So this past weekend I had the pleasure of attending a dear friend of mine’s baby shower to help gather all of the little things that sweet baby Callie Jane will be needing. Felicia has been a friend of mind for years…in fact thinking about it, I think we are approaching 13 years of friendship! Starting out, we could not have been two more different people, I was a rough, awkward, odd looking, freckly, red-head who rocked out a black leather jacket and a hideously bad hair cut. She was a funny, kind, sweet girl, whose only inelegant tendency was her obsessive love for her mickey mouse sweatshirts. But somehow God thought it necessary to strike up a friendship between us. And I could not be more thankful for her presence in my life. She is not only one of my dearest friends who I would trust with anything, but also my wonderful hair dresser who helps to look much much less goofy and ridiculous than I did way back in those days! She makes me laugh, she has cried with me, and I could not admire more of who she is than I do in this moment in time.
I have also known her husband and baby Callie’s daddy, for almost the same amount of time. Adam is a strong man, who loves Jesus, leads his family, and could not be a more perfect fit for both Callie and Felicia. He is a man, that follows God’s calling on his life with a fierce passion that has always inspired me to be a better version of myself. Not for him, or for others to see, but for Jesus to be more glorified. He is fiercely funny, and compassionate to a fault.
I wish I could adequately describe how excited I am to see these two amazing friends of mine become parents. I have watched them date, standing strong through some unreasonably difficult times. I have watched them develop one of the most passionate, strong, inspiring marriages that I could ever think of. And now, I get to watch them be parents. I know they have been praying and hoping for this little girl for long before she was ever conceived and while she has been growing and they have been preparing for her arrival, I know the prayers and emotion they already have sunk into this little girl’s life, and I can’t wait to see the amazing little things that sweet Callie Jane is going to do for God’s glory as a product of these two amazing people!
Had to sneak in a quick pic with the guest of honor. She is 8 months pregnant and I am only 6ish….its not surprising to me that she looks WAAAAAAYYY more attractive and beautiful than I do! But oh well, at least I get to gloat in the fact that I have gorgeous friends!The picture below is hilarious to me! This is all of Felicia’s friends (well pregnant friends) at her shower! (Except for her sister on the far left holding sweet Natalee born just 5 weeks ago) Have you ever seen so many preggy ladies all in one place?!?!?Shepherdsville, KY
So obviously her theme for the shower and the nursery was owls. It is an adorable nursery and Callie will look perfect in it!
The shower was thrown by Felicia’s best friend, and my great friend as well. Jessica is shown in the picture above, in the middle. She is crazy talented and awesomely talented. She specializes in paper invitations and announcements. You can check out her work at www.yourpapermaid.com. She made all of the little favors and decorations for the shower….told ya she was awesome.
Felicia’s mom provided the delicious food and adorable owl pillows to decorate the food table…..you can’t tell she’s ready for baby Callie to get here can ya? The also perfectly done diaper cake was done by her mom as well. It’s amazing how many talented, crafty, amazing women are in Felicia’s life!
Finally the precious cake matched perfectly to Callie’s nursery and was done by my super talented friend Julie. She makes amazing cakes that not only look awesome, but are INCREDIBLY delicious! For her info, feel free to contact me!
Felicia and Adam….can’t wait to meet the newest and most perfect addition to your guy’s family! Can she be here now, please?