came and celebrated with us. I have looked up to them as wonderful Christian women, wives, mothers, sisters, friends, and taken note of the qualities they each posses. I am so honored to have them as role models and I felt so honored to have them take time out of their day to share this time with me, David, and these two growing baby blessings. 

As the guests arrived there was a basket of books for them to choose from. They wrote advice, messages of love, and encouragement to me, David, Parker and Caroline. We are just over the moon with the library these babies have already amassed! 

Mom made this adorable diaper cake! My favorite line of the day was when my sister asked her, "Mom, how in the world did you know how to make that?" And mom said, "I Googled it!" with a very, "Duh!" tone in her voice. I find this highly ironic considering she can google and watch a video on youtube to figure out how to make a diaper cake yet I still have to upload and attach photos for her. Go figure!!

The entire table filled with goodies. Oh, and did I mention I was supposed to take my glucose test approximately 18 hours after this shower? I went ahead and rescheduled. I wasn't passing up all of these goodies. :)

God bless Stein's Bakery and the dear souls who brought these from Dallas! Amen.

Kristen put together a pretty hysterical game where my mom and David's mom had answered questions about our childhood/youth. She had cut out our heads and each guest had a cut out. She would ask the question and everyone tried to guess who had done what. I would answer by holding up the appropriate head. It was pretty funny! adorable was David??

We tricked everyone on one question considering we were both born in Dallas :)

Once again, our friends and family were so generous, and without a doubt these will be the best dressed babies at the pool! What is it with ADORABLE baby swimsuits?? 

They created this prayer wheel and everyone could take a card asking them to keep Parker and Caroline in their prayers as they continue to develop and then make their grand debut. To know people are praying on our behalf is truly humbling and a gift greater than any other. Thank you for praying for our family!

The beautiful hostesses and most amazing women I know. 
Mom, Nana, me, Kristen
Annnnd....everybody wants to touch the belly!

 Mom and fairy Godmother :) She did so much to help, too!
Dad got in from the golf course just in time for the photo shoot. He was thrilled! ha.
Aunt Kristen...thank you for everything!!

My mom always says, "leopard is a neutral." And it's great advice to live by. But she also always says, "my cup runneth over." And this has never been more true. As sappy as it may sound, we are in awe at the abundance of blessings we are receiving at this time. Every time I feel these babies kick (which is fairly often with two!) I'm reminded that I  honestly thought I might not ever experience this. God has been so faithful and blessed us beyond measure and we praise Him for that. And this weekend was icing on the cake with our friends and family loving on us and these babies.

I enjoyed picking out a tea cup for my mom, my nana, and my sister, and I found a very nice woman on Etsy who personalized hand stamped spoons for me that said, "my cup runneth over." I could never tell these women what they mean to me. How I can't wait for Caroline and Parker to know them, and how I pray Caroline realizes what a beautiful, loving, caring, selfless, God centered group of women she is a legacy to. 

My Cup Runneth Over...


Meg Cady said...

What a beautiful shower!
How blessed you and your bundles are!
I will be praying as well!

Emily said...

What a fun and special shower! Enjoy every minute of this wonderful time of expectation!

Pink Lace and Cupcakes said...

Both showers were incredible! I am in love with the idea of a prayer wheel! How sweet. Leopard is neutral, your nana looks like shes 25 and you look fabulous! I had one tiny baby and was twice your size hahah! Hope you are well:)

Lilly said...

Oh my gosh I love that game! And Stein's petit fours are not to be messed with. I am glad you got to have some at your shower!

Rebekah said...

Such a beautiful shower! Those sweet babies are already so loved. I just love the names you've picked out!

Lisa said...

Another gorgeous shower!! This is such a beautiful post.

And I played a very similar version of that game at my sister's bridal shower - so fun!

PS you are looking great by the way!! Wishing you the best during the rest of your pregnancy and beyond :)

Floating Along

Sara said...

Oh honey. I'm getting all teary-eyed and verklempt just thinking about how much these babies are loved and wanted and prayed for. I completely understand just how amazing it is to be in your shoes and to be so wonderfully overwhelmed the generosity of amazing friends and family. You are so gracious and humble and appreciative. You're just wonderful and SO deserving! What gorgeous baby showers!